Event Title

High Education and the Transformation of American Society: A 50-year Perspective

Location

Gorecki Center, Room 204

Start Date

11-7-2018 11:30 AM

End Date

11-7-2018 1:00 PM

Description

A book signing with Dr. Hrabowski will follow his presentation.

Speaker Bio

Dr. Freeman A. Hrabowski is president of UMBC (University of Maryland, Baltimore County) and a consultant on science and math education to national agencies, universities, and school systems. He was named by President Obama to chair the President’s Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for African Americans. He also chaired the National Academies’ committee that produced the report, Expanding Underrepresented Minority Participation: America’s Science and Technology Talent at the Crossroads (2011). Named one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World by TIME(2012) and one of America’s Best Leaders by U.S. News & World Report (2008), he also received TIAA-CREF’s Theodore M. Hesburgh Award for Leadership Excellence (2011), the Carnegie Corporation’s Academic Leadership Award (2011), and the Heinz Award (2012) for contributions to improving the “Human Condition.” Dr. Hrabowski’s most recent book, Holding Fast to Dreams: Empowering Youth from the Civil Rights Crusade to STEM Achievement, describes the events and experiences that played a central role in his development as an educator and leader.

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Jul 11th, 11:30 AM Jul 11th, 1:00 PM

High Education and the Transformation of American Society: A 50-year Perspective

Gorecki Center, Room 204

A book signing with Dr. Hrabowski will follow his presentation.