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DENZEL WASHINGTON TO DELIVER COMMENCEMENT ADDRESS AT DILLARD SATURDAY, MAY 9 PDF Print E-mail
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DW Headshot by Mark Seliger copyright 2012 Paramount Pictures(New Orleans, LA) – Two-time Academy Award® and Tony Award-winning actor Denzel Washington will deliver the address at Dillard University on Saturday, May 9, when 247 students of Dillard University’s Class of 2015 walk down the Avenue of the Oaks during the commencement ceremony at 8 a.m.

“We are excited to have Denzel Washington as our 2015 Commencement Speaker,” said Walter M. Kimbrough, president of Dillard. “He has been a supporter of our Theater Program, which happens to be the oldest Historically Black College and University (HBCU) Theater Program in the country (now in its 79th season), for the past ten years,” he added. “Several Denzel Washington Scholars are candidates in this year’s graduating class and they will be ecstatic about having him as our speaker.”

From Trip, an embittered runaway slave in Glory, to South African freedom fighter Steven Biko in Cry Freedom; From Shakespeare's tragic historical figure Richard III, to the rogue detective, Alonzo in Training Day, Washington has amazed and entertained audiences with a rich array of characters distinctly his own. Washington most recently appeared in the film, The Equalizer, directed by Antoine Fuqua. Playing the role of Robert McCall, the thriller portrays a veteran covert operative who seeks redemption for his dark deeds. This past spring he appeared in the Broadway revival of A Raisin in the Sun, directed by Kenny Leon.

A native of Mount Vernon, New York, Denzel Washington is one of the most versatile actors in the industry. The eldest of three children born to a Pentecostal minister and beauty shop owner, Washington had his career sights set on medicine when he attended Fordham University. During a stint as a summer camp counselor he appeared in one of their theatre productions; Denzel was bitten by the acting bug and returned to Fordham that year seeking the tutelage of Robinson Stone, one of the school's leading professors.

Upon graduation from Fordham, Washington was accepted into San Francisco's prestigious American Conservatory Theater. Following an intensive year of study in their theater program, he returned to New York after a brief stop in Los Angeles.

His professional New York theater career began with Joseph Papp's Shakespeare in the Park and was quickly followed by numerous off-Broadway productions including "Ceremonies in Dark Old Men;" "When The Chickens Came Home to Roost (in which he portrayed Malcolm X);" "One Tiger to a Hill;" "Man and Superman;" "Othello;" "A Soldier's Play," for which he won an Obie Award.

Washington was 'discovered' by Hollywood when he was cast in 1979 in the television film Flesh and Blood. But it was Denzel's award-winning performance on stage in "A Soldier's Play" that captured the attention of the producers of the NBC television series, "St. Elsewhere," and he was soon cast in that long-running hit series as Dr. Phillip Chandler. His other television credits include "The George McKenna Story," "License to Kill," and "Wilma."

Appearing in more than 42 movies and theatrical productions, Washington has been nominated for 91 awards and has won 39 including two Academy Awards, two Golden Globe awards, five Black reel Awards, 13 NAACP Image Awards, 12 Tony Awards, and 11 Film critic awards, among others.
Notable films in which Washington appeared include Crimson Tide (1995), Courage Under Fire (1996), The Hurricane (1999), Bone Collector (1999), Fallen (1998), He Got Game (1998), Remember the Titans (2000), Antwone Fisher (2002), Inside Man (2006), American Gangster (2007), Fences (2010), and Flight (2012). He won Academy Awards® for Glory (Best Supporting Actor, 1989) and Training Day (Best Actor, 2001).

In addition to his accomplishments on screen, Washington took on a very different type of role in 2000. He produced the HBO documentary “Half Past Autumn: The Life and Works of Gordon Parks,” which was subsequently nominated for two Emmy Awards. Also, he served as executive producer on "Hank Aaron: Chasing The Dream," a biographical documentary for TBS which was nominated for an Emmy Award. Additionally, Washington's narration of the legend of "John Henry" was nominated for a 1996 Grammy Award in the category of Best Spoken Word Album for Children and he was awarded the 1996 NAACP Image Award for his performance in the animated children's special "Happily Ever After: Rumpelstiltskin."

 
Dillard to Offer Registered Nurses Blended Program to obtain Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree PDF Print E-mail
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Applications now being accepted for Summer 2015


(NEW ORLEANS, LA) –Dillard University is proud to announce that it is now accepting applications from Registered Nurses (RNs) who want to obtain their Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree (BSN). The RN-BSN is a blended program format, that is, one in which classes are offered both online and face-to-face. 

Dr. Sharon Hutchinson, chair of Dillard’s School of Nursing, says that classes will begin this summer for the next cohort of registered nurses. Hutchinson explained that while the University has offered registered nurses the opportunity to enroll in the BSN program since 2001, this is the first time it is being offered through a blended and online delivery format. “We are changing the way we offer this program to keep up with current trends in education for registered nurses and to make our course offerings more accessible to professionals in the field,” said Hutchinson. “Blended delivery affords the professional RN both the flexibility of online learning and the personal interactions of face-to-face learning,” she added.

The RN-BSN program option at Dillard University is one of several programs that lead to a Bachelor of Science in Nursing.  The RN-BSN program consists of 31 credit hours over three (3) consecutive semesters with entry to the program beginning in the summer. Applications are now being accepted for Summer 2015 entry.

A completed application consists of:
1) Complete a Dillard University application
2) Copy of ALL official transcripts for ALL institutions attended
3) Completed and signed Dillard University-School of Nursing application form RN BSN Application 2015

For further information, contact Dillard University School of Nursing at 504-816-4717 or visit us online at www.dillard.edu.

