The Dean's Lecture Series is an opportunity for students, trainees, faculty and staff to explore current topics that impact our mission areas.
Our first series, Fresh Perspectives on Diversity, will lead to a deeper understanding of how diversity contributes to all our mission areas and fuels innovation and collaboration. These lectures will focus on the value and transformative power of diversity as we seek to lead the biomedical revolution. Lectures will take place from noon to 1:00pm in Berg Hall. We hope you can join us. Space is limited and preregistration is required.
Our fourth speaker, Freeman A. Hrabowski, President of UMBC (University of Maryland, Baltimore County) since 1992, will speak on Wednesday, November 11, 2015.
Dr. Freeman A. Hrabowski, President of UMBC (University of Maryland, Baltimore County) since 1992, is a consultant on science and math education to national agencies, universities, and school systems. He was recently named by President Obama to chair the newly created President’s Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for African Americans. He also chaired the National Academies’ committee that produced the recent report, Expanding Underrepresented Minority Participation: America’s Science and Technology Talent at the Crossroads.
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.” UMBC has been recognized as a model for academic innovation and inclusive excellence by such publications as U.S. News, which the past six years ranked UMBC the #1 “Up and Coming” university in the nation.
This event is open to the public. Preregistration is required. Space is limited so please arrive early.