Opening Convocation officially marks the start of a new academic year. Associate Professor of Anthropology M. Gabriela Torres will deliver the convocation address.
A Ugandan girl sees her world rapidly change after being introduced to the game of chess.
The college will present the 2017 Otis Social Justice Award to East African social entrepreneur Robert Katende whose work is highlighted in the critically acclaimed 2016 film, Queen of Katwe.
Three-time Grammy Award-winning singer, activist, and humanitarian, Angélique Kidjo presents a lecture focused on her passion for freedom and social justice. With the strength of her voice, the power of her words, and the intensity of her performance, Angélique creates music that not only transcends language, it connects the entire world. One of The Guardian’s 100 most inspiring women in the world, she was the first woman on Forbes’s list of the Most Powerful Celebrities in Africa. As a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador and OXFAM campaigner, Angélique speaks out for human rights and female empowerment including in op-eds for CNN and The New York Times. Cole Memorial Chapel, 7:00 p.m.