Grants and Gifts

The University of Southern California received a two-year, $100,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health to explore the influence of urban African-American mothers on their sons use of alcohol, tobacco, and illegal drugs.

The Southeastern Universities Research Association received a $300,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to sponsor a joint conference of the National Society of Black Physicists and the National Society of Hispanic Physicists. The conference will be held at the University of Texas in Austin this September.

This summer Hyatt Hotels Corporation and its local affiliates are sponsoring summer bridge programs at five historically black colleges and universities. From 20 to 25 students who are interested in careers in the hospitality or tourism industries will attend these programs. The participating educational institutions are Virginia State University, Delaware State University, Tuskegee University, North Carolina Central University and the University of Maryland Eastern Shore.