The African and African Diaspora Studies Program was busy during the months of February and March holding a number of events, including an international conference. AADS is now at work with the recruitment of half-time instructors of two levels of Swahili and Wolof languages. The search committees for both positions have reviewed the applications and candidates will be interviewed in the coming weeks. Information about the dates and times of the interviews can be found on AADS’s website. The selected instructors will begin their appointments in Fall 2015. These two positions are funded by the Title VI-Undergraduate International Studies and Foreign Languages grant awarded to AADS by the U.S. Department of Education to expand and develop African studies at FIU.