University of Pittsburgh
September 15, 2005

Pitt's Center on Race and Social Problems Announces the Buchanan Ingersoll Fall 2005 Speaker Series


Sharon Blake


Cell: 412-277-6926

PITTSBURGH—Pitt's Center on Race and Social Problems announces the following lineup of lectures for its Buchanan Ingersoll Fall 2005 Speaker Series. All talks are free and open to the public and will take place from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the School of Social Work Conference Center, 2017 Cathedral of Learning, 4200 Fifth Ave., Oakland. Lunch will be provided and registration is not required. For more information, call

412-624-7382 or visit

Sept. 21

"After Grutter and Gratz: Challenges in Using Diversity Educationally"

Patricia Gurin, professor of psychology and women's studies and interim director of the Center for Institutional Diversity at the University of Michigan

Oct. 12

"Overcoming Barriers to Care: Engaging Depressed, Disadvantaged, Minority Women in Evidence-Based Treatments"

Nancy Grote, assistant professor in Pitt's School of Social Work

Nov. 8

"African American Urban History: The Value of Historical Perspectives on Race and Contemporary Social Problems"

Joe Trotter, Mellon Professor and chair of the Department of History at Carnegie Mellon University

Dec. 8

"Brown's Legacy and Lessons for Healthy Children"

Margaret Beale Spencer, professor of education and psychology, University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education

The Center on Race and Social Problems, housed in Pitt's School of Social Work,

hosts a lecture series in the fall and spring to provide an opportunity for faculty, students, and community members to engage in race-related discussions of mutual interest.