Gary Evans to give talk on the Environment of Childhood Poverty

"The Environment of Childhood Poverty" is the focus of this year's Thomas H. Wright Lecture at Sarah Lawrence College on Monday, July 15, to be delivered by Gary W. Evans, PhD. The talk will focus on much of Evans' work over the past two decades examining how the accumulation of psychological and physical risk factor exposures among children influences their development. The lecture begins at 4:30 p.m. in the Donnelley Theatre located in the Heimbold Visual Arts Center. An informal reception will follow.

Gary Evans is the Elizabeth Lee Vincent Professor of Human Ecology at Cornell University. Evans has continuous extramural funding for his research beginning with a National Science Foundation Dissertation Fellowship. He has received numerous teaching awards, including the 1997 EDRA Career Award and is past-president of the Division of Environmental Psychology of the International Association of Applied Psychology. Gary Evans is the author of over 250 scholarly articles and book chapters, and has published five books. He has done post-doctoral work in psychoneuroendocrinology at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm and on human development at Cornell University with help from a Senior National Research Award from the National Institute of Child Health and Development.

The annual Thomas H. Wright lectures are organized by the Sarah Lawrence College Child Development Institute in conjunction with the Empowering Teachers Program. The event is free and open to the public. Registration is requested. Please RSVP to the Child Development Institute at or (914) 395 2630. For more information, please visit the Child Development Institute site.