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HU 148th Commencement Convocation is a ticketed event

Ticket request via email will begin Wednesday, April 20, 8:30 a.m. thru Thursday, April 28, closing at 5:00 p.m. (click here for more Information)
The process we will employ for staff requests reporting through the Office of the Provost is as follows;
  1. Requests for staff (reporting through the Office of the Provost) commencement tickets should be submitted to the email address (huprovost@howard.edu). Phone or verbal requests will not be entertained.

  2. Requests (via email) should be submitted no later than the close of business (5:00pm), Thursday, April 28, 2016. Staff may request no more than two tickets.

  3. Based upon the specific allocation of tickets available, a random lottery drawing will be conducted on Friday, April 29, 2016.

  4. Staff will be informed if they are allocated tickets based upon the lottery drawing as early as Friday, April 29, 2016, and no later than Monday, May 2, 2016.
Due to the high expected turnout, staff are also encouraged to participate in volunteer opportunities coordinated by Mr. Andrew Rivers at andrew.rivers@howard.edu.

Administrative Updates

Dr. Anthony K. Wutoh
Provost and
Chief Academic Officer
Dr. Anthony K. Wutoh has been appointed Provost and Chief Academic Officer.
(for more Information)

The Office of the Provost and Chief Academic Officer provides administrative oversight for the schools, colleges, and academic support resources of Howard University.

Interdisciplinary Research Building (HU-IRB)

The Howard University Interdisciplinary Research Building (HU-IRB) was conceived, designed and constructed to foster collaborative interdisciplinary research at the University. HU-IRB is a laboratory-based building. Several considerations were factored into the design and construction of the facility. Additional factors are being considered as we now begin migration of faculty into the facility. (HU-IRB Space Application Form)

Howard University & U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)

Howard University and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) first entered into a collaborative agreement in 2006 as a joint response to Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. The aim of the effort was to assist students impacted by the devastating natural disasters. The continuation of the agreements underlines the EPA’s desire to ensure a diverse workforce through the MOU with goals which include enhancing student participation in environmental efforts, through research, technology, development, and employment opportunities at EPA.

Recently, Howard University alum William Cooper became the new liaison for the MOU. The new agreement strengthens the existing collaborations between Howard University and EPA. The MOU’s programmatic focus stems around the acronym C.R.E.S.T., or Community service, Recruitment and outreach, Education, Sustainability, and Teamwork. This gives the members of the MOU Steering Committee a programmatic platform to invest in the environmental and educational experiences of the tomorrow’s leaders in our global community.

Stay tuned for more information on upcoming events and projects.

Noteworthy New Projects

Harvard/Howard/MIT Science and Technology Center
Howard has received a five-year award from the National Science Foundation to fund a collaborative Science and Technology Center with Harvard and MIT. The Center will integrate research on three materials
  1. Graphene (G)-electrons that move as massless particles at a constant speed;
  2. Topological Insulators (TI) -mobile surface electrons with spins fixed to the direction of motion; and
  3. Nitrogen-vacancy (NV) Centers in Diamond - a single spin stores a bit of quantum information.
This project will bring together an outstanding and diverse team of faculty members and students from Harvard University, Howard University, MIT, and the Museum of Science in Boston.
Dr. Gary Harris is the Howard University principal investigator.

TeachLive Grant
Our School of Education has been awarded a competitive grant to investigate the use of virtual reality to change teacher practice and student achievement via an innovative program known as TeachLive. The SOE will initiate this work in Fall 2013 with the University of Central Florida and Lake County (Florida) School District. The project is funded by Gates Foundation and Northrop Grumman. This research is relevant to the School's new undergraduate teacher education program by enabling our students to benefit from the TeachLive avatar/simulation lab that is being created by the SOE faculty this summer.

Sustaining Comprehensive HIV/AIDS Response through Partnerships
The School of Pharmacy is the recipient of a 5-year multi-million dollar award from the Centers for Disease Control to enhance HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment in Nigeria. The grant will enable the University to support local and indigenous service delivery facilities to provide comprehensive HIV prevention, care and treatment activities and to expand community and facility based HIV/AIDS prevention, care and support and treatment in public and private facilities within several states of Nigeria. A major goal of the project is to strengthen pharmacy systems and pharmacists' capacity to improve and expand current pharmacy services to maximize access to sustainable and qualitative pharmaceutical care for HIV infected clients and their families at the facilities and in the communities.
Dr. Anthony Wutoh will serve as the project director.
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