December 2011
University News

WHUR—celebrating its 40th anniversary this year—held the official launch of the new H.U.R. Voices on Dec. 1 for  SiriusXM. (H.U.R. Voices will be available on SiriusXM Internet Radio, channel 141, on Jan. 12.) The channel will feature WHUR and WHUR-WORLD signature programs like the Daily Drum and the Audrey Chapman Show.  
(Justin D. Knight)

The 2010-2011 Howard University Annual Report is now available online.  Please visit the link below to see the report’s “Year in Review” and several other stories about the University's progress and achievements during the previous fiscal year.
Jefferi K. Lee was named the general manager of WHUT-TV, bringing nearly 30 years of broadcast media experience as a network executive. At the helm, Lee plans to realign the station and its strategic priorities around President Sidney A. Ribeau’s vision of the University. This includes forming key partnerships with businesses, organizations and campus-wide collaboration. For 17 years, Lee helped lead Black Entertainment Television as the executive vice president of network operations and programming, directing day-to-day operations of the cable network and more than
300 employees. Over the last decade, he has managed his own communications consulting firm, Lee Productions. He also served as a senior executive for Bio-Defensive Research Group in Columbia, Md.
(Justin D. Knight)

The University's annual holiday celebration for faculty and staff will be held on Monday, Dec. 12, in the ballroom of the Armour J. Blackburn University Center, from 3-5 pm.

Howard University Hospital’s Department of Community Services is collecting toys this holiday season for families in need. To donate, please call 202-865-1375 or deliver items to the department in Room 2054. Toys will be accepted through Christmas Eve. An angel tree celebration will be held on Dec. 19. The Department of Public Safety has also placed a Toys for Tots box in Howard Center, 2225 Georgia Avenue. Toys are being collected until Dec. 13.  

The Center for Preprofessional Education in the College of Arts and Sciences invites all seniors and recent college graduates who have a strong interest in addressing racial and ethnic health disparities or who are members of a population that is adversely affected by racial and ethnic health disparities to apply for the 2012 Barbara Jordan Health Policy Scholars Program by 5 p.m., Dec. 16. Application materials and more information are available online at

NOAA’s Office of Education awarded grants totaling $10.8 million to four lead minority-serving institutions, including Howard, to train and graduate students who pursue applied research in NOAA-related scientific fields. Howard and the three schools—City College of New York, Florida A&M University and University of Maryland-Eastern Shore—partnered with 20 other schools to form four cooperative science centers. The centers will train students in remote sensing, environmental science, living marine resources and atmospheric science—all core scientific fields for NOAA. The awards may grow to $15 million over five years for each lead center, depending on performance and appropriations.

Doris Corbett, Ph.D., professor and chair, Department of Health, Human Performance and Leisure Studies, delivered the main address last month for the 5th Asia-Pacific Conference on Exercise and Sports Science, which was held at Shanghai University of Sport. Four hundred representatives from 38 countries participated in and shared their research findings. Corbett’s address, “Reclaiming in Sports the Principles of Civility and Moral Behavior,” focused on human rights as it relates to sports. Two Howard students—Robert Green and Amelia Woodruff—accompanied Corbett and delivered oral presentations on their research.

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