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                                                           May 07, 2012

Howard University Announces 2012 Commencement Honorees U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan to Deliver Address
Howard University will host its 144th Commencement Convocation on Saturday, May 12, at 10 a.m., on the upper quadrangle of the main campus. The University will award honorary degrees to four distinguished leaders in the fields of communication, business, and the arts. This year’s honorees are musician and humanitarian John Legend, MSNBC host Chris Matthews, Pulitzer Prize-winning author and alumna Isabel Wilkerson, and Julieanna L. Richardson, a leader in preserving African-American oral history.

Jordan Family Announces Eight Scholarships for 2012-13
As part of its annual commitment to the educational and spiritual development of Howard University students, the Artishia and Frederick Jordan Scholarship Fund is offering eight full tuition, one-semester scholarships during the upcoming school year.

The Rebirth of the Howard Theatre
In April, Howard University and the LeDroit Park community were reunited with an old friend, the Howard Theatre. The historic theater dons a replica of its original 1910 façade, topped by the “Jazz Man” and flanked by Duke Ellington immortalized in statues. The theater brings energy to LeDroit Park that feels familiar. Walking past it through the new pedestrian-friendly plaza, it actually feels like it never left


Nigerian Petroleum Minister Speaks at Howard University
The Honorable Diezani K. Alison-Madueke, minister of Petroleum Resources for The Federal Republic of Nigeria, presented a Universitywide lecture on Thursday, April 26 in Rankin Chapel.

Minister Alison-Madueke (B. Arch. ’92), shared her perspectives on the petroleum industry, a critical sector of the global economy.  The lecture was titled, "The Strategic Importance of Nigeria's Oil and Gas to Global Security and the World Economy."

Howard Middle School Hosts Global Education Conference
South African Minister of Science and Technology Naledi Pandor presented the keynote speech at the second annual Uncommon Alliance Global Education Conference on Friday, May 4, in the auditorium of the Howard University Middle School of Mathematics and Science (MS)2.

The conference, hosted by (MS)2, explored innovative practices in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education. A highlight of the conference was a full session devoted to student-led presentations.

 Howard in the News

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Discovery Sparks Interest In Forgotten Black Scholar

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