Public HBCU Good News

JSU STUDENTS WIN HONORS AT NATIONAL BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH CONFERENCE
Jackson State University congratulates three winners at the 2012 Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS) held in San Jose, Calif., in the poster competition.
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PRESIDENT OBAMA APPOINTS CHANCELLOR HAROLD L. MARTIN SR. TO NATIONAL BOARD
In an announcement of key administration posts on Nov. 27, President Barack Obama named North Carolina A&T State University chancellor Harold L. Martin Sr. a member of the Board for International Food and Agricultural Development (BIFAD).
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ACADEMY PARTNERSHIP HELPS FILL FUTURE SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY NEED
A partnership between Norfolk State University (NSU) and the Virginia Science Technology Engineering and Applied Mathematics (STEAM) Academy will help to fill the nation’s call for more scientists, engineers and technology innovators. The Virginia STEAM Academy is a proposed public, statewide initiative.
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N.C. A&T BAND TO PLAY IN MACY'S PARADE
The band was selected as one of 11 marching ensembles in the parade on Nov. 22, 2012. More than 150 bands applied nationwide. The Aggies will be in the lineup full of giant balloons, fantastic floats, clowns and performance groups as more than 50 million viewers watch.
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NCCU OPENS CENTER FOR STUDENT VETERANS
A center for the more than 400 student veterans opening at North Carolina Center University will include a lounge and a computer area.The Veterans Center is opening Monday in the Miller-Morgan building at the campus in Durham. N.C. Central will hold a Veterans Day ceremony, then hold the grand opening of the center. The Thurgood Marshall College Fund provided a grant of more than $18,000 to help establish the center.
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NCCU RECEIVES $100,000 FROM WELLS FARGO FOUNDATION
North Carolina Central University received a $100,000 grant from the Wells Fargo Foundation to establish the Wells Fargo Student Advancement Fund at NCCU. The gift provides funding to support scholarships and other forms of financial assistance at various stages of students’ academic careers including freshman admission, sophomore retention, internship support and graduation expenses.
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SBI STUDENTS PLACE FIRST AND SECOND AT GLOBE WITHOUT BORDERS BUSINESS CASE COMPETITION
Students from the Florida A&M University (FAMU) School of Business and Industry recently won first and second places in the 2012 Globe-Without-Borders Business Case Competition sponsored by Savannah State University.
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ASU ANNOUNCES PARTNERSHIP WITH REGIONS FINANCIAL
ASU and Regions Financial today announced the formation of the Regions HBCU Partnership, a collaboration with ASU and five other Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) in the southeastern United States. The partnership with ASU and the other universities will support financial education, academics, athletics and alumni engagement. Also Alabama State University, Alabama A&M University, Florida A&M University, Jackson State University, Spelman College and Tennessee State University
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TSU HOSTS 6TH NATIONAL SMALL FARMS CONFERENCE IN MEMPHIS
 
The College of Agriculture, Human and Natural Sciences at Tennessee State University along with the USDA/NIFA and the University of Tennessee, will co-host the 6th National Small Farms Conference in Memphis, Tenn.
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UDC STUDENTS AT NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE HUMANITIES EVENT AT SMITHSONIAN MUSEUM-CONSTITUTION DAY 
On Monday, September 17, 2012 The Department of Political Science, History and Global Studies participated in two Constitution Day events. Students attended the taping of a program commemorating the 150th anniversary of Emancipation at the Smithsonian Museum of American History, a program sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities.
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MISSISSIPPI VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY SHOWS INCREASE IN FALL 2012 ENROLLMENT  
Mississippi Valley State University’s (MVSU) preliminary Fall 2012 enrollment number of 2,467 is an increase over last year’s Fall 2011 enrollment figure of 2,452. This increase is significant considering the university had previously experienced consecutive declines in enrollment each year since 2005.
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TSU’s DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES RECEIVES $300K RESEARCH GRANT 
Several faculty members from the Department of Mathematical Sciences in the College of Engineering at Tennessee State University are the recipients of a $300,000 research grant to promote research in applied mathematics and curriculum development.
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$500,000 IN FEDERAL FUNDS TO HELP PREPARE STUDENTS FOR SCIENCE AND INNOVATION JOBS 
Barbara A. Mikulski and Ben Cardin, Maryland’s two U.S. senators, announced today the University of Maryland Eastern Shore has been awarded a $500,000 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to prepare high school students for undergraduate and advanced degrees that lead to careers in geosciences.
