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TWU to present public affairs forum on “Outbreak: Ebola and Infectious Diseases in the 21st Century” Nov. 17


DENTON — The recent Ebola outbreak and other infectious diseases will be discussed by Texas Woman’s University and University of North Texas faculty during a public affairs forum at TWU Monday, Nov. 17, 2014.

“Outbreak: Ebola and Other Infectious Diseases” will take place from 2:30 to 4 p.m. in room 203 of the Classroom Faculty Office Building (CF0) located on TWU’s Denton campus. For a map of the Denton campus, visit The event is free and open to the public.

The forum’s speakers and topics are:

• Dr. Laura Hanson, TWU assistant professor of biology, who will speak on “Emerging Diseases: Lessons from the Past;”
• Douglas Henry, UNT associate professor of anthropology, who will speak on “The Chronic Structure of Acute Crises: the Context of Ebola Response;”
• Joseph Oppong, UNT professor of geography, who will speak on “Vulnerable People and Places: Ebola in West Africa;” and
• Jessica Gullion, TWU assistant professor of sociology and social work, who will speak on “Sociological Aspects of Infectious Diseases.”

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Amanda Simpson
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