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Howard University Answers White House Call to Action on College Opportunity

Thu, 01/16/2014 - 04:17
WASHINGTON (January 16, 2014) – As part of the Obama Administration's efforts to increase college opportunity, Howard University has answered the call to make new commitments to increase college opportunity. Led by Interim President Wayne A.I. Frederick, Howard University will expand opportunities for select low-income students in the STEM fields. "Developing a pipeline of students in STEM is in the national interest," Dr. Frederick said. "We are proud of the new initiative and the Center for Academic Excellence's role in guiding the success of this important commitment."
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Howard Professor Receives 2014 Solomon Carter Fuller Award

Wed, 01/15/2014 - 04:17
WASHINGTON (January 10, 2014) – Alumnus William Lawson, M.D., Ph.D., professor and chairman of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences in the Howard University College of Medicine, was recently named the 2014 recipient of the prestigious Solomon Carter Fuller Award by the American Psychiatric Foundation (APA).
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Phi Beta Sigma Celebrates a Century of Service

Wed, 01/15/2014 - 04:17
WASHINGTON, DC (January 14, 2014) – Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc., has launched a centennial celebration of its founding that began with a ceremony at Howard University on Jan. 9 and will culminate with a Grand Centennial Celebration on campus July 16-20. The service fraternity was founded at Howard in 1914. Last week's kickoff event was a monument groundbreaking and wreath-laying ceremony on the Lower Quadrangle.
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Dr. Cornwell Named Secretary of the American College of Surgeons

Tue, 11/05/2013 - 04:17
WASHINGTON (October 30, 2013) – Dr. Edward E. Cornwell, III, professor and chairman of the Department of Surgery at the Howard University College of Medicine, was named the secretary of the American College of Surgeons in October. Dr. Cornwell, a renowned trauma surgeon, author and community activist, has devoted his career to work in urban communities and to the special health care needs of African-American males, who are disproportionately affected by gun violence. His work in the operating room and his outreach to Black males has been featured in Black Enterprise magazine and by ABC News.
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HBCU Lacrosse Consortium Announces First Annual HBCU National Lacrosse All Star Game

Tue, 11/05/2013 - 04:17
WASHINGTON (October 30, 2013) – The Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Lacrosse Consortium will be hosting the first annual HBCU Lacrosse All Star Game at Howard University’s Greene Stadium on Sunday, Nov. 17, at 1 p.m. The HBCU Lacrosse Consortium consists of representatives from Hampton University, Howard University, Morehouse College and Morgan State University who have combined to grow the game by showcasing current lacrosse athletes from each of these institutions.
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Howard University School of Education to Celebrate 125th Anniversary with Inaugural Gala

Fri, 10/18/2013 - 05:17
WASHINGTON (October 18, 2013) -- In celebration of its 125th anniversary, the Howard University School of Education will host an inaugural gala in the atrium of the new Paul Laurence Dunbar High School building in Washington, D.C., on Thursday, Oct. 24, at 7 p.m. Hundreds of national and local luminaries who support the School of Education's mission to prepare students and eliminate education and social disparities are expected to attend. The gala will also celebrate the school's historic relocation to the Miner Building and will kick-off the Make Miner Major! Campaign, which has a $1 million fund-raising goal.
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President Ribeau Commissions Campus Safety Task Force

Tue, 09/24/2013 - 05:17
WASHINGTON (September 24, 2013) – Howard University President Sidney A. Ribeau recently commissioned a 38-member University-wide task force to lead a comprehensive review of campus safety initiatives, identify best practices, as well as make recommendations that ensure that Howard maintains the safest possible learning environment.
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Career Exploration Week Offers Ways to Sharpen Job Prospects

Tue, 09/17/2013 - 05:17
WASHINGTON (September 18, 2013) – Howard University will host the fall 2013 Career Exploration Week, Sept. 23 to Sept 26. The Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs and the Center for Education, Development and Research, known on campus as the CEDAR Center, coordinates the events each year.
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Ambassador Parsan of Trinidad and Tobago Lectures on Contemporary Issues and International Affairs

Tue, 09/17/2013 - 05:17
WASHINGTON (September 16, 2013) – Dr. Neil Parsan, ambassador of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago to the United States, is providing four lectures for Howard University Graduate School's Contemporary Issues on International Affairs forum on Thursday, Sept. 12, 19, 26, and Oct. 3, in the Graduate School room 205 at 7 p.m.Ambassador Parsan will present the lectures: "Cultural Diplomacy" on Sept. 12, "The Future of Diplomacy in a Digital Era" on Sept. 19, "The Role of Sports Diplomacy as a Tool of Soft Power" on Sept. 26, and "Regional Integration: The Caribbean Experience" on Oct. 3.
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Game Time! AT and T Nation's Football Classic® Returns To RFK Stadium Saturday - Annual gridiron Classic to feature Howard University vs. Morehouse College

Fri, 09/06/2013 - 05:17
Description: WASHINGTON (September 5, 2013) – Events DC announced game day activities for the 3rd annual AT and T Nation's Football Classic®, featuring Howard University vs. Morehouse College on Saturday, Sept. 7 at RFK Stadium. Tickets, priced $25 to $50 plus applicable fees, are on sale at the RFK Stadium Box Office and Ticketmaster.com.
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The Game Before The Game: Mordecai Wyatt Johnson – Benjamin E. Mays Student Debate

