Scholar to Discuss Education & Health Disparities in CCNY Talk, April 24

Dr. William F. Tate, an expert on health and education disparities, will speak at The City College of New York 5 p.m. Thursday, April 24, in the Faculty Dining Room. His topic will be “Education and Health Disparities: Taking Seriously the Geospatial Nature of Regional Conditions.” His appearance is part of the City College School of Education’s Doyle and Alba Bortner Distinguished Speaker Series in Urban Education. The talk is free and open to the public.

Dr. Tate is the Edward Mallinckrodt Distinguished University Professor in Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis. He also is a faculty scholar with that institition’s Institute for Public Health and heads its Center for the Study of Regional Competitiveness in Science and Technology.

In 2008, Professor Tate joined forces with colleagues in medicine and social work to investigate the social determinants of health, education, and wellbeing in the St. Louis community. His most recent project titled “For the Sake of All” focuses on the health and wellbeing of African-Americans in the St. Louis area.

Professor Doyle Bortner, dean emeritus of the School of Education at CCNY, and his late wife, Alba, endowed the speaker series. He served as dean from 1966 to 1976.

The City College faculty dining room is located on the third floor of the North Academic Center.

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