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Howard University to Build New Research Center Specializing in Chronic Illness
Howard University has selected three real-estate companies as their project development team to construct a new research laboratory and office building. The National Research Center for Health Disparities will specialize in finding solutions to chronic illness, particularly illnesses that primarily impact communities of color. The building will go up at the corner of Georgia Avenue […]
August 6, 2021
Dr. Clive O. Callender Honored With 2021 Pioneer Award by the American Society of Transplant Surgeons
The American Society of Transplant Surgeons (ASTS) recently bestowed Howard University transplant surgeon Dr. Clive O. Callender with the 2021 Pioneer Award. Throughout his career, Callender established a minority-directed dialysis and transplant center at Howard University hospital—the first in the nation—and founded the National Minority Organ Tissue Transplant Education Program to grow the number of […]
August 5, 2021
NASA Donates $64.1M to Fund University-Led Research Initiative
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) awarded The Catholic University of America $64.1 million—the largest research grant in the school’s history—to establish the Partnership for Heliophysics and Space Environment Research (PHaSER). Through a cooperative agreement between Catholic’s Institute for Astrophysics and Computational Sciences, University of Maryland College Park, George Mason University, Univ. of Maryland […]
July 13, 2021
Nikole Hannah-Jones, Ta-Nehisi Coates Head to Howard U
Nikole Hannah-Jones is taking her talents to Howard University — and she’s taking Howard alumnus Ta-Nehisi Coates with her. The news comes after Hannah-Jones recently turned down a much-delayed and controversial tenure offer at her alma mater, the University of North Carolina, following an initial denial of tenure in January because of her work on the 1619 project.
July 6, 2021
Actress-Turned Dean Creates Controversy With a Single Tweet
A tweet by actress Phylicia Rashad, the newly-appointed dean of Howard University’s College of Fine Arts, caused an immediate backlash online, with a number of students, alumni and administrators at the HBCU calling for her immediate ouster.
July 1, 2021
Howard University Names Dr. Cynthia Evers Vice President of Student Affairs
Dr. Cynthia Evers has been appointed vice president of student affairs at Howard University. Evers, who previously served as the interim vice president, has “demonstrated unwavering commitment to student development, diversity and assessment,” said Howard University President Dr. Wayne. A. I. Frederick. Evers brings over two decades worth of experience to the role, having worked […]
June 30, 2021
Howard University Receives $3 Million for Dr. Abraham Pishevar Endowed Chair in Finance and Entrepreneurship
Howard University has received $3 million to create the Dr. Abraham Pishevar Endowed Chair in Finance and Entrepreneurship, honoring alumnus Dr. Abraham Pishevar. Pishevar’s son, Shervin Pishevar – on behalf of the Pishevar-Haynes Family Foundation – made the donation pledge to endow the chair on Father’s Day. Abraham Pishevar was a television and radio executive […]
June 21, 2021
Four HBCUs Receive $5 Million, Three-Year Grants from Apple for Tech Education
Apple is giving $5 million, three-year grants to four historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs), USA Today reported. The four schools are Alabama A&M University, Howard University, Morgan State University, and Prairie View A&M University. The grants – part of Apple’s New Silicon Initiative preparing students for hardware tech and silicon chip design careers – will support […]
June 17, 2021
Anti-Racism & Humanistic Inquiry
By the fall of 2020, this nation had experienced uncertainty paralleling its most unsettling historical moments. We were collectively holding our breath while attempting to reconcile the harsh realities of our country’s racial injustices as they played out in social movements and civic moments, and through the racialization of the pandemic virus. There were no assurances of a vaccine, no healing from our summer of discontent, and the anxiety of an unpredictable election and its ultimately contested outcome only amplified the wail of an increasingly divided nation.
June 4, 2021
Howard University Names College of Fine Arts After Late Actor and Howard Alum Chadwick Boseman
Howard University announced this week that it has named its reestablished College of Fine Arts after the late actor Chadwick Boseman, a Howard alum, NPR reported. Boseman was the school’s commencement speaker in 2018. He suffered from colon cancer and died last August at the age of 43. In a statement Wednesday, Boseman’s family said: […]
May 27, 2021
Actress Phylicia Rashad Named Dean of Howard University’s College of Fine Arts
Howard University has hired well-known actress and stage director, Phylicia Rashad to serve as the dean of the school’s recently reestablished College of Fine Arts.
May 12, 2021
Philadelphia Fed’s Webinar Focuses on Financial Impact and Challenges of COVID-19 on Higher Ed Institutions
Last year, campus-wide shutdowns resulted in financial reimbursement for students and employee furloughs at higher education institutions across the country. To provide support, the federal government passed several relief packages including the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act and American Rescue Plan Act. However, even as colleges and universities plan to reopen their campuses for in-person learning, the economic effects of COVID-19 will continue to linger. To further understand the economic and overall impact of the pandemic, the Philadelphia Fed hosted a virtual webinar on Wednesday titled, “Symposium on Institutions of Higher Education: Financial Viability and COVID-19.
May 12, 2021
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