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School of Business Wins for a 7th Consecutive Year

On Thursday, February 27, 2014, Kamille Jones and Troy Byam competed at the 10th Annual Urban Financial Services Coalition (UFSC) Oratorical Scholarship Competition. Each year the Central Maryland chapter sponsors a scholarship competition for students in the State of Maryland. Jones and Byam placed 1st and 2nd in the state (with only 8 points between them), making Morgan’s School of …

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Professor Scharmen Semifinalist for Sondheim Prize

Frederick Scharmen, Assistant Professor in Architecture, is a semifinalist for this year’s Sondheim Prize. The Sondheim Prize awards a $25,000 fellowship to a visual artist or visual artist collaborators living and working in the Baltimore region. As a semifinalist, Professor Scharmen’s work will be shown in the Decker, Meyerhoff and Pinkard galleries of MICA during the Artscape weekend (July 18-20, 2014). …

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Planning Students Investigating Controversial Harbor Point Development Project

On Wednesday, February 5th, Professor Tonya Sanders, PhD and students enrolled in her City and Regional Planning course, Neighborhood and Community Development, visited Stelios Spiliadis, owner of Black Olive Restaurant and Black Olive Inn, at the Olive Room of the Black Olive Inn to discuss the controversial Harbor Point project that is going in just across the street from Mr. Spiliadis’ …

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SA+P Alumnae Places in International Design Competition

Carmen Potter, alumnae from the Graduate Program in Architecture, was selected as the 3rd place winner in the Triangle Fire Memorial design competition. The two phase international competition was created to memorialize the employees of the Triangle Shirtwaist factory fire of 1911 in which 146 lives were lost. The memorial will be a permanent installation at the Brown Building on …

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SCHP Launches ‘Get SMART’ HIV/AIDS Awareness Initiative

The School of Community Health & Policy (SCHP) officially launched the Get SMART (students mobilized and re-tooled to transform) Project on Friday, December 6, 2013 in conjunction with their Open House. The GET SMART project aims to prevent HIV, sexually transmitted infections, and substance use among 18 -24 year old emerging adults on campus and within a one mile radius …

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Morgan State Choir to Perform at Nelson Mandela National Memorial

The Morgan State University Choir will honor the memory of global statesman and activist Nelson Mandela on Wednesday, December 11 at the National Cathedral in Washington D.C. beginning at 10:00 a.m. The choir will formally open the memorial service for the former South African president, who captured international acclaim for his role in the anti-apartheid movement which led to a …

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Viji Sitther Wins Maryland Innovation Grant for Biofuel Research and Development

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Maryland may soon delve into a new way of sustainable biofuel production, thanks to the research of Morgan State Assistant Biology Professor Dr. Viji Sitther. Last month, Dr. Sitther received a $100,000 Maryland Innovation Initiative grant to begin development of a method to produce biofuel from cyanobacteria in naturally available salt water. Dr. Sitther will lead a team of bioengineers …

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