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SA+P Participates in Park(ing) Day

In making our city greener, the School of Architecture and Planning (SA+P) participated in Park(ing) Day at two locations in Baltimore city on September 19th.  According to parkingday.org, PARK(ing) Day is an annual open-source global event where citizens, artists and activists collaborate to temporarily transform metered parking spaces into “PARK(ing)” spaces: temporary public places. At 834 W. 36th Street in Hamden, students from the …

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Morgan Launches New Campus Weather Station

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: CONTACT:  Dr. Victor R. McCrary, VP for Research & Economic Development 443-885-4631 Morgan State University installs WeatherBug Weather Station In spring 2014, Dr. Richard Damoah formerly Universities Space Research Association scientist on the GESTSAR program at Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) in Greenbelt, MD, joined the physics department at Morgan State University (MSU) as a part-time faculty …

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Morgan State Alumnus Recognized for Design Excellence

Andre L. Johnson, a 1999 graduate of Morgan State University with a Master of Architecture degree, has won a consecutive American Institute of Architects (AIA) award from the North Carolina chapter for his work. His studio also recently won an AIA award from the Triangle (NC) chapter. This brings the total number of design awards to three since the studio was …

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MSU and Do Right Foundation Team Up for HIV/AIDS Education

The School of Community Health & Policy’s Get SMART (Students/Society Mobilized and Retooled to Transform) Project will be working together with the Mario Do Right Foundation to promote substance abuse and HIV/AIDS awareness among emerging adults on the Morgan State University Campus and surrounding community.  The Mario Do Right Foundation is a non-profit youth development organization emphasizing substance abuse prevention …

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Suzanne Frasier Panelist at the Center for Architecture in NY

Architecture and Environmental Design (BSAED) Associate Professor Suzanne Frasier was a panelist for “The Future of Public Space”, sponsored by AIA New York and held at the Center for Architecture. The panel, moderated by Richard Sennett, Professor of Sociology, New York University and the London School of Economics and Political Science, discussed the issues and opportunities in our emerging era of urbanism. …

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BSAED Sophomore wins 2014 Design Competition

Architecture and Environmental Design sophomore and American Institute of Architect student (AIAS) representative, Marvin Oduro, and his three teammates from Virginia Tech, Catholic University of America and Howard University have won the 2014 Inter-School Design Competition on September 14. The one-day design charrette is held annually at the National Building Museum in Washington, DC. Participants are architecture students from the region’s six design …

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Museum Painting Acquisition for Professor Ruth Connell

The Glenn H. Curtiss Museum in Hammondsport, New York has selected an art work by architect, educator, and artist Ruth Connell for the museum’s permanent collection. The Curtiss Museum acquisition is the oil painting “Sunny Point I (for Annie)”, created by the artist on site at Lake Keuka in 2012. The painting was exhibited alongside twenty other works by the artist …

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SA+P Wins Big at AIAMaryland Student Design Awards

Students from the Graduate Program in Architecture and Undergraduate Program in Architecture & Environmental Design were the big winners at the 2014 AIAMaryland Student Design Awards on September 10 at the Silver Spring Civic Building. Jason Knight, Pauline Sipin, and Francis Ikhalea competed against 40 entries from approximately eight schools.  Jason Knight was named the Graduate Winner (5th/6th Year)for his College Park Airport project. …

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SA+P receives funding for the U.S. Economic Development Administration Grant

Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (MD-5) announced that a $100,000 grant was awarded to the U.S. Economic Development Administration, University Center at the University of Maryland, College Park and Morgan State University. The grant will fund the fourth year of a five-year program between the University of Maryland and Morgan State University to foster economic development in Maryland. 

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The Young African Leadership Initiative

As part of President Obama’s initiative to promote, connect and cultivate young minds, Morgan State University was proud to host the Mandela Washington fellowship also known as The Young African Leadership Initiative (Y.A.L.I).  For six weeks, 25 young African professionals, from doctors and lawyers to public servants and state officials, all arrived at Morgan for leadership preparation. Each school had …

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