2012-2013 News Releases
HU Summer Program Explores Synthetic BiologyThis summer the Hampton University Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HU-HHMI) will explore synthetic biology and its role in the new bio-economy. The residential five-week program for Hampton University freshmen is held from June 21-July 26 on the campus of HU. In the HHMI molecular biology and Keck Genomics-Bioinformatics labs, rising HU freshman will have an opportunity to learn basic synthetic biology concepts as they receive hands-on experience in this new field. “In this new economy, living cells such as algae, yeast, and bacteria will be engineered to provide the fuel to power our homes, factories, and engines,” stated Dr. Edison Fowlks, HU Professor of Biology and HU-HHMI program director. “I envision the HU-HHMI program will produce the next generation of synthetic biologists working at the nanoscience level.” HU-HHMI students will be empowered through an interdisciplinary approach with knowledge of molecular genomics, computer science, …
The Hampton University Museum has been selected as one of ArtsFwd 14 semi-finalists in the Business Unusual National Challenge. As a part of ArtsFwd adaptive challenge, the Hampton University Museum is linking art appreciation and personal empowerment, developing Seeing Beauty in a Difference (SB) in its International Review of African American Art (IRAAA+) webzine.
In celebration of Earth Day, the Hampton University School of Science along with the Chesapeake Climate Action Network will host an Environmental Justice and Sustainability Panel on April 22 from 6-7:30p.m, in the HU Student Center Theatre. Panelists from the Chesapeake Climate Action Network and HU’s departments of marine and environmental sciences, biological sciences and atmospheric and planetary sciences will discuss climate change, environmental racism and how members of the community can support environmental justice and sustainability.
Hampton, Va. – The Civil War Institute at Hampton University will host Stanford Law Professor William B. Gould IV. The lecture titled, “Reflections on the African-American Civil War Experience: The Life and Times of William B. Gould” will be followed by a book signing 4-6 p.m., April 19, in the HU Museum, on campus.
Hampton University is extremely saddened by the death of one of our students, David Esan. We extend our deepest sympathy to David's family and friends for their profound loss. David drowned while attending a pool party at Holland Hall. Lifeguards and paramedics attempted to revive him on the scene until he was transported to Sentara CarePlex Hospital where he was pronounced dead. The accident is being investigated by Hampton University Police.
The Hampton University School of Pharmacy Drug Information Center (DIC), located in the Hampton Harbors Shopping Center, is now fully staffed. Trained faculty members and advanced practice pharmacy students are available to answer medication related questions. From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, HU pharmacy school officials will field questions and provide information to callers. The DIC number is 757.728.6693.
Children ten-years-old and younger and their parents are invited to come out and celebrate a day of Easter fun. Hampton University and the Pomoco Auto Group will host the Easter by-the-Bay E-G-G-stravaganza on Sat., March 30, from noon to 3 p.m. at 30 Strawberry Banks Boulevard in Hampton, Va. This event is free and open to the public.
Hampton University is hosting its 35 th Annual High School Day April 5 on the University campus. This year’s theme is “Navigate Your Way To Success at Hampton University.” At the all day event, prospective students will have the opportunity to speak to faculty and staff from various academic departments at the Open House and Academic/Student Activities Fair. Throughout the day the HU Student Recruitment Team (SRT), which helps plan the event, will give campus tours.
Hampton, Va. – The Hampton Players & Company is proud to present an innovative and exciting initiative for budding playwrights this semester. The New Voices: New Play Series will provide playwrights in the Hampton Roads area with an opportunity to see their work produced as a staged reading for a live audience.
Hampton, Va. – Hampton University’s Department of English has announced that Jesmyn Ward’s novel “Salvage the Bones” has been selected as the 2013 Annual Read-In book. The department of English will host two events March 26-27. These events will feature a lecture by Ward, the 2011 National Book Award Winner, March 26 at 6 p.m. in Ogden Hall and a mini-conference March 27 from 10 a.m.- 1 p.m. in the McGrew Conference Center.
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and bestselling author Isabel Wilkerson will give the keynote address at the 120th Annual Hampton University Founder's Day ceremony on Jan. 27 at 11:30 a.m. in Ogden Hall. Wilkerson, author of “The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration,” will have a book signing at 10 a.m. in Ogden Hall preceding the ceremony.
Hampton University in partnership with WHRO, will present a screening of the public television program The Abolitionists, Jan. 24, from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., at Hampton University’s Armstrong Hall Little Theatre. From 5:30 – 6:30 pm, the Hampton University Museum will host a reception and offer tours. The screening and reception is free and open to the public.
Hampton Va. – Hampton University Department of Psychology’s National Center on African American Marriages and Parenting (NCAAMP) will host a panel-led discussion titled, “How to Love a Black Woman” Jan. 23 at 7 p.m. in the Student Center Ballroom. This informative, timely, provocative and inspirational community discussion will explore how “black women need and deserve to be loved: honestly, respectfully, carefully, wholeheartedly and completely.”
Hampton University Provost Dr. Pamela V. Hammond was recently appointed chair of the board of directors of the National Institute of Aerospace (NIA). Headquartered in the city of Hampton, NIA is a non-profit research and graduate education institute created to conduct cutting-edge research in the areas of aerospace and atmospheric science.
The Teagle Foundation has awarded The New American Colleges and Universities (NAC&U), of which Hampton University is a member, a $150,000 grant for a project that will identify new approaches to build on the core values of a liberal education in a residential setting and prepare students for productive and successful careers.
