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March 26, 2012
Congressman Elijah Cummings to Speak at Howard’s 2012 Symposium on U.S. Health Care

With funds donated by the Carnegie Corporation of New York and support of the University’s Time Warner Endowment, Howard University’s Initiative on Democracy, Markets, Communication and Technology (IDMCT) will hold its 2012 Symposium on U.S. Health Care on Tuesday, April 10, 2012 from 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. at the Armour J. Blackburn Center, 2397 6th St., N.W., Washington, D.C.

The forum offers attendees an opportunity to hear discussions from key decision makers about proposed solutions to health issues of national significance to African Americans and other multicultural communities. Congressman Elijah Cummings (D-Md), will address the forum on the topic of Medical and Policy Issues Surrounding U.S. Health Care. CNN Anchor, Fredericka Whitfield will moderate the one-day conference.

Charter Day Orator Challenges Howard Students to Reject Barriers

California Attorney General and Howard alumna Kamala Harris delivered an inspiring keynote address at the Howard University 145th Charter Day Convocation in Cramton Auditorium. Harris charged students to remain steadfast as they build their careers. Using her career as an example, she highlighted how many doubted her ability to fight for justice as a prosecutor.

“Let us understand that we must reject false choices. We can fight for public safety and be equally as vigorous in our fight for civil rights and civil liberties,” Harris said.

Acclaimed Filmmaker Raoul Peck Visits Howard for Screening of "Moloch Tropical"

The Radio, Television and Film Department and the Office of University Communications were pleased to welcome internationally acclaimed filmmaker and Time-Warner Scholar Raoul Peck, director of Sometimes in April and Lumumba, to screen his 2009 feature film Moloch Tropical ­– a satirical look at power and corruption within the Haitian political landscape.

The screening and discussion took place on Wednesday, March 21 at 6:30 p.m. in Screening Room West of the School of Communications located in the C.B. Powell Building, 525 Bryant Street NW Washington.

Department of Music Celebrates 100 Years of Excellence in Music: 2012 Theory and Composition Symposium

The Howard University Department of Music will present the 2012 Theory and Composition Symposium from March 26-30, featuring several lectures and recitals. All events are free and open to the public.

For schedule and details, visit

Howard Wins Big Energy in DC Campus Competition
In its first campus energy competition, Howard University students reduced overall energy use by 14% in its participating dorms, out-saving fellow competitors at American and George Washington Universities in the Alliance to Save Energy’s “D.C. Campus Challenge: How Much Can You Power Down?” competition. 

World Affairs Council Honors President Sidney A. Ribeau with Educator of the Year Award
Howard University President Sidney A. Ribeau received the Educator of the Year Award on Thursday, March 8, at the World Affairs Council's 2012 Global Education Gala in Washington, DC. 

View this month’s Capstone - featuring the production of Passing Strange. 

Howard in the News

Race and the Trayvon Case 

Howard University students protest Trayvon Martin’s shooting 

Outrage Unites People of All Colors, Divide Still Exists    

American Dental Education Association (ADEA) Honors Contributions to Dental Education

College students give their time to Detroit during spring break

Urban League: voting laws threaten equality gains

Jamie Barden, a psychology professor at Howard University, weighs in "Inconsistency: The Real Hobgoblin" 

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