January 2013


2013 Kickoff to Wellness -- Photo Slideshow

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Dr. Rovenia Brock, a renowned television nutritionist who is commonly known as "Dr. Ro," highlighted the Kickoff to Wellness with an address in the E&H Theatre.

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DSU held its annual Kickoff to Wellness on Jan. 24 with activities in the Martin Luther King Jr. Student Center and culminating in the evening at the E&H Theatre with guest speaker Dr. Rovenia, a renowned television nutritionist who is commonly known as “Dr. Ro.” For images from the Kickoff to Wellness, click on the below slideshow.

DSU Touted by Several Online Media Organizations

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DSU has received numerous accolades recently for its prolific research and green initiatives.

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Delaware State University has recently been touted by the following media organizations: The Jan. 9 edition of the Huffington Post’s Black Voices listed DSU among its Top 10 HBCU Successes of 2012. DSU was highlighted for receiving a $10.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health for the creation of the Delaware Center for Neuroscience Research on campus. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/marybeth-gasman/hbcu-successes-2012_b_2383678.html?utm_hp_ref=email_share   On Jan. 1, the HBCU Digest’s 50 –2012’s Most Powerful People, Groups in HBCU Culture listed DSU’s Dr. Noureddine Melikechi, dean of the College of Mathematics, Natural Sciences and Technology, and graduate student Alissa Mezzacappa for their work with other scientists in analyzing the data that is coming back from the Curiosity’s Mars Rover’s current exploration of the Red Planet. http://hbcudigest.com/the-digest-50-2012s-most-powerful-people-groups-in-hbcu-culture/#more-77327   EDUconnections (www.osti.gov/EDUconnections/desu) is spotlighting DSU this month, highlighting its research, green initiatives and other accomplishments.   The Office of Economic Impact and Diversity in the U.S. Department of Energy is also featuring DSU on its webpage as a “shining example” of Dr. Martin Luther King’s legacy of progress and education. http://energy.gov/diversity/articles/shining-example-dr-king-s-legacy

The King Center Imaging Project Exhibition at DSU Jan. 28 - Feb. 1

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Surrounded Jan. 28 by legislators, JPChase Morgan representatives and DSU officials, Courtney Smith Goodrich of JPMorgan and DSU President Harry L. Williams cut the ribbon on The King Center Imaging Project exhibition.

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  JPMorgan Chase is proud to bring to DSU its exhibition booth celebrating The King Center Imaging Project. SGA President Shelbe Hudson looks through documents that are part of the exhibition The exhibition is a digital repository of 200,000 documents from Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Civil Rights Movement that have been made accessible to the public. Delaware State University is the first stop in the country of this remarkable exhibition, which will be on display in Parlor A of the Martin Luther King Student Center on campus daily from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. from Monday, Jan. 28 to Friday, Feb. 1.   The exhibition at DSU is its first stop on its 2013 tour across the Untied States.   The interactive booth showcases digital images of key documents from Dr. King’s correspondence, speeches and sermons. In addition, booth visitors are invited to write their dreams on a ‘My Dream Is’ card and post them on an illuminated Dream Wall.   On Martin Luther King Day 2012, JPMorgan Chase and The King Center formally launched The King Center Imaging Project, an unprecedented effort to digitize documents from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and other key figures and organizations from the Civil Rights Movement. The project’s archive can be visited at www.thekingcenter.org/archive Dr. Marshall Stevenson, dean of the College of Arts, Humanities & Soc. Sciences, and Provost Alton Thompson search for King-related documents on the exhibition's computer.   The project was initiated at the request of the King Center, which asked JPMorgan Chase to use its technological expertise and financial resources to digitize Dr. King’s Archives and help make them available to new generations of people across the globe. The documents had been available solely to scholars who visited Atlanta. Now anyone, anywhere can learn about Dr. King in a more in-depth and personal way.   A team of more than 300 – including veterans and students at Spelman and Morehouse colleges – digitized about 200,000 documents associated with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  Dr. King’s most famous speeches and correspondence, such as his I Have a Dream speech, the Letter from Birmingham Jail, and his Nobel Peace Prize Acceptance Speech, can now be viewed around the world at any given moment.      

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