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Bowling Green State University (Ohio) has received a three-year, $1 million grant from the U.S. Agency for International Development to support the Civic Education Partnership Initiative in Lebanon and Morocco. BGSU’s International Democratic Education Institute will conduct the initiative, which will bring educators from both countries
to BGSU for an intensive curriculum-development seminar, among other activities.

Miami Dade College (Fla.) has received a $33,333 grant from the North Dade Medical Foundation to create a scholarship fund for students in the allied health field. The grant is expected to be matched by the state of Florida.

The National Council for Black Studies, the leading professional association for scholars in Black and Africana Studies, recently received a $238,000 grant from the Ford Foundation. The grant, which will be distributed over a three-year period, will strengthen the program’s leadership and management capacity, as well as provide research grants to junior faculty and ease travel expenses to doctoral students presenting at the council’s annual conference.

The Ohio State University has received a $6.8 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education’s Transition to Teaching Program. Ohio State will use the grant to fund the Project KNOTtT consortium, a collection of colleges, universities, school districts, nonprofit foundations and associations in Kansas, Nevada, Ohio and Texas. The program is intended to help recruit, train and retain nontraditional teachers and to help increase the number of nontraditional teachers in high-need and hard-to-staff systems.

Texas College has received a three-year, $578,988 grant from the U.S. Department of Education’s Minority Science and Engineering Improvement Program. The grant will be used to improve science, technology, engineering and mathematics programs at minority-serving institutions and to increase the number of ethnic minorities and women in the STEM fields.

Tougaloo College (Miss.) has received a $102,000 grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation to help fund a community health program at the college’s Center for Civic Engagement & Social Responsibility.

The School of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Pennsylvania has received a $20 million gift from Krishna Singh to create the Krishna P. Singh Center for Nanotechnology. The gift is the single largest in the engineering school’s history. The 100,000-square-foot center is expected to serve the Penn campus and the entire Philadelphia region. Singh is the founder, president and CEO of Holtec International, an energy-technology company.

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