December 3, 2008

Final day of tutoring, and an AIDS conference? it is :/ my last day of tutoring *sniff* I have exams most of next week...

Since I couldn't do what I wanted to Monday because of the big ol' snow we had (I couldn't see myself biking in the snow, seriously) I'm going to have to make our time as effective as possible. I'm still mad at myself for missing those two days considering I don't have that much time with my kid anyway. I wish I could do more next week but my exam schedule is in total conflict with my tutoring so this is it.

I still really want to do reading comprehension and I think that's all we're going to do today. I also need to work on maintaining authority--my kid likes me so we get way too loose in lessons sometimes and it's disruptive to other kids, and I can usually keep him in line but it doesn't help when my site liaison keeps snatching him away from me ~_~ I mean, you know my job here is to help these kids read right?

But anyway, I think I've complained about that three or four times so clearly I'm going to have to fix it myself.

Oh, I mentioned that the 1st was World AIDS day but check out this email I got:

In honor of world AIDS Day, on Thursday, December 4th ETSU will host James W. Curran, MD, MPH for a talk “Lessons from the Early Years of the AIDS Epidemic” This lecture, which is free and open to the public, will be held at 7:00pm in the Taylor Salon, of the Carnegie Hotel.

Co-sponsored by the College of Public Health, the College of Nursing, the Public Health Student Association, and the Global Health Interest Group, we are very fortunate to have an expert of Dr. Curran’s stature speak on this topic. While Dr. Curran has served as the Dean of the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University for the past 13 years he is one of the world’s most widely respected AIDS experts. Dr. Curran was at the Centers for Disease Control when the epidemic first appeared, and even before it was named, he led CDC’s AIDS-related efforts, formally serving as the Director of HIV/AIDS for the CDC for well over a decade. He is the author of more than 200 professional articles, serves as the Chair of theBoard of Population Health and Public Health Practice for the Institute of Medicine, and is internationally recognized as one of the most important and influential experts and advocates for people with HIV/AIDS around the globe. His perspectives on the lessons from the early years of the epidemic have significant relevance both as they relate to the current world-wide pandemic of HIV/AIDS and as they relate to other emerging infectious diseases, such as SARS and Avian influenza.

Damn, east TN is on a ROLL. Get em! I'm especially interested to see what the good doctor thinks about HIV/AIDS in relation to the dreaded "bird flu". Go fig. I'd like to go to that too and fortunately I have shit to do on Thursdays and Carnegie Hotel isn't all that far from me. I'd just hate to go & come back alone :/ hmm *flashlight*

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