2019-20 Academic Year Series

Upcoming Speaker: 
May 28
Freeman A. Hrabowski, III

President of The University of Maryland, Baltimore County. 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. He was named in 2012 by President Obama to chair the President’s Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for African Americans.

Freeman A. Hrabowski

​​​​​​Poster of African American Workshop and Lecture Series and 2020 Derrick Bell Lecture School of Law with Guy-Uriel Charles and Janet Dewart Bell,  February 10 Law School 175
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Charles fullres

Guy-Uriel E. Charles is the Edward and Ellen Schwarzman Professor of Law at Duke Law School and the Bennett Boskey Visiting Professor of Law at Harvard Law School. He is the co-director of the Duke Law Center on Law, Race, and Politics. He teaches and writes about constitutional law, election law, campaign finance, redistricting, politics, and race. In 2016, he received the Law School’s Distinguished Teaching Award.  He has published over 30 articles in journals and is the co-author of two leading casebooks and two edited volumes.  He has been a visiting professor at Harvard, Berkeley, Georgetown, Virginia, and Columbia law schools. 

Janet Dewart Bell headsho

Bell is the author of Lighting the Fires of Freedom: African American Women in the Civil Rights Movement. She is a communications strategist, social justice advocate, activist, executive coach, motivational speaker and broadcaster. She is the widow of Derrick Bell. She is founder and president of LEAD InterGenerational Solutions, Inc., a nonprofit dedicated to developing intergenerational leadership as social change agents.

Zena Howard Lecture Poster

Zena Howard collage 11_19 lecture and with architecture students

"Cultural Expression in the Built Environment"
Zena Howard 
Partner & Managing Director, Perkins & Wills
November 6th, 2019 12-1pm

National African American museum architect sets campus visit

Zena Howard is an internationally known and award-winning architect whose projects include the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture. She is a partner & Managing Director at Perkins & Wills. She is known for her success leading visionary, complex and culturally significant projects. In her UO talk she will share how she has used the power of design to engage disenfranchised communities, unite disparate parties and infuse cultural meaning into projects from national icons to urban landscapes.