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Freeman Hrabowski
Courtesy of Smith College

Freeman A. Hrabowski, president of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County and a leader in science and math education, spoke on “Promoting Access and Diversity in STEM Education” at Smith College on October 29, 2018. Named one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World by Time Magazine and one of America’s Best Leaders by U.S. News & World Report, he also received TIAA-CREF’s Theodore M. Hesburgh Award for Leadership Excellence, the Carnegie Corporation’s Academic Leadership Award and the Heinz Award for contributions to improving the “Human Condition.” Hrabowski’s most recent book, Holding Fast to Dreams: Empowering Youth from the Civil Rights Crusade to STEM Achievement, describes the events and experiences thatplayed a central role in his development as an educator and leader.

New England Public Radio will begin accepting nominations for the 2019 New England Public Radio Arts & Humanities Awards on January 2, 2019. Established by the NEPR Foundation, Inc. in 2008, the NEPR Arts & Humanities Awards recognize those who have made a positive impact on the arts and humanities and bring awareness to the critical role played by musicians, artists, dancers, writers, teachers and cultural institutions in western New England.

Carl Zimmer
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Noted author and columnist Carl Zimmer addressed the implications of “Science Reporting In The Age Of Fake News” in a talk at Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, Mass., on October 23, 2018.

Carl Zimmer writes the Matter column for The New York Times and has frequently contributed to The Atlantic, National Geographic, Time, and Scientific American, among others. He has won the American Association for the Advancement of Science's Science Journalism Award three times, among a host of other awards and fellowships. His latest book, She Has Her Mother’s Laugh, traces the history of heredity as a scientific question and a cultural touchstone.

Joyce Skowyra / NEPR

On behalf of everyone at New England Public Radio, thank you for joining us at the Hotel Northampton Saturday night for Jazz, Baby! — what a night it was!

We hope you enjoyed it as much as we did!

We have a few snapshots from the event in the slideshow above, or relive to full evening on the album on Facebook.

If you had your portrait taken by Sloan Norris Tomlinson, photographer to the stars, he will be sending you your image, just as soon as it's ready... in the meantime, click here to see your snazzy self and the rest of the dew droppers and bearcats having a grand old time at The Hotel Northampton!

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