Archive - March 7, 2013

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American University's New Peace Corps Archive Holds Opening Symposium
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A Writer Writes–Dr. Jack Allison (Malawi 1966-69)

American University's New Peace Corps Archive Holds Opening Symposium

Bender Library Establishes Peace Corps Community Archive The Bender Library is pleased to announce the newly established Peace Corps Community Archive (PCCA) an exciting new joint initiative with the College of Arts and Sciences and the School of International Service. The PCCA will collect and exhibit materials documenting the experiences and impact of individuals who have served in the Peace Corps. The archive will serve as a research level collection for use by students and scholars studying peace diplomacy. The archive also aims to increase awareness of the history of the Peace Corps and interest in serving today. Bender Library is reaching out to Returned Peace Corps Volunteers in the DC area to donate their personal memorabilia. For more information about this exciting new archive or to make donation inquiries, please contact University Archivist Susan McElrath at archives@american.edu <mailto:archives@american.edu> or 202-885-3197. American University recently ranked second in the country for . . .

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A Writer Writes–Dr. Jack Allison (Malawi 1966-69)

Although Dr. Jack Allison retired from clinical medical practice in 2007 after a 30-year career in academic emergency medicine, he responded to the victims of the earthquake in Haiti in January 2010, where he treated hundreds of quake victims, and hundreds more who were without medical care.  Prior to retirement, he served as Chief of Staff of the Charles George VA Medical Center in Asheville, North Carolina  Before that, Dr. Allison was Chief of Staff at the VAMC in Syracuse, New York, a position he had held since 1999. Jack presently serves as Professor of Emergency Medical Care, College of Health & Human Sciences, Western Carolina University, where he teaches, performs research, and spearheads faculty development. In 2012 he volunteered during the month of February with Medical Teams International in Kenya and Somalia where he provided both emergency medical care and public health education to Somali refugees; and in October he volunteered with . . .

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