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STUDENTS FROM ACROSS THE NATION BEGIN SC STATE'S PATHOLOGY AND AUDIOLOGY GRADUATE PROGRAM 
This year, 30 students from out of state institutions, such as Rutgers University, Ohio State University, Utah State University, The University of New Hampshire, and North Carolina A&T State University visited the University. Students from in-state institutions, such as Clemson University, Columbia College, University of South Carolina, and Furman University also attended orientation.
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SU NOW OFFERS BACHELOR OF INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES  
Southern University's new Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies degree was approved Wednesday by the Louisiana Board of Regents. The degree program is effective immediately on the Baton Rouge campus. The Interdisciplinary Studies degree program is housed in the College of Education and will enable students to develop competencies across a range of disciplines as selected by the students as they prepare for various career tracks.
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UDC DASHAUS TOUR VIDEO 
The University of the District of Columbia recently hosted ‘das HAUS’ a German engineering marvel and the future of sustainable construction. Das HAUS is a signature statement on ‘green technology’. It demonstrates that buildings can be designed to operate with little or no energy consumption at all. This video shows the grand opening on August 1, 2012 on the campus of the University of DC.
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REP. BUTTERFIELD DELIVERS $387,544 TO ECSU  
U.S. Rep. G.K. Butterfield delivers a check to Elizabeth City State University on behalf of the National Institute of General Medical Sciences. Butterfield delivered the check to ECSU Chancellor Willie. J. Gilchrist and Dr. Kassim Traore. Traore, the chair of the Department of Pharmacy and Health Professions, at Elizabeth City State University, received the research grant valued at $387,544.
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WEST VIRGINIA STATE UNIVERSITY APPLIED CHEMISTRY - NEW OPTION 
In response to employment needs in West Virginia and across the nation, West Virginia State University has added a degree option in Applied Chemistry that will prepare its graduates for work in the chemical industry. The Applied Chemistry option will increase emphasis on laboratory research, communication, and “Green Chemistry”—often referred to as environmentally sustainable chemistry.
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3 NCCU STUDENTS JOIN PROJECT TO LOOK DEEP INSIDE THE EARTH 
Three North Carolina Central University students are participating this summer in the EarthScope project, a vast nationwide effort aimed at developing a broad understanding of the formation and structure of the North American continent. The NCCU students — Philip Martin, James Howard and Thomas Horne — are seeking suitable locations in North Carolina and southern Virginia for 25 USArray seismic stations.
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GRAMBLING NURSING STUDENTS SUCCESSFULLY PASS CERTIFICATIONS 
Grambling State University’s 2011-2012 Master in Nursing (MSN) graduates have continued the tradition of 100% pass rate on the national certification exams. This standard of excellence was established by Grambling’s first MSN graduating class of 1999.
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SCIENTISTS COME ONE STEP CLOSER TOWARD HARNESSING THE POWER OF STARS 
A recent experiment at the FAMU Center of Plasma Science and Technology (CePaST) has moved the university one step closer toward producing a sustainable clean energy source of electrical power. The experiment was conducted inside the largest fusion energy reactor of its kind in the world—the Spheromak—and the only one constructed and located at a historically black university.
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FAYETTEVILLE STATE UNIVERSITY RECEIVES $643,000 GRANT FROM THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ADMINISTRATION 
Fayetteville State University (FSU) was recently awarded a five-year, $643,000 grant from the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA). The funds will be used to establish a University Center to advance EDA’s mission to promote U.S. innovation and competitiveness in the global economy.
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IT DEPARTMENT RECEIVES BLACKBOARD HONORS
Dionne Curbeam, director of Coppin State University’s Instructional Technology Department (ITD), was awarded the 2012 Blackboard Catalyst Award for Communication Strategies at the annual users conference, Blackboard World 2012. “The Communication Strategies Award recognizes those who use Blackboard tools to support teaching and learning or campus engagement with innovative communication strategies,” wrote Ray Henderson, president of Academic Platforms and Chief Technology Officer.
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ASU DEAN RECEIVES TWO PRESTIGIOUS HONORS 
Educator and actress Dr. Tommie “Tonea” Stewart, dean of ASU’s College of Visual and Performing Arts, recently accepted two prestigious awards. Stewart was conferred a Doctor of Humane Letters honorary degree from Talladega College during the school’s recent commencement ceremony, and she was named a Lifetime Achiever by the Oliver Robinson Foundation in Birmingham.
