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Cunningham, a junior economics major in the College of Arts and Sciences, is Howard’s sixth Truman Scholar since 1989.

Pictured: Hamilton Cunningham

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Hamilton Cunningham was recently named a 2009 Truman Scholar. Cunningham, a junior economics major in the College of Arts and Sciences, is Howard’s sixth Truman Scholar since 1989. He is one of only 60 students from 55 colleges and universities across the nation selected for this honor. More than 600 candidates were nominated for the award by 289 colleges and universities. The prestigious Truman Scholarship provides up to $30,000 for graduate study. It is awarded annually to students who have excelled academically and are committed to careers in public service.

WHUT-TV received a "My Source" award Pictured: WHUT-TV General Manager Jennifer Lawson (middle) accepts the award from CPB officials. Courtesy Photo

WHUT-TV received a “My Source” Community Impact Award for Education from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB). The “My Source” awards were created by CPB to recognize public television stations for their commitment to providing educational services to learners of all ages and abilities, all races and backgrounds, as well as for the services the stations provide to teachers, parents and caregivers. WHUT-TV, which broadcasts to over two million households in the Washington, D.C., area, was recognized for its work in promoting early childhood literacy by hosting “Family Literacy Nights” at the Howard Road Academy Charter School in Anacostia.

Howard University has been named one of the new members of the Universities Space Research Association (USRA). The association, established in 1969 by the National Academy of Sciences, is a private, nonprofit consortium of 102 universities offering advanced degrees in space- and aeronautics-related disciplines. Its mission is to conduct leading-edge research, develop innovative technologies, promote education and policy on space science and operate premier science and technology facilities through universities, private industry and government.

The Law School’s Goler Teal Butcher International Moot Court Team participated in the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot Competition (Vis East) in Hong Kong in March. This year’s competition hosted 62 teams from more than 15 countries. Howard’s team received several awards:

Finalist (First time ever)
Oralists: Sean Jamieson, Maudisa McSween, Sheldon Smith and Alexandra Whittaker

Second Runner-up Award: Sean Jamieson
Honorable Mention Award: Maudisa McSween

Honorable Mention Award: Claimant’s Brief

Dean Robert Taylor, M.D.Pictured: Robert Taylor, M.D. Photo by Ceasar
The Department of Medicine Residency Program in Internal Medicine was recently ranked in the top 25 percent of all internal medicine programs in the nation, the highest ranking possible under the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM). Duane T. Smoot, M.D., professor and chief, Department of Medicine, announced that all 23 residents passed the 2008 ABIM examination. Consequently, the program's three-year rate for passing the board exam is 97 percent, which places the program in the top quartile of all of the nation's internal medicine residency programs. Smoot said the results reflect the hard work of College of Medicine Dean Robert Taylor, M.D., and the leadership of Howard University Hospital to convert an already good program into an outstanding one.

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