HU professors from the Medical School and from the College of Arts
and Sciences are engaged in a four-week academic enhancement program
in Northern Ethiopia, Dr. Winston Anderson. Principal Investigator
has announced. The Tigray Educational Bureau is the host for these
activities in Ethiopia.
In addition to activities in subject matter areas, HU personnel
also are addressing problems on HIV/AIDS and other infectious diseases.
Supported by a grant from the U.S. Department of State, professors
chemistry and physics are engaged in comprehensive teacher training
programs in Ethiopia to modernize curricula in these areas and also
Faculty members involved in the program in Ethiopia include: Dr.
Tepper Gill and Suyoum Getu, mathematics; Enid bogle, Horace Morris,
and Abrahm Ford, English; Richard Mills, Broderick Eribo, and Amha
Asseffa, biology; and William Hercules and Kalayu Belay from Florida
A&M University, physics.
Dr. Kunle Kassim, department of
microbiology, is program
Dr. Kassim, Asseffa, and Eribo will conduct workshops on HIV/AIDS,
other infectious diseases and human health during the groups
stay in Ethiopia. Dr. Laverne Gill is chronicling activities and
highlights of the program, which USAID, along with Tigray Educational
Bureau, and Howard, is co-sponsoring.
Although based in Tigray, the enhancement program is being made
available to teachers from all regions of Ethiopia, Dr. Anderson
Goes to Brussels
At the invitation of the Atlantic Council of the United States,
Professor Michael Nwanze, Department of Political Science, participated
in the Councils Academic Associates Study Tour of NATO and
the European Headquarters in Brussels, July 7-12.
The tour was made possible by grants from the political science
department and the Ralph J. Bunche International Affairs Center.
The study consisted mainly of briefings by senior officials of NATO
and the European Union as well as meetings with representatives
of NATO and EU member States.
Professor Nwanze also visited the Atlantic Council Association at
the Hague to make arrangements for a NATO simulation exercise to
take place in Prague during the NATO Summit November, 2002. Some
200 delegates from NATO and EAPC member states are expected to take
part in this exercise.
This in an extension of the Model NATO Conference annually hosted
here by Howard and Kent State University, Ohio.
|Two participants came from
abroad to enroll in the Summer Enrichment Program conducted
here in May-June. They were Ms. Selena Bundy.
Ms. Rodriguez came from Niger, where she is enrolled in a Boston
University Study Abroad Program; and Ms. Selena Bundy came from
Schweinfurt, Germany, where as a banker, she attends one of the
University of Marylands Overseas Colleges.
A senior, majoring in African Studies, Ms. Rodriguez is looking
forward to yet another study abroad experience in Europe during
the coming semester.
Ms. Bundy, an employee of the Bank of America as chief of Customer
Service, has lived in Germany for the past eleven years. The bank
serves mainly military personnel (from the base at Latenburg, some
11 miles away), their dependents, contractors, federal government
employees, and teachers. She attends college part time.
"A diplomatic service career wouldnt be bad," says
Ms. Bundy, with a smile. "It certainly would be different."
Ms. Rodriguez heartily agrees but wants first to complete her studies.
Both overseas participants learned about the HU Rangel Program via
Trade Negotiations at Howard University
Trade Negotiations between nations normally take place in foreign
affairs offices or in other government buildings.
This precedent was broken back in September 2001, when negotiations
between the U.S. and Chile took place on the Howard University campus.
The School of Law provided a venue for the negotiations in its new
technologically advanced library building.
At issue was a comprehensive free trade agreement between the two
sides, dealing primarily with market access for industrial and agricultural
Negotiations were halted temporarily because of the events of 9/11.
A Spokesman for the Ralph J. Bunche International Center commented,
"We at the Bunche Center are pleased that HU was the setting
for these international sessions; and we are most grateful to the
law school for its cooperation in providing a venue and for its
extraordinary measures of support."
In recognition of the importance of the event, the head of delegation
from the US Trade Representatives Office presented the Bunche
Center with a USTR plate bearing the presidential seal.