During the anniversary kickoff at 5:30 p.m. in Ekstrom Library’s Chao Auditorium, the department will pay tribute to five current and former faculty members as inaugural inductees into its PAS Hall of Fame.

Honorees will be the late UofL Dean J. Blaine Hudson, the late professor emeritus Jan Carew, fine arts and PAS professor emeritus Robert Douglas, history and PAS professor emeritus Susan Herlin and anthropology and PAS professor Yvonne Jones.

State Sen. Gerald Neal and the Rev. Kevin Cosby, a UofL Board of Trustees member, are among the scheduled speakers. Refreshments will be served.

The PAS department fosters the multidisciplinary study of the societies and cultures of Africa and people of African ancestry throughout the world. The department offers doctoral, master’s and undergraduate degrees in Pan-African studies.

Judy Hughes
Judy Hughes is a communications and marketing specialist for UofL’s Office of Communications and Marketing, where she works in media relations and contributes to news about the university’s College of Arts and Sciences and Kent School of Social Work. She previously worked in news as a writer and editor for a daily newspaper and The Associated Press.