February 18, 2014
Howard Leads White House HBCU 'All-Stars'
The White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities today announced its first class of HBCU All-Stars, recognizing three Howard University students for their accomplishments in academics, leadership and civic engagement. The students include Tyrone Hankerson, Jocelyn Cole, and Vivian Nweze...more
Fighting Stereotypes of Young Black Men
Dr. Ivory Toldson recently appeared on MSNBC to discuss how to talk to young black men about the Michael Dunn verdict and President Obama's new initiative to help young minorities...more
Howard Honors Nelson Mandela with Symposium
Howard University hosted "A Mandela Day" Symposium on Tuesday, Feb. 11. The event marked the day that Nelson Mandela was released from prison on Robben Island in 1990. The symposium was a continuation of a year-long campus-wide celebration of the legacy of Nelson Mandela, South Africa's anti-apartheid champion and first black president who died in
December. The symposium culminated with a highly anticipated jazz concert featuring trumpeter Hugh Masekela and pianist Larry Willis at Howard University's Cramton Auditorium. Additional artists included the Howard University Jazztet with Fred Irby, vocalist Akua Allrich and Afro Blue...more
Law Professor Lenese Herbert Discusses the Michael Dunn Verdict Within Hours of the Decision
Howard University Embarks on 20 years of Service for Alternative Spring Break
Each year, hundreds of Howard University students give up vacations and trips home to honor the University's motto of "truth and service" during the Alternative Spring Break program. This year, more than 400 students will tackle volunteer more than16,000 hours in Baltimore, Chicago, Detroit, Memphis, New Orleans, Washington D.C. as well as Haiti to tackle societal issues including gun control, homelessness and illiteracy...more
Dr. Frederick to Deliver Inaugural Tubman Lectureship at West Virginia University
Interim President Wayne A.I. Frederick will deliver the inaugural Harriet Tubman lecture as part of a visiting professorship at West Virginia University, Feb. 18-19. During the two-day visit, Dr. Frederick will serve as the attending surgeon for the Morbidity and Mortality conference, present at the surgical grand rounds as well as address faculty and students on the topic, "Unconscious Biases in Academic ...more
Symposium: Advancing Computational Biology at Howard University

The community is invited to attend the "Advancing Computation Biology at Howard University," conference on Wed., March 26, in the Blackburn Center. The program will include discussions on molecular simulation, molecular recognition, genomics, big data, cheminformatics, and molecular design. For more information, go to: CompBioSymposium.com.

Howard University Cancer Center's "Men Take Ten"
Howard University Cancer Center's "Men Take Ten" prostate education and screening program will conduct its monthly free prostate cancer screening from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 19, in suite B125 in the Cancer Center. Men 40 to 75 years old who have not been screened for prostate cancer in the past 12 months are encouraged to attend. To schedule an appointment, call 202-806-7697. Walk-in space is limited.
Faculty Roundtable Discussions
The Humanities Division of the College of Arts and Sciences will hold its annual Faculty Roundtable Discussions from 1 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 20, in the Browsing Room in Founders Library. The topic is "Crossing Bridges: 21st Century Immigration in the United States and the Rest of the African Diaspora." Come and hear professors deliberate on this important topic. For more information, call 202-806-5976.
Nia: Restoring Our Ancestry
This year CASHA is hosting a Black History Bowl titled "Nia: Restoring Our Ancestry," from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Feb. 27, in the Ballroom of the Blackburn Center. Student organizations are asked to submit a team of three to participate in the quiz bowl tournament. Bison Ball points are available. If you would like to participate in any way by being a judge, host or even submitting a team, please email howarducasha@gmail.com.
Faculty Student Colloquium
The community is invited to attend a faculty student colloquium from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Feb. 24, in the Thurman Chapel at the School of Divinity. Dr. Zainab Alwani, will lecture. She will discuss "The Timeless Message of the Qur'an: Its Relevancy Today."
National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) - Howard University Freshmen and Seniors
The Office of the President invites all freshmen and seniors to participate in the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE). Students will have the opportunity to influence improvements in academic programs and student affairs. Emails are currently being sent to students. Those who complete the survey will be eligible to win an iPad Mini or a Google Nexus Tablet. Students are strongly encouraged to respond.

2014 Howard vs. Harvard Debate

The Howard University debate team will take on Harvard University from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 28, in Cramton Auditorium. This event is sponsored by the MLK Jr. Forensics Program and the Howard University Debate Team.
Research Day 2014 Draws More than 400 Abstracts
Congratulations to Howard University students, faculty and research staff. There were more than 400 abstracts submitted for Howard University Research Day 2014, which takes place on April 4 in the Louis Stokes Health Sciences Library. For those who have submitted abstracts, more information will be forthcoming about presentation times and poster printing. If you have questions, visit huresearchday.com or send an email to hsresearch@howard.edu.
Afro Blue and Gospel Choir Receive
"Wammie" Award
Congratulations to Afro Blue for receiving its third consecutive "Wammie" for "Best A Cappella Group" by the Washington Area Music Association at the 28th Annual WAMA Awards. Congratulations also goes to The Howard University Gospel Choir for receiving a "Wammie" for Best Gospel/Inspirational Group.

WACA Faculty Development Session
The community is invited to attend the 2014 WACA Faculty Development Session from noon until 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 25, in the Gallery Lounge of the Blackburn Center. The session will promote learning about institutional and personal leadership development strategies for women faculty. The panel will feature the six female deans and interim deans at the University. For more information, please click here, or email.

Healing Stories Creative Writing Contest
Howard recently launched a new Healing Stories Creative Writing Contest, in partnership with Tuckson Health Connections. It is open to all HBCU students and promotes black authors whose narratives deal with wellness and healing. It shows the ways the humanities must inform the sciences and the ways the sciences (health care in particular) show up in the humanities...more 
Attend Chapel Service
The Rev. Dr. John W. Kinney, dean of the School of Theology at Virginia Union University, in Richmond, Va., will be the Andrew Rankin Memorial Chapel speaker at 11 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 23, in Cramton Auditorium. All are welcome.

HUGS Research Magazine Now Available
The latest issue of the Howard University Graduate School Magazine is now available. Click here to view the latest edition. For more information, contact Dr. Gwen Bethea at gbethea@howard.edu.

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