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“Howardwood” Returns to Howard for Third Year Event Seeks to Prepare Future Moguls During Homecoming Week
WASHINGTON (October 15, 2012) – With the help of sponsor NBC Universal, “Howardwood” returns to campus for a third year on Thursday, Oct. 18. The event connects students interested in pursuing careers in the entertainment field with Howard alumni and others who are blazing trails in Hollywood both in front of and behind the camera.
WASHINGTON (Oct. 15, 2002) – All employees of the Howard University family are invited to a free health care extravaganza from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 24 in the Blackburn Center that promises to be a fun and informative experience, including a better understanding of general wellness and the chance to win scores of prizes throughout the day.
Domestic Violence Summit Aims to Highlight Trends of Abuse in DC Mayor Vincent Gray and DC city leaders announced as special guests
WASHINTON (October 15, 2012) – The Howard University School of Social Work and the DC Coalition Against Domestic Violence (DCCADV) will host a summit titled “Ending Domestic Violence in Washington, DC: A Public Conversation,” Tuesday, Oct.16, at 6 p.m. in the Howard University School of Social Work Auditorium. The event, which is free and open to the public, will focus on the state of domestic violence in the District of Columbia. This event is the first of a series of public conversations on domestic violence hosted by the DCCADV. Special guests include Washington, D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray; Karma Cottman, executive director of the DCCADV; and Melissa Hook, director of the Mayor’s Office on Victim Services.
Howard University Students Team Up with Ford Motor Company Fund to Bring Sustainability Education to Local High Schools
WASHINGTON (October 10, 2012) – The Howard University School of Business was recently selected by the Ford Motor Company Fund to receive a $50,000 Ford College Community Challenge (Ford C3) grant award. The winning proposal, “The DC School Sustainability Project, A College Mentoring Partnership,” was chosen out of 26 proposals submitted for the grant and focused on promoting sustainability on high school campuses. The grant award from the Ford Motor Company Fund and the launch of the winning proposal by Howard University will be presented on Oct. 12, at 9:30 a.m. in the School of Business auditorium.
USAID Administrator Dr. Rajiv Shah Collaborates with Howard Students to Build the Future of International Development
WASHINGTON (October 1, 2012) – Howard University and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) are partnering to build the next generation of international development professionals and global leaders. In honor of this new partnership, USAID Administrator Dr. Rajiv Shah will give a special presentation on Oct. 15, at 3:30 p.m. in the School of Business. To RSVP for the event, visit here. Dr. Shah will engage Howard students on innovative ways to drive foreign assistance priorities, such as food security, global health, digital inclusion, innovation, education and economic development in developing countries.
WASHINGTON – Standing on the terrace below the historic Miner Hall on the main campus, Alan Brangman checks off the list of major building projects underway at Howard University. There is the four-story Interdisciplinary Research Building coming soon next door to the Howard Bookstore, the two new residence halls to be located near the Bethune Annex, and a new simulation center at the Medical School. "To meet our renewal goals, we have to ensure that academic and facilities renewal intersect and are intentional," Brangman said. "The process is collaborative with students, faculty, staff, administrators and other stakeholders. We are making progress and will scale up our efforts in the next few months as we continue to transform our physical plant."
WASHINGTON (October 1, 2012) – WHUT, Howard University’s public televisio station, announced the launch of its 30-second PSA video contest “It’s (Your/My/Our) Time to Vote.” Contest winners will have their PSAs aired on RESNET, and possibly WHUT/32, beginning Oct. 24 through Election Day. One winner will receive a HD radio, courtesy of WHUR 96.3. The campus-wide contest is open to Howard students and includes the following details and regulations.
WASHINGTON (September 13, 2012) – Social media experts and scholars from across the United States and five foreign countries will present their research, best practices and ideas on the changing landscape and power of social media in society at the second annual Social Media Technology Conference and Workshop Sept. 27-28, 2012 at Howard University in Washington.
WASHINGTON (October 9, 2012) - The Howard University School of Communications (HUSC) and the Samuel F. Yette Memorial Scholarship Committee are pleased to host "The Choice: Perspectives on the Presidential Election," a program that explores money, media and voting rights. The event will take place during Howard's Homecoming Weekend on Friday, Oct. 19, at 6 p.m. in the Seeley G. Mudd Building, 520 W Street, N.W., Room 3019. A reception will precede the program at 5 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.
WASHINGTON (October 3, 2012) – Howard University will present a star-studded "One Night Only!" Homecoming Gala Concert Cabaret on Saturday, Oct. 20 at the Howard Theatre to raise funds for the renovation of Founders Library. Enter for a chance to win two $500 tickets and two $1000 tickets. The glamorous, entertaining and enlightening evening will be headlined by graduates Debbie Allen, Phylicia Rashad, Taraji P. Henson, Wendy Robinson and Sean Combs. They will perform along with a list of friends from Broadway, film and television. Participants will then dance the night away at the Cabaret.
WASHINGTON DC, (October 3, 2012) – The Howard University Board of Trustees approved the establishment of two new undergraduate programs and a new doctoral program in the School of Communications as a part of the University’s academic renewal efforts. Besides aligning the University’s academic programs with the latest trends in the field of communications, the changes aim to position Howard graduates with the competitive advantages necessary to succeed and to lead in today’s changing media landscape. Students will be admitted into these programs beginning in the fall semester of 2013. Under the leadership of a Committee of the Future chaired by Dr. Bishetta Merritt, professor and chair of the department of Radio, Television and Film, the faculty of the School worked for more than a year to develop the reorganization plan. The School also benefited from the assistance of Compass, a strategic consulting organization, and a panel of communication professionals and scholars convened under former dean Jannette L. Dates and funded by the McCormick Tribune Foundation.
