University of Pittsburgh
January 11, 2005

Pitt's Center on Race and Social Problems Announces the Reed Smith Spring 2005 Lunchtime Speaker Series

Contact: 

Sharon Blake

412-624-4364

Cell: 412-277-6926

PITTSBURGH—Pitt's Center on Race and Social Problems announces the following lineup of lectures for its Reed Smith Spring 2005 Lunchtime Speaker Series. All talks are free and open to the public and will take place in the William Pitt Union, 3959 Fifth Ave., Oakland. Lunch will be provided, and registration is not required. For more information, call 412-624-7382.

Jan. 18, Noon-1:30 p.m.

Lauren Resnick, Senior Scientist and director of Pitt's Learning Research Development Center

"Shrinking the Achievement Gap: Academic and Social Intervention"

Dining Room A, William Pitt Union

Feb. 24, Noon-1:30 p.m.

John Wallace Jr., associate professor in Pitt's School of Social Work

"Faith Matters: Race/Ethnicity, Religiosity and Drugs"

Kurtzman Room, William Pitt Union

March 21, 12:30-2 p.m.

Dalton Conley, director of New York University's Center for Advanced Social Science Research

"The Family Home as Level Playing Field—Not"

Kurtzman Room, William Pitt Union

April 22, Noon-1:30 p.m.

Glenn Loury, professor of economics at Boston University

"Racial Stigma: Toward a New Paradigm for Discrimination Theory"

Kurtzman Room, William Pitt Union

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

hosts a lecture series in the spring and fall to provide an opportunity for faculty, students, and community members to engage in race-related discussions of mutual interest. The law firm of Reed Smith LLP will sponsor the spring series for the next three years.

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