UI Student Project Features Haiti Recovery Village May 6, 7

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University of Iowa students will share an exhibit ‘Haiti Recovery Village’ from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, May 6, and from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, May 7, at Hubbard Park in Iowa City. The exhibit is a result of a UI course titled “Haiti, The Evolution of Disaster.”

Ten UI students and instructor Maureen McCue, adjunct assistant professor in global health studies, will travel to Haiti for 10 days May 17-27 to deliver five large shelters that will be part of this display. While in Haiti, they will complete community projects that focus on children’s physical and mental health needs, community gardening and potable water resources.

Visitors will receive fact sheets, view posters and will be able to take part in demonstrations at this interactive exhibit. There will also be a children’s activity area, and the shelter designers will be present to discuss the need for the shelters.

Sponsors include UI International Programs, Global Health Studies, UI Center for Human Rights, the UI Global Health Club and Universal Space Frames.

For more information, contact Ashley Carlson-McGuire at 712-229-2847 or ashley-mcguire@uiowa.edu or McCue at mickiq@earthlink.net, 319-828-4789

For more information on the course, visit http://news-releases.uiowa.edu/2010/february/020310haiti-class.html

 

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