New York University sociologist Dalton Conley will deliver a public lecture, The Starting Gate: Birth Weight and the Health-Socioeconomic Relationship, on Mon., Dec. 1, 6 p.m. at NYUs Silver Center, Hemmerdinger Hall, First Floor, 100 Washington Square East (betw. Waverly and Washington Pl.). Subways: 6 (Astor Place); R, W (8th Street); A, B, C, D, E, F, V (West 4th Street). Conleys lecture, part of NYUs University Professorship Lecture series, builds upon his co-authored work, Starting Gate: Birth Weight and Life Chances, as well as more recent unpublished studies.
- The event is free and open to the public, but RSVP is required for entry and seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.
- To RSVP, go to: http://www.nyu.edu/fas/forms/universityprofessorshiplecture/. For questions, call 212.998.2190.
Reporters interested in attending the event should contact James Devitt, NYUs Office of Public Affairs, at 212.998.6808 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Conley is University Professor of the Social Sciences, NYUs dean for the social sciences, and chair of NYUs Department of Sociology. He is best known for his contributions to understanding how socioeconomic status is transmitted across generations. Conley has written several books, including: Being Black, Living in the Red; The Pecking Order; his sociological memoir Honky; and the forthcoming Elsewhere, USA. Conleys work has also appeared in Salon.com, Forbes, and the New York Times. In 2005, he became the first sociologist to win the National Science Foundations Alan T. Waterman Award.
The University Professorship Lecture series was established to recognize faculty who have recently been appointed as University Professors at NYU. The title is conferred upon outstanding scholars in recognition of the interdisciplinary dimension and breadth of their work.