University of the District of Columbia to host LifeSmarts State Championship

Media Advisory For Immediate Release March 15, 2017 CONTACT INFORMATION Rebecca Bankhead, MS Director of the Center for 4-H & Youth Development William Cocke, LifeSmarts DC State Coordinator Center for 4-H & Youth Development Volunteer Click here to download media advisory. University of the District of Columbia to host LifeSmarts State Championship Washington, […]

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Welcome to a new academic term, Fall 2016! As we prepare for your return, we would like to ensure your needs are met most timely and appropriately. We have created a Registration “One-Stop-Shop “during the week of registration in the Student Center, Student Organization Suite, A level entrance. If you need assistance with the following:

Why Militant is the New Black Excellence

Ronald Mason isn’t a stranger to taking strong public positions when it comes to saving black folks. The distinguished three-time HBCU president who laid a foundation for Jackson State University’s evolution as a high-research public flagship institution, and virtually saved Southern University from financial ruin and legislative assault, finds himself at the University of the District of Columbia — freed of the southern-fried politics and internal conflicts that too often put blinders on broad visions for HBCU sustainability in public contexts.

A ‘Top Chef’ visits UDC. Can we get him to stay?

Celebrity chef Spike Mendelsohn likes to use locally-raised food at his DC-area restaurants. You don’t get much more local than this.

The Wall Street Journal – Washington’s Surprise Attraction: Urban Farmers’ Markets

To see (and taste) the real D.C., skip the White House and follow the capital’s top chefs to its vibrant craft and produce purveyors. Though often overlooked for more august attractions such as the Capitol and the Smithsonian, Washington, D.C.’s farmers’ markets are prime places to survey local color, nosh on soft-shell crab or an Asian-inspired taco and even pick up a bottle of olive oil or a watercolor as a souvenir.

Forest Hills Connection: UDC’s water and soil testing lab earns national accreditation

If you have been as horrified by the Flint, Michigan, water disaster as I have, you will be interested to know that the District of Columbia is fortunate that a newly certified Environmental Quality Testing Laboratory is operating at the University of the District of Columbia.

The Diane Rehm Show – Environmental Outlook: The Growth Of Large-Scale Indoor Urban Farming

The face of agriculture is dramatically changing in and around cities worldwide. From Anchorage, Alaska to Tokyo, Japan, multi-story indoor farms provide fresh produce, fish and other products to local residents. Some facilities are greenhouses using natural sunlight, others use grow lights. Proponents of these farms argue they use less water and pesticides, while reducing transportation costs and carbon emissions. But critics argue they are not cost effective and consume too much energy. Guest host Maria Hinojosa and a panel of guests discuss the pros and cons of indoor urban farms for this month’s Environmental Outlook.

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