Happening on the Hill – Vol. 1, #43

      TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Here’s a look at Florida A&M University’s (FAMU) weekly events and the news that’s happening on campus.

Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden Scheduled as FAMU Fall Commencement Speaker

 A Tallahassee native who is the first African American and woman to lead the Library of Congress will be the Florida A&M University (FAMU) Fall 2019 Commencement speaker.

Carla Hayden, Ph.D., 14th Librarian of Congress, will serve as speaker for both the Friday, Dec. 13 and Saturday, Dec. 14 Commencement ceremonies at Al Lawson Jr. Multipurpose Center and Teaching Gymnasium, 1800 Wahnish Way.

Three FAMU International Students Awarded by The Institute of International Education

The Institute of International Education (IIE) has awarded monetary aid to three FAMU Bahamian students that were directly affected by Hurricane Dorian.

The New York City-based non-profit created the Bahamas Emergency Student Fund (ESF) to provide Bahamian students, who are enrolled in a U.S. degree program, with enough financial support so that are able to avoid prematurely dropping out and returning back home. Accredited universities were invited to nominate up to five students for monetary assistance.

President to Host Annual Holiday Toy Drive Event

President Larry Robinson, Ph.D. will host the President’s Holiday Toy Drive celebration on Friday, Dec. 6, 2019 at the President’s House (1810 S. Adams Street) from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.

The FAMU and Tallahassee communities are invited to attend and celebrate the holiday season while donating new, unwrapped gifts for children of all ages. Advance donations are being accepted in FAMU’s Office of Communications, located in Lee Hall at 1601 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Suite 200.

FAMU Engineers Develop STEM Cells with High-Tech Foam

Two FAMU engineers are using a high-tech foam to better develop stem cells. Their work could improve drug screening, disease modeling, precision medicine and cell therapy.

FAMU-FSU College of Engineering researchers Yan Li, an associate professor in chemical and biomedical engineering, and Changchun Zeng, an associate professor in industrial and manufacturing engineering, received a $400,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to explore ways to better control the fate of stem cells.

 About FAMU

Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University, founded on October 3, 1887, began classes with 15 students and two instructors. Today, FAMU is one of 12 institutions in Florida’s State University System and has more than 10,000 students.

FAMU offers 54 bachelor’s degrees, 29 master’s degrees, 12 doctoral degrees and three professional degrees. The three professional degrees include the J.D., PharmD., and the Doctor of Physical Therapy. The 12 doctoral degree programs include 11 doctoral degrees and one Doctor of Public Health. For more information, visit FAMU.edu.


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