What’s happening at Augusta University? Week of Oct. 25-31

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This week includes a health fair for an underserved community, a presentation by two veteran business owners, and trick or treat for kids on the AU campus.

Local veterans with disabilities to discuss life after service

It is National Disability Employment Awareness Month and the Augusta University chapter of the Student Veterans of America is hosting a seminar at noon Oct. 26 at the Jaguar Student Activities Center. At the event, two local veterans with disabilities will discuss life after service. “Veterans have given so much of themselves in serving our country but, for many, their service continues in our community, adding a unique richness from which we all benefit,” said Dr. Stefane Raulerson, director of Military and Veteran Services.

Kids are welcome to Trunk or Treat event on campus

Augusta University’s Fraternity and Sorority Life, along with other student organizations, are hosting a first-ever Trunk or Treat event from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 28 in the AU parking lot parallel to Katherine Street. “In the past, the Office of Student Life and Engagement made goody bags that were distributed to local elementary schools, and we wanted to expand the project to all Richmond County public schools,” said Roberto Aragon, coordinator for student involvement. Kids under the age of 13 are welcome, but need to be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Health fair set for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders

Considering the fast-growing population of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, Augusta University’s College of Nursing, College of Allied Health Sciences, the Dental College of Georgia, and the Nurse-Managed Health Center have partnered to host several health fairs geared towards the Chinese, Filipino, Korean and Vietnamese communities. “There are many challenging barriers for AAPI to access health care, such as language, cultural, belief and trust,” said Dr. Lufei Young, associate professor at the College of Nursing. The next health fair, focused on the Korean community, will be Oct. 30 at 2664 Barton Chapel Road, Suite A.

School of Computer and Cyber Sciences dean publishes new book

Dr. Alex Schwarzmann, dean of the School of Computer and Cyber Sciences has co-authored a new book titled Consistent Distributed Storage, which discusses how to implement shared memory services for networked systems. “This new book presents the most important algorithms for and approaches to developing consistent and fault-tolerant distributed memory services,” said Schwarzmann.

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