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National Endowment for the Humanities Awards Morgan History Professor $33K Grant for Research Study

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Morgan State University’s Lawrence Peskin, a professor in the Department of History and Geography, has received the prestigious Awards for Faculty by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). The award, which comes with a $33,000 grant, is presented to select individual scholars at Hispanic-Serving Institutions, Historically Black Colleges and Universities, and Tribal Colleges and Universities. Dr. Peskin will use …

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NASA Recognizes Morgan Atmospheric Scientist

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Morgan State University (MSU) is congratulating one of its assistant research scientists, Melanie Follette-Cook, Ph.D., for receiving the NASA Outstanding Performance Award for Technical Support. Dr. Follette-Cook, is one of two dozen Morgan State atmospheric research scientists working at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center under the Goddard Earth Science Technology and Research (GESTAR) cooperative agreement. She was recognized at the …

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Morgan’s Yacob Astatke Recognized for International Achievements in Engineering Education

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Congratulations to Morgan State University’s Yacob Astatke, D.Eng., for being selected as the 2016 GEDC Airbus Diversity Award recipient by aeronautics firm Airbus Group and the Global Engineering Deans Council (GEDC). Dr. Astatke, the interim associate dean for Undergraduate Studies in the Clarence Mitchell Jr. School of Engineering, was chosen from among 40 candidates from 17 countries for his work …

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Morgan Professor Tapped to Lead HBCU LGBTQ-Equality Initiative Advisory Council

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The National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC), the nation’s leading civil rights organization dedicated to the empowerment of black lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) people, has appointed Morgan’s Anika Simpson, Ph.D., as co-chair of the HBCU LGBTQ-Equality Initiative Advisory Council. Dr. Simpson, associate professor in Morgan’s Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies and coordinator of the University’s Women’s and …

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Morgan Appoints GWU’s Scott As New Athletic Director

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Morgan State University President David Wilson today announced the appointment of Edward Scott as the University’s new director of Intercollegiate Athletics. “I am pleased to welcome Ed Scott to his new home at Morgan State,” said Dr. Wilson. “He has proven himself successful with athletic programs very similar to Morgan’s, and, although we know there are some challenging days ahead, …

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Morgan Professor Recognized For Excellence In Education

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The Maryland-District of Columbia Campus Compact (MDCCC), a non-profit higher education membership association, has selected Morgan’s Dr. Lorece Edwards, as the public institution winner of the Alan G. Penczek Service-Learning Faculty Award. The award is presented to a university faculty member that has been recognized for his/her excellence in integrating service-learning into the curriculum as well as for their impact on …

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NIST Names Morgan Administrator to National Board of Examiners

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Congratulations to Dr. Linda Mehlinger, assistant vice president of the Office of Planning & Institutional Effectiveness, on her appointment by the Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to serve on the Board of Examiners for the 2016 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award. The examiner board is composed of leading experts competitively selected from a variety of industries …

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Morgan Staff Promoted to Newly Created Positions

Drs. Turner and Keels Take on New Roles at the University

Morgan State University President David Wilson today announced the promotions of Dr. Kara Turner to vice president of Enrollment Management and Student Success, and the Rev. Bernard Keels as the University’s first-ever dean of the Morgan State University Memorial Chapel. Both appointments are effective immediately. “I am pleased to announce new titles and expanded roles here at the University for …

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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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