Dr. Marie Price, Professor of Geography and International Affairs at George Washington University opens the annual conference on Race, Ethnicity, and Identity with a keynote lecture titled: Diffusion, Deflection and Diversity: A Geographic Perspective on Immigration. The conference is sponsored by the GRCC Social Sciences Department and Grand Rapids Community College, as well as Pearson Education, the International Geographical Honor Society, and the Association of American Geographers. An author of Migrants to the Metropolis: The Rise of Immigrant Gateway Cities in addition to Globalization and Diversity: Geography of a Changing World, Dr. Price has received numerous honors and awards for her research and service. She is currently the Vice-President of the American Geographical Society. The lecture begins at 7:00 pm this evening in Sneden Hall Room 108 on the DeVos Campus.