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Matthew Goldmark, assistant professor of Spanish, Florida State University (Photo: FSU)

Florida State professor receives fellowship to study at Brown U.

Assistant Professor of Spanish Matthew Goldmark has received a prestigious fellowship to conduct research at Brown University during the summer of 2021.  

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Goldmark teaches in the Department of Modern Languages and Linguistics.

He was awarded the Ruth and Lincoln Ekstrom Fellowship to continue his research on colonial Latin America and the formation of Spanish colonial empires during a four-month residence at the John Carter Brown Library, on Brown’s campus.

The Ruth and Lincoln Ekstrom Fellowship is open to individuals whose work is centered on the colonial history of the Americas, including all aspects of European, African and Native American engagements in global and comparative contexts. 

FSU Classics professor earns Loeb Classical Library Foundation fellowship

Jessica Clark, associate professor in FSU’s Department of Classics in the College of Arts and Sciences, has been awarded a fellowship from the Loeb Classical Library Foundation.

Clark will receive the fellowship for the 2020-21 academic year. Clark, a faculty member at FSU since 2013, specializes in the history of the Roman Republic. 

Clark will use the $35,000 fellowship to continue her research on military tribunes, or junior officers, in the Roman army, and expects the results to form the basis of her forthcoming book on the same topic. 

FAMU’s College of Agriculture and Food Sciences receives $750K for recruitment

Florida A&M University’s College of Agriculture and Food Sciences received $752,632 in federal funds for scholarships to attract high achieving students.

Funding from this 1890 Scholarship Program will provide 49 scholarships for entering freshmen to pursue and obtain their baccalaureate degrees in food and agricultural sciences from FAMU in four years, and for eligible transfer students in two years.

The funding is one of 19 awards totaling $14 million to 1890 land grant colleges, which are historically black colleges and universities, from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture.

The funding is made possible through NIFA’s 1890 Scholarships Program, authorized by the 2018 Farm Bill. FAMU alumnus U.S. Rep. David Scott, D-Ga., is credited with the scholarship appropriation’s inclusion in the legislation.

FAMU supporters given 1887-minute time frame to support university

Florida A&M University’s Office of Advancement is hosting FAMU’s Inaugural Day of Giving “1887 Strikes” between 9 a.m. Thursday, April 30 to 4:45p.m. May 1.

During a period of 1,887 minutes — symbolizing the year the university was founded — supporters can make contributions to the Rattler Athletic Fund, FAMU Cares, and the Save Our Students fund.

Donors can contribute online at www.1887strikes.com or by calling 850-412-5755 or by email at advancement@famu.edu.

Checks also can be mailed to FAMU Foundation, 625 E. Tennessee St., Suite 100, Tallahassee FL 32308.

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TCC to unveil 2020 Eyrie Student Art & Literary Magazine

The 39th edition of Eyrie Art & Literary Magazine, produced by students at TCC since 1981, is being made available online.

The magazine showcases student creative writing, art and photography.

The online version can be found here: https://bit.ly/2KyMaT0

Printed copies will be available once the campus reopens.

For more information, contact Eyrie Adviser Nicolette Costantino at costantn@tcc.fl.edu.

TCC continues to support students amid COVID-19 pandemic

TCC’s Office of Student Services has distributed about $12,170.00 in gift cards to assist students during the COVID 19 health crisis.

Working with Heather Mitchell, Vice President for Institutional Advancement for the funding, cards were purchased from restaurants such as Moe’s and Madison Social, plus Walmart and Publix. Approximately 850 students have been assisted.

Contact senior writer Byron Dobson at bdobson@tallahassee.com or on Twitter @byrondobson.

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