Luncheon Lecture - Patrick Sharkey NEW DATE TBA

Tuesday, October 30, 2012 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Luncheon Lecture - Patrick Sharkey NEW DATE TBA

Patrick Sharkey, PPAI '00, Assistant Professor of Sociology at NYU, presents "The Effect of Community Violence on Children's Cognitive Functioning and Academic Performance."

How does living in a violent environment "get into the minds" of children to affect them as they engage in daily life at home and in school? Sharkey will discuss his new methods to identify the causal effect of exposure to incidents of extreme violence in children's neighborhoods.

His research examines how violence affects children's cognitive