Mourning the passing of our Dear Colleague, Richard Iton
April 25, 2013 -- Last night, we received reports of the passing of our colleague,
teacher, and friend Richard Iton. We have been working to confirm this
information, and we just received word from Northwestern Memorial
Hospital that these reports are unfortunately true. Our hearts are broken and our minds are jarred. But we can take comfort
in the fact that Richard touched many lives and made remarkable
contributions to our department, our university, and our discipline. We will share details about services when we receive them from Richard's family. In the meantime, let's lean on each other for support.
Yours in sympathy,
Celeste Watkins-Hayes, PhD
Chair, Dept. of African American Studies
Richard Iton Lecture: April 7, 2011, Cornell University
In Memoriam of Dr. Richard Iton
THURSDAY MAY 2, 2013
6PM, Kresge Hall 2-425
We hope to continue a celebration of Professor Iton's kindness, generosity, and unwavering support as a teacher and mentor through an informal gathering. To this end, we would like to invite you to participate by attending and sharing testimonies of Professor Iton's impact. If you are unable to attend, please note that we are more than willing to share your words in your absence. Please send your memories to African American Studies graduate students: email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org
FRIDAY AND SATURDAY, MAY 3-4, 2013
TUESDAY, MAY 14, 2013
5PM, Kresge Hall 2-425
The Spring Speakers Series is pleased to host Dr. Melvin Butler, Assistant Professor of Music, University of Chicago. His talk is titled, "The Weapons of Our Warfare: Music, Pentecostal Worship, and the Politics of Transcendence in Haiti." Free and open to the public.
THURSDAY MAY 30, 2013-SATURDAY JUNE 1, 2013
BLACK ARTS CHICAGO: MOVES AND MOVEMENTS, the inaugural Conference of the Black Arts Initiative (BAI) at Northwestern University. For more information, and to RSVP, click here. View the conference poster and events, HERE.
There are no upcoming events at this time.
About African American Studies at Northwestern
Northwestern University's Department of African American Studies offers courses comparing the black experience in various parts of the world, allowing students to learn to analyze identity, race, and racism as formations that change over time and space. This broad study of the black experience is one of the key features of the department.