Wednesday, January 15, 2014
Howard University Honors Nelson Mandela
Silent walk by candlelight will mark South African's triumphs

Howard University will honor the legacy of Nelson Mandela, South Africa's first Black president, during a memorial tribute on Wednesday, Jan. 15. As an extended tribute, members of the audience will move from Cramton Auditorium in a silent, candlelight procession to the Howard University multimedia exhibition, "Nelson Mandela: Character, Comrade, Leader, Prisoner, Negotiator, Statesman."

  • WHO: Howard University Interim President Wayne A.I. Frederick, students, faculty, staff, alumni and members of the community
  • WHAT: Howard University pays tribute to the life and legacy of Nelson Mandela
  • WHEN: Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014, 6 p.m.
  • WHERE: Howard University's Cramton Auditorium, 2455 Sixth Street, NW Washington, DC 20059 ...more
Former World Bank Official to Deliver King Endowed Chair Lecture

Former World Bank U.S. Executive Director Ian H. Solomon will deliver the lecture, “Keeping Up with the Future: the Innovation Imperative for Global Institutions,” during the Gwendolyn S. and Colbert I. King Endowed Chair in Public Policy lecture series in the Browsing Room of Founders Library on Thursday, Jan. 16, at ...more

Howard University Board of Trustees Announces Presidential Search Committee

The Howard University Board of Trustees today announced the appointment of a Presidential Search Committee that will play an active role in the selection of the University’s 17th president. Trustee Vernon E. Jordan, Jr., Esq., was appointed chair. “A deliberative search process offers an important opportunity to understand ...more

Department of Safety Newsletter
The Department of Public Safety (DPS) Newsletter for January 2014 is now available online.

 To access the latest edition, click on the Newsletter icon at
Abstract  Reminder: Submissions for Research Day Are Now Being Accepted
The call for abstract submissions is now open for Howard University Research Day. This event allows members of the Howard University community to present cutting-edge research that covers several disciplines including biological sciences, physical sciences, education, social sciences, humanities, ethics and religion, and creative arts, amongst others. To submit an abstract or for abstract-submission guidelines and categories, please click here . The submission deadline is Sunday, Feb. 2, 11:59 p.m.
2014 SOAR-Health Informational Session
The community is invited to participate in the SOAR-Health Informational Session web conference from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 14. To participate, click here. For more information or to RSVP, contact Danielle Fisher at
Meal Plan Withdrawal & Upgrade Information
Students who do not live in a meal plan mandatory residence hall (Tubman Quad, Bethune Annex, Cook and Drew Halls) and who had signed up for a multi-semester meal plan in the fall 2013 semester may cancel their meal plans by visiting the Bison One Card Office, temporary located in the Reading Lounge in the Blackburn Center from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. From now until Friday, Jan. 17.  Students who have withdrawn from or moved out of a meal plan mandatory residence hall are required to visit the Bison One Card Office to cancel their meal plans.  Students who would like to upgrade their existing meal plans can also visit the Bison One Card Office.
Howard University Employees Credit Union Closure
Howard University Employees Federal Credit Union will be closed on Monday, Jan. 20, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.  Members may access their funds by using their ATM/Debit cards.  Members can call HUEY, the audio teller, to inquire about their account at 202-518-6026 or access their accounts online by going to and logging onto the virtual branch.  First-time HUEY users can use their member number and PIN (eight-digit date of birth) to enroll.  The credit union will reopen at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 21.

Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Commemoration Lecture
Ron Dellums will deliver the 2014 Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Commemoration Lecture, "Remember! Celebrate! Act! Legacy of Peace For Our World," On Tuesday, Jan. 21.  The program will begin promptly at 12:15 p.m. in the Moot Court Room of Houston Hall, Building 355, and is open to all members of the University community.
Since leaving Congress, Ron Dellums has been president of an international management company and a leading spokesman on the tragedy of AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa and throughout the world.  He was Chair of President Clinton's Presidential Advisory Council on HIV and AIDS and most recently, Mayor of Oakland, California, from 2007 to 2011.

This event is cosponsored by the School of Law and the Ronald W. Walters Leadership and Public Policy Center.
Alternative Spring Break 2014 Application Now Available
Howard University’s award-winning Alternative Spring Break service-learning program is now accepting applications. For more than 20 years, hundreds of Howard students have skipped the beaches, parties,
vacations and even trips home to tackle a variety of social problems, from illiteracy to homelessness to gang violence, gun control to HIV/AIDS prevention. In 2014, students will work in Washington, DC, and travel to Baltimore, Chicago, Detroit, Memphis, New Orleans (law school only) and Haiti (separate application). ASB is coordinated through the Office of the Dean of the Chapel with significant institutional support from the Office of the President. Each year in March, Howard University radio, WHUR 96.3 FM, hosts a 12-hour “Helping Hands” radio-thon to support Alternative Spring Break.

All students are encouraged to apply. The application, which includes an interest statement, completed recommendation form and supplementary documents, must be submitted by Friday, Jan. 17, 2014, at 5 p.m. To apply, please click here. For more information, contact the Alternative Spring Break 2014 Steering Committee at
Seniors Sunday:

 Each year, prospective graduates plan and conduct Seniors Sunday at Rankin Chapel. On January 26th at 11am, seniors (graduate and undergraduate) will lead the Chapel service held at Cramton Auditorium through reflections, readings, ushering, hosting, song, etc. Please mark your calendars, spread the word and if you are a prospective graduate who would like to participate in any way, contact or 202-806-7280. Let's Ucelebrate the Class of 2014!

Reminders: Turning off lights, computers and other appliances saves money. Very often, lights and computers are left on in offices and classrooms that are not in use. To conserve energy and to practice environmental stewardship, please turn off all lights, computers and other electrical appliances when you leave offices, classrooms and other university buildings.