Category: HBCU News

High Expectations for Home Games

By Kody Carr

The Tennessee State University football team has only four home games this season. They play Eastern Illinois on Sept. 30 for the John Merritt Classic, Austin Peay on Oct. 14 for homecoming, Virginia University of Lynchburg on Nov. 4, and Southeast Missouri on Nov. 11.

Tigers Take the Classics

By Kody Carr

The Tigers pounce again! This past Saturday, the twenty-third ranked Tennessee State Tigers football team beat Jackson State, 17-15 in the Southern Heritage Classic.

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, …

Morgan State University Breaks Ground on Its New Student Services Building

The $88-Million Facility Named in Honor of Nationally Known Philanthropists Calvin and Tina Tyler BALTIMORE — An enthusiastic crowd attended the ground breaking ceremony today for Morgan State University’s future student services building, Calvin and Tina Tyler Hall. Construction of the $88-million, state-of-the-art facility is scheduled to begin in 2018, and its opening is slated for …

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 …

Morgan State University Opens New Facility For Behavioral And Social Sciences

photo of Jenkins Hall ribbon cutting participantsRibbon-Cutting for Jenkins Hall Honored the Past and Celebrated the Future The official opening of Martin D. Jenkins Hall, a new, $79-million, 148,000-square-foot facility at Morgan State University, marked another great step forward for the historically black institution, which is celebrating its 150th year. The ribbon-cutting ceremony drew a large audience to Morgan’s West Campus on …

Morgan State University Convenes International Panel on Terrorism, Gang Awareness and Prevention

photo of panel discussion participantsMorgan State University hosted a lively panel discussion on Terrorism, Gang Awareness and Prevention on its campus at the Earl S. Richardson Library on Aug. 17, 2017. Organized by Morgan’s Division of Research and Economic Development (D-RED) with support from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Delmock Technologies, Inc., the panel had a goal of …