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Museum Painting Acquisition for Professor Ruth Connell

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The Glenn H. Curtiss Museum in Hammondsport, New York has selected an art work by architect, educator, and artist Ruth Connell for the museum’s permanent collection. The Curtiss Museum acquisition is the oil painting “Sunny Point I (for Annie)”, created by the artist on site at Lake Keuka in 2012. The painting was exhibited alongside twenty other works by the artist …

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SA+P Wins Big at AIAMaryland Student Design Awards

Jason Knight Sp14_Kargon_CP Airport Tower

Students from the Graduate Program in Architecture and Undergraduate Program in Architecture & Environmental Design were the big winners at the 2014 AIAMaryland Student Design Awards on September 10 at the Silver Spring Civic Building. Jason Knight, Pauline Sipin, and Francis Ikhalea competed against 40 entries from approximately eight schools.  Jason Knight was named the Graduate Winner (5th/6th Year)for his College Park Airport project. …

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SA+P receives funding for the U.S. Economic Development Administration Grant


Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (MD-5) announced that a $100,000 grant was awarded to the U.S. Economic Development Administration, University Center at the University of Maryland, College Park and Morgan State University. The grant will fund the fourth year of a five-year program between the University of Maryland and Morgan State University to foster economic development in Maryland. 

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SA+P Participates in Leadership Conference in DC


This Summer, the American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS) Morgan State University Chapter president and vice president, Francis Ikhalea and Marvin Oduro respectively, attended the annual AIAS Grassroots Leadership Conference in Washington, DC. Along with Associate Professor, Suzanne Frasier, the conference was three-days of training and breakout sessions with other 200 students representing architecture schools from all over the country. Conference highlights included meeting “starchitects” …

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Design Build Spaces Unveiled

Students admire their Space for Laughter

Words By: Brian Stansbury Each year the Undergraduate Program in Architecture and Environmental Design (BSAED) in the School of Architecture and Planning (SA+P) offers a SummerDesign/Build studio. This studio has proven to be a valued asset to the curriculum, School and University for many reasons. Promoting the University and SA+P in the public view, demonstration of unique and experimental design and construction methods, …

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SA+P Welcomes New Faculty


The School of Architecture and Planning (SA+P) would like to welcome four new faculty to our family: Dr. Jason Charalambides will be teaching primarily in the Graduate Program in Architecture. He is a professional engineering and registered architect. His research interests include Concrete Design, Steel Design, Statics and Strength of Materials,  Computer and Numerical Methods for the Built Environment Professionals, Building …

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Reorganizing SA+P

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The School of Architecture and Planning (SA+P) recently restructured its academic unit in hopes to achieve the following goals: Goal 1: To increase efficiencies and streamline activities among the various academic Goal 2: To tap the intellectual synergies of disciplines to foster transdisciplinary and collaborative engagements that benefit students and faculty. Goal 3: To utilize the lean and more organized structure …

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Former Morgan State Music Major wins International Vocal Competition

Issachach Savage wins International Vocal Competition

Former Morgan State University Music Major and choir member Issachah Savage just won all four prizes in The International Wagner Vocal Competition.  Issachah won the First place prize, the Orchestra’s choice, the Audience’s choice, and the Speight Jenkins Award which is a featured appearance in a special concert full of famous opera celebrities.  Issachah happened to win this award on …

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Camp Counselor Forges Lasting Bonds

Harrison West

Harrison West, a 2014 Morgan State Psychology Graduate, was recently featured in the Washington Post. Mr. West is recognized for his 7-year service as a program assistant and mentor for young boys at Camp Moss Hollow located in Fauquier County,VA. Mr. West was the President of the Morgan State Chapter of Psi Chi, the National Honor Society in Psychology and …

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