Gala Reception in celebration of the National Museum of African American History and Culture

Friday, September 30, 2016 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm

The Howard University Community, in recognition of the significance of the National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) in marking African American contributions to the fabric of American life, invites you to join us in celebration of the opening.

TICKETS: http://hu-nmaahc-gala.eventbrite.com

StatFest Undergraduate Conference

Saturday, September 24, 8:30 am — 5:00 pm

The StatFest will be held in the Auditorium of L.K. Dowing Hall (Engineering Building) and is designed to encourage undergraduate students from historically under-represented groups to consider careers and graduate studies in statistical sciences.

MORE: http://community.amstat.org/cmis/events/statfest

DRIFT: Spring Dance Concert

April 8, 2016, 7:30pm — April 9, 2016, 2:30pm and 7:30pm

The Department of Theatre Arts closes the season through movement with "DRIFT: Spring Dance Concert"—taking you on a journey through time, generations, emotions and movement. The culmination and final presentation of our dance students, the concert brings theory, studio techniques, and performance skills into one setting.

POSTER: Official poster [jpg]
FOR MEDIA: Press release [pdf]

27th James A. Porter Colloquium

"Roots and Branches: Black Arts Movements into the 21st Century"

Saturday, April 9, 2016 — 9am to 10pm

The 27th Annual James A. Porter Colloquium on African-American Art will examine the influence of the Black Arts Movements of the 1960s and 1970s on the trajectory of African-American art and celebrate the influence of the Black Arts Movement on later African-American art.

MORE: The 27th Annual James A. Porter Colloquium

Breathing Working Committee

Strategic Approach to Ending Public Violence: Police Brutality, Mass Incarceration and Black Bodies

The committee is hosting its 2nd workshop on April 8, 2016. Committed to Breathing Project is a collaborative effort between and among community leaders and Howard faculty, staff and students to design an effective intervention that can help minimize different forms of violence in society and, particularly, in black communities.

POSTER IMAGE: Ending Public Violence

Physics Colloquium: Dr. Jed Pixley

Spin Orbit Coupling in Ultra-Cold Atomic Gases of Spin-1 Bosons

EXCERPT: Inside the Mott lobes with an odd-integer filling we derive the effective low-energy magnetic Hamiltonian. Focusing on the quasi‐one-dimensional limit we solve the strongly coupled magnetic model via its classical limit and using the density matrix renormalization group.

ABSTRACT: Physics and Astronomy Colloquium [pdf]

English receives NEH grant

Funds support Seshat Digital Humanities Initiative

The Department of English has received a $100,000 HBCU Humanities Initiative grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to support “Seshat: A Howard University Digital Humanities Initiative,” a year-long project that generates new digital humanities data in African-American literary studies.

For more information: Dr. Dana A. Williams, (202) 806-6730, d_williams@howard.edu. Workshop applications are available online.

W. Montague Cobb Research Laboratory

Home to the most varied collections of skeletal remains and other genomic materials from peoples of African descent, the W. Montague Cobb Research Laboratory is one of the most unique biological and anthropological laboratories in the nation.

COAS faculty lead expedition

Profs Vernon Morris and Everette Joseph lead AEROSE expedition

Since 2004, COAS faculty members have lead research missions on the NOAA Aerosols and Ocean Science Expeditions (AEROSE). AEROSE has supported the research and experiential training of over fifty (50) students, with the largest fraction of students and faculty coming from Howard.

This year’s research campaign embarked from Las Palmas, Canary Islands, on November 16, 2015, and involved a combined mission of three teams.

WBHR-LSAMP scholar wins at 2015 ABRCMS

Honoree’s passion for research gains momentum each semester

Honoreé Brewton, a senior psychology major and Washington Baltimore Hampton Roads- Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (WBHR-LSAMP) participant recently won top honors for her poster presentation at the 2015 Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS).

Brandon researches 3C-SiC growth

In particular, on a 6H-SiC wafer using Chemical Vapor Deposition

Anthony Brandon’s research is funded in part by the Washington Baltimore Hampton Roads Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (WBHR-LSAMP). Students involved in this program are paired with a faculty mentor, attend and present at scientific conferences and receive a stipend for their participation.

Ta-Nehisi Coates visits the Flagship

Coates and students dialog, then—a selfie

Ta-Nehisi Coates launched the tour for his critically acclaimed book, Between the World and Me, with the College of Arts and Sciences Freshman Seminar at Howard University.

Coates spent the entire day on campus engaged in dialogue with the students.

VIDEO: Between the World and Me, Ta-Nehisi Coates

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The Department of English has received a $100,000 HBCU Humanities Initiative grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to support “Seshat: A Howard University Digital Humanities Initiative,” a year-long project that generates new digital humanities data in African-American literary studies.