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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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The Undefeated and Morgan State University Announce Journalism Partnership

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Serena and Venus Williams. The eight African-American players on the 2007 Rutgers University women’s basketball team. Every black player in the WNBA. What do these women have in common? All are top-level athletes who have been vilified, demeaned or criticized at some point in the media and by the public for their appearance and performance. The negative images of these …

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Morgan Hosts ‘Cultural Competency Training’ For Law Enforcement Officers

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Nearly 70 Baltimore City and Morgan State Police Officers Participated in a Full Morning of Discussions and Exercises to Improve Police-Community Relations Morgan State University’s School of Social Work (SSW) has launched its Cultural Competency Training for Baltimore City Police Officers, a bold new program designed to improve police-community relations and reduce the number of negative interactions between police officers and the …

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Morgan Receives $140,000 National Science Foundation Grant For Early STEM Engagement Research

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University’s Research Included Among 37 National Projects to Receive First-Ever Awards Under the NSF INCLUDES Program Morgan State University has been awarded a $140,598 research award from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for the study “Early STEM Engagement for Minority Males through a Network of Minority Serving Institutions.” This two-year project is led by Dr. J. Kemi Ladeji-Osias, associate professor …

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