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Release Date: Tuesday, October 1, 2013 4:50 PM
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Yahoo to Donate 125 Servers to Howard University


WASHINGTON (September 30, 2013) -- Yahoo will deliver 125 donated servers to power the new Yahoo Data Center at Howard University’s Computer Learning and Design Center on Thursday, Oct. 3.

The faculty and students of Howard’s Computer Learning and Design Center (CLDC), under the College of Engineering, Architecture and Computer Sciences (CEACS), are continuing the college’s history of impressive technological research, including human-computer interaction, database security, artificial intelligence and mobile engineering. Dating back to its founding in

1911, CEACS has led the effort to increase the number of minorities, particularly African Americans, in engineering, computer science and other fields. Just this year, Howard University was ranked by the National Science Foundation as the top producer of African-American bachelor’s degree recipients who went on to earn science and engineering doctoral degrees in the United States.

Yahoo executives will be joined by Howard University Provost Dr. Wayne A. I. Frederick and an estimated 200 Howard University students, faculty and congressional representatives for the ribbon-cutting ceremony. The Yahoo academic server donation program helps power innovation coming out of key U.S. computer science research programs at the university level.

WHAT:          Yahoo Data Center at Howard University

WHEN:          Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013, 10 a.m.

WHERE:        Howard University
                      Computer Learning and Design Center
                      School of Engineering and Computer Science
                      2300 Sixth Street, NW
                      Washington, DC 20009

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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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