20th Annual
President and Provost's
Diversity Lecture & Cultural Arts Series

President Michael V. Drake and Provost Bruce McPheron invite you to attend the twentieth annual Diversity Lecture & Cultural Arts Series at The Ohio State University. This program offers the campus and the Columbus community opportunities to benefit from some of the most eminent scholars, artists, and professionals who discuss and exemplify inclusive excellence through diversity.


Dr. Freeman A. Hrabowski III
University of Maryland - Baltimore County

Dr. Freeman A. Hrabowski IIIEducator, Author, STEM Innovator & Advocate

Thursday, November 8, 2018
5 p.m. | Doors open at 4:30 p.m.
The Ohio State University
The Faculty Club
181 South Oval Drive | Columbus, OH 43210

Free and open to the public

Space is limited and RSVP is required

Online RSVP opens September 10th and concludes on November 7th at: http://go.osu.edu/freeh

Presented in collaboration with the College of Education and Human Ecology, College of Engineering, Enrollment Services and Undergraduate Education, The Graduate School, and the Office of Diversity and Inclusion.


Dr. Freeman A. Hrabowski, President of UMBD (University of Maryland, Baltimore County) since 1992, is 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, Exanding Underrepresented Minority Participation: America's Science and Technology Talent at the Crossroads (2011). His 2013 TED talk highlights the “Four Pillars of College Success in Science.”

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 inclusive excellence by such publications as U.S. News, which the past eight years has recognized UMBC as a national leader in academic innovation and undergraduate teaching. 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.

To read the full biography: https://president.umbc.edu/

For more information contact:
Colby A. Taylor, Program Manager
Office of Diversity and Inclusion
(614) 292-1417

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