2018-2019 News Releases
Hampton University Recognized as Top School in Several PublicationsHAMPTON, Va. (September 10, 2018) — Hampton University is continuing to be recognized by well-respected publications across the world, including The Princeton Review, U.S. News & World Report, MONEY Magazine, and many others. The Princeton Review has once again named Hampton University as a “Best College” in their 2019 book – The Best 384 Colleges: 2019 Edition, as well as a “Best Regional College.” The Princeton Review has been a trusted resource for parents and students in choosing the best college for over 25 years. The Best 384 Colleges rankings are based on surveys of 138,000 students at 384 top colleges that includes a wide representation by region, size, selectivity and character. U.S. News & World Report ranked Hampton University as a top school in several categories in the 2019 U.S. News Best Colleges rankings list. As a historically black college and university, the publication ranked Hampton University as #3. Hampton …
A number of Hampton Roads Universities closed their campuses based on the predicted impact of Hurricane Florence in this area. Hampton University instituted a voluntary evacuation and initially, some 1,000 of our students indicated that they needed housing on campus. However, only 33 students remained. In an attempt to accommodate students who could not go home or vacate the campus, Hampton University sheltered its students in Holland Hall, providing them with hot buffet style dining, large screened televisions, bedding, gaming systems, and a disc jockey. We are grateful that the …
The safety of our students is the University’s primary concern. As a result, classes are canceled effective 6:00 p.m. today, September 11, 2018 and will resume Monday, September 17, 2018. Students may leave voluntarily without penalty. If you choose NOT to remain on campus, please go to https://secure.hamptonu.edu/dpae/ to complete the electronic form, notifying the University of your location. All university sponsored events and athletic competitions are canceled through Sunday, September 16, 2018.
HAMPTON, Va. (September 11, 2018) — The Hampton University William R. & Norma B. Harvey Library hosted the Hampton University Forum on Minority Recruitment and Retention in the Library & Information Science (LIS) Field from August 1-2, 2018. The forum was funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) through a grant received in the amount of $99,980.
HAMPTON, Va. (Sept. 10, 2018) – Hampton University welcomes Secretary Frederick M. Lawrence, civil rights scholar and CEO of the Phi Beta Kappa Society, the nation’s first and most prestigious honor society, to present the keynote address at the 76th Annual Opening Convocation on Sunday, September 30, 2018. Opening Convocation will be held in the Hampton University Convocation Center and will begin at 10:45 a.m. Following the Opening Convocation ceremony, Hampton University will recognize the generosity of Hampton University alums Dr. and Mrs. Freeman Hrabowski with the naming …
HAMPTON, Va. (September 10, 2018) – As the east coast watches and prepares for Hurricane Florence, Hampton University is equipped with storm watching technology that rivals most weather centers in the country. Hampton University’s NASA-funded five million dollar Direct Broadcast Antenna can generate early warning signs of severe weather, like Hurricane Florence, within a 2,000 mile radius of our local communities.
While it is still too soon to know what kind of an impact Hurricane Florence will have on the Hampton University community and Hampton Roads area, we are preparing for the safety and welfare of our students. You are advised to be prepared and careful. First, remain calm and follow the general instructions for students listed below.
September 10, 2018: Liberty University/Hampton University - Liberty University’s Center for Law & Government , Hampton University’s Center for Public Policy, and the Virginia Association of Broadcasters are pleased to announce that the universities will each host a U.S. Senate Town Hall featuring incumbent Sen. Tim Kaine (D) and challenger Corey Stewart (R).
HAMPTON, Va. (September 7, 2018) — New graduate students were getting oriented and ready to start the new school year during the 2018 Hampton University New Graduate Student Orientation on Wednesday, August 22, 2018. Hampton University’s Graduate College offers more than 30 degrees, world-class programs and various opportunities for research and creative scholarly activity.
HAMPTON, Va. (September 7, 2018) – New students were received into Hampton University officially during the 2018 New Student Induction Ceremony which took place at Memorial Church on Friday, August 24, 2018. During this long-standing tradition, new students are formally introduced to the university and become a Hampton lady or a Hampton gentleman. Dressed in white, the Hampton ladies were escorted to the Church by the Hampton men, all dressed in formal suits.
HAMPTON, Va. (September 7, 2018) – The Opening Act Roadshow from Spotify is coming to Hampton University and students are encouraged to apply for this 2-day experience for eager and talented undergraduate students interested in tech, music, and media industries. There are a limited amount of spots available and students need to fill out an application to be accepted into the conference. Applications are due September 9, 2018 at 11:59 p.m., EST. Eligibility criteria and the application can be found here: http://tinyurl.com/ydhrffz2 .
HAMPTON, Va. (August 31, 2018) — Hampton University, a beautiful historic college located in the city of Hampton, Virginia, is home to over 4,600 students as well as hundreds of faculty and staff. As the fall approaches, the students will be flocking back to the campus with new classes, new friends, new teachers and a new technology system in place to help combat the threat of gun violence on or near the school.
HAMPTON, Va. (August 27, 2018) - This Labor Day will be a celebration like no other as Virginia will premiere and discuss “Union Time: Fighting for Workers’ Rights,” a documentary narrated by Danny Glover. The discussion portion of the evening will consist of five panelists, including Assistant Professor Lynn Waltz of the Hampton University Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications, and Hampton University alumnus, Jasper Brown (‘69).
