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PRSA-Maryland Names SGJC Professor as the 2017 PR Educator of the Year

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Congratulations to Morgan State University School of Global Journalism and Communication (SGJC) professor Dana Vickers Shelley for being named as the ‘2017 Public Relations (PR) Educator of the Year’ by the Public Relations Society of America-Maryland Board of Directors. Shelley, who is a faculty member in the Department of Strategic Communications, will be formally recognized at PRSA-Maryland’s “Best In Maryland” awards gala held …

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Morgan History Professor Receives $60K Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship at Georgetown University

Morgan State University’s Herbert Brewer, Ph.D., a professor in the Department of History and Geography, has received a prestigious Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. Dr. Brewer will serve as a 2017–2018 Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow for the Study of Slavery. The award, which comes with a $60,000 stipend and other benefits, was announced after a competitive selection process. Dr. …

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Morgan Business Faculty Ranked Among Most Diverse

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A recent survey by The PhD Project placed Morgan State University among the top five U.S. academic institutions with the most diverse business school faculty. MSU’s Earl G. Graves School of Business and Management has 13 African American, Hispanic or Native American faculty, a number that ranked it fifth among the schools in the nationwide survey. North Carolina A&T State University was ranked first, …

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Morgan State University Atmospheric Scientist Wins NASA Award for Outstanding Performance

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Hyokyung Lee, Ph.D., an assistant research scientist at Morgan State University (MSU), received an award for Outstanding Performance – Science Software Development at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center’s 2017 Earth Sciences Division – Atmospheres Awards Ceremony, on Friday, Sept. 22, in Greenbelt, Md. The award honored Dr. Lee’s work “For GPM/DPR (Global Precipitation Mission/Dual-Frequency Precipitation Radar) Software Development.” She was one …

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Morgan State University Assistant Professor Receives a $115,000 Maryland Innovation Initiative Award

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James Hunter, Ph.D., an assistant professor in the Department of Civil Engineering at Morgan State University (MSU), recently received a Phase 1 award of $115,000 from the Maryland Innovation Initiative (MII) for his SUMZ™: Stormwater Utility Management System and Solutions project. SUMZ uses a stand-alone software program and data management tool developed by Dr. Hunter and his research team. It is designed to enable …

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Professor Pavlina Ilieva honored with the 40 under 40 award by Baltimore Business Journal

Each year, the Baltimore Business Journal (BBJ) recognizes 40 outstanding young professionals under the age of 40 who are making noteworthy contributions to Greater Baltimore’s businesses, their companies and community. BBJ’s 40 Under 40 class is chosen from the hundreds of nominations that are submitted to the expertise of the BBJ’s editorial board, and represents the best of the region’s …

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Professor Gharipour receives Research Award at CELA Annual Meeting

Dr. Mohammad Gharipour, Professor at the School of Architecture and Planning, recently received the Research Award (senior level) from Council of Educators of Landscape Architecture (CELA) in their annual meeting in Beijing, China.  This is the most prestigious award for research on landscape architecture.  According to CELA, “This annual award is given to a prolific researcher with more than ten years of …

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MAAMC Elects Morgan VP Maurice Taylor As Chair

The Maryland African American Museum Corporation (MAAMC) has elected Morgan State University’s Dr. Maurice C. Taylor, vice president forAcademic Outreach and Engagement, as its new chairman of the Board of Directors. MAAMC, an independent unit within the executive branch of the Maryland State government, manages the Baltimore-based Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History & Culture. As MAAMC’s …

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MSU VP of Institutional Advancement Receives Leadership Award

Congratulations to Morgan State University’s Cheryl Hitchcock for being selected as the 2017 recipient of the Advancement Leaders Award. Hitchcock, who serves as vice president for Morgan’s Division of Institutional Advancement, was presented with the award at this year’s HBCU Philanthropy Symposium held at Delaware State University. The Advancement Leaders Award is presented to an advancement leader who has demonstrated …

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Morgan Professor Helps Ghana Launch First Satellite into Space

In a historic moment for the African nation of Ghana, NASA launched the country’s first-ever satellite, the GhanaSat-1, into orbit from the International Space Station on July 7. GhanaSat-1 is the first private university satellite developed in Sub-Saharan Africa. A team of engineering students, led in part by Dr. Richard Damoah, director of the Space Systems and Technology Lab at …

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