Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Sepia Scenes #44: "Shaw University"

"Shaw University"
Raleigh, NC - December 2008 (Click to embiggen)

Sepia Scenes - Brought to you by Mary the Teach

Founded in 1865, Shaw University is the oldest HBCU* school in the American South. The universities main campus is located directly across Wilmington Street from the Progress Energy Center, but its College of Adult Professional Education campuses are spread across the entire state.

Shaw is one of the institutions engaged in Partnership for the Elimination of Health Disparities for minorities (another HBCU school in Raleigh, St, Augustines College, is also a member of the partnership) and has won grants from both UNC-Chapel Hill and Johns Hopkins to expand its research capabilities. It has also received a grant from the National Science Foundation to support its Nanoscience and Nanotechnology programs. The university also became the first American post-secondary school to create a foreign exchange program with universities in the People's Republic of China since 1978, establishing agreements with Northwestern University for Nationalities of the (People's Republic of China) and Xian University of Science and Technology.

*, a White House Initiative established by President Jimmy Carter in 1980.Violence UnSilenced


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12 comments:

Bonny said...

Love sepia photos! I like how you added some history bites and made this very interesting :) Sort of a glimpse back into time from the present.
Happy WW!

Secret Mom Thoughts said...

Nice sepia shot.

Vita Stunder said...

Great post and sepia is just perfect for this shot!

Daryl said...

Not a sepia lover but this is great!

Urban Thought said...

I love photographs of old buildings. Sepia brings out the best in the architecture.

Shelly said...

Great shot! The sepia makes it look like an older photo and really brings attention to this beautiful building.

Happy WW~

maryt/theteach said...

Great sepia shot! Love this particular tone, Mojo! Really appreciate your participation in Sepia Scenes and of course Ruby Tuesday! :)

Ralph said...

Not many buildings survive with the old Southern charm and grace - and verandas! The stone work is nice if we don't look at the modern things, we can be transported back in time in sepia...

James said...

That is a nice looking building perfect for sepia. I love taking pictures of old school buildings.

napaboaniya said...

Nice capture of the uni, I like how the traffic lights are so high up and hanging.

@nemonen said...

Some photos are perfect in sepia, and this building is perfect.

Heidi said...

Your photo is very nice, but I really enjoyed learning about the building in the picture. Thanks for the history lesson!
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