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Morgan State University Selected For $2-Million Grant From UNCF To Improve Job Outcomes Of Graduates


UNCF® Career Pathways Initiative to Prepare Students for 21st Century Career Paths, Promote Employability and Improve Quality of Life After a six-month planning phase, Morgan State University announces the award of a five-year, $2-million grant from UNCF (United Negro College Fund) for the implementation of the UNCF® Career Pathways Initiative (CPI), a transformative effort to design and implement programs to …

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Morgan Premieres ‘Mother’s Lament’ to Pay Tribute to Victims of Violence


Production Features Original Works of Music, Poetry and Visual Arts, at Morgan’s Murphy Fine Arts Center on Sept. 17 In response to the epidemic of violent deaths affecting African Americans nationwide and acknowledging the impact on the families of victims, Morgan State University (MSU) presents “Mother’s Lament,” a musical and multimedia performance tribute event. The new production, which is led …

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Day 11 | Making Chinese Dumplings


Today, we woke up thankful! During the night Hangzhou experienced a short period of rain which allowed the temperature to cool off somewhat, but we still were experiencing a very dry heat. Our lecture for the day would be bittersweet, as this was the last classroom session we would have while in China. All of our classroom sessions have expanded …

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Day 10 | Visiting the Song Dynasty


On our third full day in Hangzhou, we were finally getting accumulated to our new surroundings which were very different from Beijing. Our first lecture of the day centered on the innovative technology China is currently developing, namely its electric car. Our session, entitled,  “The Electric Vehicle: Recent Technology Developments and Trends for Lithium Ion Battery,” taught by Dr. Yao …

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Day 9 | The Art of Wushu and Dough Sculptures


As we awoke from a good night’s rest at Wanxiang Polytechnic University, the campus was alive as students of all nationalities gathered within the university’s Foreign International Exchange Center. We started our morning with a campus tour covering the 170,000 square meter area located next to the beautiful Xixi National Wetland Park. Next, we had our first morning lecture on …

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Day 8 | Sightseeing


This morning, much to our dismay, the heat wave was still in effect and we had a full day of tours and sightseeing ahead of us. The first stop of the day was the Flower Nursery. An everlasting landscape full of culture and originality, the nursery offered a sense of serenity and reflection for each of us. Next, we visited …

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Day 7 | Welcome to Wanxiang Polytechnic University


This morning began slightly different from what had been our normal routine. The lobby was filled with bags and luggage as the students were prepared for a six-hour long train ride aboard the G41 Jet Train, which traveled at top speeds of up to 300km/h, en route to our next stop – Hangzhou. While at the train station we moved …

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Day 6 | So Long Beijing


Today was our last full day in the City of Beijing. We began the morning with two lectures; the first session focusing on the Chinese Educational System was taught by Dr. Li Yongcheng, associate professor of International Relations in the School of International Relations and Diplomacy at Beijing Foreign Studies University. For this session, we learned about the differences and …

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Morgan Woos Top Scientist As New Science Dean

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Morgan State University President David Wilson announced today the appointment of Hongtao Yu as dean of the School of Computer, Mathematical and Natural Sciences (SCMNS). He comes to Morgan from Jackson State University in Jackson, Mississippi. “I am pleased to welcome Dr. Yu to the administrative team at Morgan,” said President Wilson. “This is a critical time for minorities in …

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Day 5 | Learning the Language


The next morning, the tune we sang went from Annie’s, “The Sun will Come Out Tomorrow” to “You brought the Sunshine,” by the Clark Sisters. Finally, the rain had stopped and the sun was peeking through the cloudy sky. Before heading into the classroom we posed outside for several pictures on the campus. It was our first time being outdoors without …

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