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WASHINGTON –Brittany Stallworth, a Howard University biology senior, received the 2012 Brower Youth Award for her work as the founder of the campus environmental organization, Green is the New Black. The Brower Youth Award recognizes young leaders in North America, ages 13-22, for their advocacy of positive environmental and social changes. Stallworth was selected as one of six awardees from hundreds of students around the nation. She received a cash prize of $3,000 and a trip to San Francisco for the award presentation on Oct. 23.
Washington, D.C., (November 13, 2012) – WHUR 96.3FM, the flagship station of the Howard University Radio Network, is kicking off its season of giving Thursday, November 15th from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Old Post Office Pavilion as the network hosts “Food2Feed 2012,” a 12-hour fundraiser to feed needy families for Thanksgiving. Volunteers will fan out in the District of Columbia along 12th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., encouraging listeners to give.
WASHINGTON (November 9, 2012) – Howard University Professor Roberta B. Hollander, Ph.D., MPH, was the recipient of the Judith R. Miller Award in recognition of extraordinary service to the American Public Health Association. The award was presented to Hollander at the national conference of the American Public Health Association in San Francisco on Oct. 30. “I am deeply honored to have been a member of the American Public Health Association for 35 years, and to have been able to contribute through elected and voluntary roles,” Hollander said.
Gwendolyn S. and Colbert I. King Endowed Chair in Public Policy Address Obstacles to Black Voting in the 2012 Election
WASHINGTON (November 13, 2012) – Prominent attorneys from the NAACP and the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law will lead a discussion on effects of voter suppression initiatives on the African-American vote in the 2012 election. The discussion is the second Colbert I. King Endowed Chair in Public Policy lecture this semester and will take place at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov 14 in the School of Business auditorium.
AACU Announces Howard University to Participate in Third Cohort of Preparing Critical Faculty for the Future.
Washington (November 8, 2012) – The Association of American Colleges and Universities announced today the names of ten colleges and universities chosen in a competitive process to participate in the third cohort of Preparing Critical Faculty for the Future (PCFF), including Howard University. This project supports women of color faculty in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines in becoming strong academic and administrative leaders, both on campus and within their respective disciplines. The project is funded by the National Science Foundation's Historically Black Colleges and Universities-Undergraduate Program (HBCU-UP). The institutions selected over the three cohorts represent many different types—including two year and four year, public, and private HBCUs.
WASHINGTON (November 9, 2012) – A team of Howard University students took second place in the General Motors/Wayne State University School of Business Administration Supply Chain Case Competition in Detroit. Howard’s supply chain case competition team was made up of four students who major in supply chain management: James Thompson (junior), Adeshile Allinson (senior), Travis Smith (junior), and Grayson Mitchell (senior). The team was supported by James Haddow, a professor and director of the Center for Excellence in Supply Chain Management.
WASHINGTON -- In Dallas, a 28-year-old mother of two was brutally stabbed to death by her new boyfriend after they had sex and he discovered she was HIV positive. Almost 1400 miles away, a 14-year-old honors student from Philadelphia was denied admission into a prominent boarding school in Hershey, Pa., because he too was HIV positive.
WASHINGTON – Alumnus Casey Stringer (B.B.A. ’84) remembers his days on campus in the early 1980s when it was a little easier to find money for his education. Back then he and other Howard University students had excellent access to federal grants and guaranteed student loans. Plus, the cost of university tuition was not as expensive as it for today’s students.
South African Ambassador to Speak on Workplace Faith and Ethics an Interfaith Discussion at Howard University
WASHINGTON (November 2, 2012) - South African Ambassador to the United States Ebrahim Rasool will speak on “Faith and Ethics in the Workplace: An Interfaith Discussion.” The event will take place in the School of Social Work auditorium at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 14. Rasool is well-known for his role as an activist in South Africa’s anti-apartheid movement. His activism against the country’s apartheid government began in his years as a high school student in Cape Town. Rasool later held leadership positions in the United Democratic Front and the African National Congress. Today, he is recognized throughout the world as a proponent of human rights and interfaith cooperation.
WASHINGTON (November 5, 2012) – Attorneys from two prominent civil rights organizations spoke about current threats and the history of struggle in the African-American voting rights movement during the Gwendolyn S. and Colbert I. King Endowed Chair in Public Policy lecture series on Wednesday, Oct. 24. The 2012-2013 series is titled “Civic equality in the 21st Century: the Political Process, Education, Economic Power, and Individual Rights.” Former President and Director-Counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Elaine R. Jones is facilitating the King lecture series this year.
WASHINGTON (Nov. 5, 2002)– Hundreds of Howard University employees poured through the doors of Blackburn Center recently for health screenings and to talk with Howard physicians and other health providers during Health Fair on the Hill, a free healthcare extravaganza.
WASHINGTON (October 28, 2012) – Howard University President Sidney A. Ribeau will serve as the keynote speaker at the U.S. Department of Defense’s (DoD) Diversity STEM Summit in downtown Washington, D.C. on Thursday, Nov. 1. The Diversity STEM Summit will examine issues related to the Defense Department’s technical workforce of the future and shaping the workforce’s demographic profile. The Summit will explore ways to enhance recruiting capabilities, and effective practices to increase participation by women and minorities and ways to leverage existing STEM programs.
