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Morgan SA+P Faculty Participate in 2018 Light City Festival

200 LED blue lights

School of Architecture and Planning professor Pavlina Ilieva partnered with architect Kuo Pao Lian of PI.KL Studio to participate in the 2018 Light City festival. Together, the pair, in collaboration with Post Typography and Figure 53 along with participation from SA+P alumni and students, produced the subaquatic installation ‘Some Thing in the Water’ in downtown Baltimore at the Inner Harbor. ‘Some Thing in …

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Cheon, Kroiz Collaborative Brings Diamond Installation Back to Downtown Baltimore


Back by popular demand, School of Architecture and Planning associate professor and architect Gabriel Kroiz and Mina Cheon, a new media artist, scholar, and educator resurrected their original “Diamonds Light Baltimore” light sculpture to be exhibited along Baltimore’s Bromo Arts and Entertainment District. The exhibit, which made its debut as a Maryland Art Place (MAP) installation during the inaugural Light City 2016, was brought …

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Morgan State University Receives $200,000 to Support Educational Opportunities for Nontraditional Students

Crankstart Students

Crankstart and Osher Foundation Grants Total $1.6 Million in Funding for the Center for Continuing and Professional Studies The Morgan State University (MSU) Center for Continuing and Professional Studies (CCPS) has announced the award of a $200,000 grant from The Crankstart Foundation to continue its support of the University’s scholarship program targeting nontraditional students residing in the state of Maryland. The Crankstart Foundation scholarships …

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Recent Morgan Alumni Receive Awards from HBCU Graduate School Council

simone barrett

Two Morgan State University graduates received awards for their research and scholarship this year from the Council of Historically Black Graduate Schools (CHBGS). Simone R. Barrett, Ph.D., was presented with the CHBGS ProQuest Dissertation Award, and Anish Bhandari received the CHBGS ProQuest Thesis Award, at the Council’s 48th Annual Conference, in Fayetteville, Ark., in February. The CHBGS “was founded in 1970 to …

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Morgan Senior Selected for POLITICO Journalism Institute Class

Akira Kyles

Congratulations to Morgan senior Akira Kyles on being selected by POLITCO as a member of its 2018 Journalism Institute Class. Kyles, a multimedia journalism major in the School of Global Journalism and Communication, is one of 13 students chosen from universities across the U.S. The POLITICO Journalism Institute (PJI) is an educational initiative created to support diversity in Washington, D.C.-area newsrooms. The program, …

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Morgan’s Dr. Maurice C. Taylor Selected As Juniata College’s 140th Commencement Speaker

Huntingdon, Pennsylvania’s Juniata College has announced that Maurice C. Taylor, Ph.D., JD, vice president for the Division of Academic Outreach and Engagement at Morgan State University, will deliver the commencement address at its 140th commencement ceremony being held on May 19, 2018, on the Juniata campus. Taylor, a 1972 graduate of Juniata College, also will receive an honorary doctor of humane letters degree. Dr. Taylor has …

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Morgan State University Appoints Former NIST Director Willie E. May, Ph.D. As Vice President for Research and Economic Development

Dr. Willie E. May

New VP Plans Significant Research Expansion and Increased Collaboration Among Disciplines Morgan State University President David Wilson has announced the appointment of Willie E. May, Ph.D., as the University’s new vice president for Research and Economic Development. Dr. May comes to Morgan from the University of Maryland, College Park, where he was director of major research and training initiatives for …

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Philanthropists Calvin and Tina Tyler Donate Commissioned Artwork to Tyler Hall

Calvin and Tina Tyler Portrait Unveiling

On April 21, 2018, philanthropists Calvin and Tina Tyler hosted a special ceremony at their Henderson, Nevada home to commemorate the unveiling of a commissioned portrait which will be featured in the new Calvin and Tina Tyler Hall student services building on the campus of Morgan State University. The Tylers commissioned world-renowned artist Simmie Knox to capture them in portrait as only he …

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Morgan Professor Awarded Fulbright Scholarship to Teach and Conduct Research in Jordan

Dr. Omar J. Khan

Morgan State University continues to lead as one of the top producers of Fulbright Scholars in the nation and as the frontrunner among all Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). To-date, 140 students and 69 faculty/administrators have been awarded the scholarship to study and teach abroad in more than 40 countries including Malaysia, India, China, and Brazil. Jordan will be the next …

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Morgan State Dean and Board Member Honored for Outstanding Service

Dr. Bernard Keels

Congratulations to Rev. Dr. Bernard Keels, dean of the Morgan State University Memorial Chapel, and Rev. Dr. Frances Murphy Draper, vice chair of the Morgan State University Board of Regents and pastor of the Freedom AME Zion Church in Baltimore. Both were honored recently, by the Delta Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., for their outstanding service to the religious community. The awards were …

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