Emory University Provost Next Speaker in HHD Multicultural Speaker Series

March 1, 2005

(University Park, Pa) — Dr. Earl Lewis, provost and executive vice president for academic affairs, will be the next featured speaker in the Penn State College of Health and Human Development’s (HHD) multicultural speaker series.

Lewis’ presentation, “Connecting the Past and the Future: America’s Multiracial History and Present,” will take place beginning at noon on Tuesday, March 15 in the Bennett-Pierce Living Center (110 Henderson Building). The event, which is followed by light refreshments and a book signing, is free and open to the public.

Lewis is the first African American provost and the highest-ranking African American administrator in Emory’s history. He came to Emory in 2004 from the University of Michigan, where he served as dean of the Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies, vice provost for academic affairs/graduate studies and the Elsa Barkley Brown and Robin D.G. Kelley Collegiate Professor of History and African American and African Studies.

Lewis’ presentation is part of the College of Health and Human Development’s speaker series, “Multiracial Realities: Exploring What We Know, Acknowledging What We Are Missing,” which explores societal issues currently facing multiracial individuals and families in America. The Center for Human Development and Family Research in Diverse Contexts is the primary sponsor for the event, with additional support being provided by the Africana Research Center; the Center for Work and Family Research; the Rock Ethics Institute; the Children, Youth and Families Consortium; and the College of Health and Human Development.

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Editors: For additional information, please contact either Bill Hessert in the College of Health and Human Development at (814) 863-4325 or swh4@psu.edu, or Stephanie Ebeling in the Center for Human Development and Family Research in Diverse Contexts at (814) 863-7108 or sje2@psu.edu .