Lecture Series

Class of 2000 Lecture Series, The Future of Education

Dr. Freeman Hrabowski III

Dr. Freeman Hrabowski launched the Class of 2000 Lecture Series on October 10, 2017. Dr. Hrabowski was interviewed by  Mary Bubala-Smith, Emmy-Award Winning News Anchor at WJZ-TV, Baltimore.

Dr. Hrabowski has served as President of UMBC (The University of Maryland, Baltimore County) since 1992. His research and publications focus on science and math education, with special emphasis on minority participation and performance. He chaired the National Academies’ committee that produced the 2011 report, Expanding Underrepresented Minority Participation: America’s Science and Technology Talent at the Crossroads. In 2012 President Obama appointed him to chair the President’s Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for African Americans.

Dr. José Antonio Bowen

Friends welcomes José Antonio Bowen President of Goucher College on Tuesday, November 28, 2017, in the Forbush Auditorium. Register today!

Bowen has been a pioneer in active learning and the use of technology in the classroom, including podcasts and online games. He has been featured in 
The Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, USA Today, US News and World Report, and on NPR.  Bowen is the author Teaching Naked: How Moving Technology out of your College Classroom will Improve Student Learning (Jossey-Bass, 2012, and winner of the Ness Award for Best Book on Higher Education (2013) from the American Association of Colleges and Universities. 

Patricia McGuire

Friends School Class of 2000 Lecture Series presents Patricia McGuire, President, Trinity University Washington for a talk on The Future of Education on Tuesday, March 27th at 7 pm in the Forbush Auditorium. Register today!

Patricia McGuire has been President of Trinity since 1989. Before coming to Trinity, Ms. McGuire was the Assistant Dean for Development and External Affairs for Georgetown University Law Center, where she was also an adjunct professor of law. Ms. McGuire has been honored with numerous awards for her work in education including,  Hesburgh Award for Leadership Excellence,  Carnegie Award for Academic Leadership, Henry Paley Award, and the Alexander Meiklejohn Award. President McGuire writes and speaks on a wide variety of topics concerning higher education, women and Catholic education, and her articles have appeared in The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The Baltimore Sun, and a wide variety of other publications.
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