WASHINGTON (October 31, 2012) – Howard University’s School of Communications was selected as one of the nation’s Top 25 Journalism Schools, according to a survey of industry professionals conducted by NewsPro magazine. NewsPro is published by Crain Communications and is targeted to journalists, news managers and news executives at print, broadcast, online and other media organizations. The journalism school survey was distributed to TVWeek.com and NewsPro readers, with 438 respondents participating. The journalism school survey, the magazine’s first, appears in the December issue of the magazine.
WASHINGTON (October 25, 2012) – Howard University President Sidney A. Ribeau joined Congressman Charles B. Rangel and Secretary Hillary Clinton on Oct. 2 to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Program at a State Department ceremony. "Howard University's international footprint is more important than ever. Through programs like the Rangel and Pickering, we are able to scale up our efforts to diversify the foreign service and uniquely prepare our students to advance this national agenda," said Howard University President Sidney A. Ribeau. The Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Program is an initiative involving the U.S. Department of State, the Ralph J. Bunche International Affairs Center of Howard University, and the U.S. Congress. Congressman Rangel created the program in 2002 to diversify our Foreign Service and to give young people, especially minorities, exposure to careers of international service. Howard has produced more Rangel fellows than any other university. President Ribeau accepted an award at the ceremony which recognized Howard University for its management of the Rangel Program over the past decade. Harold A. Scott, Ph.D., interim director of the Ralph J. Bunche International Center, where the Rangel Program is based, also attended. Patricia H. Scroggs, who directs the Rangel program at Howard, also was honored.
WASHINGTON (October 24, 2012) – Tom Burrell, author of the best-selling book “Brainwashed: Challenging the Myth of Black Inferiority,” will participate in a panel presentation on media messaging research during the 2012 Annual Communications Job and Internship Fair, Thursday, Oct. 25 at 3:30 p.m. in the Blackburn Center. During the event, Burrell will introduce the 2012-2013 Media Messaging Fellows, the inaugural class of the Media Messaging Fellowship. Through the fellowship, student researchers investigate the impact of media messages on African Americans and explore ways to improve African-American images in the media. The fellows will present their findings during the panel discussion.
In its 88th year, the Howard University Homecoming is an exciting time for alumni to visit, reminisce and renew their connection with alma mater. It has also been a staple in the community and serves as a cultural celebration. This year, the tradition continued with a glamourous fashion show featuring music sensation Elle Varner, a legendary Yardfest with surprise appearances by T.I. and Drake, an exciting stepshow, a fun-filled parade led by actor and alumnus Laz Alanzo and featuring the debut of “Bentley” the Howard Bison balloon, a star-studded gala with Hollywood's finest (in photos: Phylicia Rashad, Wendy Robinson, Taraji P. Henson, and Debbie Allen), and finally a spirit-filled gospel show with Fred Hammond.
WASHINGTON (October 19, 2012) – This fall, attorneys from two prominent civil rights organizations will lead the Gwendolyn S. and Colbert I. King Endowed Chair in Public Policy lecture series. The pre-and-post election discussions will address voter suppression initiatives and the minority vote. The 2012-2013 series, titled “Civic equality in the 21st Century: the Political Process, Education, Economic Power, and Individual Rights,” will kick off at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 24. in the School of Business auditorium. Former President and Director-Counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Elaine R. Jones will facilitate the King lecture series for this academic year. Barbara R. Arnwine, president and executive director for the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, will join Jones for the first presentation titled “State Restrictions on the Right to Vote and the Struggles to Ensure an Inclusive Electorate.” Arnwine will return for a post-election, follow-up discussion on Nov. 14. The spring seminars will address the prison system, education, individual rights and coalition building.
WASHINGTON (Oct. 11, 2012)- Eleven leaders in the fields of pharmacy, education, health care and research are the inaugural members of the College of Pharmacy’s Board of Visitors. The members were appointed to the board after a comprehensive national search and with advice from alumni and industry leaders. Howard University’s Board of Trustees approved their appointments. The Board of Visitors will advise the Pharmacy dean, faculty and staff on various educational, fiscal, development and fundraising initiatives. Anthony K. Wutoh, Ph.D, R.Ph, dean of the college, said the faculty and staff are extremely honored that such a distinguished and diverse group of individuals would accept the college’s invitation to serve on its Board of Visitors.
WASHINGTON (October 19, 2012) - The Howard University Radio Network will host a live broadcast taking a critical look at Question 7 on the Maryland November 6th ballot. The two-hour special edition of the “Daily Drum” hosted by veteran newsman Harold Fisher will air both on WHUR 96.3FM and HUR-Voices SiriusXM 141 on Thursday, October 25th from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Question 7 is the hotly contested gaming expansion referendum. If approved, the measure would increase the number of lottery terminals in Maryland, allow for a Las Vegas style casino in Prince George’s County and would permit table gambling at casinos in the state. Both sides of the issue have spent millions of dollars trying to woo voters to their side.
WASHINGTON (October 17, 2012) – Howard University announced that film actor Laz Alonso will serve as the 2012 Homecoming Grand Marshal. This year’s homecoming theme “Legendary: The Essence of Icons,” will culminate with the alumni weekend, Oct. 20-21. "To serve as this year's ambassador and grand marshal are a tremendous honor for me," Alonso said. "As a student at Howard, I always hoped I would be infused with whatever made our alumni rise to the top of their fields. Every homecoming inspired me to continue to reach for greatness as I saw such positive examples return for this occasion. I hope that my presence at Homecoming inspires current students as it for did me."