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October 4, 2004
CONTACT: Faith Jackson
Office of University Relations
908-737-NEWS (6397)


HIV/AIDS Awareness Symposium at Kean University

UNION, N.J. –The Nathan Weiss Graduate College of Kean University will present a symposium on HIV/AIDS on Friday, October 15, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Kean Hall Conference Center, located at 1000 Morris Avenue, Union, N.J.

The program will feature a number of short, non-technical talks exploring different aspects of the pandemic, as well as present the artistic response to the disease with poetry and theatre readings. Guest speakers include Dr. Jean Anderson from Johns Hopkins University and Lyn Headley-Deavours, justice missioner for the Diocese of Newark, N.J., and former director of the HIV/AIDS Resource Center in Newark.

Kean faculty members will also present on HIV/AIDS, including Dr. Rongsun Pu from the Department of Biological Sciences; Dr. Cipher Deavours from the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science; Dr. Susanna Rich, from the Department of English; and Dr. Teresa Choate, from the Department of Theatre, who will direct a staged reading of The Plague Plays. The symposium will conclude with a panel discussion.

Light refreshments will be served. Registration is free and may be completed at http://www.america/hiv/. For more information, call Robert Delloiacono in Kean’s Office of Academic Technology, Training and Production Support at (908) 737-4656 or Deavours at cdeavours@kean.edu.