USM Chancellor William Kirwan to deliver April 15 lecture

TOWSON, Md. (April 13, 2009)—Towson University's 2009 CoSMiC (Computer, Science and Mathematics Stars in College) Lecture will feature University System of Maryland Chancellor William Kirwan.The lecture, titled "The Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Imperative: Securing our Future in the Global Economy," will be presented on April 15 at 7 p.m. in Smith Hall 356.

A reception with light refreshments will follow the lecture.  The event is free and open to the


William (Brit) Kirwan is the third chancellor of the University System of Maryland. Dr. Kirwan served as president of Ohio State University from 1998–2002, and as president of the University of Maryland, College Park for 10 years (1988–1998) where he was a member of the faculty prior to serving as president. Dr. Kirwan is also a nationally recognized authority on critical issues shaping the higher education landscape.

Dr. Kirwan received his doctoral degree in mathematics from Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey. He is a member of several honorary and professional societies, and was elected to the American Academy of Arts and  Sciences.





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