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WASHINGTON (September 19, 2012) – The District of Columbia Small Business Development Center (DC SBDC), which is headquartered at Howard University’s School of Business, has recently been accredited by the Association of Small Business Development Centers, the national accreditation agency. Through a partnership between Howard University and the U.S. Small Business Administration, the DC SBDC educates small business owners and potential owners on how to successfully start, operate, expand, buy and sell small businesses. Ronald Walker, chairman of DC SBDC Advisory Board, said attaining national accreditation was essential to maintaining high-quality economic development services. Barron Harvey, Ph.D., dean of the Howard University School of Business, commended the center for the noteworthy accomplishment.
WASHINGTON (September 14, 2012) – The official steering committee of the African National Congress (ANC) Centenary and the Howard University Republic of South Africa Project will convene the inaugural USA ANC Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs)- Historically Disadvantaged Institutions (HDI) conference at Howard University on September 17-19, 2012 in the Blackburn Center.
WASHINGTON – Alma J. Powell, chair of America's Promise Alliance, received the 2012 Edward Alexander Bouchet Legacy Award at Howard University Graduate School's annual Edward Bouchet Forum. The prestigious award was named after the Yale University alumnus Edward Alexander Bouchet who, in 1876, became the first African American to earn a Ph.D. in any discipline from an American university and the sixth person to earn a Ph.D. in physics in the western hemisphere. The award honors esteemed educators and advocates whose commitment and leadership to cultivating a new generation of scholars upholds Bouchet's groundbreaking contributions to the academy.
Howard University Participates in Emancipation Nation's "Celebrating Freedom" "Celebrating Freedom" is Part of Howard's Constitution Week of Events
WASHINGTON (September 11, 2012) – Howard University and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) will sponsor, "Celebrating Freedom" on Monday, September 17, from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the base of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. The event commemorates the issuance of the preliminary Emancipation Proclamation. The program will feature performances by Howard's vocal jazz ensemble Afro Blue and ROTC Color Guard. Additional performers will include actress Alfre Woodard and actor and alumnus Tyree Young. The "Celebrating Freedom" performance marks the conclusion of the NEH's Emancipation Nation daylong commemoration of the 150th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln's 1862 Preliminary Emancipation Proclamation. It was a pivotal moment in the process that led to the adoption of the Thirteen Amendment, which outlawed slavery and fundamentally restructured the United States.
WASHINGTON – It was a star-studded affair for the late Albert C. Freeman Jr. who was remembered at a memorial service on Monday for the roles he played as an iconic American stage and screen actor and as a deeply passionate Howard University professor. Friends and admirers spoke of Freeman's disciplined approach to acting, a skill honed from innumerable stage and screen productions over a 30-year career. Images in a slide show that played through the service showed Freeman sharing scenes with Frank Sinatra, Sidney Portier, Ruby Dee, Burt Lancaster, Cicely Tyson and Denzel Washington.
WASHIGNTON (September 10, 2012) – Recently, the Gamma Chapter of the District of Columbia at Howard was awarded the Outstanding Chapter Award at the 43rd Phi Beta Kappa (PBK) Triennial Council. Howard's chapter was recognized for its signature achievements and continuous efforts to acknowledge and promote excellence in the liberal arts and sciences. Among its many efforts, the Chapter created a Liberal Arts Education Roundtable series; co-sponsored a 3-day symposium honoring the late John Hope Franklin (a former Phi Beta Kappa President); sponsored a Journey Back in Time guided tour of the Sandy Spring Slave Museum and African Art Gallery for the South Atlantic District members. The Chapter annually presents the James A. Bayton award to the PBK graduating senior with the highest GPA and the Alain Locke Certificate of Recognition to sophomores who achieved a 4.0 GPA as freshmen. The Chapter also established a Faculty Service Award in honor of Physics professor, Anna Coble, Ph.D., who served as Chapter Secretary for several decades.
