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March 12, 2004

EVENT ANNOUNCEMENT
Effect of negative stereotyping on academic performance

DATE: 10 a.m. April 1, 2004

EVENT: Psychology professor Claude Steele, whose expert testimony helped the University of Michigan win its case for diversity in admission before the U.S. Supreme Court in 2003, will deliver this year's Nancy Cantor Distinguished Lecture on Intellectual Diversity, speaking on "The Effect of Negative Stereotyping on Academic Performance."

Steele, distinguished social scientist and professor of psychology at Stanford University, was formerly a member of the U-M Psychology Department.

He has conducted research on whether prejudice and stereotyping can affect the performance of minority groups and women in academic settings. His expert testimony provided on behalf of the University in the affirmative action cases described factors that might cause African American, Hispanic and Native American students to perform less well than other groups on college aptitude tests.

PLACE: Hussey Room, Michigan League, 911 N. University

SPONSORS: Office of the Provost for Academic Affairs in collaboration with the Provost's Faculty Committee on Education for a Diverse Democracy. The event is part of the University of Michigan's Brown v. Board of Education theme semester and honors the former provost's legacy by bringing prominent national figures to campus to stimulate discourse on diversity in higher education. The event is free and open to the public.

WEB: For more information, please visit: www.umich.edu/brown50

 

Contact: Joe Serwach
Phone: (734) 647-1844
E-mail: jserwach@umich.edu