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Release Date: Thursday, October 3, 2013 1:47 PM
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Divinity School Will Host Second Faculty-Student Colloquium


WASHINGTON (September 27, 2013) – The Howard University School of Divinity (HUSD) will host its second Faculty Student Colloquium, on the East Campus at Benjamin E. Mays Hall, on Sept. 30, 2013, at 5 p.m. This semester’s colloquium is entitled: “Shame and Its Sons: Black Men, Fatherhood, and Filicide.”
"The HUSD Faculty-Student Colloquium is an invitation to the Howard University community to experience the breadth and depth of scholarship and research at the School of Divinity,” said Alton B. Pollard, III, Ph.D., dean and professor of religion and culture at the School of Divinity.

The colloquium features the School of Divinity’s newest faculty member, Jay-Paul Hinds, Ph.D., assistant professor of pastoral care, practical theology and psychology of religion. Hinds will share his research related to the colloquium’s theme.

 "The Howard University School of Divinity Faculty Student Colloquium is one of many opportunities to provide a public forum for faculty members to present their work and be recognized for their ongoing research,” said Renee K. Harrison, Ph.D., colloquium facilitator.  “More importantly, it provides a model outside the classroom for students to engage scholarship practically by helping them apply what they learn. It also opens us, as an institution, to engagement with entities and persons outside the HUSD community."

The colloquium respondents will be: Ronald Hopson, Ph.D., HUSD professor of pastoral care and Howard professor of psychology; Dr. Ayanna Watkins-Northern, director of University Counseling Center; and Kyra Brown, a third-year seminarian.

There is no fee associated with the event, and it is open to the public. A reception will follow the colloquium in the hallway outside Howard Thurman Chapel.


Founded in 1867, Howard University is a private, research university that is comprised of 13 schools and colleges. Students pursue studies in more than 120 areas leading to undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. Since 1998, the University has produced two Rhodes Scholars, two Truman Scholars, a Marshall Scholar, 30 Fulbright Scholars and 11 Pickering Fellows. Howard also produces more on campus African-American Ph.D. recipients than any other university in the United States. For more information on Howard University, call 202-238-2330, or visit the University's Web site at

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