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Dillard Medical Director Creates Black Health TV PDF Print E-mail
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corey hebert2128Dr. Corey Hebert is a very busy man. Along with being the Medical Director for Dillard University, the Medical Director for the Louisiana Recovery School District, the Chief Medical Editor at WDSU-NBC and an Asst. Professor at Tulane University Medical Center, he has found time to create an important new media outlet - Black Health TV.

The first ever academically based, health information website for African Americans in the world, Black Health TV is unique in that it is predominantly online video. Black Health TV’s mission is to become the brand of choice for African-American health consumers by empowering as many people as possible with the best health information. The foundation of this vision is to use online health video to visually capture the attention of African-American viewers seeking to improve their health care outcomes.

"We all need to make the entire African American population aware of this innovative new health source that can save lives daily", says Dr. Hebert.

Hebert counts on his academic partners, Harvard University School of Medicine and Morehouse Schoolof Medicine, among others to share resources, information and offer data for segments. With topics ranging from women's health, understanding diabetes and the health benefits of breastfeeding, readers are sure to find solutions and suggestions to many of their health concerns and questions.

"Black Health TV has identified an all-star staff of experienced health journalists and television producers who specialize in taking complex medical topics and explaining them in an easy-to-understand manner", says the multi-tasker. "We produce the most compelling and reliable online health videos of unparalleled quality and credibility for the body, mind and spirit", he adds.

Viewers are encouraged to not only watch helpful videos, but to join featured online support groups as well. By following Black Health TV on social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter, African Americans are certain to receive a multitude of health tips and health news updates.

For more information, visit the Black Health TV website

or read more about the creation of Black Health TV on The Network Journal


 
Elizabeth Catlett Memorial and Exhibit PDF Print E-mail
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Catlett-1Celebrated artist and former Dillard faculty member Elizabeth Catlett will be honored at a special engagement and exhibit held at Dillard University (DU), on October 6, 2012. Created in conjunction with Stella Jones Gallery, the show will feature many special pieces on display on the DU campus.

Elizabeth Catlett’s refined, sensual sculptures of wood, bronze, and marble, as well as a prolific body of expressionistic, often politically charged prints, have made her one of the most celebrated American artists. During a career that spanned more than seventy years, Catlett has been featured in more than sixty solo exhibitions of her work. Since 1946, she resided largely in Mexico and continued to produce art until her death in April of 2012 at the age of ninety-six.

Catlett was born in Washington, D.C. to Mary Carson Catlett and John Catlett, a professor of mathematics at Tuskegee Institute who died before she was born. Though trained as a teacher, following her husband’s death, Elizabeth’s mother worked a series of jobs to support the family. Observing her mother’s strategies for survival and hearing narratives about her enslaved grand-parents’ lives, Catlett would later discuss the impact of their strength and perseverance on her own life and career.

 Artist and art historian Samella Lewis, Catlett’s biographer and former student, has written of Catlett’s tenure as head of the art department at Dillard University from 1940-1942: “Elizabeth Catlett was a commanding and fascinating individual... She stood up to everybody…Her immersion in the civil rights movement, labor movements, and human rights in general was a threat to the status quo and an embarrassment to the conservative officials of the university, but she persisted until her departure in the spring of 1942…She confronted police brutality, bus drivers on segregated seating, and college administrators on curriculum.” Such experiences would result in a recurrence of socially progressive themes in her work.

For more information about the tribute, please contact John Barnes at (504) 816-4448.


 
Martial Arts Self-Defense Seminar PDF Print E-mail
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On Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012, Dillard University’s Martial Arts Club will host its first Eye of the Tiger Self-Defense Seminar. Attendees will learn a variety of self-defense techniques. Guest instructor Master Arthur Robertson, a fifth-degree black belt in Jun Tong Mu Sool, will teach this beginner's class in Taekwondo and Hapkido. Robertson has 30 years of experience in Korean self-defense and has been featured in publications such as Martial Arts in America and the Taekwondo Times. Members of Dillard's Martial Arts Club and students from Robertson's school in Kenner will perform martial arts and traditional weapons demonstrations.

