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Grants And Gifts

The Danforth Foundation has awarded WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY (ST. LOUIS) $30 MILLION to establish the John C. Danforth Center on Religion & Politics. The center will convene public conferences and lectures to address local, state and national issues related to religion and politics.

NASA has granted FLORIDA A&M UNIVERSITY $1 MILLION to establish the Minority Innovation Challenges Institute. The institute’s purpose is to get more minority students interested in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics fi elds by using the NASA Centennial Challenges as a motivating factor.

LANGSTON UNIVERSITY’S HUD/HBCU Economic Development and Outreach Department will receive an $800,000 grant from The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for economic development in Langston and Oklahoma City.

The grant will help fund projects including the expansion of the Business Resource and Incubator Center in the Langston Retail Plaza.

The Department of Energy granted the UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN $15 MILLION to establish the Energy Frontier Research Center. The facility will allow UT researchers to develop new paradigms that address scientifi c road blocks to achieving U.S. energy security.

AVE MARIA UNIVERSITY (Fla.) Has received a $4 MILLION grant from B. Thomas Golisano to fund the construction of the Tom Golisano Field House. The facility will provide seating for approximately 1,000 spectators, a basketball court, locker rooms, coaches’ offi ces and a weight room.

VIRGINIA STATE UNIVERSITY has been awarded the $3 MILLION U.S. Department of Education’s Historically Black College or University (HBCU) Master’s Degree Program Award. The award will be dispersed in $500,000 increments over a six-year period and will fund the VSU School of Engineering, Science and Technology’s biology, computer science and mathematics master’s programs.

The Institute for Health, Social and Community Research at SHAW UNIVERSITY has been awarded a fi ve-year research grant for $4,116,437 from the National Institutes of Health, National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NCMHD).

The grant will be used to implement The Shaw NCMHD Research Infrastructure in Minority Institutions Project.

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