Physician and elderly care pioneer launches experimental course at UMBC
Readers paying close attention will remember Bill’s twitter a couple weeks ago about having dinner with Tanika White from the Baltimore Sun. Looks like they had a nice chat:
When it comes to aging issues, he has been called a visionary, a culture-changer and a prophet. And last week, he became simply Professor Thomas.
On Thursday, Thomas began teaching “Aging 100: You Say You Want a Revolution,” for freshmen at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County’s Erickson School on Aging, Management and Policy.
The class, which he helped develop, is experimental. Only about 15 to 20 students will attend the inaugural course. But UMBC administrators think that the eventual reach of the class will be far greater.
“Among experts on aging, Bill Thomas is a superstar,” said UMBC President Freeman A. Hrabowski III. “[He] is one of the most thought-provoking scholars in this field. … And he is serving as a kind of magnet in attracting people to the Erickson School and to the Baltimore area.”
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