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                                             September 06, 2012

Nation's Football Classic Ignites Howard University with Football Victory and Academic Events
Thousands of students, alumni and supporters of HBCU's from around the country took part in the tail-gating festivities before kick-off. Much like homecomings at HBCU's, the event was a family affair. Parents were observed throughout the event with young children in tow, ensuring that Black College traditions pass on and thrive for generations to come.
The Nation's Football Classic renews a gridiron rivalry between Howard and Morehouse that dates back to 1923 when Howard defeated Morehouse 10-0. Coach Gary Harrell, with the 30-29 win, was able to carry the tradition forward and back up his motto for the 2012 season: "Road to Redemption: No Roadblocks. No Shortcuts. No Excuses."  Read more and visit Howard’s NFC Highlights website here.

Dr. Oz Visits Howard University Hospital to Give Free 15-Minute Physicals
Dr. Mehmet Oz, star of the “Dr. Oz Show,” came to Howard University Hospital to work with medical students, doctors, and volunteers to give nearly 1000 local residents free 15-minute health exams for basic health indicators such as blood pressure and cholesterol. The event at Howard drew the largest number of participants in the history of Dr. Oz’s nationwide medical tour. View coverage of the event here.

Alma J. Powell, Chair, America's Promise Alliance, to Deliver Keynote at Howard University's Bouchet Forum
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.
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U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice to Deliver Convocation Address
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.

Rice is the U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations and a member of President Barack Obama’s cabinet. She has served as a senior advisor for national security affairs on the Obama for America Campaign and as a leader of Obama’s first-term transition team.

Opening convocation is a time-honored tradition, officially signaling the start of the academic year. The ceremony serves as a welcoming ceremony for new students and an opportunity to recognize recent achievements of the University. The event is free and open to the public. Read more here.

Howard Professor Wins Outstanding Woman Award in Communications
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).

Hines is a professor of journalism and directs the graduate program in Mass Communication and Media Studies (MCMS), the largest Ph.D. producing program of African-American scholars in journalism and mass communication in the U.S.
In the award presentation, Stacey Hust, professor at the Edward R. Murrow College of Communication at Washington State University and chair of the Commission on the Status of Women, recognized Hines for her "leadership and mentoring, which have served to move larger numbers of minorities and women into the field as journalists, educators, scholars, and global leaders." Read more here.

Howard Receives 2012 APEX Awards for Publication Excellence
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.

The APEX Awards for Publication Excellence is an annual competition for publishers, editors, writers and designers who create print, web, electronic and social media. The awards are sponsored by the editors of Writing That Works: The Business Communications Report. 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.
Read more here.


Coach Gary Harrell on "Sports Talk"
Head Football Coach Gary Harrell joined "Sports Talk" with Glenn Harris on News Channel 8 to discuss the AT&T Nation's Football Classic, academic and athletic successes last season and a preview of the upcoming season.
View the interview here.

Howard Memorial Service to Celebrate Life for Actor and Professor Al Freeman, Jr.
The College of Arts and Sciences and the Department of Theatre Arts is inviting members of the Howard family and the community to celebrate the life and legacy of Albert C. Freeman, Jr., famed actor and beloved Howard faculty member who died earlier this month. A memorial service devoted to Freeman’s legacy will take place Monday, September 10 at 6 p.m. in Cramton Auditorium.

Professor 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 is etched in the history as the first black actor to receive a Daytime Emmy for the role of 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. Read more here.

Howard University Partners to Provide Professional Development for Teachers in Haiti
Howard University’s Speech and Hearing Clinic, the Haitian American Caucus and Education Haiti Now, recently concluded the second annual Teacher Summer Institute in Croix des Bouquets, Haiti. The overall theme of the institute was “Collaboration, Application and Celebration: Transformative Education for a Brighter Haiti.” Dr. Martine Elie, director of Howard’s Speech and Hearing Clinic, along with professors from Ithaca College, HU alumni, and representatives from Atlanta, California, Ohio and Florida were in Haiti from July 9 to July 20 providing professional development workshops for local teachers. 

Volunteers organized weeklong workshops over a two-week period. The presenters reached more than 130 teachers, student teachers, and school administrators. The training was organized as part of their commitment to provide quality access to schooling for all Haitian children. Aside from co-chairing the teacher summer institute, Dr. Elie presented workshops and participated in ongoing dialogue during the mission. Read more here.

Howard Reaches 40,000 Fans on Facebook
Howard University is pleased to announce that it reached 40,000 fans on Facebook; nearly doubling its number of fans in the past year.
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Howard Magazine – Summer 2012

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Howard in the News

The following is a sampling of the latest mentions of Howard in the news.

A Job Hunt Head Start, No Longer Optional
Article includes mention of Howard’s School of Business.
Howard Shows Improvement in Pre-Season Scrimmage
Coverage on the pre-season progress of the football team.
Sikhs Host Vigil for Wisconsin Temple Victims Across from White House
Article includes comments from Sabrina Mangat, a Howard senior who helped organize the vigil.
DC School’s Produce Smart, Strong Women
Howard’s women athletics received multiple awards during the summer for academic achievement.
Census Bureau Considers Change to Head Count
Roderick Harrison, Ph.D. comments on Census data.
Law Students to See New Program on Campus
Howard and other local universities will begin a new patent and trademark program.
Morehouse vs. Howard Football Classic Less Than 30 Days Away
Coverage on the upcoming AT&T Nation's Football Classic.
Domestic Violence Author Presents Lecture at UTSA
Tricia Bent-Goodley, Ph.D, professor of Social Work, spoke at a conference at University of Texas at San Antonio’s College of Public Policy.
Historically Black, Online
A report released by Howard’s Digital Learning Lab, found that 24 of the nation’s 105 HBCUs offer online or blended degree programs.
Albert Freeman Jr., Who Played Elijah Muhammad in Spike Lee’s ‘Malcolm X,’ Dies at 78
Professor Al Freeman was a brilliant professor, a renowned actor and a master director who made his mark in the classroom as well as on stage, screen and television. He taught in the Department of Theatre Arts for more than two decades. The story of his passing was published nationally and internationally.
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