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Dillard to host speakers on genocide, domestic violence as part of Global Citizens Conference PDF Print E-mail
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Dillard University will host four experts in the fields of education, human rights and gender equality on Oct. 3 as part of the Melton Foundation Springboard Series. The sessions, which are open to the public, will begin at 3 p.m. inside Dillard's Georges Auditorium in the Professional Schools and Sciences building. The speakers will include Joseph Sebarenzi, the former president of the parliament of Rwanda; Vicky Colbert, the founder of a revolutionary model for rural education in Colombia; Emily May, the founder of Hollaback!, a global movement to end street harassment; and Tony Porter, co-founder of A Call To All Men, an organization that addresses domestic violence against women. The Melton Foundation is a global fellowship program that brings together 450 fellows from around the world to address local and global challenges. The foundation recruits potential fellows from five partner campuses in Chile, China, Germany, India and the U.S., and then trains them to act as "global citizens" in their spheres of influence. For more information, visit the Melton Foundation website.

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Lecture set for October 14


(New Orleans) – On Thursday, October, 14, 2014, author of Our Black Year and founder of the Empowerment Experiment, will deliver the next Brain Food Lecture in Georges Auditorium at   7 p.m. on Dillard’s campus. A book signing will follow the lecture. The event is free and open to the public. 

Maggie Anderson and her family made history and dominated national media when they supported black businesses exclusively for one year. Anderson’s year of living using only black-owned and black-made products and services was a real-life case study in self-help economics in the black community.  It resulted in a groundbreaking study called the Empowerment Experiment (EE) conducted by Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Business. Subsequently, Anderson has become the voice of American consumers of all backgrounds who want to ensure their buying power impacts struggling minority communities in a positive way.  

According to the Library Journal, her book, Our Black Year, illuminates the challenges and roadblocks faced by black business owners as well as the racial division that still persists in the U.S. economy. Anderson’s message is that everyone, especially African Americans, can help counter the social crises that disproportionately impact black people and underserved urban neighborhoods by simply supporting quality black-owned businesses daily. 

Anderson has appeared on a number of nation television and radio shows including CNN, MSNBC, Fox News, C-Span, PBS Newshour, and CBS Morning News, to name a few.

An accomplished business professional, while at McDonald’s Corporate headquarters, Anderson presented and implemented growth strategies and venture plans in the areas of diversity, global markets, market segmentation, communications, corporate responsibility, among others. 

Maggie Anderson has a BA in political science from Emory University and earned both her Juris Doctor and MBA from the University of Chicago. 

Seats are on a first come basis. For more information go to @BrainFood, visit or call 504.816.4800.  

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 DSC6197 1(New Orleans, La.) -  Dillard University’s Philosophy #444 course to host an open lecture by Luther “Uncle Luke” Campbell, Thursday, Sept. 25 from 4 to 5 p.m. in the Cook Center Theater on Dillard’s campus. The lecture is one of the opening events of the course taught by President Kimbrough and MC Lyte and is free and open to the public.

Uncle Luke will discuss the state of hip-hop, as it has changed so much. During the mid-1980s 2 Live Crew was considered controversial with lyrics that included discussions or descriptions of sexuality compared to lyrics today most discuss and/or describe sex.

Philosophy #444: “I Cram to Understand: Hip-hop, Sex, Gender and Ethical Behavior” seeks to look at this sexual revolution through the lens of the musical art form which is arguably is the most sexual- hip hop. This course provides an opportunity for substantive reflection and review of ethical principles and their relevance today in light of the creation and growth of the hip hop culture. Join in on the class discussions on Twitter #PHI444.

Uncle Luke is the second influential rapper to host a lecture on campus as apart of the philosophy course.  MC Lyte hosted a lecture on empowerment on Sept. 17 on Dillard’s campus.

The lecture is free and open to the public. For more information call (504) 816-4800.

(New Orleans, La.) -  Dillard University’s PHI 444 course taught by the university president and MC Lyte is to host a lecture by Luther “Uncle Luke” Campbell on the state of hip-hop, Thursday, Sept. 25 from 4 to 5 p.m. on Dillard’s campus.

WHAT:       Lecture on the state of hip-hop

WHEN:       Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014, 4-5 p.m.

WHERE:     Samuel DuBois Cook Center Theater

                  Dillard University

                  2601 Gentilly Boulevard, New Orleans, LA 70122

OTHER:      PHI 444: “I Cram to Understand: Hip-hop, Sex, Gender and Ethical Behavior” seeks to look at this sexual revolution through the lens of the musical art form which arguably is the most sexual in nature. Join in on the class discussions on Twitter #PHI444.

This event is open to the public. For more information, contact the Dillard University Office of Communications and Marketing at 504-816-4800, @du1869 or

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Demo is one in a series planned by the Ray Charles Program for African American Material Culture 

cgad(NEW ORLEANS, LA) – Former Dillard student and Fox-Television cooking series Master Chef contestant Christian Green will be featured in a cooking demonstration Sept. 25, 11 a.m. to

1:30 p.m. in Kearny Dining Hall on Dillard’s campus.

Green’s passion for cooking began when he started watching his mother cook in the kitchen. His craft was perfected during teen and young adulthood working at various New Orleans restaurants and retirement home dining facilities.

The Fox-Television cooking series MasterChef held an open call in New Orleans and Green was selected to compete against 29 other chefs selected nationwide for Season 5 episodes taped in Los Angeles. Green was among the top five remaining contenders. Green’s culinary skills and knack for well-seasoned and beautifully cooked meat entrees helped him succeed on the show.

Green attended Dillard University between 2006 and 2009, majoring in business and finance. He left school before graduating in order to provide for his son, Caiden, who was born in 2007.

The demonstration is open to the public with a cost of $8 (without a meal card) for lunch that includes the entrée that Chef Green will demonstrate in honor of Chef Leah Chase, matriarch of New Orleans’ creole cuisine. For more information call Zella Palmer at

(504) 816-4091; @Dillard_Ray; and @du1869.

Neuroscientist Dr. Monique Cola, Alumna of program to deliver the keynote address Breakfast is set for 10 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014 in the Student Union, 2nd floor PDF Print E-mail
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monique-colaDillard University will celebrate the 50th anniversary of its Upward Bound Program during a breakfast on Saturday, September 20 at 10 a.m. in the Student Union. Founded in 1964, Dillard’s Upward Bound Program is one of 17 pilot programs in the country and is the first in Louisiana. Upward Bound is a Federal TRIO Program and was initially created as part of President Lyndon Johnson’s “War on Poverty,” to assist students of color and low-income white students in attaining a college education.   

The breakfast will feature graduates of Dillard’s Upward Bound program as well as the first director, Ms. Adrienne Tervalon, who will be honored along with Dr. Camacia Smith-Ross, who spearheaded the program after Hurricane Katrina. 

Representative Cedric Richmond and a representative from Senator Mary Landrieu's office will also be present. 

The event is free and open to the public, however, seating is limited. Please call Jolanda Taylor for more information 816-4668.

Dillard U. Library Public Lecture with Dr. V.P. Franklin Sept 20 2014

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