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NIH Salutes Martin Luther King, Jan. 14 in Masur Auditorium

NIH's annual observance of the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. will be held on Monday, Jan. 14 at 12:30 p.m. in Masur Auditorium, Bldg. 10. The theme of the observance will be "Strength in Diversity: We Shall Overcome." Dr. Freeman A. Hrabowski III, president of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) will be the keynote speaker. The UMBC Gospel Choir will also perform.

UMBC President Dr. Freeman A. Hrabowski III

President of UMBC since 1992, Hrabowski is a native of Birmingham, Ala., and a summa cum laude graduate in mathematics from Hampton Institute. He earned a Ph.D. degree in higher education administration/statistics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is the coauthor of Beating the Odds (Oxford University Press, 1998), a book focusing on parenting and high-achieving African American males in science; a second volume, Overcoming the Odds, on successful African American young women in science is due out late this year. Hrabowski was also instrumental in forming the Governor's Academy for Mathematics, Science, and Technology.

Attendees are asked to bring a canned food item, for metro area charities. For more information on the 2002 King observance, contact Levon Parker of NINDS, 496-5332 or Kay Johnson Graham of NINR, 402-5790.

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