HAMPTON, Va. (Aug 27, 2018) - Hampton University architecture graduate student, Ashley Montgomery, is helping to reduce and manage flooding in individual neighborhoods within Hampton Roads. Through the Sea Level Rise Program at Hampton University and through the Virginia Sea Grant, Montgomery uses basic principles of architecture and many out-of-the-box ways to help neighborhoods prepare for and manage flooding.
HAMPTON, Va. (August 27, 2018) — Hampton University Assistant Professor for the Hampton University Department of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation, Dr. Rodney Gaines, has been selected by the Virginia Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (VAHPERD) to be their 2018 College/University Physical Educator of the Year.
HAMPTON, Va. (August 27, 2018) — Three luxury buses full of museum curators, CEOs, founders and representatives arrived on Hampton University’s campus Friday night, August 10, 2018, to celebrate and culminate the week-long 40 th Anniversary Conference of the Association of African American Museums during the “Summer Breeze: An All White Party.”
HAMPTON, Va. (August 27, 2018) — Hampton University faculty, students, and alumni came together on Friday, August 3, 2018 to celebrate and remember Kelsea Monet Randolph, a Hampton University School of Pharmacy student who passed away last year. Her parents, Cynthia and Bernard Randolph, were on hand to receive her Honorary Doctorate degree.
HAMPTON, Va. (August 18, 2018) — Clothes, shoes, mirrors, bedding, boxes of packaged soup, and more littered the halls and dorm rooms at Hampton University as parents, aunts, uncles, and siblings helped ew freshmen students get set up in their home for the next year during the two-day freshman move-in.
HAMPTON, Va. (August 15, 2018) — The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded Hampton University a grant of $3,600,000 over the next six years, in support of an exciting project, entitled, “Hampton-Brandeis Partnership for Research and Education in Materials.” This continuous grant, which is a Partnership for Research and Education in Materials (PREM) project, begins September 1, 2018 and concludes on August 31, 2024, and expected to total $3,600,000, with award distributions of $600,000 per year.
HAMPTON. Va. (August 15, 2018) - Congressman Robert C. “Bobby” Scott of Virginia was welcomed to the Hampton University Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications TV studio. Congressman Scott, who is serving his thirteenth term, representing Virginia’s Third Congressional District, requested to utilize the state of the art television studio at Hampton University to tape a PSA.
HAMPTON, Va. (July 29, 2018) - Hampton University hosted the 21 st Annual William R. Harvey Leadership Institute High School Leadership Summit from July 8 – 14, 2018. This year’s theme was 21 st Century Leaders: The Millennial Generation, specifically designed to help rising high school juniors and seniors focus on “The Leader Within,” while gaining knowledge about Dr. William R. Harvey’s Ten Step Leadership Model. This residential program provided students with opportunities to establish a plan for after graduation through several challenging, but beneficial …
HAMPTON, Va. (July 29, 2018) — The African Methodist Episcopal Church (AME) held its second annual conference on Hampton University’s campus during the week of July 16-19, 2018. Each year, the conference fashions a theme of uplift, unity and continuous improvement and this year sought to close the gap in understanding between younger and older generations.
HAMPTON, Va. (July 29, 2018) — Each summer, Hampton University hosts a campus-wide Pre-College program for incoming freshmen. One department, however, offers a very specific and unique Pre-College experience for their entering freshmen students. Hampton University’s Department of Computer Science offers their Pre-College students attendance at absolutely no cost for the entire summer program, and work to ensure that they are ready for the rigorous curriculum come fall.
HAMPTON, Va. (July 25, 2018) — Several students and one professor from Hampton University’s Department of Biological Sciences were invited to learn about future career opportunities in the medical field, and to present scientific posters at the Mayo Clinic IMPACT Symposium in Rochester, MN this past March.
HAMPTON, Va. (July 18, 2018) — Hampton University will conclude the dual celebration of the 150 th Anniversary of the schools founding and the 40 th Anniversary of Dr. William R. Harvey’s presidency by recognizing the Hampton University Museum’s 150 th Anniversary, and will host the 40 th anniversary conference of the Association of African American Museums from August 8-11, 2018. Reveling the theme, Till Earth and Heaven Ring: Celebrating the Progress and Sustaining the Promise of African American Museum, the Association has convened Black Museum professionals to …
HAMPTON, Va. (July 18, 2018) — Dr. Neelam Azad, Chairperson and Associate Professor for the Hampton University Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, received her second independent investigator award from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The grant is titled, “Targeting Lipogenic and Angiogenic Mediators in Pulmonary Fibrosis,” and is a follow up to her previous grant in 2011. The period of funding is from July 2018 through May 2022, with a first year funding amount of $343,000, and for a total funding amount of $1,269,500 over the next four years.
HAMPTON, Va. (July 18, 2018) — The Hampton University and Verizon Innovative Learning are partnering to bring several Hampton City Schools minority male middle school students to Hampton University’s campus. The program, which began on July 2, 2018 and runs through July 20, offers the students immersive science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) activities.
HAMPTON, Va. (July 3, 2018) — Dr. and Mrs. William R. Harvey are donating an unexpected and unprecedented gift of $553,000 to their ‘Home by the Sea.” Hampton‘s first couple is no stranger to giving and giving back to the university they have led for 40 years. This latest gift was given to the faculty and staff in the form of a 1% additional raise on top of the optional annual increase that is given at the start of each fiscal year. For an example, if the supervisor’s recommendation was a raise of 3%, Dr. Harvey’s gift will increase that raise to 4%.
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