University of Pittsburgh
November 5, 2008

Pitt Lecture Looks at How Race Affects Our Understanding of Mentoring Relationships


Sharon Blake


Cell: 412-277-6926

PITTSBURGH-Audrey Murrell, Pitt associate professor of business administration, psychology, and public and international affairs, will deliver a lecture titled "Unfinished Business: The Impact of Race on Understanding Mentoring Relationships" from noon to 1:30 p.m. Nov. 11, at Pitt's Center on Race and Social Problems (CRSP), School of Social Work Conference Center, 2017 Cathedral of Learning, 4200 Fifth Ave., Oakland.

The talk, part of the Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney Fall 2008 Speaker Series at CRSP, is

free and open to the public. Registration is not required and lunch will be provided. For more information, call 412-624-7382.

Murrell is the director of the David Berg Center of Ethics and Leadership, based in Pitt's Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business. She works with organizations to enhance their effectiveness by helping them utilize their human and social capital. She consults with global organizations on mentoring programs, leadership, diversity, and workplace discrimination. Her clients have included Alcoa, IBM, Heinz, Bayer, Fed Ex Ground, and many others.

Murrell is a coauthor of "Intelligent Mentoring: How IBM Creates Value Through People, Knowledge, and Relationships" (IBM Press, 2008) and "Mentoring Dilemmas: Developmental Relationships Within the Multicultural Organization"(Lawrence Erlbaum Publishers, 1999). Copies of "Intelligent Mentoring" will be available at the lecture for purchase.

CRSP, part of Pitt's School of Social Work, offers two lecture series each year as part of its mission to conduct race-related research, disseminate findings, and mentor emerging scholars.