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Release Date: Tuesday, April 16, 2013 1:54 PM
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Sholnn Freeman
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Ground-breaking Ceremony for Howard University Residence Halls
and Interdisciplinary Science Building

WASHINGTON (April 15, 2013) – Howard University will host a formal ground-breaking ceremony for the two new residential halls and the Interdisciplinary Research Building (IRB) at 10 a.m. on Thursday, April 18. The ceremony will take place on the grounds of the Louis Stokes Health Sciences Library (adjacent to Fourth and Bryant Street residence hall site).

Howard and Campus Apartments announced in March the development of the two new living-learning residence hall facilities. The halls are designed to accommodate 1,360 students and will include generous social, study and programming spaces. The development is slated for completion by August 2014 and is estimated to cost $107 million.

In addition, Howard and Turner Construction Company recently announced the construction of the Interdisciplinary Research Building, to be located at 2201 Georgia Ave., NW. The 81,000 square-foot mixed-use academic building is the cornerstone of the University’s academic renewal initiative and will serve as a prominent gateway on the Georgia Avenue Corridor. The IRB will include wet and dry laboratories, instructional space, research support space, ground floor retail, and centralized offices for faculty, students and academic staff.

WHAT:          Ground-breaking Ceremony for New Dormitories and Interdisciplinary Research
WHEN:          Thursday, April 18, 2013
                        10 a.m.

WHERE:        Grounds of Louis Stokes Health Sciences Library                            
                      501 W. St., NW, Washington, DC  20059


Founded in 1867, Howard University is a private, research university that is comprised of 13 schools and colleges. Students pursue studies in more than 120 areas leading to undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. Since 1998, the University has produced two Rhodes Scholars, two Truman Scholars, a Marshall Scholar, 30 Fulbright Scholars and 11 Pickering Fellows. Howard also produces more on campus African-American Ph.D. recipients than any other university in the United States. For more information on Howard University, call 202-238-2330, or visit the University's Web site at

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