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November/December 2012

Happy holidays and welcome to the latest edition of the Howard Ticker. November marked the launch of our Howard University mobile app. Also, enjoy our Election 2012 re-cap photo gallery, find unique holiday gift ideas at the new Howard University Online Gallery store, and more.

Howard University Launches HowardMobile App
Howard University is pleased to announced the launch of the HowardMobile app. HowardMobile features mobile access to campus maps and real-time bus schedules, the entire course catalog, the latest university news, sports schedules and more..

The HowardMobile app is available for free on iOS, Android and all other web-enabled devices through the mobile web. A BlackBerry version is scheduled for release in December 2012. You can download HowardMobile from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store, directly from your device. For more information, go to www.howard.edu/mobile/. Read more here.


Howard University Announces Online Gallery Store
The Howard University Intellectual Property Committee is pleased to announce that reproductions of 46 works from its Gallery of Fine Art, Moorland Spingarn Research Center, and School of Divinity are available for purchase at http://ip.howard.edu/art.html.  The available works include works by such artists as Henry O. Tanner, Aaron Douglas, Archibald Motley, L.P. Spinner, and Constantine Youssis, as well as historically significant photographs of Howard University.  The reproductions range from $15.00 11x18 mattes to $850.00 40x60 canvases. They make great holiday gifts for art enthusiasts of all types, and friends of Howard University, as well as Howard University alumni, students, faculty and staff.  Proceeds from the sale of the works go directly to the respective galleries to help support the collections. Read more here.

HBCU Alliance Responds to Under-Representation in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Disciplines and Careers
On November 20, 2012, HBCU presidents, provosts, faculty, and other key administrators gathered at Howard University to discuss the progress of the National Science Foundation (NSF) funded Washington Baltimore Hampton Roads-Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (WBHR-LSAMP) program. The WBHR-LSAMP program is a nationally recognized initiative designed to increase the diversity, quality, and quantity of students matriculating in STEM baccalaureate and graduate degree programs. Read more here.


Business Students to Complete South Africa Consulting Trip
Thirty students from the Howard University School of Business are scheduled to depart this month to South Africa to present semester-long consulting projects.

The consulting trip will focus on social, cultural, legal and economic obstacles to business development in the country. In preparation, students have spent the current semester researching business problems and opportunities. Once in South Africa,s students will provide their consulting insights to a diverse set of companies.

Read more here .

NSF Computer Education for the 21st Century Program awards $1M Grant to Howard’s Computer Science Program
A. Nicki Washington, Ph.D., principal investigator; and co-principal investigators Legand Burge, Ph.D., and Kenneth Anderson, Ph.D., were awarded a $1 million National Science Foundation (NSF) grant titled, “The Partnership for Early Engagement in Computer Science.” The grant, awarded under NSF’s Computer Education for the 21st Century (CE21) Program, will provide computer science resources to students in Washington DC Public Schools (DCPS) and high schools.
Read more here.

Thanksgiving Food Drive Seeks to Feed Needy Families
WHUR 96.3FM, the flagship station of the Howard University Radio Network, kicked off its season of giving Thursday, November 15th from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Old Post Office Pavilion as the network hosted “Food2Feed 2012,” a 12-hour fundraiser to feed needy families for Thanksgiving. Volunteers fanned out in the District of Columbia along 12th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., encouraging listeners to give. Read more here.

International Education Week Set to Engage Students
Howard University presented a number of programs and events including a career and study abroad fair during International Education Week from Tuesday, Nov. 12 through Friday, Nov. 16. The campus events at Howard were linked to the International Education Week initiative jointly conducted by the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education. Read more here.

Third Annual International Conference on Stigma

The third annual International conference on Stigma, took place on Friday, Nov. 30, 2012 in the Howard University Blackburn Center. The all-day conference featured notable HIV/AIDS scientists and clinicians such as Dr. Sohail Rana, a professor of pediatrics at the Howard University College of Medicine; and Nick DeLuca, Ph.D, the Prevention Communication Branch Chief in the Department of HIV/AIDS Prevention for the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Read more here.

Gwendolyn S. and Colbert I. King Endowed Chair in Public Policy Lecture to Address Ballot Access
This fall, attorneys from two prominent civil rights organizations led the Gwendolyn S. and Colbert I. King Endowed Chair in Public Policy lecture series. The pre-and-post election discussions addressed voter suppression initiatives and the minority vote. The 2012-2013 series, titled “Civic equality in the 21st Century: the Political Process, Education, Economic Power, and Individual Rights,” kicked off on Wednesday, Oct. 24. in the School of Business auditorium. Read more here.

Howard University Students Team Up with Ford Motor Company Fund to Bring Sustainability Education to Local High Schools
The Howard University School of Business was recently selected by the Ford Motor Company Fund to receive a $50,000 Ford College Community Challenge (Ford C3) grant award. The winning proposal, “The DC School Sustainability Project, A College Mentoring Partnership,” was chosen out of 26 proposals submitted for the grant and focused on promoting sustainability on high school campuses. The grant award from the Ford Motor Company Fund and the launch of the winning proposal by Howard University was presented on Oct. 12, in the School of Business auditorium. Read more here.