Fri, 09/06/2013 - 05:17
Description: Howard University and Morehouse College are gearing up for the “More Than A Game” activities that are planned as part of the third annual AT and T Nation’s Football Classic® weekend, held Thursday, Sept. 5, through Sunday, Sept. 8, in Washington, DC.
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Howard University Honors the Legacy of the 1963 March on Washington

Fri, 08/30/2013 - 05:17
Description: WASHINGTON (September 5, 2013) – Events DC announced game day activities for the 3rd annual AT and T Nation's Football Classic®, featuring Howard University vs. Morehouse College on Saturday, Sept. 7 at RFK Stadium. Tickets, priced $25 to $50 plus applicable fees, are on sale at the RFK Stadium Box Office and Ticketmaster.com.
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Former U.S. Rep. Ron Dellums Named Visiting Fellow at Howard University Ronald W. Walters Center

Tue, 08/27/2013 - 05:17
WASHINGTON (September 3, 2013) – The Howard University Ronald W. Walters Leadership and Public Policy Center announces the selection of Ronald V. Dellums, a former member of the U.S. House of Representatives and mayor of Oakland, CA, as the institute’s first visiting fellow. Dellums gained national prominence through four decades of public service and as a successful leader in congressional struggles against South African apartheid.
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Howard University Provides Medical Aid to Thousands in Haiti

Mon, 08/26/2013 - 01:17
WASHINGTON (Aug. 12, 2013) – For the fourth consecutive year, Howard University has responded to the needs in post-earthquake Haiti. In conjunction with the New York chapter of the National Organization for the Advancement of Haitians (NOAH) and the Haitian American Alliance, Howard University completed an ambitious service-learning-based medical trip to Haiti this summer.
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Howard School of Law Alumna Appointed White House Fellow

Thu, 08/22/2013 - 01:17
WASHINGTON (August 20, 2013) – Shirlethia V. Franklin, a senior associate at an Atlanta law firm and Howard University School of Law alumna, is among the 12 outstanding individuals appointed to serve as White House Fellows during the 2013-2014 academic year. Franklin (J.D. ‘07) graduated in the top 10 percent of her law school class, served as editor-in-chief of the Howard Law Journal, and was president of her first-year class. Franklin is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., and is a recent cancer survivor.
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Prince George’s County Executive Rushern Baker to Deliver Convocation Address

Thu, 08/22/2013 - 01:17
WASHINGTON (August 20, 2013) – Howard University alumnus and Prince George’s County Executive Rushern L. Baker, III, will serve as keynote speaker at Howard University’s 146th Convocation, Sept. 27, at 11 a.m. in Cramton Auditorium on the main campus. Prince George’s County is the highest income African-American-majority county in America and the second-largest jurisdiction by population in the state of Maryland. Since taking office, Baker (J.D. ‘86) has worked closely with other state and regional leaders to pursue positive changes in health care, education and public safety. The result has been rising test scores and significant reductions in overall crime.
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Michael C. Kaufmann, CEO, Pharmaceutical Segment of Cardinal Health to deliver keynote address at Howard University College of Pharmacy White Coat Ceremony

Wed, 08/21/2013 - 01:17
WASHINGTON ( August 21, 2013 )–Michael C. Kaufmann, chief executive officer of the Pharmaceutical Segment at Cardinal Health, will deliver the keynote address at the College of Pharmacy’s 13th Annual White Coat Ceremony on Friday, August 23, 2013.The White Coat Ceremony marks the culmination of week-long orientation, professional development and induction program offerings for incoming Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D) students ( Class of 2017).Mr. Kaufmann’s speech will focus on the importance of professionalism and professional development in the field of pharmacy sciences.
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Howard Magazine Honored for Excellence

Thu, 08/15/2013 - 01:17
WASHINGTON (Aug. 15, 2013) – Howard Magazine won 2013 APEX Publication Excellence Awards for the winter 2013 issue, “Innovative Research Through an Interdisciplinary Lens,” and for the magazine’s innovate mobile app. The magazine and other publications produced by the Office of University Communications have won Apex Awards for the past four years. The APEX Awards for Publication Excellence is an annual competition for publishers, editors, writers and designers who create print, web, electronic and social media. The awards are sponsored by Communications Concepts, Inc., which advises publishing, PR and marketing professionals on best practices to improve their publications and communications programs.
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Bison Wins 110m Hurdles at World Championship

Tue, 08/13/2013 - 01:17
WASHINGTON (August 13, 2013) -- Beijing Olympian and Howard alumnus David Oliver won the 110-meter hurdles at the 2013 IAAF World Championships in Moscow. Oliver cleared the 10 hurdles in an impressive 13 seconds, the fastest time of the year. Oliver (B.A. '04), a medalist at the 2008 Beijing Games, is the first two-time All-American in Howard’s history.
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Howard University to Launch HU-Online, Partnership with Pearson

Mon, 08/05/2013 - 01:17
WASHINGTON (August 2, 2013) - Today, Howard University announced "Howard University Online," part of a comprehensive initiative that will expand the flagship research University's array of blended/online courses and programs in partnership with Pearson. Pearson, one of the world's leading providers of online services to higher education, has been engaged as the University's strategic partner in this effort. Howard will offer select online degree programs in the fall 2014-2015 academic year with the goal of creating up to 25 online programs over the next few years. "This new initiative directly supports the University's strategic priority to enhance teaching, learning and research," said Provost and Chief Academic Officer Wayne A.I. Frederick, M.D., MBA. "It builds faculty capacity to enhance our instruction delivery to meet the needs of the 21st century learner as well as our reach beyond our Washington-based campus to the world through our new partnership with Pearson."
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