The keynote speaker for Hampton University's 143rd commencement ceremony is Dr. Regina M. Benjamin. Appointed by President Barack Obama, Benjamin serves as the 18th surgeon general of the United States. A graduate of Xavier University in New Orleans where she received a B.S. in chemistry, she went on to receive her M.D. from the University of Alabama and a M.B.A. from Tulane. Here are some facts that might familiarize you with "America's Doctor."
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Team Tidewater joined Richard King at a groundbreaking ceremony March 27, to kickoff the building of the Canopy House, Team Tidewater's entry for the 2013 Solar Decathlon. The ceremony was held on the lawn adjacent to HU's Bemis laboratories, where the solar powered home will be built.
For more than a year, HU and ODU students, working together as Team Tidewater Virginia, have worked on plans and designs for the Canopy House. The house, inspired by the forest canopy, will spread above the home as the roof and hold the solar panels that capture the solar energy that will serve the home. The design harnesses the power of the sun, both as an energy-efficient method for providing heat and electricity, and as an integral foundation for the home's innovative technology.