February 2011
University News
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WHUR 96.3 FM and Howard will host a 12-hour radiothon from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., March 6, to help send hundreds of Howard students to cities across the United States, and possibly Haiti, to provide critical services to those in need during this year's Alternative Spring Break. The  Helping Hands radiothon asks listeners to phone in, drop by the radio station or to go online to make a contribution so students can travel to Chicago, Detroit, New Orleans, Atlanta and Washington, D.C., to help families struggling with a variety of issues. (Justin D. Knight)

The Louis Stokes Health Sciences Library will host "Binding Wounds, Pushing Boundaries: African Americans in Civil War Medicine," the National Library of Medicine's traveling exhibit, until March 15. The exhibition was developed and produced by the National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health, with research assistance from the Historical Society of Washington, D.C. (Ceasar)
Health Sciences is holding a  call for abstracts for its Research Day, which will be held on April 15 in the College of Medicine, Adams Building, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. The final date to submit an abstract is Feb. 28. The instructions for online submissions are available at http://cmt.research.microsoft.com/HUHSRDC2011. For additional information, contact Maya Holt-Brockenbrough at 202-865-4802 or mholt-brockenbroug@howard.edu.

Howard and the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation will host a day-long symposium to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Congressional Black Caucus on April 5 from 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. in the Ira Aldridge Theatre. To register for the symposium, visit www.howard.edu/HUCBC2011/RegistrationForm.html
In celebration of the 10th anniversary of the Gilman Scholarship Program, the expansion of its summer study abroad awards will include all academic majors. For more information, visit www.iie.org/gilman or contact the Ralph Bunche Center at 202-806-4363. The deadline to apply is March 1.

This 144th Charter Day Convocation will be held on March 11 at 11 a.m. in Cramton Auditorium; the 87th Gala Dinner will be held on March 12 at the Hilton Washington and Towers Hotel. This year's honorees are: Atlanta mayor Kasim Reed, actress Taraji P. Henson, attorney Weldon H. Latham, businessman Mark A. L. Mason, businesswoman JoAnn H. Price, engineer Lydia W. Thomas and clinical investigator A. Eugene Washington. For tickets and additional information, call 202-238-2349 or e-mail nbernard@howard.edu. (Ceasar)
Marvin Lynch Read the latest from last year's winners of the Battle of the Bulge challenge at www.huhealthcare.com/BattleOftheBulge/index.html. See the "before" and "after" photos of participants, and find out which ones walked away with the money. Contestants for the next 12-week contest have been selected and the new challenge is on. For information on how you can join this University-wide effort to trim down, call 202-865-1286. Pictured: Marvin Lynch

The PeopleSoft Support Center has revised hours. Hours of availability are 9 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. and 1 p.m. until 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. During off hours, you can send an e-mail to Pshelp@howard.edu, or leave a voicemail message at 202-806-2020, and a technician will respond as quickly as possible. Password resets can be done automatically without contacting the help desk. Instructions for this can be found on the PeopleSoft Portal after logging into the system.
Relay for Life, an advocacy segment of the American Cancer Society, has been planted at Howard and needs support to help it flourish. Howard will hold the first annual HU Relay on April 15 in Greene Stadium. If you are interested in volunteering or donating, visit www.relayforlife.org/howarduniversity or contact hurelay4life@yahoo.com.

The National Library of Medicine, a component of the National Institutes of Health, in collaboration with the Moorland-Spingarn Research Center, released an extensive selection from the papers of Charles R. Drew on the Library's Profiles in Science® website
For the second consecutive year, Howard is participating in the RecycleMania competition in which more than 600 college campuses will compete to reduce, reuse and recycle. The contest is a tool for college and university recycling programs to promote waste reduction activities to their campus community. This year's competition will end April 2. For more information, contact the Office of Capital Planning and Sustainability at 202-806-2399 or achisholm@howard.edu or cannang@howard.edu.

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