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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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AAFCS Elects Morgan Professor Jacqueline Holland As President

Congratulations to Morgan State University’s Dr. Jacqueline Holland, assistant professor in the department of Family and Consumer Sciences, who was elected earlier this year as the new president of the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (AAFCS). Dr. Holland was installed during AAFCS’s 108th Annual Conference & Expo held this past June in Dallas, Texas. As president of AAFCS, Dr. Holland will …

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

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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

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

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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