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MSU Student Center Director Named Alumnus of the Year

Floyd E. Taliaferro III

Morgan State University’s Floyd E. Taliaferro lll, director of the University Student Center, stepped onto the campus of Morgan State College in September of 1970. The undergraduate and graduate student experience that followed enriched both the student and the institution and has led to Taliaferro’s 44 years of employment with his alma mater. For his outstanding work that has benefited Morgan …

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Morgan Professor Honored with ‘Best Book’ Award

Dr. Krishna Bista

Dr. Krishna Bista, an associate professor in Morgan’s School of Education and Urban Studies Department of Advanced Studies, Leadership and Policy, was selected as winner of the Comparative and International Education Society’s (CIES) prestigious ‘Best Book Award’ for his contribution to the publication Campus Support Services, Programs, and Policies for International Students. The book, which explores the role of university administration in successful implementation, …

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Morgan Professor Receives Global Community Service Award

photo of Zekeh S. Gbotokuma

Zekeh S. Gbotokuma, Ph.D., associate professor of philosophy at Morgan State University, received an A.I.M. Award from Afrimpact Magazine during a ceremony in Lancaster, Pa., in December. The awards celebrated 100 influential people who are making a difference in their communities. Dr. Gbotokuma is an international educator and is the former director of the Center for Global Studies and International Education at Morgan. Born …

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PRSA-Maryland Names SGJC Professor as the 2017 PR Educator of the Year

photo of Dana Vickers Shelley

Congratulations to Morgan State University School of Global Journalism and Communication (SGJC) professor Dana Vickers Shelley for being named as the ‘2017 Public Relations (PR) Educator of the Year’ by the Public Relations Society of America-Maryland Board of Directors. Shelley, who is a faculty member in the Department of Strategic Communications, will be formally recognized at PRSA-Maryland’s “Best In Maryland” awards gala held …

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Morgan History Professor Receives $60K Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship at Georgetown University

Morgan State University’s Herbert Brewer, Ph.D., a professor in the Department of History and Geography, has received a prestigious Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. Dr. Brewer will serve as a 2017–2018 Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow for the Study of Slavery. The award, which comes with a $60,000 stipend and other benefits, was announced after a competitive selection process. Dr. …

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Morgan Business Faculty Ranked Among Most Diverse

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A recent survey by The PhD Project placed Morgan State University among the top five U.S. academic institutions with the most diverse business school faculty. MSU’s Earl G. Graves School of Business and Management has 13 African American, Hispanic or Native American faculty, a number that ranked it fifth among the schools in the nationwide survey. North Carolina A&T State University was ranked first, …

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Morgan State University Atmospheric Scientist Wins NASA Award for Outstanding Performance

photo of Daniel Laughlin and Hyokyung Lee

Hyokyung Lee, Ph.D., an assistant research scientist at Morgan State University (MSU), received an award for Outstanding Performance – Science Software Development at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center’s 2017 Earth Sciences Division – Atmospheres Awards Ceremony, on Friday, Sept. 22, in Greenbelt, Md. The award honored Dr. Lee’s work “For GPM/DPR (Global Precipitation Mission/Dual-Frequency Precipitation Radar) Software Development.” She was one …

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Morgan State University Assistant Professor Receives a $115,000 Maryland Innovation Initiative Award

picture of James Hunter

James Hunter, Ph.D., an assistant professor in the Department of Civil Engineering at Morgan State University (MSU), recently received a Phase 1 award of $115,000 from the Maryland Innovation Initiative (MII) for his SUMZ™: Stormwater Utility Management System and Solutions project. SUMZ uses a stand-alone software program and data management tool developed by Dr. Hunter and his research team. It is designed to enable …

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Professor Pavlina Ilieva honored with the 40 under 40 award by Baltimore Business Journal

Each year, the Baltimore Business Journal (BBJ) recognizes 40 outstanding young professionals under the age of 40 who are making noteworthy contributions to Greater Baltimore’s businesses, their companies and community. BBJ’s 40 Under 40 class is chosen from the hundreds of nominations that are submitted to the expertise of the BBJ’s editorial board, and represents the best of the region’s …

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Professor Gharipour receives Research Award at CELA Annual Meeting

Dr. Mohammad Gharipour, Professor at the School of Architecture and Planning, recently received the Research Award (senior level) from Council of Educators of Landscape Architecture (CELA) in their annual meeting in Beijing, China.  This is the most prestigious award for research on landscape architecture.  According to CELA, “This annual award is given to a prolific researcher with more than ten years of …

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