Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Howard, Johnson Publishing Announce New Endowed Chair in Entrepreneurship

A John H. Johnson Endowed Chair in Entrepreneurship has been established at Howard University. The endowed chair, named for the founder of Ebony and Jet magazines, will strengthen Howard’s entrepreneurial activity across all academic programs. The endowed chair will strengthen a culture of entrepreneurial activity across all academic programs among students, faculty, alumni and community entrepreneurs. The endowed chair will strengthen a culture of entrepreneurial activity across all academic programs among students, faculty, alumni and community entrepreneurs.

Women as Change Agents to Host Faculty Development Session

Women as Change Agents (WCA) will host a Faculty Development Session on Tuesday, February 25; Noon - 2 p.m.; Blackburn Center, The Gallery Lounge. Come out and learn about personal and institutional strategies to support women as leaders at Howard University. Speakers include: Sandra Edmonds Crewe, Ph.D., ACSW,
interim dean, School of Social Work; Okianer Christian Dark, Esq., interim dean, School of Law; Leslie T. Fenwick, Ph.D., dean, School of Education; Lorraine Fleming, Ph.D., P.E., interim dean, College of Engineering, Architecture and Computer Sciences; Gracie Lawson-Borders, Ph.D., dean, School of Communications; and Marguerite E. Neita, Ph.D., MT (ASCP), interim dean, College of Nursing and Allied Health Sciences.
Award-Winning Journalist Ed Gordon to Visit Howard University
Journalist Ed Gordon will visit Howard University's School of Communications this week. Gordon, a distinguished reporter and radio host, will participate in a series of classroom lectures and workshops and will also provide student with feedback on their...more

Dean Wutoh Appointed Commissioner of the ACPE’s International Commission and Program

Dr. Anthony K. Wutoh, dean of the College of Pharmacy and assistant provost for International Programs, was appointed as a new Commissioner of the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) International Services Program's (ISP) International Commission...more
U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) to Speak at Howard University
Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) will discuss education, investing in local communities and America’s future. Senator Scott
was sworn into the U.S. Senate in January 2013 after serving in the U.S. House of Representatives from 2011-2013.
  • WHAT: Speech by U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.)
  • WHEN: Tues., Feb. 25; 3:30 p.m.
  • WHERE: School of Business Auditorium, 2600 Sixth St., N.W.

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Howard University Launches Speakers Bureau
The Howard University Graduate School has established a Speakers Bureau that will provide an opportunity for faculty to offer webinars, traditional lectures and roundtable discussions on a variety of topics and issues. The Bureau will provide the University community and organizations the ability to tap into...more
Howard Joins Two National Programs to Promote Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Howard University joins two national initiatives focused on fueling innovation and entrepreneurship. Howard was selected as one of 12 universities to take part in the inaugural cohort of the new Pathways to Innovation program. This initiative was created by the NSF-funded National Center for Engineering Pathways to Innovation (Epicenter) to help universities incorporate...more
Vote for Howard University in 'Retool Your School' Contest
Dr. Michelle A. Albert Honored by Woman's Day Magazine
Dr. Michelle A. Albert, the Vivian Allen Beaumont Endowed Professor and chief of cardiovascular
medicine and director of cardiovascular research at Howard, was recently honored at Woman’s DayMagazine’s 2014 Red Dress Awards. The awards honor individuals who have made significant contributions to the fight against heart disease. Dr. Albert has devoted the last decade of her career studying both the racial/ethnic and gender-specific aspects of heart disease. She is nationally recognized for her work related to cardiovascular disease and race and ethnicity.
Interested in Joining the Peace Corps?
Howard was recently recognized for its commitment to global service by the Peace Corps. To learn more, attend a session on Wednesday, Feb. 26 in the Carnegie Building from 6 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Get a chance to speak to Howard Law Students who served in the Peace Corps. For more information, contact asimons@peacecorps.gov.
Important Reminder from the Department of Residence Life

The Department of Residence Life has extended the payment deadline for continuing students who are interested in University housing for the 2014-2015 academic year. Registered continuing students may submit the $200 Advanced Rent Payment (RSVP Deposit) online by using Touchnet or in person at the Office of the Cashier through Fri., Feb. 28, at 3 p.m. Students will have an opportunity to review their point totals and day of selection on Mon., Mar. 31. RSVP housing selections for the 2014-2015 academic year will be Mon., Apr. 7 - Wed., Apr. 9.

