Author: DIANA HEIDGERD

SWAN Program Student Featured for Work on Student Film

student Malkah Bell on WBAL TVCongratulations to Morgan senior Malkah Bell, who was recently interviewed along with Jed Dietz, founding director for the Maryland Film Festival during the WBAL-TV 11 Morning Show. Bell, who is majoring in Film and Media Arts within the Department of English and Language Art’s SWAN program, was featured for her work on the short student film, “The Sound of Us.” …

Morgan Business Faculty Ranked Among Most Diverse

teacher teaching at a whiteboardA recent survey by The PhD Project placed Morgan State University among the top five U.S. academic institutions with the most diverse business school faculty. MSU’s Earl G. Graves School of Business and Management has 13 African American, Hispanic or Native American faculty, a number that ranked it fifth among the schools in the nationwide survey. North Carolina A&T …

Morgan State University Atmospheric Scientist Wins NASA Award for Outstanding Performance

photo of Daniel Laughlin and Hyokyung LeeHyokyung Lee, Ph.D., an assistant research scientist at Morgan State University (MSU), received an award for Outstanding Performance – Science Software Development at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center’s 2017 Earth Sciences Division – Atmospheres Awards Ceremony, on Friday, Sept. 22, in Greenbelt, Md. The award honored Dr. Lee’s work “For GPM/DPR (Global Precipitation Mission/Dual-Frequency Precipitation Radar) …

Morgan’s Former Engineering Dean Earns Multiple Honors

photo of Eugene DeLoatchResponsibilities and achievements continue to mount for Eugene M. DeLoatch, Ph.D., who retired from Morgan’s Clarence M. Mitchell Jr. School of Engineering as dean emeritus in June. Dr. DeLoatch was named the 2017 Black Engineer of the Year at the BEYA STEM Conference in Washington, D.C., in February. In September, he was inducted into the National Black College …

Morgan Hosts HBCU-9 Leadership Summit

Three-Day Event Caps the Combined 150th Anniversary Celebration for Nine Historically Black Institutions The Year 1967 was momentous in African-American history for a number of reasons, including the events of Reconstruction, the first votes cast by blacks in a state election in the U.S. South and the founding of nine HBCUs, the largest number ever …

Landscape Faculty clarifies myth about Western influence of design in Colonial India

cropped photo of Archana SharmaProfessor Archana Sharma’s emerging research on Indology, led to an article clarifying the myth about Western influence on built infrastructure design in India through colonization period was recently published in the Journal of Landscape Architecture, India. Sharma reviews the writing on ancient Indian text Manasara, related to architecture and town planning, to establish that street …

SA+P Faculty Win AIA Maryland Design Award

photo of Pavlina Ilieva and Kuo Pao LianSA+P Architecture and Environmental Design Program Director and Assistant Professor Pavlina Ilieva and Adjunct Instructor Kuo Pao Lian, co-owners and principles of PI.KL Studio were awarded the 2017 Excellence in Design Merit Award for Commercial Architecture by the American Institute of Architecture (AIA) Maryland. The AIA Portland jury awarded the top state award to R.House, …

Vernon Jarrett Medal Presented to Philadelphia Reporter for Exposing Injustice and Cruelty in the Pennsylvania Prison System

photo of Mensah M. Dean with Dean of School of Global Journalism and University ProvostMorgan State University School of Global Journalism & Communication awarded the 2017 Vernon Jarrett Medal for Journalistic Excellence to Mensah M. Dean, a reporter for the Philadelphia Media Network for his series of articles on Arthur Johnson, an African-American male, kept in solitary confinement for 37 years. Dean’s articles “provided a haunting glimpse of how the state …

Morgan State University Assistant Professor Receives a $115,000 Maryland Innovation Initiative Award

picture of James HunterJames Hunter, Ph.D., an assistant professor in the Department of Civil Engineering at Morgan State University (MSU), recently received a Phase 1 award of $115,000 from the Maryland Innovation Initiative (MII) for his SUMZ™: Stormwater Utility Management System and Solutions project. SUMZ uses a stand-alone software program and data management tool developed by Dr. Hunter and his research team. …

Morgan State University Partners With Zipcar To Offer Car Sharing On Campus

zipcars at morgan stateConvenient Transportation Service Provides a Cost-Effective Alternative to Car Ownership BALTIMORE — Morgan State University (MSU) has launched a new partnership with Zipcar to offer a car-sharing program on campus. The service gives students the freedom to get off campus and return without the hassles of owning a car, while also helping Morgan meet its sustainability goals …

Morgan PEARL Hosts National Science Foundation Workshop on Chesapeake Fisheries

presenter at a screenThe Morgan State University Patuxent Environmental and Aquatic Research Laboratory (MSU PEARL) hosted a National Science Foundation (NSF)-funded workshop titled Chesapeake Fisheries: From Oysters to Economics, on Aug. 28–29, 2017. The invitation-only workshop was attended by internationally recognized researchers from leading academic and government institutions, including Morgan State University, Rutgers University, the University of Maryland, the University …

Morgan Recognizes Its 150th Anniversary with a New Digital Ad in Times Square

Times Square 150th AdvertisementUniversity’s Sesquicentennial Billboard Spot Prominently Displayed in New York, Sept. 1 to Nov. 30 As part of a yearlong celebration recognizing its Sesquicentennial Anniversary, Morgan State University has engaged in a number of activities in honor of reaching the historic milestone, among them sharing eye-catching commemorative banners throughout northwest and downtown Baltimore and securing a high-profile sponsorship …