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During the summer months, the Ticker will be released monthly.
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July 27, 2012

Greetings friends,

Welcome to the July edition of the Howard Ticker.  Today, you will find a summary of all this month’s news and previews of upcoming events. Also, per your feedback, we have started to include images for all of our stories. Thank you for your continued support as we strive for excellence in giving you Howard’s “good news at a galance.”

Athletic Director Discusses Bison Resurgence on News Channel 8's Sports Talk

Athletic Director Louis "Skip" Perkins appeared on the Thursday, July 19 edition of Sports Talk with Glenn Harris on News Channel 8. Mr. Perkins discussed the academic and athletic successes last season and offered a preview of the upcoming season.
Read more here.

Howard Freshman Leadership Academy Promotes Global Citizenship with New Delegation to China and Japan
This summer, 35 members of the Howard University Freshman Leadership Academy (FLA) will participate in an intensive three-week cultural exchange to China and Japan, July 23 – August 10.  For the second consecutive year, FLA will travel to China and the first to include studies in Japan.

The 2011-2012 FLA cohort will visit universities, businesses as well as cultural and historic sites in both countries. They will explore global trends, business practices and learn about Chinese and Japanese history, education and leadership through lectures and cultural immersion. The experiences are designed to broaden students’ appreciation of world cultures and languages, improve their intercultural communication skills and increase awareness of what it means to be a global citizen.
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Howard University Kicks Off 19th Annual International AIDS Conference with Global Interfaith Pre-conference
Howard University kicked off the 19th International AIDS Conference July 20-21 with a global interfaith pre-conference on campus. Nearly 1,000 religious leaders and delegates from India, South Africa, Reunion Island, Malawi, the United Kingdom, Zimbabwe, Mexico, Argentina, Brazil and other nations representing a variety of faiths met to hammer out how the faith community can take the lead in tackling HIV/AIDS.  The conference’s theme is “Taking Action for Health, Dignity and Justice.”
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Teacher Camp at Howard Inspires Curiosity in STEM
Teachers from schools in the Washington region and beyond worked to perfect a number of high school-level experiments during the American Society for Metals (ASM) Materials Camp, held on Howard’s campus from July 9-13. The one-week camp was sponsored by the U.S. Air Force, which is seeking to boost interest among young people in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

Howard University’s Nanoscale Science and Engineering Facility in the College of Engineering, Architecture and Computer Sciences hosted the camp and its 28 teacher participants. The teacher camp at Howard was one of 36 similar camps held this summer across the country.
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Pough Named to FCS All-America Team
Howard University’s Keith Pough was named to the 2012 Sports Network FCS Pre-season All-America Team.  A 6-3, 235-pound red-shirt senior linebacker from Orangeburg, S.C., is coming off a brilliant season in which he led the team in tackles with 120.  Pough also recorded 21.0 tackles for losses behind the line of scrimmage, ranking him second in the MEAC and eighth overall in the country.
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Trustee Cornell Leverette Moore, Esq., Honored as Distinguished Alumnus of HU Law School
The Howard University Law Alumni Association honored Cornell Leverette Moore, Esq., with the distinguished alumnus award for his unparalleled work in the field at the Association's Annual Meeting on Wednesday, July 18 during the National Bar Association Conference in Las Vegas, NV.
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Howard Hosts White House Interfaith Campus Initiative
The Office of the Dean of the Chapel at Howard University hosted President Obama’s Interfaith and Community Service Campus Challenge Conference and the U.S. Department of Education on July 9 and 10 in Cramton Auditorium.

Nearly 300 colleges and universities from across the nation responded to President Obama’s call for members of diverse student religious groups to help develop ways to build understanding between different communities and contribute to the common good. Howard University President Sidney A. Ribeau welcomed representatives from these institutions as they convened on the main campus for the two-day conference.
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Howard University Completes Medical Mission to Haiti
Howard University, in conjunction with the New York chapter of the National Organization for the Advancement of Haitians (NOAH) and the Haitian American Alliance, recently completed an ambitious medical mission to help the people of Haiti.
The University sent 25 doctors and medical students to Haiti from June 25 to July 1 to provide much-needed medical care and clinical training as part of a new International Medicine Service Learning Rotation. 
Read more here.

Come Out and Cheer On the Bison at AT&T Nation’s Football Classic
The official schedule of events surrounding the second annual AT&T Nation’s Football Classic™ will be held Thursday, August 30 through Sunday, September 2. The football game features Morehouse College vs. Howard University on Saturday, September 1 at RFK Stadium at 3:30 p.m.

Tickets for the football game are priced $25 to $50 (plus applicable fees), and on sale at, Ticketmaster outlets, the Howard University Box Office located at Cramton Auditorium and the Morehouse College Bookstore.
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Howard Magazine – Summer 2012

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Howard in the News

In Washington, A Fight Against HIV

AT&T Nation’s Football Classic™ Engages Fans

Whither the Black Church on HIV/AIDS?

Debunking Education Myths About Blacks

Three Howard Women Tennis Players Named to ITA Scholar-Athlete List

Kids React To Colorado Shooting

Air Force Sponsored Camp Provides Materials Needed to Promote Science

Howard University: Out in Front on Care for the LGBT Population

Manhattan Institute Segregation Report Flawed, Some Say

Setting the Course for Future Physicians

Watching What Your Kids Watch On TV

Worsening Wealth Inequality by Race

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