FAMU and Lockheed Martin Partner to Support NASA’s Mars Space Exploration Efforts
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FAMU and Lockheed Martin Partner to Support NASA’s Mars Space Exploration Efforts

November (2016)–FAMU signed a historic partnership to provide support through its STEM programs to Lockheed Martin and NASA for upcoming space exploration activities. During the five-year collaboration, Lockheed Martin will provide up to $5 million in funding to FAMU through a series of task orders commissioning work related to Mars space exploration. The contract signing … Continue reading

FAMU Announces Multimillion-Dollar Initiative for Student Scholarships and Faculty Support at Florida Classic
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FAMU Announces Multimillion-Dollar Initiative for Student Scholarships and Faculty Support at Florida Classic

On Saturday, Nov. 19, at the annual Florida Blue Florida Classic in Orlando, Florida A&M University (FAMU) Interim President Larry Robinson, Ph.D., announced a $5 million initiative to support scholarships for student retention and recruitment, as well as scholastic enhancement and faculty investment. Earlier this week, the FAMU Foundation Board of Directors approved the initiative … Continue reading

Hampton University Makes HBCU History After Rhodes Trust Names 2nd HU Finalist This Year
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Hampton University Makes HBCU History After Rhodes Trust Names 2nd HU Finalist This Year

November (2016).— Hampton University senior J’Niyah Knox-Wilson walked into a small room at HU’s Freddye T. Davy Honors College, last Friday. With a wide smile, she introduced herself to those sitting around a rectangular table before taking her seat. She seemed confident and well prepared for what was about to take place, a mock interview designed … Continue reading

Kresge Awards awards DSU $150,000 for fundraising HBCU work
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Kresge Awards awards DSU $150,000 for fundraising HBCU work

[November (2016)—Delaware State University (DSU) has been awarded a three-year, $150,000 grant from The Kresge Foundation to support its Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) Philanthropy Symposium. The grant will help build capacity for the symposium to identify solutions for some of the most challenging issues in philanthropy for HBCUs. The HBCU Philanthropy Symposium, founded … Continue reading

NCCU Receives Grant to Develop Obesity-Fighting Drug
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NCCU Receives Grant to Develop Obesity-Fighting Drug

November (2016)—North Carolina Central University researchers will be moving forward with a potential new drug to treat obesity, Type II diabetes and other metabolic diseases with help from a $1.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health. The award from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases will allow NCCU Associate … Continue reading

President Obama Appoints Morgan Research Division VP To National Science Board
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President Obama Appoints Morgan Research Division VP To National Science Board

Dr. Victor McCrary Named One of Four New Members Tasked with Establishing Policies for the National Science Foundation BALTIMORE — The White House has announced the appointment of Morgan State University’s Victor R. McCrary, Ph.D., to the National Science Board (NSB). Dr. McCrary is in good company as one of four new board selections that … Continue reading