PNW faculty to discuss impact of Hurricane Matthew in Haiti Nov. 2
Four Purdue University Northwest faculty members with educational ties to Haiti will discuss the effects of Hurricane Matthew on the Caribbean nation.
The presentation is scheduled at 11 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 2 on Purdue Northwest’s Hammond Campus in Room with a View (150-D) of the Student Union & Library.
PNW Associate Professor of History and Interim Head of the Department of History and Philosophy Kathleen Tobin, White Lodging Professor of Finance Pat Obi, Professor of Physics Neeti Parashar and Visiting Instructor in English Janine Harrison have taught and developed curricula at Haiti’s University of the Nouvelle Grand’Anse (UNOGA) following the severe earthquake that victimized the nation in 2010.
In recent weeks, the university was in the direct path of Hurricane Matthew. The PNW faculty members, who have remained in contact with Haitian colleagues, will discuss hurricane damage and provide background information about their educational experiences at UNOGA.
“Attendees will be able to learn more about the university and its students, the ways in which they were affected by Hurricane Matthew and the hope they have in rebuilding their town and school,” Tobin said.
Light refreshments will be served. Admission is free.