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HUGS Research Magazine
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ARTICLE Issue 013

Message from the Associate Provost

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



Dear Readers,

With this issue of HUGS Research.org, we continue to celebrate new initiatives, research, and accolades of graduate students and faculty, and other special events.

We are pleased that the Graduate School held its first in a series of virtual open houses on February 23, 2016. This recruitment tool was cost effective and used webinar technology for enhanced interactivity and engagement between graduate programs and potential students. Potential graduate students from around the world participated in the webinars with 29 graduate departments.

In our efforts to engage the research of faculty from around the nation and world, we provide a look into a recently published book, On Racial Icons, by Rutgers University professor Nicole Fleetwood, which examines the impact of racial icons on our culture. We highlight a career fair sponsored by Howard University, the U.S. Department of Energy, and the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) National Laboratories which had more than 300 participants.

Please note that Research Week, April 11-15, 2016, promises to be even more compelling and comprehensive than ever, fulfilling our goal to feature the broad spectrum of research among faculty, undergraduate and graduate students, postdocs, and research staff at Howard. The research symposium will be held on Thursday, April 14. As with last year, specialized initiatives and programs will also be a part of Research Week. A new feature, introduced last year, provides an opportunity for students to network with Liberal Arts Diversity Officers (LADO) from colleges and universities around the nation seeking to ensure diversity among faculty within their schools. Other activities will include a special STEM recruitment session by HU-Advance It, a research panel encouraging faculty research, a session featuring the Ryochi Young Leaders Sasakawa Fund, Research Winners from 2014-1015, and a reception where this year's winners will be announced.

For more information, please visit the Research Week website at http://researchweek.howard.edu. Thanks again for connecting with us and we look forward to your continued participation in the research enterprise at Howard.

Sincerely,

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

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