The endowed Julie Laible Memorial Lecture Series on Anti-Racist Scholarship, Education and Social Activism honors the memory of Julie C. Laible, who was an assistant professor in the College of Education when she was killed unexpectedly in 1999. Laible, who served the University of Alabama for four years, was known for her community involvement through such programs as the Community Anti-Racial Group, which she helped found, as well as Aid to Inmate Mothers. Her research concentrated on methods to better education for young minorities.
Creating the Schools We Need and Moving Beyond Catchy Slogans and the Politics Blame
The University of Alabama College of Education presents Dr. Pedro Noguera as the 2010 Julie Laible Memorial Lecturer on Anti-Racist Scholarship, Education and Social Activism. Noguera is the inaugural Peter L. Agnew Professor of Education at New York University. In addition to serving as a professor at the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Development at New York University, he also holds tenured faculty appointments in the department of sociology at NYU the department of humanities and social sciences at Steinhardt. In 2008, New York Governor David Paterson chose Noguera to serve on the State University of New York Board of Trustees. Noguera is executive director of the Metropolitan Center for Urban Education and co-director of the Institute for the Study of Globalization and Education in Urban Settings. As an urban sociologist, Noguera has made a noted impact with his research on the influence of social and economic conditions on urban school environments. He has over one hundred and fifty publications in his field of research and has appeared as a commentator on CNN and National Public Radio among other national news providers.