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School of Pharmacy

Pharmacy students participate in Diabetes Care Day

Pharmacy students participates in Diabetes Care Day. Pharmacy students participates in Diabetes Care Day.

The Hampton University School of Pharmacy conducted blood pressure and blood glucose screenings at New Hope Baptist Church in Hampton in November. The visit coincided with the national recognition of the American Diabetes Association’s (ADA) Diabetes Care Day in November. Seven HU students along with Assistant Professor Dr. Jonathan Newsome conducted the screenings, which included educating the participants about hypertension and diabetes management.

School of Liberal Arts

Department of Music

Pianist Leon Bates performs

Leon Bates

Hampton University’s Musical Arts Society welcomed internationally acclaimed pianist Leon Bates to the Ogden Hall stage on Nov. 8. Known as one of the nation’s foremost pianists, Bates wowed the audience with an amazing classical performance. In addition to his performance, the HU Department of Music hosted a master class with Bates on Nov. 7. Students from HU, Norfolk State University, Old Dominion University and Christopher Newport University where invited to participate. With nearly 60 in attendance, three were selected to play compositions before Bates. He provided feedback on how students’ could improve their work and enhance their understanding of the overall art form.

Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications

J-School Welcomes AP Sports Editors


For the third consecutive year, the Hampton University Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications welcomed members of the Associated Press Sports Editors (APSE) for a Day of Diversity on Nov. 9.

Students had the opportunity to share information and tips with reporters and editors from ESPN.com, USA Today, Daily Press, the Washington Post, Boston Globe and AOL Fanhouse.com. Such an experience will aid students as they prepare for careers in the challenging and evolving world of mass communications and journalism.

School of Science

Department of Chemistry

Nobel Laureate discusses the origin of life with students, community

Nobel Laureate Nobel Laureate

This year’s Honors College All Campus Fall Event, The Nobel Prize, featured Chemistry Nobel Laureate Dr. Sydney Altman. The event celebrated the accomplishments of HU students and the works of Nobel Prize nominees. Altman, 1989 Nobel Prize in Chemistry winner, and Sterling Professor in the Department of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology at Yale University gave a lecture on the Origin of Life, Dec. 2 in the HU Student Center Ballroom.

School of Engineering and Technology

Engineering Dept Researching Designs to Make Aircraft Fly Better

The School of Engineering and Technology was awarded a research contract from Lockheed Martin for $93,000. Dr. Morris H. Morgan, III, professor in the Department of Engineering and principal investigator of the contract, and Vitali Khaikine, a researcher in the Department of Engineering, will work in the HU Aeropropulsion Center (HU-APC), at the HU Olin engineering building, researching designs to allow aircraft to fly at super and hypersonic speeds. Morgan’s research focuses on the shape of the plane and creating the optimal waverider body structure that allows planes to fly better at super and hypersonic speeds.

School of Nursing

Nursing students simulate natural disaster response

The Hampton University School of Nursing’s clinical lab was turned into a staging and triage center Dec. 3. The nursing students’ assignment was to react as medical personnel after an earthquake disaster in Hampton Roads. Students portrayed nurses and victims, with the latter group posing any number of ailments and circumstances, from being trapped under a power line to hearing loss to speaking little English, but needing medical care.