Howard University Graduate School

HUGS Research Magazine
and Graduate School Research Archive

ARTICLE Issue 018

Message from the Associate Provost

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

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

These are exciting times in the Graduate School when the research of our faculty and students is having an unprecedented impact on diverse communities worldwide.

This impact is being felt particularly among underserved populations both in the US and abroad and is a special challenge in today's socio/economic and political climate. This issue highlights just a few examples of this outstanding faculty and student research, including an update on the Ebola virus research and reconciling ethnic differences in the quest for social justice and democracy.

Also, this issue includes an article on the third TEDx Howard University, held on September 14 in Cramton Auditorium. A near-capacity audience of faculty, students, staff and the broader Washington, DC community attended the event, themed, "All Things Glorious." TEDx Howard University audiences have grown from approximately 400 to more than 1,000 since its inception at Howard in 2015.

We have added a new feature that celebrates the doctoral dissertation research of our graduate student colleagues. We recognize this stage as an important component in the pursuit of the doctoral degree and note that it culminates years of dedication and hard work, under the vigilant direction of faculty advisors and mentors.

We also note that Research Week will be held on April 9-13, 2018. Last year's Research Week drew participation in excess of 500 faculty, students, and post docs from across the 13 schools and colleges.

Thank you for visiting with us and we encourage you to share your research in the coming days.


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

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