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                                                           April 23, 2012


Howard Senior to Participate in White House Panel on Girls in STEM
Shorma Bianca Bailey, a senior chemical engineering major, has been invited by the White House Council on Women and Girls to discuss her passion for engineering on Tuesday, April 24. The panel will focus on increasing the number of girls in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) to an audience of girls and will be streamed live on and via Facebook.

Howard University Presents Steppin’ Out of the Negro Caravan
Legendary choreographer, dancer, and director George Faison revived the writings of influential African Americans in the staged production Steppin’ Out of the Negro Caravan, April 20 in the historic Ira Aldridge Theater, 2455 Sixth St. NW, Washington, DC. 

Featuring guest artists alumna and globally-renowned director, choreographer and author Debbie Allen (BFA ’71), Lynda Gravatt (BFA ’71), Avery Brooks, and Joe Coleman and students from the Department of Theatre Arts, Steppin’ Out of the Negro Caravan was a tribute to the literary legacy in the African diaspora, Howard University and beyond.

Richard Parsons Delivered King Lecture on Leadership
Of the many of lectures that occur on campus, few come with the air of a once-in-a-lifetime experience. This was the case when Richard D. Parsons, a former long-time member of the Howard University Board of Trustees and past chairman of Time Warner and Citigroup, delivered the Gwendolyn S. and Colbert I. King lecture at Howard University in Founders Library on April 3.

Education Secretary Arne Duncan to Deliver Howard University's 144th Commencement Address
Arne Duncan, U.S. Secretary of Education, has been named as the 2012 orator for Howard University’s 144th Commencement Convocation, Saturday, May 12, at 10 a.m. on the Upper Quadrangle of the main campus.

Duncan was named Education Secretary by President Barack Obama and was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on Jan. 20, 2009.  Prior to his appointment, Duncan served as the chief executive of the Chicago Public Schools from 2001 through 2008, the longest-serving tenure of any big-city education superintendent in the country.

Howard University Wins Regional Journalism Awards
Online publications in the Howard University’s Department of Journalism recently earned three Mark of Excellence Awards from the Society of Professional Journalists at the Region 2 Spring Conference on March 31.

Alternative Spring Break: A History of Service
For nearly 40 years, Howard students have passed up vacations of fun in the sun in Florida or the Caribbean during their Spring Break and instead rolled up their sleeves to help families across America. This year, Howard students worked in Atlanta; Chicago; Detroit; New Orleans; Washington, DC; and Haiti for Alternative Spring Break (ASB). Read stories and view photos from each city at

Howard in the News

“What’s Apple’s Best Defense in E-books Antitrust Case?”- Antitrust expert and Howard Law Professor Andrew Gavil weighs in.

Divinity Professor Dr. Harold Dean Trulear's Extended Interview

HU Symposium Targets Health Issues in Ward 8

Ex-Microsoft Africa Chairman Cheick Modibo Diarra Becomes Mali's Interim Prime Minister

Howard Divinity School Faculty to Study Best Practices

Howard University Hosts Citywide Job Fair for DC Area Educators

Howard University Men in Hoodies School You on Racial Profiling [Video]

Lilian Thomas Burwell, Washington sculptor and painter, displays new work at Howard University

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