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Katherine Johnson, NASA Mathematician And An Inspiration For 'Hidden Figures,' Dies

Katherine Johnson, a mathematician who was one of NASA's human "computers" and an unsung hero of the space agency's early days, died Monday. She calculated the flight path for America's first crewed space mission and moon landing, and she was among the women profiled in the book and movie Hidden Figures . She was 101. Her death was announced by NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine . "The NASA family will never forget Katherine Johnson's courage and the milestones we could not have reached...

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The annual Dancing with the President and First Lady event at Alabama A&M University will be held on Friday, February 28, at 7 p.m. in the Knight Center.

The 2020 theme is “Disco on The Hill.”

Doors will open for the semi-formal event at 6 p.m.  Individual tickets are $25 each (Students - $10).  VIP tables of 10 are $300.  Purchase tickets at the Office of Alumni Affairs, Patton House Welcome Center, 116 Chase Road.

2020 Black Tie Gala

Feb 24, 2020

Alabama A&M University is excited to announce its 20th Annual Black Tie Scholarship Gala with a 1920s Formal Attire Theme on Friday, April 24, 2020 at 6:30 p.m.! It will be held at the Von Braun Center--South Hall in Huntsville, Alabama. As a tremendous stakeholder of this community, the University requests your support by serving as a sponsor for this event. 

Performing this year, will be Dru Hill!

WJAB-FM is your Smooth Jazz and Cool Vocal Station on the campus of Alabama A&M University!

We are currently looking for announcers who would like to join our team. If you have on-air experience and a passion for public radio, we are looking for you.

Please submit a resume and links to your air-checks to Program Manager, Erica Fox Washington at erica.fox@aamu.edu.

The deadline for all submissions is Friday, February 15, 2020.

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The Marching Maroon and White will celebrate 130 Years of Musical Excellence! The theme for its Anniversary is "Celebrating the past, uniting the present, while embracing the future! 

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says there's been "confusion" about the handling of a coronavirus patient in California who is thought to represent the first case of the virus being transmitted in the general population, rather than through a known contact with someone who has been in China.

The case involves a woman who appears to have contracted the virus in California, apparently without having contact with anyone who had traveled abroad or was previously known to have the coronavirus.

A Google employee in Switzerland has tested positive for the new coronavirus, as the tech giant and other American companies crack down on employee travel amid the widening outbreak.

The Google employee was in its Zurich office "for a limited time" before exhibiting symptoms, the company said in a statement.

"We have taken - and will continue to take - all necessary precautionary measures, following the advice of public health officials, as we prioritize everyone's health and safety," Google said.

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A federal appeals court in California on Friday briefly blocked the Trump administration's "Remain in Mexico" program, seemingly dealing a blow to the president's controversial policy requiring asylum seekers to wait in Mexico for their day in U.S. immigration court.

But within hours, a three-judge panel voted unanimously to suspend its own order, giving the government until the end of Monday to respond with written arguments and plaintiffs until the end of Tuesday.

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