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7th Annual Dr. Barbara A. Sizemore Summer Conference

Schedule of Events

Wednesday, May 25 & Thursday, May 26, 2016

Duquesne University Power Center
1015 Forbes Avenue, Fifth Floor, Pittsburgh, PA 15219


Day 1 · Wednesday, May 25, 2016

9:00 am - 1 p.m. Youth Conference - Mr. Jasiri X, Keynote Speaker  (Invitation only - contact Sizemore Administrator for more information)

Day 2 · Thursday, May 26, 2016

8:00- 8:15 a.m. Registration & Continental Breakfast
8:15-8:40 a.m.


  • Timothy Austin, Ph.D., Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs
  • Olga M. Welch, Ed.D., Dean of the School of Education
  • Launcelot Brown, Ph.D., Current Barbara A. Sizemore Distinguished Professor of Urban Education at Duquesne University
8:40 a.m.-9:00 am Sizemore Spirit Award Presentation
9:00-10:15 a.m. Morning Plenary Speaker: Dr. Louie Rodriguez, University of California, San Bernadino
10:30-12:00 p.m. Concurrent Workshops in Canevin Hall
12-1 p.m. Lunch
1- 2 p.m. Keynote Speaker:  Dr. Leslie Fenwick, Dean, Howard University School of Education
2- 3 p.m. Panel - "A Father's Voice:  Supporting Children's STEAM Interest" - Panel Moderator, Mr. Mark Brentley, Former Pittsburgh School Board President & Founder of PPS Take Your Father to School Day - Panel members include fathers of local urban STEAM students
3- 3:30 p.m. Remarks & Closing - Dr. Launcelot Brown, Sizemore Distinguished Professor of Urban Education at Duquesne University