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Little Known Black History Fact: Valerie Thomas

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After graduating from an all-girls high school, Thomas entered Baltimore’s Morgan State University. As one of just two women majoring in physics, she excelled and her tenacity landed her a job at NASA in 1964 as a data analyst. She rose within the government agency quickly, overseeing the Landsat project in the 1970s. The Landsat satellite was the first to …

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Watch news coverage of MSU NIH Award

A record setting biomedical research grant is awarded to Morgan State University. Tracey Leong explains how the school plans to use these funds. With the grant, Morgan State University is looking forward to expanding and diversifying the next generation of scientific researchers.

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Professor Selected for Project on First Generation College Student Success

Strategic Communication Professor Selected for Project on First Generation College Student Success The Interactivity Foundation (www.interactivityfoundation.org) is proud to announce that Morgan State’s Dr. Laura Dorsey-Elson will be joining us as a panelist in our First Generation Students: Possibilities for Success project.  Given how extensively Morgan State works to enroll, mentor, and graduate first generation students through university studies, we are very excited to …

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Morgan Wins Prestigious $23.3 Million Biomedical Research and Training Award

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For immediate release: October 22, 2014 CONTACT: Clinton R. Coleman 443-885-3022 Morgan State University (MSU) received a $23.3-million award, the second largest competitive award in its history and the highest from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Morgan’s award is one of 12 announced today by the NIH totaling $31-million in fiscal year 2014 to develop new approaches that engage …

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BSAED’s Marvin Oduro awarded Leadership Scholarship

Sophomore Marvin Oduro was awarded the inaugural Baltimore Architecture Foundation/AIABaltimore Fellows Leadership Award for Architecture and Environmental Design (BSAED) Students. Established in 2014 following the decision of the Fellows’ Committee of AIABaltimore and the Baltimore Architecture Foundation to support Morgan State University’s School of Architecture and Planning (SA+P) undergraduate program in Architecture and Environmental Design, candidates for this award are …

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Students Recognized at AIABaltimore Awards

The School of Architecture and Planning (SA+P) was in full force at this year’s AIABaltimore Excellence in Design Awards on October 10th held at UMBC’s new performing arts building. Several of SA+P students were recognized by the Baltimore Chapter of American Institute of Architecture: Future Architects Resources (FAR) Undergraduate Scholarship Award: Pauline Sipin Honorable Mentions: Christian Cueva and Christine Doherty Future Architects Resources …

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Enrollment, Retention and Graduation Numbers All Up At Morgan

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For Immediate Release October 17, 2014 Contact: Dr. Kara Turner, 443-885-3350, or Dr. Tiffany Mfume, 443-885-3651 University seeing historic highs in student success Morgan State University is celebrating its success in student enrollment, retention and graduation rates, and in an increase in the diversity of its student body with news that first-time freshman numbers rose to 1,058 students, up by …

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Ashley Jones Research recognized by Minority Access, Inc.

Ashley Jones, a graduate student in the Master of Architecture program, participated in the Minority Access, Inc. annual meeting in DC this weekend.  Her presentation, “Bridging the Gap Between Art and Technology”, was recognized and positively received by the judges and student peers. Minority Access is committed to increasing diversity, decreasing disparities and reducing incidences of environmental injustices. Their mission is …

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Lithographs by Ruth Connell in Quiet Waters Exhibition

Architecture Professor and artist Ruth Connell is exhibiting several lithographs in The Galleries at Quiet Waters Park in Annapolis, Maryland.  The group exhibition, “Reflections”, is by the AACC Printmaking Club, and the exhibit dates are August 27 to October 12, 2014. Speaking about her work, Ruth Connell writes: “I most often turn to the natural environment for my inspiration, and I …

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