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.

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

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).

HUmane Kindness Day


HUmane Kindness Day is the brainchild of the HU Mission for a Better Living for Everyone (HUMBLE) in the College of Arts and Sciences (COAS).

The day was designed to spread kindness in a strategic manner to have a positive impact on the community. Students performed a variety of tasks including providing food for the homeless, supplies to the local animal shelter, encouragement to local high school students, and beautifying the campus community.

Brandon researches growth of 3C-SiC

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

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.

Senior Leader Mentorship Panel


Howard University’s Army ROTC program hosts the Senior Leader Mentorship Panel involving 11 Army Level Staff Officers (Generals), 10 University Army ROTC programs, 2 High School JROTC programs, with over 350 cadre and cadets participating in the event.

PHOTOS: Howard University Army ROTC-Bison Battalion

February 12, 2016: Graduation Deadline: Deadline for prospective Spring 2016 graduates to apply for graduation via BisonWeb.


Upcoming COAS events and deadlines …

Feb 10 2016 Wed
Sociology and Anthropology

Community Engagement Open House

3:30pm Founders Browsing Rm The Department of Sociology and Anthropology and the Organization for Graduate Sociologists welcome you to attend the Community Engagement Open …
Feb 11 2016 Thu

Army ROTC Cadets on Capitol Hill

Capitol Hill ARMY ROTC Cadets Participate In Black History Month Observance With Congress On Capitol Hill
Feb 12 2016 Fri

Graduation Deadline

Deadline for prospective Spring 2016 graduates to apply for graduation via BisonWeb.
Mar 08 2016 Tue

Conversation & Performance with Rene Marie & Harry Pickens

6:30pm Childers This conversation is the second event of the Sterling A. Brown Chair in English and the Humanities programming. After a …

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