Events and Presentations

  • RISE-SSAWRN graduates Drs. Moseki R. Motsholapheko and Paul K. Mensah are Duke University Spring 2015 Africa Initiative Visiting Scholars. They will be on the Duke campus from March 22 through May 21, 2015.

  • Arlen Hastings and Sarah Rich will participate in COREVIP 2015 on behalf of SIG/RISE. This conference will take place at the Serena Hotel in Kigali, Rwanda from June 2-5, 2015.

  • Alan Anderson will travel to Tanzania from July 4-14, 2015 to meet with and interview RISE staff, students, and graduates based at the Institute of Marine Sciences (IMS-UDSM) in Zanzibar, University of Dodoma, Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA) in Morogoro, and University of Dar es Salaam (UDSM).

  • Sarah Rich will travel to London to participate in the Planet Earth Institute #scienceAfrica UnConference on July 21, 2015: "Africa’s scientific independence: No more business as usual."


  • Drs. Motsholapheko and Mensah visited Princeton University, the Institute for Advanced Study, and Rutgers University from May 6-10.

  • Dr. Kétévi Assamagan of Brookhaven National Laboratory gave a talk at Princeton University on April 24, 2015 on the Biennial African School of Fundamental Physics and Applications. His talk took place at 12 p.m. in Aaron Burr Hall, Room 216.

    • Dr. Assamagan is a member of the permanent research staff in experimental particle physics on the Atlas Experiment at the Brookhaven National Laboratory and a Visiting Scientist at the University of Johannesburg, South Africa. He is also a member of the international organizing committee for the African School of Fundamental Physics. The aim of the school is to build the capacity to harvest, interpret, and exploit the results of current and future physics experiments with particle accelerators and to increase proficiency in related applications such as medicine and technology. The organizing committee secured funding from 15 institutions in Africa, Europe and the U.S. to organize the school in August 2010 in Stellenbosch, South Africa for 65 students from various African countries, then again in 2012 in Ghana.
  • Arlen Hastings and Sarah Rich presented on RISE at Working with Africa, Differently.

    • Working with Africa, Differently is a forum that took place on Friday, April 10, from 7-9 p.m. in the Theron Room of the Princeton Theological Seminary Library [campus map here] in Princeton, NJ. WWAD showcased four area organizations (Friends of the Soko Fund, GAIA at Trinity, Science Initiative Group at IAS, and Princeton in Africa) that are taking creative approaches to promoting economic, scientific and social development throughout Africa.
  • Sarah Rich and Arlen Hastings presented on RISE at the 2015 Conference of the National Society of Black Physicists, "Re-Visioning the Future of Scientific Leadership," which was held at the Hilton Baltimore Hotel, Baltimore, MD on February 25-28, 2015.

  • Arlen Hastings attended the World Bank Regional Workshop for the Eastern and Southern Africa Higher Education Centers of Excellence (ACE II), co-hosted by Tanzania's Ministry of Education and Vocational Training (MoEVT) and held at the Serena Hotel in Dar es Salaam on January 13-14, 2015.






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