November 2011
University News

WHUR-FM 96.3 will hold its 33rd annual Food2Feed drive on Nov. 17, from 6 a.m.- 6 p.m. The food drive that has fed needy families during the holidays in the Washington, D.C. area for more than 30 years will be held at the Old Post Office Pavilion at 12th and Pennsylvania Avenue, NW. All non-perishable food items and monetary donations will be given to the Capitol Area Food Bank to distribute to families. Volunteers are needed; contact Renee Nash at 202-806-3623.

“Art of Africa: Objects from the Collection of Warren Robbins” is on display at the University’s Gallery of Art, through Nov. 28. The exhibition highlights the private collection of Robbins, the founder and former director of the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of African Art.

Howard is hosting the IBM-sponsored “Battle of the Brains” this Saturday, Nov 5. The 36th annual Association for Computing Machinery International Collegiate Programming Contest will bring the smartest IT talent from the region to the campus to compete for a spot as one of the 100 teams to attend the World Finals in Warsaw, Poland, May 14-18, 2012.

Frederick D. Harper, Ph.D., professor of Counseling, School of Education, published The Durabone Prophecies, a romance-mystery novel.

John Young, professor, Department of Anatomy, College of Medicine, published Introduction to Cell Biology. The textbook is intended to introduce students to the cell biology of mammalian cells and enable them to acquire a better understanding of current issues in this field.

Krista Johnson, Ph.D., assistant professor, Department of African Studies and 2011-2012 Fulbright recipient, co-edited the Encyclopedia of South Africa. The 400-page book is a comprehensive reference work that covers South Africa’s history, government, law, politics, society, culture, economy, infrastructure and environment. (Justin D. Knight)

More than 200 students, faculty and staff assembled in the School of Business auditorium last month to hear Indra K. Nooyi, PepsiCo chair and CEO, discuss leadership issues and topics ranging from life lessons to work ethic. Following the session, a smaller group of honors, international and graduate students were treated to an intimate roundtable with the top exec about careers and her sources of inspiration. (Justin D. Knight)

The staff of the Howard University Child Development Center (HUCDC) works daily to enrich the lives of students ranging from 6 months to 5 years old. Under the direction of Connie Daniel Siler, the HUCDC’s mission is “to provide a quality early learning and development program to the children of University and Hospital staff, graduate students and the LeDroit Park community.” Accredited by the National Academy of Early Childhood Programs, the HUCDC is open from 7 a.m. - 6 p.m., Monday through Friday. The center is currently accepting applications. For more information about the center, or to request an application, please contact Connie Daniel-Siler, either by phone at 202-797-8135, or by e-mail at

The 41st Annual Charles Thompson Lecture-Colloquium will be held Nov. 9 at 5 p.m., in the Blackburn Center ballroom. The lecture-colloquium is co-sponsored by the School of Education and The Journal of Negro Education, the school’s research quarterly journal. M. Christopher Brown II, Ph.D., will deliver this year’s lecture.

The Division of the Humanities in the College of Arts and Sciences is hosting the third in a series of roundtable discussions built around the theme, "Moral Traditions and Moral Revolution," on Nov. 9, from 1-5 p.m. in the Blackburn Center Gallery Lounge. For more information, contact Sandra Shannon, Ph.D., chair of the Division of the Humanities, at or 202-806-5443.

The Department of Theatre Arts production of Ntozake Shange’s For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow Is Enuf will run through Nov. 12 in the Environmental Theatre Space in the Fine Arts Building.

Howard University, along with the U.S. Department of Energy and the Electricity Commission of Nigeria, held a discussion Oct. 19, on renewable energy resources. The event was held at the Ralph J. Bunche International Affairs Center and was hosted by the Office of the Provost, the Center for Energy Systems and Control and the College of Engineering, Architecture and Computer Sciences.

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