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Ph.D. Student in Math Aims to Make History at Morgan’s December Commencement

Morgan State University’s first doctoral graduate in mathematics is on track to receive her degree during this year’s Fall Commencement exercises, in December. Candice Marshall (p.k.a. Candice Jean-Louis), an international student from St. Lucia, is one of 11 students in Morgan’s Industrial and Computational Mathematics (ICM) Program. The demand for ICM graduates is burgeoning with the rise of high-performance computing and …

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Morgan Hosts HBCU-9 Leadership Summit

Three-Day Event Caps the Combined 150th Anniversary Celebration for Nine Historically Black Institutions The Year 1867 was momentous in African-American history for a number of reasons, including the events of Reconstruction, the first votes cast by blacks in a state election in the U.S. South and the founding of nine HBCUs, the largest number ever in a single year in …

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Morgan State University Unveils Legends Plaza, a Tribute to Its Athletic Greats

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Morgan State University unveiled its campus memorial to the institution’s athletic greats today, during a ceremony attended by MSU students, faculty, administrators and guests, members of Morgan’s Board of Regents, and MSU alumni, including several hall of fame players. The memorial, Legends Plaza, designed and created by the artistic vision of Morgan alumnus George Nock, honors two head coaches who, …

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Morgan State University and the Navy-Sponsored MECE Program Celebrate the First Completion Ceremony

Morgan State University (MSU) has recognized the first eight participants who completed the requirements for its Navy-sponsored Master of Engineering in Cyber Engineering (MECE) degree program. The MECE is a joint program involving the Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA), the Strategic Systems Program (SSP) and the Education and Workforce Development/Training Program in Morgan’s School of Engineering. The School of Engineering …

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Morgan Student Named Miss District of Columbia United States

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Congratulations to Morgan State University’s  very own Alexis Becton! Becton took home the crown as the 2017 Miss District of Columbia United States, after competing in the regional Miss United States pageant. The event was held this past May 13 at the Maritime Conference Center in Linthicum Heights, Md. Becton is a senior psychology major devoted to helping young women in her community. She is …

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Morgan State University Breaks Ground on Its New Student Services Building

The $88-Million Facility Named in Honor of Nationally Known Philanthropists Calvin and Tina Tyler BALTIMORE — An enthusiastic crowd attended the ground breaking ceremony today for Morgan State University’s future student services building, Calvin and Tina Tyler Hall. Construction of the $88-million, state-of-the-art facility is scheduled to begin in 2018, and its opening is slated for 2020. The event also celebrated …

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Vernon Jarrett Medal Presented to Philadelphia Reporter for Exposing Injustice and Cruelty in the Pennsylvania Prison System

photo of Mensah M. Dean with Dean of School of Global Journalism and University Provost

Morgan State University School of Global Journalism & Communication awarded the 2017 Vernon Jarrett Medal for Journalistic Excellence to Mensah M. Dean, a reporter for the Philadelphia Media Network for his series of articles on Arthur Johnson, an African-American male, kept in solitary confinement for 37 years. Dean’s articles “provided a haunting glimpse of how the state buries people inside the prison …

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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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Morgan State University Partners With Zipcar To Offer Car Sharing On Campus

zipcars at morgan state

Convenient Transportation Service Provides a Cost-Effective Alternative to Car Ownership BALTIMORE — Morgan State University (MSU) has launched a new partnership with Zipcar to offer a car-sharing program on campus. The service gives students the freedom to get off campus and return without the hassles of owning a car, while also helping Morgan meet its sustainability goals by reducing the need for …

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Morgan PEARL Hosts National Science Foundation Workshop on Chesapeake Fisheries

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The Morgan State University Patuxent Environmental and Aquatic Research Laboratory (MSU PEARL) hosted a National Science Foundation (NSF)-funded workshop titled Chesapeake Fisheries: From Oysters to Economics, on Aug. 28–29, 2017. The invitation-only workshop was attended by internationally recognized researchers from leading academic and government institutions, including Morgan State University, Rutgers University, the University of Maryland, the University of Alaska, Australian National University …

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