 
AT&T CONTRIBUTION TO DILLARD UNIVERSITY SUPPORTS WOMEN OF COLOR IN OPTICS, PHYSICS AND STEM PROGRAM PDF Print E-mail
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NEW ORLEANS, LA — AT&T announced a $10,000 contribution to Dillard University to support women of color in optics, physics and science, technology, engineering and math  (STEM) programs. The program will add to the available resources for girls and young women interested in STEM careers and help to orient them toward STEM fields early on in their studies. Dillard University has a long-standing history of being placed among the top 15 schools graduating African American students in physics. Over 80% of graduates in physics from this school are women.  

“There is a lack of gender and race diversity in STEM-related fields of study; therefore, it is imperative that we continue to fund programs that help to increase the number and success of young women of color in STEM fields,” stated State Senator JP Morrell. “The U.S. cannot become a world leader in STEM development without focusing on underrepresented populations as diversity will secure the best talent, and diverse viewpoints create the best problem solving.”

“Without the support of corporate partners like AT&T we would not have the financial resources to fully support and  provide incentives for young women of color to pursue careers in STEM,” said Marc Barnes, vice president for Institutional Advancement at Dillard. “Having the financial means to fully support the success of our current students and graduates in the workforce will eventually make the STEM areas of education for women of color more acceptable to our future students.”

“Our country’s future economic success relies on building an innovative, knowledge-based economy supported by a diverse and highly skilled (STEM) workforce,” stated AT&T Louisiana president Sonia Perez.

 
Dillard Theater to present a Black History Production: “Do You Know Who You Are?” PDF Print E-mail
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Show opens Friday, Feb. 27

(New Orleans, LA) Dillard University will continue its 79th season with an eight -performance run of its Black History Production “Do You Know Who You Are?,” an original musical, written and directed by Dillard Alumna India McDougle,‘05. The show opens on Friday, Feb. 27 and runs through Sunday, Mar. 8 in theCook Fine Arts Center Theatre on Dillard’s campus. Two of the eight performances are 10 a.m. matinees for local area schools.

An intergenerational ensemble, that includes youth ages 4 to 14, will guide the audience through music and dance on a journey that covers over 300 years of black history beginning in West Africa in the 18thCentury.  Consisting of eight scenes, the production will take the audience from Africa and the kidnapping of 12-year-old Oladuah Equiano into slavery with slave narratives; the civil war which spotlights the 54thregiment; the Harlem Renaissance; the Great Depression; the civil rights movement and the Black Panther Party; a homage to famous blacks; and end with a conversation about the future.  Members of the cast are also participants in Dillard University's Theatre Arts Summer Camp. 

In addition to the live performance, Dillard student organizations including Zeta Phi Beta, Dillard Nursing Program, Gamma Sigma Rho, as well as Miss Dillard and her court, have recreated visual presentations of different eras of black history on display in the lobby and hallways of the theater.  General admission tickets are $15 and $10 for students and senior citizens. To purchase tickets, call the Dillard box office at (504) 816-4857.

 

“Do You Know Who You Are?”


Friday, Feb. 27 at 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, Feb. 28 at 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, Mar. 1 at 3 p.m.

Friday, Mar. 6 at 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, Mar. 7 at 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, Mar. 8 at 3 p.m.

 
Dillard to Host Louisiana Fourth Circuit Court of Appeal Oral Arguments on Feb. 24 Students get ‘real-time’ lesson in court proceedings PDF Print E-mail
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(New Orleans) – On Tuesday, Feb. 24 the Louisiana Fourth Circuit Court of Appeal will convene at 11 a.m. in the Justice Revius O. Ortique Jr. Mock Trial Courtroom in the Professional Schools and Sciences Building on Dillard’s campus. The session, which is being held in honor of Black History Month, is part of an ongoing effort to educate students and the public about the work of the appellate court. Fourth Circuit Court of Appeal Judges Terri F. Love, Roland L. Belsome, and Joy Cossich Lobrano will hear the oral arguments.

“As we celebrate Black History Month, we are cognizant of the fact that we stand on the shoulders of many great legal scholars, including Justice Revius Ortique, Jr.,” said Court of Appeal Judge Terri Love. “To have the privilege of conducting appellate arguments in a courtroom named in his honor is a true representation of his legacy,” she added. 

The late Ortique was the first African-American elected to serve on the Louisiana Supreme Court. As an attorney and judge, he engaged in many landmark decisions. The Justice Revius O. Ortique Jr. Mock Trial Courtroom is part of Dillard University’s Center for Law and Public Interest, which was recently established to assist undergraduate students who seek careers in law and related fields and to serve as a conduit to champion issues of public interest.

“We are excited about convening a real-life court session in ‘real-time’ on campus,” said Dr. Gary Clark, political science professor and director of Dillard’s Center for Law and Public Interest. “Our students are so fortunate to have this experience as undergraduates and to gain insight directly from seasoned judges and law professionals,” Clark said.

Following court, Judges Terri Love, Roland Belsome, and Joy Cossich Lobrano, along with Chief Judge Kern Reese of the Orleans Parish Civil District Court, will host a “lunch and learn” session at noon in rooms 131-135 (across from the Mock Trial Courtroom). The information session will provide an overview of the appellate court process to students with an opportunity to ask questions about the process. Both students and the public are invited to attend the oral arguments on Tuesday, Feb. 24.  For more information call504.816.4800.

 
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