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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

Dillard University to Host “An Evening with MC Lyte” Wednesday, September 17 PDF Print E-mail
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(New Orleans) – MC Lyte will spend an evening discussing her new release “Dear John” and the #EducateOurMen initiative by the Hip Hop Sister Foundation on Dillard University’s campus at 7 p.m. Sept. 17.

WHAT:          “An Evening with MC Lyte”

WHEN:          Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014 at 7 p.m.

WHERE:         Georges Auditorium, Professional Schools Building

                     Dillard University

                     2601 Gentilly Boulevard, New Orleans, LA 70122

OTHER:         “Dear John” featuring Common is the first single from MC Lyte’s LP, her first studio album in 11 years. MC Lyte will be available for interviews and photos following the event.   

                    The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the Dillard University office of Communications and Marketing at 504-816-4800.

Dillard to feature Michelle Guobadia at Greek 101 Anti- Hazing Workshop on Sept. 10 PDF Print E-mail
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(New Orleans) - The Office of President and the Pan Helenic Council of Dillard University are sponsoring a workshop featuring noted sorority/fraternity expert Michelle Guobadia on Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. in the Georges Auditorium on Dillard’s campus.  Guobadia, who engages in frank talk about hazing, addresses the myths and misconceptions of how hazing adds value to a fraternity/sorority chapter.  The theme of the Greek 101 Workshop is “Hazing  Makes You a Better Greek, and Other Stupid Myths.”

According to her promotional flyer, Guobadia offers insight into Greek ritual, and says that tearing a person down or using ridicule and violence to make them feel they are part of a special community a life-long bond cannot build a life-long bond. The workshop is free and open to all college students and the general public. For more information call Hermine Jones at (504) 816-4837 or  go to or

Guobadia is the Director for Fraternity and Sorority Life at the University of North Carolina where she advises 33 fraternities and sororities.

Apply Now for Saturday Science Academy PDF Print E-mail
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The Saturday Science Academy (SSA) enrolls 200 students from grades 2-8 who are divided into two clusters by grade level for a 10-week program. The Academcy starts Oct. 1, 2016 and ends Dec 10, 2016. Classes run from 9 a.m. to Noon.

The SSA grants minority students access to potential careers in science and engineering. The project helps develop skills in the creative expression of scientific and mathematical ideas. It also provides activities in the technical use of computer to hone quantitative and analytical problem solving skills and also exposes students to the scientific method in a laboratory setting where discovery and heuristic methods are used in observing, classifying and analyzing physical phenomena. 

The program also motivates and develops positive attitudes towards science, mathematics and engineering through direct exposure to role models; and improves precision and power in oral and written communication skills. Students will establish coalitions between Dillard University and community organizations including the church to form a broad-based approach to solving problems associated with having few minorities working in science and technology fields.

Apply here, then contact Dr. Ruby Broadway at (504) 816-4725.

Daughters of Charity Health Center Celebrated Ribbon Cutting for its Gentilly Location on Dillard’s Campus PDF Print E-mail
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The Daughters of Charity held a ribbon cutting and dedication of its newest center located in the Student Union on Dillard’s campus Wednesday, Aug. 27.  President Kimbrough, Archbishop Gregory Aymond, Councilman Jared Brossett (District D), New Orleans Health Department Director Charlotte Parent, other elected officials, health care providers, and members of the Gentilly community were in attendance.

The center, which is the Gentilly location, is accessed from 100 Warrington Drive.

According to Michael G. Griffin, president and CEO of Daughters of Charity, and former member of Dillard’s Board of Trustees, the opening of a health center at the University had always been part of Dillard’s vision in rebuilding the campus after Hurricane Katrina.

Until now, there was no full-service primary health care facility in the area. The Daughters of Charity Health Center provides women’s health (OB/GYN and prenatal services), primary care for children, adults and seniors, as well as dental services and behavioral health services.

Daughters of Charity Health Center in Gentilly is open to all members of the community Monday through Friday between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.  The health care facility accepts most private insurances, Medicaid, Medicare and the Greater New Orleans Community Health Connection (GNOCHC). A sliding fee scale also is available, as well as low-cost medications through a pharmacy assistance program for those who qualify.

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