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October 18, 2007


Department of Africana Studies' Annual
Distinguished Lecture Series Set for Oct. 25

Carson, CA The California State University, Dominguez Hills Department of Africana Studies will present its annual Herb Carter/Yvonne Brathwaite Burke Distinguished Lecture Series from 4 to 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 25, in the ballroom of the Loker Student Union on campus. The event is open to the public.

This year’s theme is “African American Women and Higher Education.” Dr. Tiffany Herbert, a counseling psychologist in the university’s Department of Student Health and Psychological Services, is this year’s guest speaker. She will speak on challenges confronting African American women in higher education and the factors that motivate them to pursue higher education.

Named for former CSU Dominguez Hills president and current California State University Board of Trustees member Herbert Carter and Los Angeles County Supervisor Yvonne Brathwaite Burke, who represents the Carson area and has been a friend to the university for many years, the lecture series provides emerging scholars in Africana Studies with an opportunity to present their research. This is the eighth year of the series, which has featured discussion on African and African American socio-political, gender, education and economic issues.

California State University, Dominguez Hills is located at 1000 E. Victoria Street, near Avalon Street, in the city of Carson. A map of the campus is available online at www.csudh.edu/site/VisitUs/Maps.asp.

Public parking is permissible in campus lots with a valid parking permit. Permits are $3 and can be purchased at the yellow kiosk machines adjacent to each lot.

For more information, call (310) 243-3420.

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About CSU Dominguez Hills -- California State University, Dominguez Hills is a highly diverse, urban university located in the South Bay, primarily serving the Los Angeles metropolitan area. The university prides itself on its outstanding faculty and friendly, student-centered environment. Known for excellence in teacher education, nursing, psychology, business administration, and digital media arts, new degree programs include computer science, criminal justice, recreation and leisure studies, social work, and communication disorders. On campus is the Home Depot Center, a multi-purpose sports complex that hosts world-class soccer, tennis, track and field, lacrosse, and cycling.




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