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Grants & Awards

Albright College (Pa.) received a $10,000 grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development to purchase safety and security equipment for the campus. The new equipment includes a portable radio and radio control station that provides campus police officers with wider radio access. The college has also purchased a portable metal detector that will be used for campus events attended by the general public.

Daemen College (N.Y.) has been awarded a $155,984 grant for the Teacher/Leader Quality Partnership through the New York State Education Department. The Education and the Natural Sciences Department at Daemen are partnering with the Buffalo Public Schools and the Catholic Diocese to improve student achievement in math and science. This is the seventh year Daemen College has been awarded funds for this program for a total of more than $1 million since 1999.

Delaware State University’s Applied Optics Center received a $630,000 grant from the U.S. Defense Department to establish a multi-disciplinary research collaboration project with cancer researchers from Philadelphia’s Fox Chase Cancer Center. The ultimate goal of the three-year research program is to develop a test that will enable health professionals to diagnose ovarian cancer in its earliest stages.

Duke University (N.C.) received a $75 million gift from the Duke Endowment of Charlotte for student financial aid. This is the largest single gift made by the endowment in its 81-year history and the largest single gift ever received by the university. The Duke Endowment gift will be used as a matching fund incentive to spur additional contributions for financial aid.

Huston-Tillotson University (Texas) received $100,000 from Johnson Controls Inc. to support an environmental research center that will facilitate the establishment of a consortium and partnerships
to increase research opportunities in science, mathematics, and technology.

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology received a $30,000 grant from the BellSouth Foundation for its comparative media studies department.

Moraine Valley Community College (Ill.) received two state-funded grants totaling $123,000 from the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity and the Illinois Department of Labor to continue offering assistance to area businesses and educational opportunities for homemakers needing to reenter the workforce.

New York City College of Technology received a one-year $197,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention to expand the college’s involvement with Brooklyn, New York’s at-risk youth population. The funds will be used to provide educational opportunities and alternative paths to 200 students at Passages Academy, a local high school program that educates 4,000 court-referred youth at secure and non-secure sites. The project also will hold a mini-conference on campus in the spring/summer 2006 for at-risk youth in the community.

Norfolk State University (Va.) has received a five-year $3.6 million grant from the National Institutes of Health Research Infrastructure in Minority Institutions program to assist in the creation of a center for Biotechnology and Biomedical Sciences at NSU.

North Carolina Central University received a $100,000 gift from alumnus attorney Willie E. Gary to fund scholarships at the university’s School of Law.

The Rochester Institute of Technology (N.Y.) National Technical Institute for the Deaf received a $100,000 grant from The Max Factor Family Foundation for an information technology training and career development workshop series for deaf and hard-of-hearing Latino American adults in the greater Los Angeles region.

Texas College received a $79,233 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation through the Southern Education Foundation to assist student evacuees from Hurricane Katrina. Texas College currently has 21 students enrolled from several Louisiana colleges and universities.

The University of Hawaii Pacific Business Center Program received $250,000 from the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Office of Insular Affairs to improve the level of private sector-led economic development in the U.S. insular areas.

The Yale University (Conn.) School of Law received a gift of more than $30 million from the estate of Oscar M. Ruebhausen, a 1937 graduate of the Yale Law School. The gift is one of largest in the history of American legal education.

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