Howard University Graduate School

HUGS Research Magazine
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ARTICLE Issue 015

Message from the Associate Provost

Gary L. Harris, Ph.D
Dr. Gary L. Harris

Dear Friends,

We are pleased that you have joined us again for the latest edition of HUGS Research online. This fall semester began with new graduate student orientation for students who have enrolled in more than 29 disciplines in the arts and humanities, biological and life

sciences, engineering and physical sciences, and social sciences. Entering students learned about the policies, regulations, and requirements of the Graduate School, as well as many of the research and other activities that will be a part of their graduate school experience. Students also received information about the certificate programs in international studies, women’s studies, college and university faculty preparation, and cyber security; the Center for Teaching, Learning, and Research, and the Preparing Future Faculty Program.

This issue of the magazine focuses on several exciting events that have comprised the first semester, including the second TEDx Howard University, which had as a theme, “Recovery.” The event featured dynamic talks by Howard professors Legand Burge, Grant Warner, and Georgia Dunston; alumnus Robert Shepard, and Haely Jardas, the former Miss District of Columbia. We also began our celebration of Howard University’s 150th year anniversary of research and academic excellence. TEDx was produced by alumna Dr. Cherie Ward, with communications and public relations directed by Dr. Gwen Bethea.

In this issue, we also feature an interview with graduate student Denise Rosier on her book titled, Afrocentric Before Afrocentricity. We also proudly highlight the master's and Ph.D. candidates from the Graduate School's Annual Hood Ceremony last May.

Thank you again for connecting with us and we look forward to a year of continued research and programmatic developments.


Gary L. Harris, Ph.D., P.E.
Associate Provost
Research and Graduate Studies

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