Instructor Norward Sears founded the Dillard University Martial Arts Club in 2011. The group has performed throughout the New Orleans area, at locales including Lakeside Mall, New Orleans Arena, and Medard H. Nelson Charter School.

The Eye of the Tiger Self-Defense Seminar is open to the community. Attendees may spectate ($5) or participate full-on in the training session ($25). For more information, contact Norward Sears at (504) 307-9659 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


 
Dillard Alumna Signs With the Harlem Globetrotters PDF Print E-mail
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Dillard University athletics have much to crow about with the announcement of a recent graduate and star player's next move.

Ariel Mitchell, a native of Louisiana and a Dillard alum from the Class of 2012, has signed with the legendary Harlem Globetrotters. She is one of only 11 women to ever to play for the basketball team, and the first to come out of a National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) school. The Dillard University Athletics Department will honor her at a formal announcement and press conference on Friday, Sept. 28 at 11 a.m. in the Dent Hall gymnasium on Dillard’s campus.

Mitchell will be available to answer questions from media at the press conference. Elected officials, Dillard University Athletic Director Kiki Baker Barnes, representatives from Mitchell’s hometown, and family of the late Billy Ray Hobley (a Dillard alum and longtime Globetrotter) are also expected to speak.

Ariel “Mighty” Mitchell, as she will be known with the Globetrotters, hails from St James, La. The 5’7” shooting guard led the Dillard Lady Bleu Devils basketball team for four years, scoring over 1,000 points and earning All-Conference honors in her sophomore, junior, and senior years. She averaged 13.6 points and 3.5 rebounds per game and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in public health.

In 2013, the Globetrotters will launch its “You Write the Rules” World Tour, playing over 250 games across the U.S., Canada, France, the Dominican Republic, the United Arab Emirates, and more.

Dillard students, staff, faculty and alumni are invited to attend this special celebration on Friday and show their support for Ariel. For more information about Ariel or the event, please contact Kiki Baker-Barnes at (504) 816-4752.


 
From Seed to Table PDF Print E-mail
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GreenhouseDSC 01281On Sept. 20, the CDC, Dillard University and Langston Hughes Academy kicked off the “From Seed to Table” program in the greenhouse on Dillard’s campus. The partnership will bring Langston Hughes Academy (LHA) elementary students to Dillard’s campus once a week to garden and learn about biology, nutrition and agriculture. The students are each paired with a Dillard biology student (their “Botany Buddy”), who will serve not only as a teacher and gardening guide, but also as a role model and friend.

“I love the mentorship aspect of the program,” said Amy Zellweger, garden educator at LHA. “Pairing our kids with Dillard students gives them the idea that, ‘Hey, I can go to college too.’”

Students will grow root crops, such as carrots and beets; lettuces, including spinach and mesclun; and brassicas, like cauliflower, broccoli and kale. After sprouting in the temperature-controlled environment of Dillard’s greenhouse, the crops will be replanted down the street in LHA’s Dreamkeeper Garden.

Much of the food will be donated to families at LHA, which is part of the Firstline Schools charter school network. Some crops will be sold at the Sankofa Farmers’ Market in New Orleans’ Upper Ninth Ward, an element of the program that teaches entrepreneurship. Thus, “From Seed to Table” will help combat the food dessert that exists in parts of the city where fresh produce is difficult to find. The program was made available with the help of a grant written by the CDC.

“We’re going to work with all the students to see if their attitudes and knowledge about vegetables and healthy eating improve over the semester,” said Dr. Amy Lesen, biology professor at Dillard. “They’re going to see their vegetables actually grow, and we’re all going to eat our food together. So it’s a real seed-to-table, healthy eating, urban gardening project.”


 
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