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VSU STUDENT SELECTED FOR PRESTIGIOUS PHILOSOPHY INSTITUTE
Virginia State University student Shari Maynard of Dumfries, VA is one of 15 students selected from a national pool to participate in Rutgers University’s Summer Institute for Diversity in Philosophy. The Institute, held in July, is a seven-day program designed to introduce undergraduate students from diverse backgrounds to the various areas of specialization within the discipline of philosophy.
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SIXTEEN DSU STUDENTS SPEND A MONTH STUDYING IN CHINA
After watching Chinese exchange students learn about life in America on their Dover campus over the last year, a group of 16 DSU students traded places with them by spending a month studying in China and learning about the culture there. DSU sent 11 STEM students and five music student to China, where the studied at Ningbo University, in the Zhejiang province of China from May 19 to June 21.
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SC STATE UNIVERSITY STUDENT/FACULTY INITIATIVE LEADS TO DYNAMIC OPPORTUNITIES
Kelsey D. Butler, a freshman education major at SC State University and Chia-Wen Huang, visiting lecturer and teacher of Mandarin Chinese, were prominent guest speakers at the 2012 Presidential Election and Civic Engagement. This program was the first student/faculty event of the spring 2012 academic term to shed light on the president election which will be held in November 2012. 
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TSU SPEECH, LANGUAGE CAMP MAKES TALKING FUN FOR CHILDREN
The three-week camp is serving 45 children ages 5-12, with communication impairments. They are referred to the camp by speech-language pathologists, teachers and parents. The focus of the camp is to improve the children’s articulation, fluency and language skills.
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RENEWED FUND-RAISING EFFORT FOR-RAISING EFFORT FOR BLACK COLLEGES IN MISSISSIPPI
Part of the settlement of Mississippi's higher education desegregation case in 2004 was a pledge by the state to raise $35 million to boost the minimal endowments of the state's three historically black universities: Alcorn State, Jackson State and Mississippi Valley State Universities
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VSU RECEIVES TWO EMMY AWARDS
Virginia State University has been presented two Emmy Awards from the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences - National Capital Chesapeake Bay Chapter. The awards were for the school’s VSU Today newsmagazine and for its Building a Better World commercial campaign. Both were produced through VSU’s Office of The President. The production team was led by Jesse Vaughan and Bryce Spivey.
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WSSU STUDENT RECEIVES AMERICAN SOCIETY OF CLINICAL CHEMISTRY AWARD
Shavada Roary, second-year professional phase student in the Clinical Laboratory Science (CLS) program at Winston-Salem State University (WSSU), recently was awarded the Richard Early Award by the North Carolina Section of the American Society of Clinical Chemistry.
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COPPIN STATE UNIVERSITY, PEARSON PARTNER TO LAUNCH UNIVERSITY’S FIRST ONLINE BACHELOR’S PROGRAM
Coppin State University, has partnered with Pearson to launch the university’s first completely online bachelor’s degree program. The online program in Management begins in September 2012.
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ALUMNA TONI MORRISON RECEIVES PRESIDENTIAL MEDAL OF FREEDOM
On Tuesday, May 29, 2012 President Barack Obama honored Toni Morrison as one of the thirteen recipients to receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom this year. As the nation’s highest civilian honor, the Medal of Freedom is “presented to individuals who have made especially meritorious contributions to the security or national interests of the United States, to world peace, or to cultural or other significant public or private endeavors
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BCBSNC AWARDS $100,000 GIFT TO NCCU DEPARTMENT OF NURSING
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina has announced an investment of $100,000 in the North Carolina Central University (NCCU) Department of Nursing. NCCU will use the grant to help fund new technology to train nursing students and to underwrite research opportunities that will prepare them to address the chronic and acute health care needs of North Carolinians
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FSU’s Center for Defense and Homeland
Security

is proud to announce the appointment of six FSU students into strategic summer internships at two of the country’s most prestigious centers of research and learning, Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The FSU Center for Defense and Homeland Security (CDHS), of which the students are a part, is a new research and development initiative utilizing STEM as a catalyst for the advancement of national security.
