Bernard Richardson, Ph.D.,
dean of the Chapel, was appointed by Washington, D.C., Mayor Adrian
Fenty (and approved by the City Council of the District of Columbia)
as a commissioner to the Arts and Humanities Council.
Joseph Harris, Ph.D, a
preeminent scholar, renowned expert on Africa and Distinguished Professor,
received the American Historical Association (AHA) award for Scholarly
Distinction at its 123rd annual meeting this month. The AHA serves
as the professional association for historians and promotes the collection
and preservation of historical items, including documents and artifacts.
Harris is the former chair of the Department of History and the winner
of the 2003 African Studies Associations Africanist Award.
Leo E. Rouse, D.D.S.,
dean of the College of Dentistry, has been selected to serve on
the Commission on Dental Accreditation, the accrediting body for
all dental education programs in the United States. Rouse was selected
for the appointment by the American Dental Education Association
(ADEA), which includes representatives from all U.S. and Canadian
dental schools, numerous allied and postdoctoral dental education
programs, corporations, faculty and students. He will serve as one
of ADEA’s four commissioners on the body, which is an arm of the
American Dental Association.
Photo by Kerry-Ann Hamilton
Middle School of
Mathematics and Science (MS)2 teacher Kimberly
Worthy, was named D.C. Teacher of the Year. Worthy, who
teaches seventh grade social studies and language arts, was chosen
for her dedication to her students, commitment to the profession
of teaching and her capacity to serve as an ambassador and model
for the teachers in the District of Columbia. A panel of education
leaders selected her after a application process that included
a written application, essays, an interview and a classroom observation.
Worthy will represent the District in the National Teacher of the
Year competition and program, in which she will participate in professional
development opportunities with other state teachers of the year.
Seven students have been awarded Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarships. The Gilman scholarships are awarded through national competition among undergraduates who are receiving Pell Grants, giving awardees an opportunity to study abroad. The seven students are: Christie Charles, who will study in France during the spring semester; Lakaysha Hill, who will study in the United Kingdom; Muslleehat Hamadu, who will study in Ghana; Arbie Mosley, who will study in Argentina; Otibho Okojie, who will study in Italy; Nnenne Okorafor, who will study in France; and James McDowell, who will study in Amman, Jordan.
The 2008 Hinman Student Research Symposium presented College of Dentistry student John McElveen an award for his clinical research. The Symposium is supported in part by grants from the National Institute for Dental and Craniofacial Research, the ADEAGies Foundation and the Procter & Gamble Company. McElveen’s research project studied central pain syndrome, a chronic pain state often associated with spinal cord injury, and the ability of electrical stimulation of the motor cortex to relieve pain. His project was directed by Radi Masri, M.D., assistant professor in the Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology at the University of Maryland in Baltimore.