Milliken joins Spellings for conference call from Latin America
University of Nebraska President James B. Milliken will join U.S. Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings for a Nebraska news media conference call from Latin America – São Paulo, Brazil – at 10:30 a.m. C.T. on Friday, August 24.

To participate in the call, please dial 402-472-6292 no sooner than five minutes before the scheduled start of the news conference at 10:30 a.m. To prevent technical difficulties: please call directly from the phone which you plan to use, do not transfer calls, and do not hang up and redial. The conference will last about 20 minutes.

Milliken is one of eight university presidents chosen to accompany Spellings and other government officials this week on a seven-day trip to Brazil and Chile. The delegation, which concludes its trip on Friday, is promoting international education and collaboration, including study abroad and student exchange programs, and encouraging Latin American students to study in the United States.

The entire group is talking with university students, leaders in government and higher education, and participating in round table discussions in Santiago, Chile; and São Paulo and Brasilia in Brazil.

The Latin America delegation includes: Spellings; U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Thomas Farrell; U.S. Under Secretary of Education Sara Martinez Tucker; U.S. Assistant Secretary of Education Lauren Maddox; U.S. Secretary of Education's Senior Counselor Robin Gilchrist; Milliken; President Susan C. Aldridge, University of Maryland, University College; President Gregory Geoffroy, Iowa State University; President John Hennessy, Stanford University; Chancellor Sean O'Keefe, Louisiana State University; President Eduardo J. Padrón, Miami Dade College; Chancellor Mark S. Wrighton, Washington University in St. Louis; and Chancellor Henry Yang, University of California, Santa Barbara.

** Please call if you have any questions about participating in this event: (402) 472-7127.
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