Baruch College Welcomes Dr. Georgina Falu to Speak at 19th Annual Dr. Donald H. Smith Distinguished Lecture

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NEW YORK, NY– November 20, 2014 –Baruch College welcomes Dr. Georgina Falú to speak at the 19th annual Dr. Donald H. Smith Distinguished Lecture, December 4th. The event is sponsored by the Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs.

Named after Dr. Donald H. Smith, one of Baruch’s first Black administrators and past president of the National Alliance of Black School Educators, this year’s lecture is entitled, “African Diaspora, The 6th Region: Our Challenge to Contribute to the New Renaissance in African Development.”

Dr. Georgina Falú is a scholar, educator, translator, high level executive and leader (through her project- AFROLAA – Afro-Latinos of the Americas – in the movement for all Afro-Latinos to gain consciousness and learn about their African heritage and history).

Dr. Falú was the first woman Dean of the Management College at the University of PR, the first woman VP of Finance for UTS-Columbia Univ. and the first woman Dean of Academic Support at Touro College. She has a Doctorate in Education & Finances of Non-Profits and a Master in Arts from Columbia University, an MBA from Berkeley-California U, a Diploma- Harvard Graduate School of Management and a Bachelors Magna Cum Laude from the University of P. R. She was named PR’s Woman of the Year in Education in 1974. She created the first university course in the country with “Afro-Latinos” in the title: “Afro-Latinos History and Culture,” and wrote the book titled “Afro-Latinos USA.”

WHAT:  19th Annual Dr. Donald H. Smith Distinguished Lecture, “African Diaspora, The 6th Region:

Our Challenge to Contribute to the New Renaissance in African Development”

WHEN:   6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. (Refreshments served 5pm-6pm), Thursday, December 4

WHERE: Baruch College, 151 East 25th Street, 7th Floor Conference Center,

                 Atrium, Rackow Room and Lounge, Rooms 750 and 760

The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Black and Hispanic Studies Professor Bobbie Pollard at bobbie.pollard@baruch.cuny.edu or (646) 312-1619.

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About Baruch College:

Baruch College is a senior college in the City University of New York (CUNY) with a total enrollment of more than 17,000 students, who represent 160 countries and speak more than 100 languages. Ranked among the top 15% of U.S. colleges and the No. 4 public regional university, Baruch College is regularly recognized as among the most ethnically diverse colleges in the country. As a public institution with a tradition of academic excellence, Baruch College offers accessibility and opportunity for students from every corner of New York City and from around the world. For more about Baruch College, go to http://www.baruch.cuny.edu/.

 

 

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