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Dr. Freeman A. Hrabowski Named National Conference Keynote Speaker

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    April Hattori

Expeditionary Learning today announced that Dr. Freeman A. Hrabowski, III, president of University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) and noted expert on science and math education with special emphasis on minority participation and performance, will be the Keynote Speaker at its 2014 National Conference in Boston from December 7th-9th.  The theme of the conference will be: Independence: Preparing Leaders of Their Own Learning.

Dr. Hrabowski chaired the National Academies’ committee that produced the recent report, Expanding Underrepresented Minority Participation: America’s Science and Technology Talent at the Crossroads. He also was recently named by President Obama to chair the newly created President’s Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for African Americans.

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 five years ranked UMBC the #1 “Up and Coming” university in the nation.

Learn more about Dr. Hrabowski in the following "60 Minutes" piece.

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