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Sep 30 2009 -
Dec 7 2009
12:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Cathedral of Learning, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney is proud to present the Fall 2009 Speaker Series at The Center on Race and Social Problems at the University of Pittsburgh. The series consists of four lectures designed to provide an opportunity for faculty, students and the community to engage in race-related discussions of mutual interest.

Each lecture in the series is free and open to the public and includes lunch. Registration is not required.

The series takes place from noon to 1:30 p.m. in Room 2017 of the University of Pittsburgh's Cathedral of Learning, 4200 Fifth Ave., Pittsburgh. The following is the 2009 series schedule:

  • Wednesday, September 30
    Gary L. St. C. Oates — Associate Professor of Sociology, Bowling Green State University
    "Examining Five Prominent Explanations for the Black/White School Achievement Gap"
  • Thursday, October 29
    Irving A. Spergel — Professor Emeritus, University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration
    "The Youth Gang Problem: A Comprehensive Community-Wide Approach"
  • Thursday, November 19
    Amanda E. Lewis — Associate Professor of Sociology, Emory University
    "Despite the Best Intentions: Why Racial Inequality Persists in Good Schools"
  • Monday, December 7
    Kathy W. Humphrey — Vice Provost and Dean of Students, University of Pittsburgh
    "Race, Ethnicity and College Student Development: From Theory to Practice"

The Center on Race and Social Problems is part of the University of Pittsburgh's School of Social Work. Its mission is to conduct applied social science research on race, color and ethnicity and their influence on the quality of life for all Americans.

Buchanan has been a proud sponsor of the series since 2004. For additional information on the series, please call 412-624-7382, email or visit