• North Carolina A&T State University, the historically black educational institution in Greensboro, received a $50,000 grant from Siemens Building Technologies to develop coursework in the field of architectural engineering.

• Michael Dorsey, an assistant professor of environmental studies at Dartmouth College, received a $300,000 grant from the Ford Foundation to launch the Climate Justice Research Project. The research will focus on racial and social inequities that occur when government, corporations, or other groups address climate change issues.

• City College of New York, in conjunction with the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City, received a five-year, $15.9 million grant for research, education, and outreach programs aimed at eliminating racial disparities in cancer care and outcomes.