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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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Morgan State University Receives More Than $1 Million In National Science Foundation Grant Funding In 2016

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Awards to be used to advance scientific and innovative research The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded Morgan State University (MSU) a combined $1,181,837 in total research grants for calendar year 2016. The funding supports a variety of cutting-edge research projects that advance the frontiers of innovation. Many of the projects funded by the NSF will be led by Morgan …

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‘Diamonds’ on display at Chestertown RiverFest

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Two of the most popular art installations from last Spring’s Baltimore’s Light City festival, “Charlie the Peacock” and “Diamonds,” was part of the Chestertown, Maryland, two-day RiverFest celebration in Septemer. Funding for the installations is being provided by SANDBOX, ThinkBig, the Kent County Arts Council and an anonymous donor. “Diamonds” was designed by Associate Professor and Undergraduate Design Chair, Gabriel Kroiz …

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CBEIS Hosts Early Women of Architecture in Maryland Exhibit

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In the month of October (October 1-30), the Center for the Built Environment and Infrastructure Studies (CBEIS), the home for the School of Architecture and Planning (SA+P) will host the Early Women of Architecture in Maryland exhibit as part of Baltimore Chapter’s American Institute of Architecture (AIABaltimore) Architecture Month. AIABaltimore, in collaboration with Morgan State University’s School of Architecture and …

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