The Fall 2016 semester was filled with activity and excitement. We celebrated the 45th Anniversary Soiree in September; renamed the school to the Cathy Hughes School of Communications (CHSOC) in October; enjoyed alumni at the 2016 Alumni Homecoming Reception; and faculty and students continued an award winning tradition.
Julie Dash filmmaking success
|Filmmaker Julie Dash|
Congratulations to Julie Dash, our Time-Warner Visiting Professor, for the 25th anniversary re-release of her acclaimed film Daughters of the Dust and her 2016 Special Award from the New York Film Critics Circle. The Critics Circle presents Special Awards “to individuals and organizations that have made substantial contributions to the art of cinema, including producers, directors, actors, writers, critics, historians, film restorers and service organizations.”
Daughters of the Dust will be at the AFI Silver Theater in Silver Springs, MD, on Feb. 17, 2017. Here's the schedule, if you're traveling before then, and the trailer below:
Shining a Light
Rev. Unnia Pettus will speak when Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser and City Council members host the 2016 Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony in the John Wilson Building, 1350 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W. on December 7, 2016. Pettus will be the Protestant clergy leader to share a brief reflection about the importance of Christmas, and the Tree Lighting Ceremony for DC residents and tourists of the Christian faith. She is an adjunct professor in CHSOC’s Strategic, Legal and Management Communication department, and is the CEO and Founder of Nobody but God Outreach Ministries.
|Linda Johnson Rice (right) and Monique Greenwood,|
Johnson Endowed Chair
|Linda Johnson Rice, center, with students|
|Students fact checking for TruthBeTold|
Election and Fact Checking
Professors Frederic Kendrick, Ingrid Sturgis, department chair Yanick Rice Lamb and other CHSOC faculty were on the scene election night with some 70 students covering the 2016 Presidential Election. The students delivered content across platforms and from different perspectives as the election night unfolded and we waited to learn who would become the 45th President of the United States.
- HOWARD STUDENT INVOLVEMENT IN THIS YEAR’S U.S. ELECTION
- How Howard University Brings Diversity to Fact-Checking