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Cairo students visit New Paltz

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The nine American University in Cairo students attending New Paltz for the spring semester visit the Center for International Programs on campus. Photo submitted

New Paltz is hosting nine international students this semester from the American University in Cairo, the most prestigious private university in the Middle East.

Ali Darwish, Khalid El-Fayoumi, Mohamed Abdel Rahman, Suzan Ibrahim, Sara Morsey, Amir Hanna, Karim Emara, Mina Attia and Amira Shalaby are participants in the Leadership for Education and Development Program (LEAD), an outreach program funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development and the Egyptian Ministry for International Cooperation.

In addition, the executive director of the LEAD Program, Iman El-Kaffass, has been selected as a Fulbright New Century Scholar. At the invitation of President Steven Poskanzer, El- Kaffass will be based at New Paltz this March.

Disaster Mental Health event free

The Institute for Disaster Mental Health will host its annual conference on April 27. Attendance is free of charge for interested faculty, staff and students.

The conference will highlight approaches to improve the
planning, quality and availability of services for mass trauma
survivors and their families in the Hudson Valley. Darlene
Washington, a disaster preparedness expert from the American
Red Cross in Washington, D.C., is the keynote speaker.

The conference is designed for the general public and those involved in emergency and disaster response.

For more information and to register, visit the IDMH Web site.

March 12 , 2007
Volume 5, Issue 5

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