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    Duquesne Event to Showcase Urban Education

    An opportunity lies ahead to see how Duquesne University's School of Education is preparing students to become the teachers who can make a difference in the lives of youngsters living and learning in an urban environment.

    The Urban Education April Symposium, scheduled for Wednesday, April 24, from 4-7 p.m. in Duquesne's Power Center Ballroom, will celebrate the efforts and accomplishments of students enrolled in the Leading Teacher Program in Urban Education.

    As a specialization available to undergraduate students in the School of Education's Leading Teacher Program, the Urban Education focus integrates a wide range of disciplines to prepare students to become effective educators in urban settings. The event features a panel discussion by students in the program as well as a keynote by Dr. Cynthia Tyson, a leading expert in multicultural education.

    Tyson, whose presentation is titled Reading "To Be the Change:" Using Multicultural Literature to Teach for Social Justice, is a professor in the School of Teaching and Learning at The Ohio State University. She has earned international recognition for her scholarship in a wide range of subject areas, including race and racism in qualitative research, developing cultural competence in teacher education, and the implementation and impact of literature in the lives of children and young adults in teaching for social justice. She began her career in education as an elementary school teacher and later served as a multicultural education specialist.

    The event's schedule has time set aside for questions as well as for reviewing student poster presentations. For more Information, contact Melissa Price at 412.396.1852.

    Duquesne University

    Founded in 1878, Duquesne is consistently ranked among the nation's top Catholic research universities for its award-winning faculty and tradition of academic excellence. The University is nationally ranked by U.S. News and World Report and the Princeton Review for its rich academic programs in 10 schools of study for 10,000-plus graduate and undergraduate students, and by the Washington Monthly for service and contributing to students' social mobility. Duquesne is a member of the U.S. President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction for its contributions to Pittsburgh and communities around the globe. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Princeton Review's Guide to Green Colleges acknowledge Duquesne's commitment to sustainability.