President Sidney A. Ribeau to Address Department of Defense's STEM Summit
Howard University President Sidney A. Ribeau served as the keynote speaker at the U.S. Department of Defense’s (DoD) Diversity STEM Summit in downtown Washington, D.C. on Thursday, Nov. 1.

The Diversity STEM Summit examined issues related to the Defense Department’s technical workforce of the future and shaping the workforce’s demographic profile. The Summit explored ways to enhance recruiting capabilities, and effective practices to increase participation by women and minorities and ways to leverage existing STEM programs. Read more here.


South African Ambassador Addresses Workplace Faith and Ethics in an Interfaith Discussion at Howard University
South African Ambassador to the United States Ebrahim Rasool spoke on “Faith and Ethics in the Workplace: An Interfaith Discussion.” The event took place in the School of Social Work auditorium at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 14.

Rasool is well-known for his role as an activist in South Africa’s anti-apartheid movement. His activism against the country’s apartheid government began in his years as a high school student in Cape Town. Rasool later held leadership positions in the United Democratic Front and the African National Congress. Today, he is recognized throughout the world as a proponent of human rights and interfaith cooperation. Read more here.

AC&U Announces Howard University to Participate in Third Cohort of Preparing Critical Faculty for the Future NSF-Supported Initiative Provides Professional and Leadership Development to Women of Color Faculty in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Fields
The Association of American Colleges and Universities announced the names of ten colleges and universities chosen in a competitive process to participate in the third cohort of Preparing Critical Faculty for the Future (PCFF), including Howard University. This project supports women of color faculty in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines in becoming strong academic and administrative leaders, both on campus and within their respective disciplines. The project is funded by the National Science Foundation's Historically Black Colleges and Universities-Undergraduate Program (HBCU-UP). The institutions selected over the three cohorts represent many different types—including two year and four year, public, and private HBCUs. Read more here.

Howard Ranked Among Top 25 J-Schools by Industry Professionals
Howard University’s School of Communications was selected as one of the nation’s Top 25 Journalism Schools, according to a survey of industry professionals conducted by NewsPro magazine.

NewsPro is published by Crain Communications and is targeted to journalists, news managers and news executives at print, broadcast, online and other media organizations. The journalism school survey was distributed to TVWeek.com and NewsPro readers, with 438 respondents participating. The journalism school survey, the magazine’s first, appears in the December issue of the magazine. Read more here.

Alumnus Casey Stringer Establishes Scholarship for Marketing and Supply Chain Management Majors
Alumnus Casey Stringer (B.B.A. ’84) remembers his days on campus in the early 1980s when it was a little easier to find money for his education. Back then he and other Howard University students had excellent access to federal grants and guaranteed student loans. Plus, the cost of university tuition was not as expensive as it is for today’s students.

Stringer, who after gradation rose to create his own Washington, D.C.-based company, Broughton Construction Co., has sought to reach out to help current Howard students fund their college educations. A year ago, Stringer and the School of Business unveiled the Casey Stringer Leadership Scholarship Awards. The scholarship was funded through a $102,000 donation from Stringer. The award is available to undergraduate business students concentrating in marketing and supply chain management. Read more here.

Howard Joins Celebration as Rangel Fellowship Program Turns Ten
Howard University President Sidney A. Ribeau joined Congressman Charles B. Rangel and Secretary Hillary Clinton on Oct. 2 to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Program at a State Department ceremony. Read more here.

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Howard In the News

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

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
American Electorate: The Changing Face of a Nation
Article includes comments by Roderick Harrison, Ph.D.
THE ROOT (WASHINGTON POST)
President Obama’s Second Term: Ask Not What He Can Do for You
Article includes comments by Lorenzo Morris, Ph.D.

THE BLACK COLLEGIA
Why Graduate School?
Article by Barbara Hines, Ph.D.

ITV (UK)
Young African Americans Stand By Obama
Election coverage featuring Howard’s basketball team.
NBC 4
The Most Dangerous Drug
Article includes comments from Dr. Michelle Carter of Howard Hospital.
NATIONAL JURIST
What Makes a Great Law Library Today?
Article includes the photo of Howard’s Law School Library and comments from Professor Rhea Ballard-Thrower.
FRANCE 24
The US Gets Ready for Election Day
Video features Professor Jay Stewart and his political science class. (Howard segment begins at 7’50”)
VOICE OF AMERICA
US Election Results Reflect Obama’s Political Acumen, says Scholar
Article features comments by African Studies Professor Sulayman Nyang.

THE ROOT (WASHINGTON POST)
The following articles were written by students of Professor Marjorie Valbrun’s class in the School of Communications through a partnership with The Root.

The Youth Vote: How Will It Impact the 2012 Election?
Story by Glyn Hill, a sophomore at Howard’s School of Communications
Food Stamps: Once Associated With the Poor, Now Commonly Used Among College Students
Breanna Hogan, a sophomore at Howard’s School of Communications, reports on the increasing number of college students relying on food stamps.
ABC NEWS 7 (Detroit)
College Students Take Bus Trip to Vote
A group of 40 Howard students from the Detroit area traveled on a bus overnight, heading to Detroit to cast their vote in the morning.
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