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    Expert in Social Justice, Multicultural Children’s Literature to Visit Duquesne

    Multicultural education expert Dr. Cynthia Tyson will visit Duquesne University on Thursday, Nov. 8, as part of the School of Education's Sizemore Urban Education Initiative.

    An education professor at The Ohio State University, she researches teaching for social justice, early childhood social studies and multicultural children's literature and examines racism.

    She has presented numerous research papers at national meetings and conferences and published articles in leading scholarly journals and books, including writing the diversity features column in the Ohio Journal of English Language Arts. Tyson's work has earned her The Social Science Educators Young Scholar Award and the College of Education Diversity Enhancement award. Recently, she served as the 2012 American Educational Research Association (AERA) General Program Chair.

    A consultant with school districts across the nation, the United Kingdom, Mali and West Africa, Tyson currently is collaborating with teachers and researchers on a project in Johannesburg, South Africa.

    She will speak with several groups on campus including Sizemore Scholars, the Leading Teacher Program in Urban Education Cohort, Heinz Fellows, the Urban Education Book Club and members of the faculty.

    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 nine schools of study for nearly 10,000 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.