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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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Bears Travel to Virgin Islands for Paradise Jam Basketball Tournament

A delegation of Morgan State University alumni, administrators and students traveled last month to the Virgin Islands for the annual Paradise Jam basketball tournament. The tournament, which showcases mid-major and power conference Division I programs in early-season matchups, gave the MSU men’s basketball team an exciting prelude to its conference season, which began this month. VI Governor John P. deJongh …

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MSU Alumna Receives Grammy Nomination

The saying, “If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again,” comes to mind when thinking about soul/jazz/R&B singer/songwriter Maysa’s recent Grammy nomination. Read more: http://www.singersroom.com/content/2013-12-10/Maysa-Receives-First-Grammy-Nomination-After-22-Years-in-Music/#.UqiTpI3F2jF#ixzz2nBW7k3mG

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Journalist Byron Pitts to Keynote Historic Morgan State Commencement

ABC News anchor and tenured journalist Byron Pitts will serve as the commencement speaker for Morgan State University’s inaugural December commencement exercises, to be held on December 20 beginning at 10:00 a.m. in the Carl J. Murphy Fine Arts Center. Pitts, a native of Baltimore, MD will address more than 300 graduates in the history-making ceremony, and will receive an …

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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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David Wilson’s Statement on Nelson Mandela

Dear Morgan Family: I am deeply saddened by the passing of one of the world’s most beloved leaders, Former South African President Nelson Mandela. Like this country’s Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Mr. Mandela worked tirelessly for freedom and human rights while refusing to sacrifice his dignity as a means to bring about positive change. I had an opportunity to meet …

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