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Remembering Doris “Dorie” Miller, World War II Hero

Across these United States, “Doris D. Miller” is name that is found on streets, schools, parks, and other public places. In the City of Waco, Texas, one will find the Doris D. Miller Park and the Doris Miller Family YMCA. The heroic and valiant service of Doris “Dorie” Miller may be known to some but … Continue reading

Guest Post: Unconscious Biases – They Tend to Give Themselves Away

Guest Post Author: Sondra Thiederman, Ph.D. Sometimes I get impatient with the phrase “unconscious bias.” The word “unconscious” leaves the impression that these biases – these inflexible beliefs about particular categories of people – are completely beyond our reach. In turn, because they are (supposedly) beyond our reach, the implication is that there’s nothing we … Continue reading

Guest Post: Finders Keepers

Guest Post Author: Eric Herrenkohl When you find good people, do you keep them in your life? Recently I had the chance to interview a logistics leader for a major multinational firm in Canada. In the course of the interview, this guy told a story about taking a new role and reaching out to recruit … Continue reading

MLK Day 2017 – A Doodle and Three Often Overlooked Facts About Dr. King

  Today, is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day in the United States. In addition to the many programs and events that have been planned on this three-day weekend to pay tribute to the work and ministry of Dr. King, I want to highlight today’s doodle which features the work of artist Keith Mallett. The doodle … Continue reading

NUMBERS: Santa Math for 2016 Package Delivery

We are less than 12 hours from Christmas Day! The last shipment deadline for the three major package delivery service providers – United States Postal Service (USPS), Federal Express (FedEx), and United Parcel Service (UPS) – has come and gone (December 23, 2016) with the exception of few and rare deliveries on Christmas Eve and … Continue reading

Small Business Saturday 2016: Shop Small In A Big Way on Saturday, November 25, 2016

Small Business Saturday is just two days away! Holiday shoppers are encouraged to patronize local small brick and mortar on Saturday, November 25, 2016. It is a counterpart to Black Friday and Cyber Monday, which feature big box retail and e-commerce stores, respectively. Small Business Saturday was first observed in Roslindale Village, Massachusetts on November … Continue reading

Thanksgiving 2016: Nine things I am thankful for

We are just five short weeks away from closing out Calendar Year 2016. Tomorrow is Thanksgiving Day – an annual national holiday in North America that is marked by religious observances and a traditional meal including turkey. Add to the above football, shopping, and parades. The holiday commemorates a harvest festival celebrated by the Pilgrims in … Continue reading

Unconscious Bias: Guest Post – The Hidden Cost of Unconscious Bias

Guest Post Author: Sondra Thierderman, PhD We all know there is a high cost for bias in the workplace. Some of those costs are obvious: managers fail to hire valuable employees, the target of the bias is deprived of career opportunities, and the organization is at risk of legal ramifications. Those are the costs that … Continue reading

Unconscious Bias: Creating False Realities

  What does a doctor look like in 2016? I’ve been following a story in the news media for the past two weeks that should be disappointing and surprising but is neither to me. As reported by NBC News, The Washington Post, The Minnesota Star Tribune and other media outlets, Dr. Tamika Cross, a Houston … Continue reading

Initiation of Dr. Joseph N. Cannon Chemical Engineering Academic Endowment Scholarship

  The Dr. Joseph N. Cannon Chemical Engineering Endowment Scholarship Fund will be initiated during Howard University’s (HU) Homecoming Weekend, October 20-22, 2016. The Chemical Engineering Department is proud to announce the initiation of the Dr. Joseph N. Cannon Chemical Engineering Endowment Scholarship Fund Kick-off during HU Homecoming Weekend 2016. Due to Dr. Cannon’s tireless … Continue reading