The Norman Transcript


April 26, 2014

Free lecture on Inequality and the American Family set

NORMAN — Dr. Frank Furstenberg Jr. will present “Fifty Years of Family Change: From Consensus to Complexity” as part of the University of Oklahoma Presidential Dream Course on inequality and the American family.

On Tuesday, the free, public lecture will begin at 7:30 p.m. at the Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History in the Robert S. Kerr auditorium.

Furstenberg is the Zellerbach Family Professor, Emeritus of Sociology and Research Associate in the Population Studies Center at the University of Pennsylvania. His interest in the American family began at Columbia University where he received his Ph.D. in 1967.

He is the author of “Managing to Make It: Urban Families in High-Risk Neighborhoods” and “Destinies of the Disadvantaged: Teenage Childbearing and Public Policy.”

For more information about the lecture, email Craig St. John, professor and chair in the Department of Sociology, at

For accommodations on the basis of disability, call 325-1751.

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