Emdin, who serves as director of Secondary School Initiatives at Columbia’s Urban Science Education Center, is also an expert on the intersection of hip-hop and education, STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) education, politics, race, class, diversity, and youth empowerment.
WHAT: Emdin will keynote the College Readiness Symposium and will speak about “The Crisis in Urban Education.” The Rhode Island Office of Higher Education and URI sponsor the symposium.
WHEN: Friday, Dec. 7, 2012, Professor Emdin will speak at 12:15 p.m.; the program runs from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
WHERE: URI’s Memorial Union, 50 Lower College Road, Kingston.
More information: http://www.uri.edu/news/releases/index.php?id=6475
COVERAGE ARRANGEMENTS: Contact Dave Lavallee, URI Communications and Marketing, 401-874-5862.