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Architecture Professor Wins AIA Design Award

For the second consecutive year, Assistant Professor Brian Grieb and his design practice, GriD architects have been awarded a design award from the American Institute of Architects (AIA) West Virginia Chapter. This year’s award winning project, Highland House, was a modest renovation and addition to a cabin located Upper Tract, West Virginia, co-designed with his firm’s partner, Alistair Dearie.  GriD architects transformed a …

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MSU Receives UNCF Funding to Improve Student Job Placement

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WASHINGTON (April 26, 2016) – Thirty colleges have been selected as planning grant awardees for UNCF’s new Career Pathways Initiative (CPI), a highly-competitive grant process open to four-year historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) and predominantly black institutions (PBIs) to help students gain the knowledge, preparation, insight and skills needed for meaningful employment upon graduation. Lilly Endowment Inc. committed $50 …

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Morgan Athletic Director Kerr Announces Retirement

Floyd Kerr, director of Morgan State University’s Department of Intercollegiate Athletics, today informed President David Wilson of his decision to retire at the end of this academic year. Kerr has served as Morgan’s athletic director since July 17, 2005. “I appreciate Floyd‘s service to the University during his time here. There have been many noteworthy achievements, including a successful basketball …

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SA+P Students Preserving Baltimore’s Architectural History

This year, School of Architecture and Planning (SA+P) students have been integral in the renovation of the Carroll Mansion on East Lombard Street in Baltimore, Maryland. Graduate students, Jeanie Libutti (M.Arch. ’18) and Adia Key (M.Arch. ’19), were charged with redesigning the dining room with all new furniture, floor and wall treatments, and lighting fixtures. The result is a balance of …

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U.S. Navy Awards Morgan $450,000 for Battery Energy Research

Morgan State University has received a three-year $450,000 award from the U.S. Navy to conduct a research study on the energy capacity of lithium-ion batteries. Dr. Kadir Aslan, an assistant dean for Research and Graduate Studies and professor at Morgan, will serve as principal investigator for the research and will manage a team of undergraduate and graduate students providing assistance …

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Top HBCUs for Careers in Entertainment

As the second-oldest HBCU in the state of Maryland (and oldest in Baltimore), Morgan State has long been home to a variety of students who have a passion for arts and entertainment.  Among its alumni and past attendees are Oscar-winner Mo’Nique, Black Enterprise founder Earl G. Graves, Sr., and filmmaker David E. Talbert (First Sunday,Baggage Claim, and the forthcoming Almost …

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House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi Marks Historic 140th Spring Commencement At Morgan

Morgan State University President David Wilson announced today that the first woman Speaker of the House of Representatives and current House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi will be the keynote speaker for the University’s 140th Spring Commencement exercises. “I am very pleased to announce that Leader Pelosi will be this spring’s commencement speaker,” said Dr. Wilson. “She is a Baltimore native …

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Gov. Larry Hogan Keynote’s 2016 Honors Convocation

  Morgan State University welcomed Maryland Governor Larry Hogan as the featured speaker for the University’s 2016 Honors Convocation.  Honors Convocation is the University’s annual recognition and celebration of students who have excelled academically.

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Savoy Magazine Names Morgan Grad as One of 2016’s “Top 100 Most Influential Blacks in Corporate America”

African-American lifestyle publication Savoy Magazine has named Morgan alumna Trisch L. Smith as one of its 2016 “Top 100 Most Influential Blacks in Corporate America.” Smith, who graduated from Morgan in 1996 with a Bachelor of Science in Telecommunications, currently serves as executive vice president and managing director of diversity and inclusion at Edelman, a leading communications and marketing firm. Each …

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Morgan Associate Professor Named to Maryland’s Top 100 Women

The Daily Record has named Morgan’s Dr. Lorece V. Edwards one of Maryland’s Top 100 Women of 2016. Edwards is associate professor of the School of Community Health and Policy and the Director of the Center of Sexual Health Advancement and Prevention Education (SHAPE). Edwards was chosen from among 350 nominees. She will be honored during an event later this …

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