RACE RESEARCH ONLINE DIRECTORY
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A Starting Point

On behalf of the Center on Race and Social Problems at the University of Pittsburgh, I am proud to introduce our new Race Research Online Directory. The directory makes a wealth of scholarly information—including lecture videos, research projects, publications, and other educational resources—available at the touch of a button.

For more than 10 years, we have gathered work on race, color, and ethnicity from the country’s top scholars. The launch of the Race Research Online Directory realizes our goal of offering this information to the widest possible audience.

We hope that the directory will provide users with easy access to the very best race-related research available and serve as a valuable tool for social justice.

I truly believe that the content in this directory can make a difference in research, policy, and education all over the world.

Larry E. Davis
Director, Center on Race and Social Problems
Dean and Donald M. Henderson Professor
University of Pittsburgh School of Social Work

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UPCOMING EVENTS 2014

 

REED SMITH SPEAKER SERIES SPRING 2014

During the Spring 2014 semester the Center will host a monthly series of lunchtime lectures. All lectures are from noon to 1:30 pm in the School of Social Work Conference Center, 2017 Cathedral of Learning. Lunch will be provided; registration is not required.

Thursday, April 24

Jedi Public Health: A Structural Approach to Eliminating Racial/Ethnic Health Inequality
Arline Geronimus,
Professor, Health Behavior & Health Education, Associate Director & Research Professor, Population Studies Center, Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan

RECENT EVENTS

REED SMITH SPEAKER SERIES SPRING 2014
Since 2004, the Pittsburgh law firm Reed Smith LLC has generously funded the spring speaker series. Where many other similar institutions might have shied away from the highly-charged topics with which we engage, Reed Smith LLC recognizes the importance of race in our society and the necessity of developing real-world solutions to our country's defining social problem.

Tuesday, February 18
H. Richard Milner, Professor of Education, Helen Faison Professor of Urban Education, Director, Center for Urban Education, Editor-in-Chief, Urban Education, University of Pittsburgh, "Race, Equity, and Urban Education: Issues That Divide"  video

Monday, March 3
William Perez, Associate Professor, School of Educational Studies, Claremont Graduate University, "Americans by Heart: Undocumented Latino Students and the Promise of Higher Education" video

Tuesday, April 8
Thomas M. Shapiro, Director, Institute on Assets and Social Policy, Pokross Professor of Law and Social Policy, The Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University, "Navigating Toxic Inequality" video

RACE AND SOCIAL PROBLEMS: CALL FOR PAPERS

We welcome manuscripts that explore, but are not limited to, such topics as criminal justice, economic conditions, education, elderly, families, health disparities, mental health, race relations, and youth. To submit a manuscript, please visithttp://rasp.edmgr.com. Articles in the journal are available for free online at http://link.springer.com/journal/12552.

Call for Papers

In 2015, there will be a special issue on race and education.  Guest Editor: Pedro Noguera, PhD, New York University. You may submit your manuscript at http://rasp.edmgr.com.

Call for Papers: Special Issue on Race and Education

Expected future special issues of Race and Social Problems include the following:

Race and Wealth
Women of Color
Race and Religiosity
Race and Aging

2014 PILOT STUDIES

The Center on Race and Social Problems has awarded funding for the following new pilot study:

African American Students’ Opportunities to Learn: How Classroom Climate Factors Condition Participation and Learning in High School Math Classrooms
Tanner L. Wallace (Education) Jasmine D. Williams (Education)

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RACE, ETHNICITY AND POVERTY SUMMIT

Over 30 researchers and directors from across the country gathered at the University of Pittsburgh’s Center on Race and Social Problems (CRSP) for the first-of-its-kind summit of Race, Ethnicity and Poverty (REAP) centers. CRSP Director, and Dean of the University of Pittsburgh School of Social Work, Dr. Larry E. Davis was spurred to organize the June 6-7, 2013 event because he knew of no other organization that brought together race-focused scholars and center directors. This summit allowed center directors from across the country to learn about other similar programs, to explore funding oppurtunities for race research and to foster collaboration among centers.

CRSP STUDENT PAPER AWARDS: CALL FOR PAPERS

The Center on Race and Social Problems gives annual awards of $500 to University of Pittsburgh students who write outstanding papers on contemporary race-related issues. Awards are given at the undergraduate, master’s and PhD levels. 

Call for Student Papers 2013-2014

View previous winners here>