Magazine article Black Issues in Higher Education

Grants & Awards

Magazine article Black Issues in Higher Education

Grants & Awards

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* Norfolk State University received a $4.5 million Center for Research Excellence in Science and Technology grant from the National Science Foundation to establish the Center for Photonic Materials Research. In announcing the award, Dr. Marie V. McDemmond, the university's president, said, "This multiyear grant is distinctive in that it allows Norfolk State University to build its excellence in research and affords our students additional opportunities to further develop their scientific skills for the future."

Jackson State University and California State University were also selected for national Science Foundation awards.

* Clark Atlanta University has been awarded a $1.05 million grant from the Lilly Endownment/United Negro College Fund Historically Black Colleges and Universities Program to develop a distance learning center and to enhance computer technology on the campus.

* Tuskegee University has received a $1 million commitment from the H.J. Russel Corporation of Atlanta, Ga., to establish the Herman J. Russell Endowed Scholarship Fund that will provide financial support for students in business, engineering, and construction science. …

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