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Citadel News Service
26 Sep 2008

Psychology professor to share Ghana experience

Julie Lipovsky, professor of psychology at The Citadel, will discuss her recent trip to Ghana where she was exposed to abject poverty, unsanitary conditions and inadequate housing, yet was impressed by the optimism and commitment its people have toward improving their lives.

Lipovsky will speak at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 30 in Bond Hall Room 165. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Fulfilling a life-long dream to visit the country of Ghana, Lipovsky’s trip to the West African country was in support of Project Okurase, a collaborative effort between the Medical University of South Carolina, the Gethsemani Circle of Friends in North Charleston, and Nkabom Artists and Craftspeople Association in Ghana.

Project Okurase aims to create a multi-purpose, self-sustaining center that will address poverty and combat HIV/AIDS through formal education, job training, and medical care in the village of Okurase. The center would also provide housing to Okurase’s orphaned and vulnerable children.

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