Archive for the ‘Education’ Category
(From release) Alabama A&M University is one of three historically black colleges or universities (HBCUs) in the state receiving funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to help revitalize neighborhoods near their campuses, says Dr. Beverly Edmond, the University’s interim president.
HUD Secretary Steve Preston has announced that AAMU will received $700,000 as part of a special program designed to assist HBCUs in addressing community development issues in the neighborhoods surrounding their campuses. Overall, HUD awarded nearly $9 million to 13 HBCUs in the Southeast and the District of Columbia.
(From release) An internationally noted flautist will conduct workshops for band members and other music students, as well as for the general public, during his September 29 visit to the Alabama A&M University campus.
The sessions are part of Nestor Torres’ week-long stay in Huntsville, Ala., a visit leading up to a much-touted culminating performance scheduled for Thursday, October 2, at The Playhouse, Von Braun Center, at 7 p.m.
(From AAMUrelease) Two student scholars in Alabama A&M University’s School of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences have received major support from the Graduate Research Scholars Program (GRSP) of the Alabama Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR).
Doctoral students Kathleen A. Roberts and Stephanie E. Freeman, both in the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences under Professor Xiongwen Chen, have been notified that their studies will be funded by a scholarship of $25,000 annually.
(From release) U.S. Senator Richard Shelby (R-Ala.), ranking member of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, and Science, today announced that the National Science Foundation will award $392,246 to the University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) for research on the relationships between lightning events and clouds. Senator Shelby was instrumental in securing this funding.
(From release) The Southwestern Athletic Conference announced its 2008 preseason volleyball honors with A&M’s own Brittani Lewis and Rose Corneille claiming top honors. Lewis and setter Natalie Rodriguez were first team selections while Madinah Abdulah and Corneille collected second team honors. The Bulldogs were also picked to finish first in the SWAC’s Eastern Division.
(From AAMU release) After completing a two-year term as Chairman of the National Education Association Student Program, an Alabama A&M University alumnus has returned to Alabama.
Anthony Daniels’ leadership characteristics propelled him to become the first African American male elected chairperson of the National Education Association Student Program.
School lunch has entered the internet age as Huntsville city schools are now offering a web-based meal purchase option.
At a press conference Tuesday morning District Technology Coordinator Ginny Murray demonstrated the new system that enables parents to pay for their children’s lunches via a new website.
(From AAMU release) The Alabama A&M University Office of Admissions, the Sports Ball and WDJL Love 1000 will host the Second Annual College Fair Saturday, August 16, at the Dr. Richard Showers Center from 10 a.m.- 3 p.m.
New high school seniors and other students will receive important information about college, discuss the availability of financial aid, get on-the-spot admissions and/or scholarship opportunities, and even receive on-site information for application fee waivers. The activity is offered free and is open to the public.
(From UAH release) For three years a new way to use data collected by NOAA weather satellites has been giving North Alabama short-term warnings of “pop-up” thunderstorms.
Developed by scientists at The University of Alabama in Huntsville, this new computer program is now spreading to other parts of the U.S. and the world: Later this summer a version of the UAHuntsville weather program will begin forecasting storms throughout Central America, Southern Mexico and the Dominican Republic.
(From AAMU release) Two Alabama A&M University graduate students conducting research in the area of dietary chemoprevention of colon cancer recently received an award for their work by the Chicago-based Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) at the recent 2008 Annual IFT Meeting in New Orleans.