Hampton University has launched a ReadyCam on-site studio on campus, allowing faculty members to appear on broadcast news programs without leaving the university. The ReadyCam studio is capable of transmitting live or recorded broadcast quality HD video over the Internet to news media organizations around the world.
This Wednesday, Dec. 5, acclaimed producer and comedy writer Fred Johnson will be the guest at the Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications (SHSJC) Caldwell Café, featuring Professor Earl Caldwell, the writer-in-residence at the SHSJC. The live taping will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the television studio.
Hampton Va. – On Thursday, Nov. 29, the Hampton University Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications' Caldwell Café will host Jonathan Hicks, an award-winning writer and journalist who has covered politics and business for more than 30 years. A columnist for The Amsterdam News, the famed New York City African-American newspaper, he has reported extensively on the role of people of color in the business world.
Hampton Va. – The Hampton University Players & Co. proudly presents “Black Nativity,” a combination of African American scripture, poetry, dance and song. The performance will take place on HU’s campus in the Little Theatre of Armstrong Hall, Friday, Nov. 30 and Saturday, Dec. 1 at 8 p.m., with a Sunday matinee on Dec. 2, at 3 p.m.
Hampton University has partnered with the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine (Penn Dental Medicine) to form the HU-UPenn Biodental program. The partnership allows students to earn a Bachelor of Science degree in biology from HU and a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Penn Dental Medicine.
Hampton University President Dr. William R. Harvey will host the 12th Annual Executive Leadership Summit at Hampton University on Nov. 7 – Nov. 9. The Leadership Summit was established as a means of reaching out to individuals at colleges, universities and other institutions who aspire to be executive leaders.
Hampton Va. – Hampton University’s Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications (SHSJC) will commemorate its 10-year anniversary Thursday, Oct. 18. The day’s events will include, student career workshops with E.W. Scripps Company President and CEO Richard Boehne presenting the keynote address, a Hall of Fame induction ceremony and luncheon and an anniversary fundraising gala in the “Penthouse” of the Harbour Centre in downtown Hampton.
The Hampton University Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences in the School of Pharmacy, was selected to receive a $1.35 million research grant, from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), for a project on developing novel drug therapies for the treatment of lung cancer. Dr. Anand Iyer and Dr. Neelam Azad, assistant professors of pharmaceutical sciences, will serve as the grant’s principal investigator and the co-principal investigator respectively. The project, “Anti-Tumorigenic Potential of Novel Digitoxin Analogues,” has been funded for a period of five years, …
Hampton University will host Military Salute on Saturday, Sept. 29 at Armstrong Stadium. The festivities will begin at 4 p.m. The Hampton vs. Bethune-Cookman game will begin at 6 p.m. All military personnel and their families are invited to attend. The pre-game show will feature a joint performance by the HU band The Marching Force and the U.S. Air Force Heritage of America Band.
Hampton University welcomes Brett Pulley, Dean of the Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications at Hampton University, as the speaker for the 70th Annual Opening Convocation on Sunday, Sept. 30. The recipients of the Hampton University Edward L. Hamm, Sr. teaching award Dr. Hamila Ali, assistant professor in the Department of Mathematics and Dr. Ziette Hayes, professor in the School of Business, will also be recognized at the ceremony.
The Hampton University Department of Chemistry is investigating ways to prevent water pollution and address local community water quality issues. HU has established a Water Quality Research and Monitoring Laboratory to support research in water quality, to provide training to students and serve as a resource for the Hampton Roads community.
The Hampton University Museum has announced its advisory board appointees. Appointments will be elected for three terms of four years. “This is the first time in the museum’s history it has formed and appointed an advisory board,” said Director of the HU Museum Nashid Madyun. “As a result, the duties of the eight-member board will be to enhance the awareness of the museum and reaffirming the significance of the museum’s collection as well as the education of museum studies.”
The new Hampton University Dining Hall will be dedicated on Sept. 8 at 1 p.m. The Dining Hall is located on at 530 E. Queen St. Hampton, Va. The Dining Hall opened its doors to students this semester. HU initiated a $25 million campaign to build the new cafeteria in October 2006. Through many generous donations from our alumni, ground was broken on dining hall in September 2010.
Hampton Va. - Wayne Dawkins, assistant professor of Journalism at the Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications, has authored the first biography of an unforgettable African-American journalist and activist, Andrew W. Cooper. The biography, titled “City Son: Andrew W. Cooper’s Impact on Modern-Day Brooklyn,” possesses sound facts and tantalizing tid-bits. University Press of Mississippi published City Son on July 1. A dialogue with Dawkins and book signing will take place in the William R. and Norma B. Harvey Library Atrium Meeting Room, Oct. 9 at 6 p.m.
Hampton University Associate Professor Dr. William B. Moore is a co-investigator of “Exploration of Under-Ice Regions with Ocean Profiling Agents” (EUROPA), which recently received a $100,000 award by NASA’s Space Technology Program under the NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts Program (NIAC). Moore and investigators from Virginia Tech will investigate how to build a robotic underwater glider that can penetrate the icy surface of Jupiter's moon Europa and survey the liquid water ocean beneath. “Europa's ocean has three times the water of all of Earth's oceans combined …
This summer the Hampton Roads Partnership for Algebra (HR-PAL) is hosting “Summer Institute: Process of Thinking Out of the Box With HR-PAL.” The two-week summer program will close on July 20. The institute was created for teachers from Hampton Roads public schools including Chesapeake, Newport News, and Hampton, and will focus on changing the way problem solving, through algebra, is taught to students.
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