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February 6, 2006

Contact: Patricia Adams

University of Maryland School of Nursing to Host Black History Month Event

Cynthia Flynn Capers, PhD, BSN '68, RN, dean of the University of Akron College of Nursing and a 1968 alumna of the University of Maryland School of Nursing, will discuss “Looking at Diversity Through the Lens of Inclusive Excellence,” at the University of Maryland School of Nursing's15th Annual Black History Month Celebration, being held Monday, Feb. 20, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the School of Nursing, 655 W. Lombard Street, Baltimore. A coffee and tea reception will precede the lecture, from 11 to 11:30 a.m.

Dr. Capers, who has served as dean of the University Akron College of Nursing since 1997, is a noted authority on cultural diversity and psychosocial care. Her specific scholarship focuses on African Americans' beliefs, practices, and preferred use of resources for health care problems. Dr. Capers possesses over 35 years experience as a professional nurse, educator, researcher, consultant, and family therapist.

The event is free and open to the public. Call 410-706-6002 to RSVP (by Feb. 16) or for more information.

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