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President David Wilson Receives Maryland Senate’s 2018 First Citizen Award

President of the Maryland Senate Thomas V. Mike Miller Jr. honored Morgan State University President David Wilson with the 2018 First Citizen Award

During a special ceremony held on the floor of The Senate Chamber, President of the Maryland Senate Thomas V. Mike Miller Jr. honored Morgan State University President David Wilson with the 2018 First Citizen Award, in recognition of his distinguished service to the people of Maryland and his ongoing contributions to the advancement of higher education. Dr. Wilson was one of three recipients …

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Morgan Professor Honored with ‘Best Book’ Award

Dr. Krishna Bista

Dr. Krishna Bista, an associate professor in Morgan’s School of Education and Urban Studies Department of Advanced Studies, Leadership and Policy, was selected as winner of the Comparative and International Education Society’s (CIES) prestigious ‘Best Book Award’ for his contribution to the publication Campus Support Services, Programs, and Policies for International Students. The book, which explores the role of university administration in successful implementation, …

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Noted German Documentarian Shares Experiences With Morgan SGJC Students

John A. Kantara, a documentarian and professor of journalism at the University of Applied Sciences in Berlin, visited Morgan’s School of Global Journalism and Communication (SGJC) recently to discuss the connections between Afro-Germans and African Americans and the need for an international perspective to become globally competitive. During his visit to Morgan’s campus, which took place during the week of …

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Morgan Signs 5-Year Educational Partnership Agreement with NAVSEA


Morgan State University announces the signing of a new Educational Program Agreement with the Naval Surface Warfare Center Indian Head Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technology Division (NSWC IHEODTD). The signing took place on March 5, 2018, during a ceremony held at the division’s headquarters in Indian Head, Md. The five-year partnership enables the command to provide Morgan students and faculty the …

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MSU’s Team Wins $15,000 in the ‘HBCU Battle of the Brains’

MSU’s Team at the ‘HBCU Battle of the Brains’

Morgan Scholars Place Among Competition’s Top Three for a Second Consecutive Year Some of Morgan State University’s best and brightest returned to Baltimore from Austin, Texas, this past Saturday with a $15,000 check, after placing second in the Second Annual HBCU Battle of the Brains. Teams from 25 Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) participated in the competition, which aims to encourage undergraduate and graduate …

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Morgan Gains Its First Technology Transfer Licensing Contract

Picture with Dr. Lee, Mr. Qian and Baltimore Mayor Pugh

Morgan State University (MSU) recently executed its first-ever technology licensing contract, for the “Method and Design of the Ultra-Clean Mobile Combustor for Waste Biomass and Poultry Litter Disposal,” commonly referred to as CycloBurn. The technology, which was developed at Morgan, is being commercialized by a new Maryland company, Cykloburn Technologies, LLC, formed by two Maryland entrepreneurs. The technology addresses two significant …

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Morgan State University College Prep Program Receives $200,000 Grant from Maryland’s Department of Education

College Discovery Academy Supports and Inspires Middle School and High School Students in Baltimore City Morgan State University’s (MSU’s) College Discovery Academy, a year-round college preparatory program created by MSU’s Office of Community Service, has been awarded a $200,000 Next Generation Scholars of Maryland grant by the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE). The College Discovery Academy was established to …

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Morgan State University Board of Regents Announces New, Five-Year Contract for President David Wilson

photo of Dr. Wilson with Board of Regents

Agreement Extends President’s Leadership Until 2023, Continuing Current Momentum Morgan State University’s Board of Regents has announced its unanimous vote to award a new, five-year contract to University President David Wilson, extending his term until 2023. The announcement and official contract signing took place in an open public session during the Board’s February meeting. With the new agreement in place, Morgan joins …

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SA+P Professor Dr. Mohammad Gharipour Publishes Ninth Book

gharipour book cover

Dr. Mohammad Gharipour, Professor of Architecture, just published his ninth book, entitled “Gardens of Renaissance Europe and the Islamic Empires.”  This edited book, which is published by Pennsylvania State University Press, is the first study on the role of gardens and landscapes in the broader context of the information sharing that took place among Europeans and Islamic empires in Turkey, Persia, and …

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Despite Obstacles, Morgan State University Soars

photo of Banneker and Holmes Halls

As Morgan State University recently concluded the celebration of its historic 150thanniversary, it is appropriate to review some of the milestones in its development and acknowledge how a dual system of higher education in Maryland has adversely affected higher education in the state today. Morgan, like many other HBCUs, was founded by well-intentioned churches and white leaders to provide for the education …

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