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U Black Awareness Month Program Celebrates African American Culture Through Visual Arts

For nearly four decades, the University of Utah has explored and celebrated, through the African American Studies Program, the unique contributions of African Americans through its Black Awareness Month Program (BAM). This year’s lineup of events, titled “Jubilee: A Celebration of African American Culture through the Visual Arts,” represents a collaboration between the Utah Museum of Fine Arts (UMFA) and the U’s African American Studies Program and is built around two UMFA exhibits-“African American Masters: Highlights from the Smithsonian American Art Museum” and “Jazz Legends: Photographs by Herman Leonard,” from the UMFA’s collection.

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View Spacecraft Return at the U

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The University of Utah’s Kingsbury Hall will open its doors Weds. Sept. 8 so the public may watch a NASA closed-circuit broadcast of the Genesis space capsule’s return to Earth at the Utah Test and Training Range.

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U of U Presents Black Awareness Month Events

In 1954, the United States Supreme Court handed down a unanimous decision aimed at ending segregation in public schools. In recognition of the fiftieth anniversary of the Brown v Board of Education decision, and as part of Black Awareness Month 2004, the University of Utah will present “‘With All Deliberate Speed’?”, a variety of free, public activities throughout February.

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New U of U Writing Center to Help Students Communicate More Fully

In an effort to help students correct their writing and become independently better writers, this fall the University of Utah will introduce a new resource: the Writing Center, which will offer free 20-minute, one-on-one tutoring sessions for U undergraduate students. Staffed by trained undergraduate and graduate students, the center will be open from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. and from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., Monday through Friday; and from noon until 4 p.m. on Saturdays. Students can schedule appointments in advance or receive on-the-spot assistance as walk-ins. The Marriott Library has donated space for the center, which will be located near the east entrance, in what was formerly the third-floor circulation area of the building.

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