Monthly Archives - November 2014

HU ADVANCE-IT selects 2015 Faculty Fellow

Please join HU ADVANCE-IT in welcoming Dr. Dara Norman, the 2015 Faculty Fellow, to Howard University! Dr. Norman is a phenomenal researcher, scholar, and African-American Astronomer who has also made significant contributions to the education of the next generation of scientists. She is currently an Associate Scientist at the National Optical Astronomy Observatory (NOAO) in Tucson, AZ. As an observatory scientist, her duties include support of observers using multiple large telescopes and state-of-the-art instrumentation. She has limited time in the summers to [...]

HU ADVANCE-IT Announces the CFA for its ‘Follow the Leader’ Award

HU ADVANCE-IT is still celebrating the wealth of information Dr. Verna Orr shared during her presentation at our Leadership Development event last week.  Her presentation, entitled “Profiles, Pedigrees, and Proficiencies: Factors and Forces Influencing the Trajectories of African American Women Postsecondary Presidents,” engaged the audience in a rich conversation about leadership and leadership development opportunities at Howard University.   As the conversation closed, Dr. Sonya Smith, HU ADVANCE-IT PI, announced HU ADVANCE-IT’s ‘Follow the Leader’ Award and explained that it will provide [...]

Dr. Verna F. Orr shares Experiences of African-American Women who are College/University Presidents

You don’t want to miss this! Dr. Verna F. Orr shares experiences of African-American Women who are College/University Presidents. Date:  November 6, 2014 Location: Howard University, Carnegie Building, Conference Room A Time: 1:00pm – 3:30pm === Please RSVP at huadvanceit@howard.edu or 202.238.2448.   “Profiles, Pedigrees, and Proficiencies: Factors and Forces Influencing the Trajectories of African American Women Postsecondary Presidents“ will expound on the following topics: 1.      Leadership skills are transferable – the best leaders come from unlikely places 2.      No one way to the college presidency (trajectory) 3.      Race is [...]

Towards Equity and Excellence: Unconscious Bias Training Begins

A representative from Google has been quoted as saying, “Unconscious bias is why we don’t have a diverse workplace.” Microsoft’s CEO, Satya Nadella, also recently made an unconscious bias remark toward women at the 2014 Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing.  Needless to say, he and Microsoft felt the backlash. So, then, what is ‘unconscious bias?’ Everyone has unconscious biases.  They come from our natural distinctions and preferences and result from our up-bringing, environment, and every day experiences. Testing Your Own Unconscious Bias Here is [...]