December 2010
University News
2010 Food2Feed
Watch some highlights from this year’s Food2Feed.

The 2010 Food2Feed raised more than $90,000 and 20,000 pounds of food, including a $25,000 donation from SunTrust Bank and a $1,000 donation from Chuck Brown, the godfather of go-go music. Donations from the 12-hour radiothon and food drive—which was sponsored by WHUR 96.3 FM, WHUR-WORLD HD2 and the University, in partnership with the Capital Area Food Bank—were used to purchase $50 Giant Food gift cards to distribute to needy families in the region. (Justin D. Knight)

2010 Food2Feed

University’s 2009-2010 annual report The University’s 2009-2010 annual report is available online. The report highlights some of the noteworthy accomplishments from the members of the University community between July 1, 2009 to June 30, 2010. (File Photo) Sidney A. Ribeau

Read a letter from President Sidney A. Ribeau, Ph.D., with an update on the progress of the academic renewal process.
Also, check out this video about academic renewal, which includes student insights on the overall process. (Ceasar

James H. Wyche, Ph.D., provost and chief academic officer, and Capt. Chris Meyer, commander of NSWC-Carderock Division, sign the agreement.

The College of Engineering, Architecture and Computer Sciences entered a first of its kind partnership with the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division, the Applied Research Laboratory at Penn State and the Office of Naval Research. The education agreement is the first partnership with a Historically Black College and University, but more importantly it will be a mentoring opportunity for students who have an interest in research and technology. Howard students will have the opportunity to work with and learn from experts at these partnering organizations. (Justin D. Knight)

General Regina M. Benjamin U.S. Surgeon General Regina M. Benjamin delivered the opening address at the School of Divinity’s 94th Annual Convocation. The theme for the two-day event was “Faith and (W)Holistic Health: At the Crossroads.” Immediately following, there was an unveiling and dedication of two Ethiopian paintings donated in memory of the late Louis Gilden, a civil rights lawyer who dedicated himself to serving the legal needs of the oppressed.
Marsha Ambrosius Close to 500 people from across the nation and the globe gathered at Howard on Dec. 1, for the first international conference on HIV-related stigmas. Doctors, other health care clinicians, elected officials and scientists from as far away as India gathered for the conference. Also, the Howard University Student Association hosted the second annual World AIDS Day benefit concert, which featured a special guest performance by Marsha Ambrosius. Proceeds from the event were donated to Metro TeenAIDS. (Justin D. Knight)

The Howard University Intellectual Property Committee launched a Web site to showcase the University’s inventions and provide a resource for faculty and staff to better understand the University’s Intellectual Property Policy and related procedures. To view, visit
The grand opening of the newly equipped exercise room in Burr Gymnasium was held last month. New “green” cardiovascular equipment was donated by the Howard University Student Association Independence Fund Appropriations Committee.

The University’s Language Institute is now testing students for the spring 2011 semester. The institute offers ESL classes in grammar and writing, reading and vocabulary, listening and speaking, pronunciation, research papers and TOEFL preparation courses. Call for a free placement test and information at 202-238-2675 or 202-238-2676. The institute is located in the Howard Center at 2225 Georgia Ave. NW, Suite 302. Session I:  Jan. 10-Feb. 24, 2011; Session II: Feb. 28-April 21, 2011.

The School of Pharmacy's chapter of Kappa Epsilon donated $1,400 to the Howard University Cancer Center and held a Breast Cancer Awareness brunch at Blackburn Center as part of the professional pharmacy fraternity’s ongoing battle against breast cancer. The organization raised more than $4,000 through donations from Wal-Mart, Rite Aid and proceeds from the brunch.

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