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Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing Honors Diversity February 18-20

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Posted: 2/13/2008

February 13, 2008 Monday, February 18th the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing kicks off a three-day celebration of diversity.  Special events and exhibits scheduled for February 18-20 focus on ethnic, cultural, and spiritual diversity and include:



Monday, February 18

  • International Exhibits, All Day, February 18-20, Carpenter Room - Displays depicting international experiences as hosted by Returning Peace Corps Fellows, students and faculty.
  • Special Exhibits, 11:30 am-1:30 pm, Carpenter Room - Faculty and students present posters. Research, and experiences in addressing:
    • Health Care Disparities
    • Men in Nursing
    • Faith Community Nursing
  • Food Vendors, 11:30 am-1:30 pm, Front Lobby - Local vendors selling ethnic edibles. CASH ONLY.
  • Opening Remarks, Dean Martha Hill, 12:30 pm, Front Lobby
  • African Drummers and Dancers, 12:45 pm, Cafe Area
  • Nurses Go Global, 5:00-7:00 pm, Rooms 9 and 10 - A panel of presentations describing the global nursing experience. 

Tuesday, February 19

  • Volunteering Abroad, 12:15-1:15 pm, Rooms 9 and 10 - International volunteers Sandra Dietzel, Operation Smile, and Seska Romberg, Art of the Children of the Tsunami, discuss their programs and volunteer work.

Wednesday, February 20

  • Special Presentations, 11:00 am-1:30 pm, Carpenter Room:
    • Apostolic Towers Seniors - Students will share their art, writing, and experience with meditation.
    • Understanding Hearing Impairment - Meet a faculty member who has had a cochlear implant.
  • Enlighten the Night, 5:00-7:00 pm, Alumni Auditorium - Performances by students, faculty, and staff, preceded by dinner featuring a culturally diverse menu - Carpenter Room, 5:00 pm

The JHUSON Cultural Competency and Diversity Committee co-sponsors Honoring Diversity Week with the Returned Peace Corps Fellows, Alumni Association, and Nursing Students United for Advocacy and Action.