For Hasaan Kirkland, associate professor of fine art at Johnson C. Smith University, art has always been second nature. He started taking interest in his craft at a young age, drawing cartoons and race cars with his older brother on paper, but now his new canvas is a wall outside of the Arts Factory on West Trade Street near campus.
The National Science Foundation has awarded a $399,536 grant to Johnson C. Smith University to transform the research component of its science and math programs. The grant will fund an initiative titled "Targeted Infusion Project: Developing a Shared Instrument Resource Laboratory at JCSU."
Trustees of The Duke Endowment have approved a $3.4 million grant to help four schools in the Carolinas collaborate on increasing student resilience.
This month U.S. News & World Report released its 2014 edition of the Best Colleges Report. Included are several ranking lists. Among them is the Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) ranking, which lists Johnson C. Smith University as number 14 out of a total of 70 HBCUs ranked.
The James B. Duke Memorial Library at Johnson C. Smith University has received a $94,417 grant from the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) to digitize the James Gibson Peeler collection.