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Michel Martin

Black History Symposium Feb. 11-12

Luther will host the 12th annual Black History Symposium Feb. 11-12. The symposium, titled "Africans and African-Americans: It's Complicated," will feature a number of events focused on exploring the fascinating and often contentious relationship among various groups of African-descended people in the United States.

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Frankenstein on what it means to be human

Was the Creature in Mary Shelley's "Frankenstein" human? Did his creator Victor Frankenstein forego parts of his humanity in the choices he made? Do we? Martin Klammer, Luther professor of English and Africana studies, debates the question "What does it mean to be human?" in his Paideia course and shares some of the conversation.

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Kimmy Rooney with her host family during her semester in Senegal

Kimmy Rooney awarded Fulbright

As 2013 Luther graduate Kimmy Rooney prepares to embark on a Fulbright year in Senegal, she prepared this description of what she will be doing while abroad:

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