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SA+P Alumni recognized at Founder’s Day Convocation

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At the 2016 Founder’s Day Convocation on November 10, School of Architecture and Planning alumni, Camessia Johnson ’14 and James Potter ’98 were honored with the 2016 Distinguished Alumni Award, for their professional work and service to the community. Congratulations to Camessia and Jim! Below are their bios: CAMESSIA D. JOHNSON earned the Bachelor of Science Degree in Architecture and Environmental Design in 2014, …

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Twelve Morgan State Students Named As University Innovation Fellows

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Twelve Morgan students recently completed training to become University Innovation Fellows, participants in a global, interdisciplinary leadership development initiative managed by Stanford University’s Hasso Plattner Institute of Design (d.school). The University Innovation Fellows program seeks to empower student leaders to increase innovation, entrepreneurship, creativity and design thinking on their campuses. The Morgan undergraduates were among 169 students from 49 higher …

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Morgan Science Students Shine at UMBC Research Symposium

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While Homecoming events were getting into full swing on their campus, six students from Morgan State University’s School of Computer, Mathematical and Natural Sciences (SCMNS) were outcompeting their peers for first or second place honors at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County’s (UMBC’s) 19th Undergraduate Research Symposium in the Chemical and Biological Sciences. A total of 14 Morgan SCMNS undergraduates …

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ASCEND Scholar Wins Award at Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students

ASCEND Scholar Wins Award at Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students

Twenty-eight MSU ASCEND Center for Biomedical Research Scholars attended the 2016 Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS) held November 9th – 12th, in Tampa, FL. Over 1,300 students participated in poster and oral presentations. ASCEND Scholars Oluwafunmilayo Ayeni (Psychology), Kelly Boham (Biology), Jada Boyd (Physical Education), Markea Carter (Psychology), Shirley Green (Psychology), and Aliyah Tolliver (Psychology) presented research …

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MSU Seniors Take Top Spots In National STEM Competition

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Morgan State University students Nishone Thompson and Sarai Nwagbaraocha were invited to attend and compete in the annual Emory University-Laney Graduate School STEM Research and Career Symposium held in Atlanta, Georgia. Thompson and Nwagbaraocha placed 1st and 3rd, respectively, in the competition’s undergraduate poster session category. An estimated 150 students from all across the U.S. participated in the event. Convened and …

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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 Engineering Students Receive Nearly $300,000 in Scholarship Grants from the Clare Boothe Luce Program

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Four Morgan State University (MSU) engineering majors have been awarded full scholarships totaling a combined $296,856 from a prestigious program made available through the efforts of the Henry Luce Foundation. Marshaye A. Burley, Deborah O. Demuren, Paige J. Harvey and Jaynell S. Scott, all juniors on track to graduate in May 2018, were selected to receive Clare Boothe Luce Program …

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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 State University Students Awarded Actuarial Diversity Scholarships

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Three Morgan State University students were among 48 undergraduates from colleges across the country awarded a 2016 Actuarial Diversity Scholarship by The Actuarial Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to advancing the actuarial profession’s contribution to society. Morgan students Rodrigue Djikeuchi, Sika Dzidzonu and Turayo Tijani, all seniors majoring in actuarial science, were recognized for their academic achievements as full-time undergraduate students pursuing …

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Federal Grant Helps Morgan State Coalition Tackle Substance Abuse

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The Morgan State School of Community Health & Policy has received a five-year grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration to implement a “Get SMART West Baltimore Drug Free Community Coalition,” Community Health and Policy Associate Professor Lorece Edwards said this week. The federal grant, which amounts to $125,000 each year for five years with the opportunity …

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