Dr. Frank Furstenberg visits OU as the final Presidential Dream Course speaker

On April 28th and 29th, Dr. Frank Furstenberg visited the University of Oklahoma as a Presidential Dream Course speaker. Dr. 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 author of Managing to Make It: Urban Families in High-Risk Neighborhoods (University of Chicago Press, 1999) and Destinies of the Disadvantaged: Teenage Childbearing and Public Policy (Russell Sage Foundation, 2007). His previous books and articles center on children, youth, families, and the public. His current research projects focus on the family in the context of disadvantaged urban neighborhoods, adolescent sexual behavior, cross national research on children's well-being, and urban education. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the Institute of Medicine. During his visit, Dr. Furstenberg gave three talks: a public lecture, an academic presentation for the Sociology Department, and a lecture for a sociology of the family class.