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Morgan’s Dr. Eric Conway conducts for First Lady of Soul

Choir Performance

Morgan State University is well represented during Pope Francis’ first visit to the United States. Choir director Eric Conway has the enviable task of conducting the choir (not the Morgan Choir) that will back up singer Aretha Franklin, who is part of a larger concert in Philadelphia on Saturday, September 26, 2014. “For Aretha Franklin to ask me personally to …

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Walters and Morgan State Announce Strategic Partnership


Baltimore, MD — Julia Marciari-Alexander, the Andrea B. and John H. Laporte Director at the Walters Art Museum and David Wilson, President, Morgan State University, announced today a new multi-year agreement between the two organizations. The partnership will promote exhibitions, develop educational and artistic programs and create professional development opportunities for students and faculty at Morgan and staff of the …

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Did They Steal The Music? Morgan Professor Weighs In For NY Times

Morgan State Newsroom

Changing copyright laws to stop infringement is like changing murder laws to stop homicides. The root of both issues is cultural. But sure, why not? Let’s change, update, remix, and mash-up copyright laws to reflect the times.  And while we’re at it, copyright laws aren’t the only laws that need an update: There are still lots of places in the …

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Celebrating Our Common Heritage in the African Diaspora


From the James E. Lewis Museum of Art For Immediate Release, January 13, 2015 The James E. Lewis Museum of Art is pleased to present an exhibition entitled “Celebrating Our Common Heritage in the African Diaspora – Featuring the Art of Januwa Moja and Uzikee Nelson”.  This exhibition will feature works by artist couple: Januwa Moja, wearable art designer and …

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Morgan Screenwriting and Animation Department Promotes Maryland Film Industry

Morgan State University’s Screenwriting and Animation (SWAN) faculty and students in conjunction with the Digital Media Center (DMC), recently produced the 4th annual fundraising video for the Maryland Film Industry Coalition (MFIC), a non-profit organization formed to boost Maryland’s competitiveness in the film and television industry. The video was premiered to a full house at the Suburban Club of Baltimore …

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Morgan Alumni to Produce “For Colored Girls” in Baltimore


A group of Morgan State alumni will be featured in a regional production of “For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf” at Garrison Forest School’s Garland Theater from July 26-28. Presented by ArtsCentric, a theater company founded by Morgan alums, the program will donate a portion of proceeds from the production to House of Ruth …

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School of Architecture & Planning Designing and Building Exhibit for Artscape 2013


CONTACT: James Thompson Project Manager 443-465-9435 Baltimore – Students and faculty from the School of Architecture and Planning have been invited for the third straight year to participate and exhibit an environmental installation for Artscape.  The project, titled Destination 1 is a music pavilion and DJ dome inspired by the visionary ideas of Buckminster Fuller.  A forefather of the modern …

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Professor Makes Case for ‘Perfection of Skinny Women’ in Debut Novel


“Sanity. I find solace in writing. When I’m working on curriculum, student issues, I find that writing is how I retreat, to get lost in an alternate universe.” The communications professor, known in the fiction world as debut author ‘T. Richard,’ smiles broadly as she sits at her office desk in the University Communications Center, describing the balance between serving …

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