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Student Health Services awarded $50,000 Breast Cancer Grant
The Central Virginia Affiliate of Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure® has awarded the VSU Student Health Center a second, $50,000 grant to continue funding its PEAM (prevention, education, access and mammograms) breast cancer awareness and prevention program. The grant funding period begins Feb. 1 and ends Jan. 31, 2013 and will serve both the VSU and greater Petersburg communities.
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ECSU Honored for Community Service
The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) and the U.S. Department of Education recently honored the nation's leading colleges and universities, students, and faculty members, and staff for their commitment to bettering their communities through community service and service learning.
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DSU and Barclays Announce New Internship Program
Barclays has launched a new annual internship program with Delaware State University in which six DSU students will work at Barclaycard US in its Credit Risk Organization for a two-month assignment.
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NCCU CELEBRATES WOMEN
North Carolina Central University will celebrate Women’s History Month with events throughout March. This year’s theme is “New Visions of Culture and Society,” and events include a keynote address by Dr. Elizabeth Clark-Lewis, professor of history and director of the Public History Program at Howard University, on Monday, March 26, at 6 p.m. in the Hubbard–Totton Auditorium.
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TUSKEGEE UNIVERSITY STUDENT WINS NATIONALLY TELEVISED BLACK COLLEGE QUIZ SHOW
Gabriel Smith won first place on the “Know Your Heritage Black College Quiz” show. Smith, a junior majoring in history, represented the university in the televised competition that was taped at Howard University in Washington, D.C., in December 2011. The competition, in its sixth year, was broadcast nationwide through February.
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SENIOR AWARDED FIRST PLACE FOR ORAL PRESENTATION AT EMERGING RESEARCHERS NATIONAL (ERN) CONFERENCE     
Aime Mbakop, a senior in electrical engineering, was awarded First Place for Oral Presentation in Technology and Engineering at the Emerging Researchers National (ERN) Conference held in Atlanta, GA last week. His project title is “Detecting Falls Among Elderly Patients in Nursing Homes by Using Wireless Sensor Networks.” This project was supervised by Dr. Sasan Haghani, Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering.
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ECSU PARTICIPATES IN MAC-GRAY'S CARBON OFFSETTING INITIATIVE
The campus laundry rooms have been upgraded with the most energy-efficient washers and dryers, both Energy Star® and CEE Tier 3 rated, to lessen the unavoidable laundry-related greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Through a partnership with Mac-Gray Campus Solutions and Carbonfund.org 100 percent of the GHG emissions derived from laundry equipment installed on campus will be offset through an investment in third-party verified carbon reduction projects.
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SSU PROFESSOR MULATU LEMMA TO RECEIVE USG TEACHING EXCELLENCE AWARD
Savannah State University mathematics professor Mulatu Lemma, Ph.D., is the recipient of the 2012 University System of Georgia Board of Regents' Teaching Excellence Award for faculty in regional and state universities. Lemma will be officially recognized in March at the annual USG Gala.
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BOWIE STATE PARTNERS WITH EPA TO PROVIDE STUDENT, FACULTY OPPORTUNITIES
Bowie State University (BSU) President Mickey L. Burnim signed a five-year agreement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to extend an existing partnership that will provide academic and practical experience opportunities for BSU students through internships, mentoring programs and research projects.
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EQUIPMENT HEIGHTENS EXPERIENCES OF AAMU STUDENTS, ENGINEERS
State-of-the-art equipment provided through a grant from the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) will provide Alabama A&M University students and electrical engineering professors some unparalleled research experiences. The new $350,000, three-in-one equipment is housed in a nearly half-million dollar device characterization laboratory built from scratch by Dr. Mohammad Alim.
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TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY STUDENT WINS ENGINEERING RESEARCH AWARD
Tennessee State University junior Samba Fall has been selected as a Research Award Winner at the 2012 Black Engineer of the Year Awards (BEYA) leadership conference. The Black Engineer of the Year Awards (BEYA) leadership conference is held annually to recognize the accomplishments and contributions of minority STEM professionals worldwide.
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HOWARD UNIVERSITY JOINS THE WASHINGTON RESEARCH LIBRARY CONSORTIUM
Howard University and the Washington Research Library Consortium are pleased to announce that Howard University has joined the Washington Research Library Consortium (WRLC), a collaborative partnership of major universities in the Washington, D.C. area to share library collections and information technology.
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