TEDx Howard University 2016 Featured ‘Recovery’ Theme
A crowd of Howard faculty, students, staff, community leaders and friends gathered for the second TEDxHowardUniversity event in the Blackburn Center Ballroom on Sept. 15. The event was sponsored by the Office of the Associate Provost for Graduate and Research Studies, the Office of Research and Development and the TEDxHowardUniversity 2016 Committee. TEDx events bring together bright minds to give talks that are idea-focused and on a wide range of subjects to foster learning, inspiration and provoke conversations that matter.
The theme of the event, “Recovery,” was an outgrowth of the Graduate School’s Mental Health Campaign, launched in 2014. Additionally, the event highlighted graduate education and the 150th anniversary of Howard University. The event further enhanced visibility for Howard University’s research-based graduate programs.
Featured speakers included Dr. Georgia M. Dunston, human geneticist; Haely Jardas, former Miss District of Columbia (2015-16); Legand Burge, Ph.D., and Grant Warner, Ph.D., Howard University professors; Robert Shepard, Ph.D. (M.S. ’71; Ph.D. ’73), chemist and motivational speaker; and Gary L. Harris, Ph.D., associate provost for Research and Graduate Studies.
The first TEDxHowardUniversity was in January 2015. The event drew a diverse audience from the University and the broader Washington area. More than 12 million viewers have visited TEDxHowardUniversity 2015 on YouTube.