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Morehouse Names New Biochemistry Laboratory

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Morehouse College Dedicates Biochemistry Laboratory
ATLANTA, February 16, 2005ó On Friday, February 18, Morehouse will celebrate a significant gift from the W.M. Keck Foundation. Early last year, the W.M. Keck Foundation awarded Morehouse a $400,000 gift to enhance the chemistry and biochemistry laboratories at the college. The laboratory enhancement project is a major component of the chemistry departmentís comprehensive plan that will graduate an increased number of scientific leaders in the 21st century. Already, Morehouse ranks among the highest undergraduate schools in sending graduates to the top medical schools nationwide.

The dedication and unveiling of the new Biochemistry Lab will take place during the celebration of Morehouseís 138th Founderís Day observance.

What: Unveiling Ceremony and Dedication of the W.M. Keck Biochemistry Laboratory

When: Friday, February 18, 2004
11:00 a.m.

Where: Merrill Hall
Room 111
Morehouse College Campus
830 Westview Drive, SW

* After the plaque unveiling ceremony, attendees will be invited upstairs to see the newly equipped Biochemistry laboratory.

Ranked three times as the number one college in the nation for educating African American students by Black Enterprise magazine, and recognized by The Wall Street Journal as one of the top feeder schools for the 15 most prominent graduate and professional schools in the country, Morehouse College is the nationís largest, private liberal arts college for men. Founded in 1867, the College enrolls approximately 3,000 students. Morehouse is one of only two Historically Black Colleges or Universities to produce three Rhodes Scholars.
Prominent alumni include Martin Luther King Jr., Nobel Peace Prize laureate and civil rights leader; Dr. David Satcher, former U.S. Surgeon General and director of the National Center for Primary Care at the Morehouse School of Medicine; Sheldon ďSpikeĒ Lee, filmmaker and president of 40 Acres & A Mule Productions; Samuel L. Jackson, Academy Award nominated actor; Maynard H. Jackson, founder of Jackson Securities and the first African-American mayor of Atlanta; and Nima A. Warfield, the first African-American Rhodes Scholar from an Historically Black College or University.

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Posted by Kara at February 16, 2005 03:47 PM

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