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Biomedical graduate aims to save lives at home in Cancer Alley, where industrial toxins cause harm

Courtesy of Jackson State University Jackson State University summa cum laude graduate Glasia Mon√©t Walker earned her bachelor‚Äôs degree in chemistry in biomedical science, inspired by the effects of poor air and food quality from industrial toxins in her native Louisiana region known as ‚ÄúCancer Alley.‚ÄĚ Walker, of Edgard, Louisiana, has endured quite a few obstacles on her way toward earning a degree, including the loss of her family home during her senior year when Hurricane Ida wrought major destruction along the Gulf Coast over the summer. Still, she managed to excel scholastically. In fact, she far exceeded her expectations

Hampton University Architecture Alumna Leads Subcommittee for Virginia Statewide Coastal Masterplan

By Hampton University Hampton University alumna Ashley Montgomery ‚Äô19, who earned her master‚Äôs of architecture at Franklin W. Olin School of Engineering and Technology, served a leadership role on the technical advisory committee for the first Virginia Coastal Resilience Master Plan, which was released yesterday. ‚ÄúCongratulations to Ms. Ashley Montgomery on her involvement and leadership role with the Virginia Coastal Resilience Master Plan,‚ÄĚ said Hampton University President Dr. William R. Harvey. ‚ÄúMs. Montgomery is a prime example of what Hampton University strives to do. We help provide our students world-class education, who then make a positive impact on the community.‚ÄĚ

FAMU Faculty Receives Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Grant to Examine Maternal and Child Health Disparities

By Andrew Skerritt A Florida A&M University (FAMU) College of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences, Institute of Public Health (CoPPS, IPH) team of researchers has secured a Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) grant to examine maternal and child health disparities in the Big Bend region. The team led by principal investigator Selina Darling-Reed, Ph.D., associate dean and associate professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences, received $469,128 for 18 months from BMGF for a study titled ‚ÄúMaternal and Child Health Disparities: HBCU partnership initiative.‚ÄĚ Darling-Reed said the funding represents the University‚Äôs first BMGF research grant. ‚ÄúWe are grateful for the funding and opportunity

‚Äč‚Äč‚ÄėASUletide‚Äô Giving Makes Kids‚Äô Christmas Wishes Come True

By Hazel Scott/ASU The spirit of giving and a generous, caring community are at the heart of the Alabama State University family. Students, faculty, retirees and alumni have a long history of contributing their time and treasure, and spreading cheer to others during the holidays. In that spirit, on Tuesday, Dec. 14, ASU continued a cherished 11 year-old Christmas tradition of providing toys and clothing to children of deserving families who need holiday assistance. This year, ASU adopted the families through the Hands-on River Region’s Christmas Clearinghouse. “Acts of kindness are intrinsic to our University and those who carry on the longstanding

The Hampton University Marching Force to Takeover the Metropolitan New York Area, with Performances at the Prudential Center and Barclays Center on Saturday December 18

Courtesy of Hampton University News Staff ¬†Coming off their electric performance at the 95th Annual Macy‚Äôs Thanksgiving Day Parade, the Hampton University Marching Force will return to the Big Apple to astonish fans with a performance at the Invesco QQQ Legacy Classic inside the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ at 1:00 pm and at halftime of the NBA‚Äôs Brooklyn Nets and Orlando Magic game at the Barclays Center, Saturday December 18 at 7:30 pm. ‚ÄúCongratulations to the Hampton University Marching Force for being invited to perform at halftime of the Brooklyn Nets game at the Barclays Center,‚ÄĚ said Hampton University

President’s and Provost’s Scholars Reception honors 170 students for academic excellence

By Jackson State University Jackson State University recently honored 170 academic ‚Äúchampions,‚ÄĚ with some of them gathering for the inaugural¬†President‚Äôs and Provost‚Äôs Scholars Reception¬†to receive gold medallions for their steady commitment to excellence. The event was held in the atrium of the College of Science, Engineering and Technology building on Sunday, Dec. 5. Mitchell Shears, Ph.D.,¬†conceived the event. He is the¬†associate vice president for JSU‚Äôs Student Success and executive director of Title III.¬†He said, ‚ÄúThese scholars exhibit greatness.‚ÄĚ Because of the students‚Äô successes before and while attending JSU, he conceptualized the idea to reward them with a reception and gold

Howard University Association of Black Journalists Wins Award at 2021 Salute to Excellence Awards

Written by Howard University Newsroom The Howard University Association of Black Journalists members brought home four awards this past weekend from the 2021 Salute to Excellence Awards hosted by the National Association of Black Journalists. Emceed by actress and comedian Kim Coles, the virtual award ceremony recognizes more than 70 works of journalism and communications that best cover the Black experience or addresses issues affecting the worldwide Black community. The Salute to Excellence Awards competition is open to all media organizations and individuals involved in print, broadcast, and all forms of digital journalism and communications and collegiate media. “Congratulations to the members of the Howard University

Two Agribusiness Graduate Students Awarded Florida Fertilizer Agrichemical Association Scholarships for Academic Excellence

By Andrew Skerritt Two agribusiness graduate students, Naila McCraney and Andrew Miller, each recently received a $2,500 scholarship award for academic excellence, sponsored by the Florida Fertilizer and Agrichemical Association (FFAA) Scholarship. Both are second-year graduate students with outstanding grade point averages who are working on their master’s theses under the supervision of Agribusiness Assistant Professor Michée A. Lachaud, Ph.D., in the College of Agriculture and Food Sciences (CAFS). “I am not surprised that Naila and Andrew received this scholarship and will receive more in the future, because they are very smart, exemplary, serious, and hard-working students. It is fun working with

ECSU Partners with Wake Tech for Drone Training and Public Safety Programs for Students

By Elizabeth City State University On December 9, 2021, Elizabeth City State University (ECSU) and Wake Tech Community College broke ground in Wake County on the site of a new 106-acre technology center that will expand unmanned aviation programs offered in North Carolina.  The facility, Eastern Wake 4.0, will house integrated teaching labs for multiple universities, allowing students to easily transfer and work together on state-of-the art projects. The labs will support unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) operations and repair, biopharmaceutical technology, intelligent automation, robotics, smart manufacturing, and microelectronics programs.  The partnership between Wake Tech and ECSU will uniquely position North

FAMU Professor Awarded $450K AFOSR Young Investigator Research Program Grant

by Andrew Skerritt A Florida A&M University (FAMU) professor has received an Air Force Young Investigator Research Program (YIP) Award. The award to Jamel Ali, Ph.D., marks the first YIP award from the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) to a Historically Black College and University (HBCU), the agency announced. An assistant professor of chemical and biomedical engineering in the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering, Ali received the $450,000 three-year grant for his proposal, ‚ÄúSelf-assembled Swimmers for Nanoscale Actuation and Sensing,‚ÄĚ which is at the intersection of microbiology, fluid mechanics, biophysics, nanotechnology, and robotics. Ali leads the Nanobio Materials and

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