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Dr. Ketevi Assamagan

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Date Location Event Additional Information
Feb. 5th through 20th, 2018 Black History Month Quiz Black History Month Quiz Black History Month Quiz
Visit the Brookhaven Lab internal home page to take the quiz from Feb. 5th through 20th and test your knowledge of
African-American history! Complete the quiz and be entered into the drawing for a lunch courtesy of AAAG at the
Cultural Food Tasting on Thursday, Feb. 22.

Go to to take the quiz.
  Berkner Hall Cafeteria Cultural Cuisine Cultural Cuisine during African-American History Month, Every Tuesday in Berkner Hall Cafeteria
In honor of Black History Month, the BNL Café lunch menu will feature items that celebrate the rich and
diverse culture of African-American history. Look for these exciting options on the weekly Metz menu at
Mon., Feb. 12, 2018,
Physics Bldg. 510
Large Conference Rm.
“Citizen & Traveler”
“Citizen & Traveler”
Dr. Ketevi Assamagan, Brookhaven National Laboratory

Dr. Kétévi Adiklč Assamagan is a tenured research physicist in nuclear and particle physics at Brookhaven Lab.
He earned his bachelor’s degree in physics and chemistry at the University of Lomé, Togo, and then
earned his Masters and doctorate in physics at Ball State University and University of Virginia, respectively.
Since 1998, he has been working on the ATLAS Experiment and is a member of the ATLAS Collaboration that discovered
the particle known as the Higgs Boson. He is also one of the founding members of the African School of Fundamental
Physics and Applications (
His talk will highlight his exploration of the smallest particles and of the world we live in.

Click here to read more about Dr. Assamagan.

Refreshments will be served at 4pm.
Thurs., Feb. 22, 2018
Chemistry Bldg. 555 Cultural Food Tasting Fundraiser Cultural Food Tasting Fundraiser
Join the African-American Affinity Group for a celebration of culture through foods from around the world!
AAAG members are preparing their favorite homemade dishes to share with the Lab community.

Meals are $10.00. Tickets will be sold at the door.

All proceeds benefit the AAAG scholarship fund.
Fri., Feb. 23, 2018,
Physics Bldg. 510
Large Conference Rm.
“Science, Race & Gender”
“Science, Race & Gender”
Professor John Johnson, St. Peters University

The founding of the American Republic saw the affirmation of Enlightenment ideals that posited the equality of human beings.
At the same time, slavery remained an essential element of the American project in democracy, as leading citizens advanced
theories that claimed Negroes were inferior to White Americans. In a nation founded on the sanctity of individual
privileges and natural rights, racial sciences provided the rationale for the denial of those rights to Africans in America.

This Black History Month talk surveys the history of racial sciences, and considers the efforts of
African Americans, notably Black women, to disprove racial theories, surmount structural racism, and redefine the role of
women in American society.

Refreshments will be served at 4pm.


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