WASHINGTON (October 3, 2012) – Howard University will present a star-studded "One Night Only" Homecoming Gala Concert Cabaret" on Saturday, Oct. 20 at the Howard Theatre to raise funds for the renovation of Founders Library. The glamorous, entertaining and enlightening evening will be headlined by graduates Debbie Allen, Phylicia Rashad, Taraji P. Henson,and Wendy Robinson. They will perform along with a list of friends from Broadway, film and television. Participants will then dance the night away at the Cabaret.
WASHINGTON (October 2, 2012) – Howard University has named Elsie L. Scott, Ph.D., former president and chief executive of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, as the founding director of the Ron W. Walters Leadership and Public Policy Center. “I am excited to have been selected to be the first director of the Ron W. Walters Leadership and Public Policy Center,” Scott said. “Dr. Walters was a role model for me as a political scientist. I valued his wise counsel and consider it an honor to have been entrusted with a major role of preserving his legacy.”
WASHINGTON (October 1, 2012) - The Howard University College of Arts and Sciences will host OneBeat, a new international cultural exchange by the U.S. Department of State, on Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012 at 11 a.m. in the Blackburn Center. The celebration of musical collaboration and social engagement will include a panel discussion and mobile studio for an open jam session. Professor Gregory Carr, Ph.D. will moderate the panel discussion “How can we use music to improve our communities and to connect across cultural, political, and geographic divides?” at 11 a.m. in the Digital Auditorium of the Blackburn Center. International musicians will gather with students at the OneBeat mobile studio at 2 p.m. near the Punch Out for an open jam session. Students are welcome to join with instrumentation, spoken word, and lyrics. After the event, the OneBeat musicians and staff will produce the final track, which will be made available to all Howard University students and participants at www.1beat.org.
WASHINGTON (September 27, 2012) – Today, Howard University Hospital named Herbert C. Buchanan, Jr. as the Chief Executive Officer. The appointment is effective Oct. 1. At Howard University Hospital, Mr. Buchanan will direct the day-to-day activities of the hospital including community relations, financial management, marketing, information technology and clinical and administrative operations. "Mr. Buchanan has a proven track record of optimizing operations for complex health care systems as well as dedicated service to the community," said Provost and Chief Academic Officer Wayne Frederick, M.D., MBA. "We sought a seasoned leader who can advance our mission as an academic medical center and navigate a changing health care landscape."
WASHINGTON (September 17, 2012) – National and local leaders will share strategies on career planning, student loan debt management, emotional health, and entrepreneurship during the inaugural Wealth and Wellness Summit for local college students on Thursday, Sept. 27 at the Armour J. Blackburn Center on Howard's campus. The free event is open to the public and features dynamic panel discussions, interactive breakout sessions, and more to help students design and implement their own wealth and wellness action plans. The event is sponsored by the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs, the Howard University Center for Career Education, Development and Research (CEDAR) and KSG Strategic Consulting.
WASHINGTON (September 25, 2012) – Howard University student advocacy groups are revved up about getting voters registered, educated, and mobilized. With the 2012 Presidential Election fast approaching and voter registration deadlines looming, these groups are motivated and are working together to get involved. Members of the Howard University Student Association are gearing up for a large voter registration, education, and entertainment event they call iCount, which will be held Tuesday, Sep. 25 in Burr Gymnasium. Sept. 25 is also National Voter Registration Day.
WASHINGTON (September 21, 2012) – Howard University joined with the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) on Sept. 17 at the base of the Lincoln Memorial to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the 1862 Preliminary Emancipation Proclamation. The Lincoln Memorial ceremony, entitled “Celebrating Freedom,” was part of a week of NEH and Howard activities that celebrated Abraham Lincoln’s signing of the preliminary version of the Emancipation Proclamation, which led to the eventual abolition of slavery in the United States. The ceremony featured keynote remarks by U.S. Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.), a civil rights icon.
WASHINGTON (September 20, 2012) -- Howard University welcomes parents and prospective students to the annual university-wide open house, Saturday Sept. 29, 2012 in Cramton Auditorium. During the event, students will receive important insight into the transitional process from high school to higher education, become acquainted with the numerous opportunities available at Howard, and interact with Howard students, faculty, and staff of their desired departments of study.
WASHINGTON, DC – The General Motors Foundation awarded a $100,000 grant to Howard University to be used toward its science, engineering, mathematics and technology (STEM) and related curriculum, as part of the Foundation’s University Grants program. As the General Motors liaison to Howard University, Don Butler, U.S. Marketing Vice President for Cadillac, presented the grant to the university on behalf of the GM Foundation. In his role, Mr. Butler works with Howard to understand the educational philosophies of its faculty and administrators. “The GM Foundation has continued to support Howard University, as their curriculum’s emphasis on STEM education directly aligns with our efforts to provide students with opportunities to pursue degrees in math, science and related industries,” said Butler. “The future of manufacturing and related industries is driven by innovative technologies, and furthering STEM education is imperative our country’s economic development.”