WASHINGTON (September 4, 2012) – Howard University will celebrate the life of Professor Albert C. Freeman, Jr., television, film and stage actor and Howard faculty member, at 6 p.m. on Monday, September 10, during a memorial service devoted to his legacy. Freeman joined the faculty of the Department of Theatre Arts in 1991, where he molded the talent of the next generation of performers and artists. Through the years, Freeman amassed an impressive list of performance credits in theater, cinema and television. He was the first black actor to receive a Daytime Emmy, which he won for his role as Captain Ed Hall on the daytime drama "One Life To Live." He is also broadly known for his evocative portrayal of Elijah Muhammad in "MALCOM X."
Alma J. Powell, Chair, America's Promise Alliance, to Deliver Keynote at Howard University's Bouchet Forum
WASHINGTON (September 4, 2012) -- Alma J. Powell, chair of America's Promise Alliance, will provide keynote remarks at the Howard University Graduate School's Seventh Annual Edward Bouchet Forum on Thursday, September 13, 2012 from 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. in the School of Business Auditorium. Powell is the 2012 Edward Alexander Bouchet Legacy Award Recipient, named for Yale University alumnus Edward Alexander Bouchet, Ph.D. who, in 1876, became the first African American to earn a Ph.D. in any discipline from an American university and the sixth person ever to earn a Ph.D. in physics in the western hemisphere. The Bouchet Forum will conclude the following day at George Washington University. The forum is free and open to the public.
WASHINGTON (August 20, 2012) – Ambassador Susan E. Rice will serve as the keynote speaker at Howard University's 145th Convocation, Sept. 28 at 11 a.m. in Cramton Auditorium on the main campus.
Birmingham, Ala. – In the South, tailgating is a time-honored tradition. From the food and cocktails to the style and traditions, nobody does tailgating quite like Southerners. The editors at Southern Living huddled together to post a pre-season roster of the top 20 Southern schools with the greatest pregame celebrations. They are featured in the September issue, hitting newsstands August 24. Readers and fans will ultimately determine the school that hosts "The South's Best Tailgate."
WASHINGTON (August 20, 2012) -- Howard University is pleased to announce its inclusion in the Fiske Guide to Colleges 2013. Noted as one of the best selling collegiate guides, Fiske is a reliable resource that millions of parents, counselors, and college-bound students have turned to for more than 25 years.
WASHINGTON (August 20, 2012) - Howard University's Homecoming, "LEGENDARY: The Essence of Icons," will be held October 17 – 21. In its 88th year, the Howard University Homecoming has been a staple in the community and serves as an entertaining cultural celebration.
WASHINGTON -- This month, professor Barbara Hines was named the 2012 Outstanding Woman in Journalism and Mass Communication Education at the 100th anniversary convention of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC).
WASHINGTON (August 21, 2012) -- The Office of University Communications is pleased to announce that Howard's 2010-2011 Annual Report and Winter 2012 Howard Magazine , "Quest for Global Solutions" received the 2012 APEX Awards for Publications Excellence. For the last three years, the Howard Magazine has received APEX Awards for Magazine and Journal Design and Layout. This is the first time that the annual report has received the award and the first time that the magazine has received the award for the entire issue. There were approximately 3,500 entries in the overall competition.
WASHINGTON-- Howard University's Speech and Hearing Clinic; the Haitian American Caucus; and Education Haiti Now recently concluded the 2nd Annual Teacher Summer Institute (TSI) in Croix des Bouquets, Haiti.
Game Before the Game:Academic Debate and Presidential Symposium to Stimulate Young Minds During AT and T Nation's Football Classic Week
WASHINGTON (August 2, 2012) – Howard University and Morehouse College are gearing up for the "More Than A Game" academic activities that are planned as part of the AT and T Nation's Football Classic on Sept. 1. All events surrounding the second annual matchup will be held over Labor Day Weekend from Thursday, Aug. 30 through Sunday, Sept. 2 in Washington, D.C.