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Contact Information: Tanya Klein Public Relations 973-596-3433

Author Keith Boykin To Speak At NJIT on Feb. 13

What: Keith Boykin, author of “Beyond the Down Low: Sex, Lies, and Denial in Black America,” will discuss HIV, AIDS and the black community at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT). His lecture celebrates National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. The lecture is free and open to all.

Who: Boykin has become one of the nation's leading commentators on race, sexuality and politics. A former White House aide to President Clinton, he is also a best-selling writer, reality-television star, a lawyer, an educator and a political activist. 

When: Monday, Feb. 13, 2006, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Where: NJIT’s Campus Center Atrium, on the main campus

Sponsors: The lecture is sponsored by the NJIT Graduate Student Association and the NJIT Campus Center Leadership and Diversity Programs.

One of the nation's leading public technological universities, New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) is a top-tier research university that prepares students to become leaders in the technology-dependent economy of the 21st century. NJIT's multidisciplinary curriculum and computing-intensive approach to education provide technological proficiency, business acumen and leadership skills. With an enrollment of more than 10,000 graduate and undergraduate students, NJIT offers small-campus intimacy with the resources of a major public research university. NJIT is a global leader in such fields as solar research, nanotechnology, resilient design, tissue engineering, and cyber-security, in addition to others. NJIT ranks 5th among U.S. polytechnic universities in research expenditures, topping $110 million, and is among the top 1 percent of public colleges and universities in return on educational investment, according to PayScale.com.