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N.C. A&T Uses National Science Foundation Grant To Diversify STEM Workforce

By Jackie Torok Understanding the need for a student development model that contributes to the diversification of the nation’s STEM workforce, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University is using a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant to implement the Preparing Future Minority Ph.D. Researcher (PFMPR) Bridge to the Doctorate (BD) program. N.C. A&T received the two-year, $1,075,000 grant under the auspices of the NSF’s North Carolina Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation STEM Pathways and Research Alliance (NC-LSAMP SPRA). The vision of this grant is to provide a national model to produce underrepresented scientists and engineers with doctoral degrees in STEM.

Award-winning News Anchor to Deliver Remarks at Bowie State’s Fall Graduation

By D. Thompson Allison Seymour, an Emmy award-winning anchor at WUSA TV 9 News, will address over 400 graduates at Bowie State University’s Fall Commencement ceremony on December 22, at 9 a.m. at the Leonidas S. James Physical Education Complex. She currently anchors WUSA’s early morning show Get Up DC. Seymour began her career in television at the ABC News Washington Bureau. Her first on-air job was in Upstate New York in 1993. In 1998, she accepted an anchor position in St. Louis, Missouri but returned home to D.C. and began a 21 year career with WTTG FOX 5 until

ASU Celebrating the 67th Anniversary of the Montgomery Bus Boycott Mass Meetings

 By Kenneth Mullinax Alabama State University’s National Center for the Study of Civil Rights and African-American Culture (National Center) presents its Ralph D. Abernathy Civil Rights Lecture Series on Monday, Dec. 5, from 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. virtually on YouTube and on Facebook @ CivilRightsCenter. The program honors America’s modern Civil Rights Movement that had its seminal birth in Montgomery, Ala., when Rosa Parks stood up in peaceful protest against the Jim Crow segregation laws that required African-American citizens to move to the back of city buses to accommodate white passengers. The National Center heralds the bravery of Parks who

5 For The Fight Pairs Howard University Students with Leading Cancer Research Institutions

Courtesy of the Howard University Newsroom Howard University, a historically Black research university in Washington, D.C., and 5 For The Fight, a global non-profit dedicated to ending cancer, today announced a new partnership to create the next generation of diverse cancer researchers. The 5 For The Fight Cancer Research Internship is a 10-week summer internship program that will pair rising juniors and seniors from Howard University with leading cancer research institutes, beginning in the summer of 2023. “Representation in medicine matters because it means safer, healthier, and stronger communities. That is why we could not be more excited to partner with 5 For

HU Researchers Find that Hot Surface Means No Plate Tectonics for Venus or Rocky Exoplanets

Courtesy of Hampton University In an article published in the journal Geophysical Research Letters, recent Hampton University graduate Dr. Debajyoti Basu Sarkar and Professor, Dr. William B. Moore from the Department of Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences report that rocky planets with a hot surface likely do not have plate tectonics like the Earth. Most of Earth’s surface features and many processes such as earthquakes and volcanism are understood to be the result of the slow motions of vast regions (the plates) over billions of years. But for some still unknown reason, Earth is the only planet that behaves this way. Understanding

Civil Rights Attorney and Social Justice Advocate Ben Crump to deliver 2022 Fall Commencement Address

Courtesy of The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB) will host its 166th commencement ceremony on Friday, December 9, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. (processional begins at 9:45 a.m.) at the Pine Bluff Convention Center and will livestream the ceremony via YouTube. Renowned civil rights and personal injury attorney Benjamin Crump will serve as commencement speaker. Listed among the Most Influential People of 2021 by TIME100, Ebony Magazine’s Power 100 Most Influential African Americans, and The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Lawyers, Ben Crump is one of the nation’s foremost lawyers and advocates for social

Bennett College Hosts 21 International Guests From The U.S. State Department’s IVLP Program

Courtesy of Bennett College The Bennett College Center for Global Studies welcomed 21 participants in the International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) to campus. University presidents and senior administrators from African universities in Kenya, Ethiopia, Uganda, Tunisia, Senegal, South Africa, Benin, Democratic Republic of Congo, Burkina Faso and Liberia engaged in dialogue with Bennett College faculty, Fulbright Teaching Assistants, Global UGrads and student leaders, often speaking through interpreters that travel with the IVLP group. The schedule included presentations, meetings with faculty and student leaders, a campus tour, and discussions of potential partnerships and exchange opportunities. The international visitors learned about many of

Jackson State University partners with PENN Entertainment in expansion of STEM scholarship program, company dedicating more than $4 million to HBCUs

By Jackson State University Jackson State University is partnering with PENN Entertainment, which is dedicating more than $4 million over five years to fund STEM scholarships with HBCUs like JSU and create internship opportunities for students. “The generosity of PENN Entertainment will aid in our mission of offering students a world-class, affordable education. This scholarship will help remove financial barriers and clear a pathway for our students to attain the STEM career they desire,” said Thomas K. Hudson, J.D., president of Jackson State University. “We are truly grateful for this partnership.” In addition to JSU, PENN is collaborating with two new

JPMorgan Chase representatives engage Marauder Momentum students, extending partnership with Central State University

Courtesy of Central State University JPMorgan Chase representatives from Advancing Black Pathways (ABP) led on-campus events throughout July as part of the Marauder Momentum Career Development Series. The Marauder Momentum program prepares prospective Central State students to successfully transition from high school to college. Through the Career Development Series, which ran from July 6-28, students were exposed to everything from resume building and mock interviews to social media branding and elevator pitches. In panels and discussions, the JPMorgan Chase ABP representatives shared their expertise on internships, financial literacy, and corporate America. Advancing Black Pathways is the JPMorgan Chase program specifically

Looking Back on the “Howard Forever” Rally Celebrating the Life and Legacy of Chadwick A. Boseman and the Release of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever

By Aaliyah Butler The Chadwick A. Boseman College of Fine Arts and the Office of Student Affairs celebrated Chadwick Boseman Day on Thursday, November 10. In honor of “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever,” a panel discussion between family and friends of the late actor was conducted in the Blackburn Ballroom. Panelists included Kevin Boseman, Nyakya Brown, Nsangou Njikam, Nikkole Salter, and more. During the event, panelists discussed the legacy, life and impact that Chadwick Boseman had, not only globally, but on them personally. They reminisced of their days on campus and the work on which they collaborated with Chadwick in the