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National Academies advisory: Feb. 15 program for African-American History Month

FREEMAN A. HRABOWSKI III, president, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, will give the keynote address at a National Academies program celebrating African-American History Month. His presentation will focus on the achievements of African-Americans in the field of education. The program also will include the unveiling of new additions to the Academies' portrait collection of African-Americans who have made significant contributions to science, engineering, and medicine.

THIS YEAR'S PORTRAIT HONOREES are:

  • HOWARD S. JONES JR., retired engineer and scientist, and former chief of microwave research, Harry Diamond Laboratories, U.S. Army, Adelphi, Md.
  • AUDREY FORBES MANLEY, retired president, Spelman College, Atlanta, and former deputy U.S. Surgeon General
  • VIVIEN THEODORE THOMAS (deceased), former supervisor, Surgical Research Laboratories, Johns Hopkins University, and former instructor in surgery, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore

DETAILS:

10:30 a.m. to noon in the auditorium of the National Academies building, 2100 C St., N.W., Washington, D.C. Reporters who cannot attend may listen to a live audio webcast of the event at http://national-academies.org. Details about the program are available at http://nationalacademies.org/aahm/. Admission is free to the public, but a photo ID is required to enter the building.

REPORTERS: REGISTER TO ATTEND by contacting the Office of News and Public Information; tel. 202-334-2138 or e-mail news@nas.edu.


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