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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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Documentary Research Project Takes MSU Scholars to Paris

SGJC Students in Paris

Eight students from Morgan’s School of Global Journalism and Communication (SGJC) recently traveled to Paris to film scenes for an upcoming documentary about the long history of black expatriates in the “City of Lights.” Working under the guidance of SGJC Artist in Residence Tim Reid, students from both the school’s International Reporting and Reid’s Documentary Filmmaking classes immersed themselves in …

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MSU Joins Chesapeake Watershed Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit

Dr. Scott Knoche

Morgan State University is now a member of the Chesapeake Watershed Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit (CW CESU), a research network consisting of nine federal agencies and 40 non-federal institutions offering leadership in watershed science, particularly as it relates to the Chesapeake Bay. Dr. Scott Knoche, director of Morgan’s Patuxent Environmental and Aquatic Research Laboratory (PEARL), will serve as the University’s technical representative on the CW …

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