January 2011
Excellence at Howard
Three professors, Mbye Cham, Ph.D., (African Studies), Haile Gerima (Radio, Television and Film) and Françoise Pfaff (World Languages and Cultures), were invited by the Senegalese government to participate in the 3rd World Festival of Black Arts and Cultures, which was held in Dakar, Dec. 10-31. Professor Cham served as commissioner for the US-Canadian-Caribbean Diaspora Film Section, Professor Gerima screened and discussed his award-winning film “Teza” and Professor Pfaff spoke at a roundtable on the late Senegalese writer and filmmaker Ousmane Sembène. She also presented her latest book on Senegalese cinema, A l'ecoute du cinéma sénégalais. The faculty members appeared in radio and television interviews regarding their creative research and teaching at Howard, and were featured in the international press.

The 2009 Bison Yearbook won two awards from American Scholastic Press Association, under Editor-in-Chief Imoni Hampton:  Most Outstanding University Yearbook and First Place Award. )

The Peter and Anneli Lax Foundation donated $11,000 to Howard to endow the James A. Donaldson Prize for Excellence in Mathematics in the Department of Mathematics.Donaldson is the dean of the College of Arts and Sciences.

Next month, the Pentagon Channel will air “Deeds Not Words: The Buffalo Soldiers in World War II,” a documentary produced, written, edited and narrated by James A. Rada, an associate professor in the School of Communications. The film is the true story of one the last segregated army units as told by the men themselves. The scheduled air dates are: Feb. 4, 1:00 a.m.; Feb. 9, 11 p.m.; Feb. 12, 5 pm; Feb. 14, 1:30 p.m.; Feb. 17, 3:00 a.m.; Feb. 24, 12 midnight; Feb. 27, 10:00 a.m.

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