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Upcoming Event - UMBC President to Speak for Black History Month

By Eddy Ball
February 2007

Freeman Hrabowski
UMBC President Freeman Hrabowski (Photo courtesy UMBC Office of the President (Photo courtesy of Johns Hopkins University)

University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) President Freeman Hrabowski, Ph.D., will be the featured speaker at the NIEHS Black History Month Celebration on February 20 at 10:00 AM in Rodbell Auditorium. NIEHS Diversity Council and the Research Triangle Park Chapter of Blacks In Government are joint sponsors of the event.

In addition to being the chief executive of one of Maryland's honors universities and a scholar honored many times for his achievements, Hrabowski is a passionate advocate of quality science and math education, with special emphasis on minority participation and performance. He serves as a consultant to the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, the U.S. Department of Education, and universities and school systems nationally. He also sits on numerous corporate and civic boards, including the American Association of Colleges & Universities, Carnegie Institution of Washington, Marguerite Casey Foundation, McCormick & Company, Inc., and the University of Maryland Medical System.

Hrabowski has close links to NIEHS through the Meyerhoff Scholarship Program, which is based at UMBC. The university collaborates with NIEHS to broaden research experiences for students.

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