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Getting Acclimated in Cienfuegos, Cuba – Day 2

The next morning we awoke to discover that we had a world-class view surrounding our hotel including a beautiful view of the bay.  As it would turn out, our hotel, which I understand was once owned by the Hilton family, was located next to the historic Palacio del Valle. Following a very hearty breakfast, we left to attend our cultural exchange …

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The Choir Arrives Safely in Cuba! – Day 1

For our first-ever trip to Cuba, the University sent a group of 32 MSU choir members, not the full choir contingent but typically the number we use for travel. Once on the island, we are scheduled to perform at a number of engagements. Knowing that our charter flight out of JFK in New York would be leaving at noon, we …

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MSU Civil Engineering Students Win ‘University Cup’ in ACI Concrete Competition

Congratulations to Morgan’s winning participants in the American Concrete Institute (ACI) Maryland Chapter’s Concrete Competition. This past March, 10 MSU civil engineering students on two teams, Morgan Nation and The Morgan Bears, competed against other area university teams in a concrete-mixing design and testing contest. Morgan Nation took the competition’s top spot, earning ACI’s University Cup, while The Morgan Bears …

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Morgan Journalism Students Recognized for Work on ‘Bridging Selma’ Project

Morgan Journalism Students Recognized for Work

Last spring, students from Morgan’s School of Global Journalism and Communication (SGJC) collaborated with fellow journalism students from West Virginia University’s Reed College of Media on a unique social justice-reporting project called “Bridging Selma.” In the wake of that transformative experience, which included traveling to Selma, Ala., to gather stories firsthand, Morgan students have been recognized for their role in the …

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Morgan State University Maintains Accreditation in Business and Accounting Programs

Morgan State University’s Earl G. Graves School of Business and Management has maintained its prestigious Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB) accreditation for both the business and the accounting programs. Founded in 1916, AACSB International is the longest serving global accrediting body for business schools that offer undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral degrees in business and accounting. “It …

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Morgan State Receives $517,000 Grant for Travelers EDGE Program

Grant for Travelers EDGE Program

Funding Supports Travelers EDGE Scholars in Actuarial Science and Graves Honors Programs As part of an ongoing partnership with The Travelers Companies, Morgan State University (MSU) has received a $517,000 Travelers Foundation grant. The grant will be used to fund the Travelers EDGE (Empowering Dreams for Graduation and Employment) program in the University’s business and science schools during the 2016-17 academic …

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Architecture Professor Wins AIA Design Award

For the second consecutive year, Assistant Professor Brian Grieb and his design practice, GriD architects have been awarded a design award from the American Institute of Architects (AIA) West Virginia Chapter. This year’s award winning project, Highland House, was a modest renovation and addition to a cabin located Upper Tract, West Virginia, co-designed with his firm’s partner, Alistair Dearie.  GriD architects transformed a …

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SA+P Students Preserving Baltimore’s Architectural History

This year, School of Architecture and Planning (SA+P) students have been integral in the renovation of the Carroll Mansion on East Lombard Street in Baltimore, Maryland. Graduate students, Jeanie Libutti (M.Arch. ’18) and Adia Key (M.Arch. ’19), were charged with redesigning the dining room with all new furniture, floor and wall treatments, and lighting fixtures. The result is a balance of …

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U.S. Navy Awards Morgan $450,000 for Battery Energy Research

Morgan State University has received a three-year $450,000 award from the U.S. Navy to conduct a research study on the energy capacity of lithium-ion batteries. Dr. Kadir Aslan, an assistant dean for Research and Graduate Studies and professor at Morgan, will serve as principal investigator for the research and will manage a team of undergraduate and graduate students providing assistance …

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Savoy Magazine Names Morgan Grad as One of 2016’s “Top 100 Most Influential Blacks in Corporate America”

Trisch L. Smith

African-American lifestyle publication Savoy Magazine has named Morgan alumna Trisch L. Smith as one of its 2016 “Top 100 Most Influential Blacks in Corporate America.” Smith, who graduated from Morgan in 1996 with a Bachelor of Science in Telecommunications, currently serves as executive vice president and managing director of diversity and inclusion at Edelman, a leading communications and marketing firm. Each …

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