Princeton sociologist to deliver Latino studies lecture



PrincetonUniversitysociologist Marta Tienda will deliver a lecture titledBroadening Access to Higher Education: %% Lessons from theLoneStarStateat 5 p.m. Wednesday (Feb. 9) in the Hesburgh Center Auditorium at the University of Notre Dame.

A reception at 4:30 p.m. will precede the lecture, which is part of the Labor, Education, and Immigration Public Policy Lecture Series sponsored by Notre Dames Institute for Latino Studies.

Tienda will discuss equity and access to higher education, drawing lessons from her research evaluating the consequences of the Texas Top 10 percent plan, which guaranteed seniors graduating in the top percentile of their class admission to a public university of their choice. %%

A professor of sociology and public affairs atPrinceton, Tienda holds the Maurice P. During22 Chair in Demographic Studies. % She is a fellow of theAmericanAcademyof Arts and Sciences and the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and is the Earnest Burgess Fellow of theAmericanAcademyfor Political and Social Sciences. % She also is a trustee of the Jacobs Foundation of Switzerland and a member of the Board of Economists ofHispanic Business Magazine.

Tienda is the author, co-author, or editor of numerous articles and books, includingThe Color of Opportunity: % Pathways to Family, Welfare, and WorkandYouth in Cities. % Her most recent book,Ethnicity and Causal Mechanisms,will be published by the Cambridge University Press in May 2005.

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