November 2010
University News
Landmark Agreement

The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences entered a landmark agreement to provide medical services to Bermuda. Under the leadership of former Premier (and alumnus) Ewart Brown, M.D., Bermuda has aggressively sought to improve on-island patient care by partnering with top U.S. medical schools.

Under the agreement, Howard will provide regular consultation services in psychiatry, which include telepsychiatry and faculty visits to the island. William B. Lawson, M.D., chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, will oversee the partnership. (Justin D. Knight)

Ben Carson, M.D.

Recommendations are being accepted for prospective honorary degree recipients and speakers for the 2011 and 2012 academic year events: Charter Day Convocation, Commencement Convocation and Opening Convocation. A complete recommendation must include the following:

Biographical information of the nominee and current contact information for each person recommended. Submissions for honorary degree recipients and speakers should be e-mailed to the Office of the Secretary via, or faxed to 202-332-2961. The deadline is Dec. 17. (Ceasar)

Mixing Metaphors “Mixing Metaphors: The Aesthetic, the Social and the Political in African American Art” is on exhibit at the Howard University Gallery of Art (Childers Hall, 2455 6th St.) through Dec. 17. The works are from the Bank of America Collection. (Dawoud Bey)
Howard University Founders Library Visit to read President Sidney A. Ribeau’s recommendations on academic renewal (dated October 20, 2010)—“Positioning Howard University for the Future to Enrich Humanity Through Research, Knowledge, Leadership and Service.”

Howard created its first mobile Web site available at, and also launched a blog that provides the community an opportunity to provide recommendations to President Ribeau regarding academic renewal and positioning Howard for the future. (Ceasar)

Town Hall Meeting

U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan and recording artist John Legend hosted a town hall meeting at Howard to discuss the need for more minorities, particularly males, to purse teaching careers. The visit was part of the TEACH program, a national campaign designed to recruit the next generation of teachers. (Justin D. Knight)

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Howard University Hospital, Howard University Health Sciences and the Coalition to Eliminate AIDS-related Stigma are hosting a conference on HIV/AIDS and the stigma attached to the disease. The conference is being held on Dec. 1, World AIDS Day, in Cramton and Blackburn, from 8:30 a.m-5 p.m. To register or for more information, visit

Battle of the Bulge

Follow the progress of participants in the Battle of the Bulge at Check out interviews with some of the participants at (Justin D. Knight)

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The Department of Intercollegiate Athletics launched a new Web site——that honors past and present student athletes. (Ceasar)  

Douglas D. Osheroff, Ph.D. Douglas D. Osheroff, Ph.D., recipient of the 1996 Nobel Prize in Physics, visited the campus and delivered two colloquia this month — “Superfluidity in 3He: The Story Behind the Discovery” and “How Advances in Science are Made.” The lectures were part of the Department of Physics and Astronomy’s “Nobel Laureate Colloquia.”
Make a Difference Day The 2010 Make a Difference Day was held Oct. 23. This community beautification project was a unique partnership between the LeDroit Park Civic Association, the Office of Student Activities and the Howard University Community Association and was sponsored by Verizon. (Justin D. Knight)

The iLAB has a new newsletter—Bison Bytes—that contains useful info for students, faculty and researchers. Click the following link to download a copy:
Linda Darling-Hammond, the Charles Ducommon Professor of Education at Stanford University, delivered the 30th annual Charles Thompson Lecture—a lecture held annually by the School of Education and the Journal of Negro Education.

Students with the 2010 Angel Tree Project are collecting holiday gifts to donate to local elementary and middle schools. This year, more than 400 students are in need. Pick up a child's “wish” in Cramton Auditorium or at the chapel assistants’ table in the lower level of Blackburn from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., until Nov. 22. Gifts can be delivered to the lower level of the Carnegie Building until Dec. 1. Please attach the angel to the gift and leave the gift unwrapped. For more information, e-mail Susan L. Taylor, editor-in-chief emeritus of Essence magazine, visited the campus this month to discuss her new book, All About Love: Favorite Selections from in the Spirit on Living Fearlessly.Taylor focused on the power of mentorship and its relevance to Howard women to foster mentor/mentee relationships.

Louis  Skip Perkins Jr. Louis “Skip” Perkins Jr. was named director of Intercollegiate Athletics, effective Jan. 1, 2011. He will assume responsibility for Howard’s 19 varsity athletic programs, including Division 1 football and Division 1 basketball.
Quentin Cantlo Quentin Cantlo was appointed the University’s new Chief Information Officer, and will lead Howard’s ISAS unit, which will transition to the Office of the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. (Justin D. Knight)

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