Tufts University Professor Dr. Peniel Joseph to Speak at Howard
On Friday, Feb. 28, at 5 p.m. in the Blackburn Center Forum at Howard University, Dr. Peniel Joseph, Professor of History at Tufts University, will discuss Civil and Human Rights Leader Kwame Ture, formerly known as Stokely Carmichael (BA, Philosophy, ‘64). Dr. Joseph’s lecture is on the occasion of the release of his new book, “Stokely: A Life.” For more information, please contact Dr. Greg Carr at gcarr@howard.edu.
National Survey of Student Engagement - Howard University Freshmen and Seniors

The Office of the President invites all freshmen and seniors to participate in the National Survey of Student Engagement. Students will have the opportunity to influence improvements in academic programs and student affairs. Survey details are being sent to students via email. Those who complete the survey will be eligible to win an iPad Mini or a Google Nexus Tablet. Students are strongly encouraged to respond.

MLT Career Prep Program Information Session

The Career Prep Program at the Management Leadership for Tomorrow (MLT) is for sophomore students across the different schools and colleges that have an interest in business. The program offers one-on-one coaching, four skill development seminars, support network of 3000+ alumni, and networking opportunities with prestigious employers. Career Prep gives students the tools they need to achieve their career goals by working with them to create a professional roadmap.

  • What: MLT Career Prep Information Session
  • When: Tues., Feb. 25; 7 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Where: School of Business, Rm. 217
SAVE THE DATE: The Community Perspective in Research Partnerships

The Georgetown-Howard Universities Center of Excellence for Health Disparities in Our Nation’s Capital, the Center for Clinical and Translational Science, and the University-wide Initiative to Reduce Health Disparities are proud to co-sponsor a panel discussion: The Community Perspective in Research Partnerships.

  • When: Thurs., Feb. 27; 3:30 p.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Where: Georgetown University, Center for Child and Human Development; 3300 Whitehaven Street, NW, Suite 3330, Conference Room 3301

Africana Film and Discussion Series

  • What: H2 Worker: Expose on the exploitation of workers in the Florida sugar cane industry.
  • When: Fri., Feb. 28; 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Where: Founders Library, Browsing Room, 1st Floor

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Eighth Annual Black History Month Gospel Concert
  • What: Heritage of Gospel Concert
  • When: Fri., Feb. 28; 6 p.m.
  • Where: Seeley G. Mudd Building, 520 W Street, N.W., Rm. 3019
*This event is sponsored by the College of Medicine’s Inspirational Chorale.

SAVE THE DATE: Advancing Computation Biology at Howard University

The community is invited to attend the "Advancing Computation Biology at Howard University" Conference. The program will include discussions on molecular simulation, molecular recognition, genomics, big data, cheminformatics, and molecular design. Registration closes March 14. Seating is limited. For more information or to register, visit: http://compbiosymposium.com/.

  • When: Wed., Mar. 26; 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Where: Blackburn Center

You Are Invited to Attend Chapel Service

Join us for Chapel Service this Sunday, March 2, at 11 a.m. in Cramton Auditorium. The guest speaker is the Rev. Dr. Michael Bernard Beckwith, founder and spiritual director at the Agape International Spiritual Center in Culver City, California. He is the recipient of numerous humanitarian awards, some of which include:
2004 Africa Peace Award; Thomas Kilgore Prophetic Witness Award; Howard Thurman Stained Glass Window Award by Morehouse College; and the Humanitarian Award of the National Conference for Compassion and Justice. His wife, recording artist Rickie Byars Beckwith, will accompany him. All are welcome.

Update from the Chair of the School of Law Dean Search Committee
Dear Members of the Howard University Community: As many of you know, we have initiated a search for a new Dean of the School of Law. I am writing today to provide you with an update on our process and seek your valuable input. In accordance with University policy, Interim President Wayne A.I. Frederick has announced members of the search committee that will lead the national search for a new Dean of the School of Law. Read more.

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