FAMU Kicks Off #TheExperience19
Florida A&M University (FAMU) presents “The Experience” from Sunday, Sept. 29 – Saturday, Oct. 5. Converse CEO G. Scott Uzzell, Sister Circle TV’s Rashan Ali and Hip-Hop artist Lil Baby are among the headliners for FAMU’s 2019 Homecoming.
Lil Baby, Kash Doll and Ball Greezy are booked for the ticketed hip-hop concert scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 2, in the Al Lawson Jr. Multipurpose Center and Teaching Gymnasium.
The week of activities kicks off with the Mister and Miss FAMU Coronation, features Ali and Abeille Creations Founder Melissa Mitchell during a Woman Empowerment Forum and wraps with the Homecoming Game against North Carolina Central University at Bragg Stadium followed by the McDonald’s Gospel Concert Saturday night at the Lawson Center. The concert will feature Donald Lawrence, Keke Wyatt, Kierra Sheard, Sir the Baptist, Tye Tribbett, DJ Standout and, host Lonnie Hunter.
View the full schedule at: HomecomingOnTheHill.com.
School of the Environment Announces International Summit
Florida A&M University’s (FAMU) School of the Environment will host the 2019 EnergyWaterFoodNexus International Summit, November 6-8, in the Alfred Lawson, Jr. Multipurpose Center and Teaching Gymnasium.
The two-day Summit and pre-event reception will include international leaders and researchers who specialize in innovative solutions for energy, water and food security. To register for the Summit or for more information, visit http://www.famuenergywaterfoodnexus.org.
FAMU Awarded $14.8M Grant for Health Disparities Research
FAMU will receive a $14.8 million renewal grant from the National Institute on Minority Health Disparities (NIMHD), part of the National Institutes of Health.
FAMU is one of eight institutions with renewed awards through NIMHD’s Research Centers in Minority Institutions (RCMI) Specialized Centers program.
President Robinson Moderates Public-Private Partnership Discussion at Atlanta Summit
FAMU President Larry Robinson, Ph.D., is among about 80 university leaders who attended the 2019 National Summit for the Sustainability of HBCUs in Atlanta.
Robinson served as the moderator for a panel discussing public-private partnerships. The panel featured representatives from Microsoft, Duke Energy, Quest Diagnostic and AT&T and the Woodruff Arts Center, an Atlanta nonprofit.