President Barack Obama proclaimed the week of September 23, 2012, as National Historically Black Colleges and Universities Week. Johnson C. Smith University stands proudly at the forefront of HBCUs in the brand of a new urban university by honoring and affirming its place in this community of institutions of higher education. Learn more about National HBCU Week by reading the Presidential proclamation here.
Grant from National Science Foundation to Fund Cyber Security Scholarships at Johnson C. Smith University
The Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) College at Johnson C. Smith University, in partnership with the College of Computing and Informatics at UNC-Charlotte, has been awarded the National Science Foundation Cyber Corp.: Scholarship for Service grant. Johnson C. Smith University will receive $339,189 for the five-year grant, which will provide support for students to study in the field of cyber security.
The College of Arts and Letters at Johnson C. Smith University (JCSU) has received its largest study abroad grant which will open opportunities in China to area college students over the next four years. An award of nearly $300,000 from the U.S. Department of Education for the program’s first two years will fund the Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad: An Advanced and Intensive Training Program in Modern Chinese Language and Culture.
With some 15,000 journalists and bloggers from around the world converged on Charlotte for the Democratic National Convention, JCSU's involvement in DNC-related events was captured online, in print and on the air. National media outlets that covered JCSU include Black Entertainment Television (BET), CBS, National Public Radio, The Washington Post and Diverse Issues in Higher Education.
National Journal and The Atlantic hosted on Wednesday, Sept. 5, Conversations with the Next Generation, a town hall for college students and young Americans, during the height of the Democratic National Convention. Sponsored by Microsoft, the town hall took place at Discovery Place Theater in Charlotte and was geared for those interested in engaging youth in the election process and finding the best way to approach youth political outreach.
Build awareness, engage students and realize that youth approach this election year from a personal level. These are just a few of the observations shared about the youth vote during the public radio show “The State of Things,” which aired on WUNC radio and other public radio stations across North Carolina on Sept. 5.
Johnson C. Smith University and Congressional Black Caucus Institute Present UFuture: A Summit for Innovative Young Thinkers
As part of Johnson C. Smith University’s participation in events during the Democratic National Convention (DNC), the University presented today with the Congressional Black Caucus Institute (CBCI), a cyber summit titled UFuture: A Summit for Innovative Young Thinkers. The event drew over 300 students from nearly 20 area colleges and universities, who came prepared to ask questions about science, technology and finance in the global marketplace to a panel of elected officials and experts from the fields of business and technology.
As part of Johnson C. Smith University’s participation in events during the Democratic National Convention (DNC), the University partnered with the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce to host a luncheon for 75 leaders from around the world who are members of the International Leaders Forum of the National Democratic Institute.
After scouting out several locations in Charlotte for the ultimate skyline view of Uptown, CBS news crews landed on the campus of Johnson C. Smith University for broadcasting its nationally televised morning and evening live news programs leading up to the Democratic National Convention (DNC).