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Morgan Professor Uses Digital Media to Impact Students in The Black Belt

Dr. Angela Howell, Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Morgan State, was invited by Professor Territa Poole, at the University of Alabama, to engage with her students around Dr. Howell’s 2013 book, Raised Up Down Yonder: Growing Up Black in Rural Alabama. After 2 semesters of teaching a course called “Society, Systems, and the Alabama Black …

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Morgan VP McCrary Honored By Alma Mater

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Victor R. McCrary, vice president for research and economic development at Morgan State University, is being recognized as the “2017 Distinguished Alumnus of the Howard University Graduate School” on Thursday, May 11. McCrary earned a doctorate in physical chemistry from Howard University in 1985.

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Morgan SA+P Professor Recognized as 2017 AIA Fellow

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Congratulations to Morgan State University’s Suzanne Frasier for being selected by the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Baltimore Chapter as a 2017 AIA Fellow. Frasier, an associate professor in the School of Architecture and Planning’s (SA+P’s) Department of Undergraduate Design, was recognized for her enthusiastic teaching, mentorship and leadership at Morgan, as well as her collaborative academic research in India. …

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Morgan SA+P Team Receives ACSA Diversity Achievement Award

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Congratulations to the collaborative faculty and administration team of Gabriel Kroiz, Pavlina Ilieva and Adam Bridge for being awarded the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture’s (ACSA) 2016-17 Architectural Education – Diversity Achievement Award. Representing Morgan’s School of Architecture and Planning’s (SA+P) undergraduate Architecture and Environmental Design program, the three were recognized for their contributions to the school’s Beginning Design Curriculum. …

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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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