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Minority Mentor Series Lecture 2012

The Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice hosted its annual Minority Mentor Lecture Series from April 19-20, 2012. The Series was established to showcase minority scholarship, serve as a professional development and mentorship outlet for underrepresented graduate students, and foster a more enhanced sense of community.  This event is open to the public and we encourage attendance from anyone interested in our speaker's research or the spirit of the event.  

This year we invited Dr. Scott Brooks, an Associate Professor of Sociology and an urban ethnographer from the University of California - Riverside.  Much of his research examines the emphasis placed on sports in children's development  and life prospects (basketball in particular) by inner-city community residents and his lecture this month discussed many of  his findings. The public lecture titled, "What is a 'Ga-roo?': How an Old Head Makes Sense of Hoop Dreams" took place on Thursday April 19th.  Dr. Brooks also led an informal professional development workshop open to all graduate students on Friday April 20th.  If you have questions about the event and/or would like to get involved with future planning efforts, please contact Erin Kerrison (kerrison@udel.edu).

Minority Mentor Series Lecture 2012