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Noted Scholar Visits UW-RF

APRIL 7, 2006--Stephen Steinberg, an internationally renowned sociologist of race and ethnicity and author of books on the subject, is a visiting scholar at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. He will present a lecture on April 19 at 7 p.m. in the Abbott Concert Hall in the Kleinpell Fine Arts Building.

The lecture is free and open to the public.

In addition, Steinberg will be present at a campus/community forum on race, class and ethnicity on April 20 from 3 to 4:40p.m. in Abbott Concert Hall.

Steinberg, a professor of sociology at the City University of New York (CUNY_ Graduate Center, is the author of several books, including “The Ethnic Myth.” His book, “Turning Back: The Retreat from Racial Justice in American Thought and Policy,” was included in Choice Magazine's 1996 list of Outstanding Academic Books and received the Oliver Cromwell Cox Award from the American Sociological Association. Other books include “The Academic Melting Pot” and the “Tenacity of Prejudice.” Interested in improving the quality of student research and writing, Steinberg also co-wrote a book with Sharon Friedman called “Writing and Thinking in the Social Sciences.” Currently, Steinberg teaches courses on racial and ethnic groups in urban America and race, ethnicity and public policy. In addition, Steinberg teaches the required graduate and undergraduate course on Urban Research Methods, which emphasizes the development of critical skills in reading and interpreting social science research.

Steinberg holds a Ph.D. from the University of California Berkeley.

For more information about this upcoming lecture, contact Njia Lawrence-Porter, the UW-RF McNair Scholars Program coordinator, at 715-425-3531 or by email at The event is sponsored by the Dean of Students Office and the UW System Institute on Race and Ethnicity.


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