Keynote Session with Dr. Freeman Hrabowski
10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Via Zoom webinar

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 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). 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.” More recently, he received the American Council on Education’s Lifetime Achievement Award (2018) and was named a recipient of the University of California, Berkeley’s Clark Kerr Award (2019). UMBC has been recognized as a model for inclusive excellence by such publications as U.S. News, which the past 10 years has recognized UMBC as a national leader in academic innovation and undergraduate teaching. Dr. Hrabowski’s most recent book, The Empowered University, written with two UMBC colleagues, examines how university communities support academic success by cultivating an empowering institutional culture.

University Day Expo

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"UNLIKELY" documentary screening and panel discussion
2 to 5 p.m.
The LaSells Stewart Center, Austin Auditorium

A feature documentary from Three Frame Media filmmakers Jaye & Adam Fenderson, "UNLIKELY" investigates America’s college dropout crisis and the barriers students face in their pursuit of an education and meaningful career. Set in the cities of Akron, Atlanta, Boston and Los Angeles, five individuals navigate the college journey, fighting for a second chance at opportunity. Screening will be followed by a panel discussion regarding OSU's initiatives to address student success.