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Congress Petitions FBI For More Active Role in Peace Corps Murder Investigation - ABC News

ABC News

Congress Petitions FBI For More Active Role in Peace Corps Murder Investigation
ABC News
Congressional leaders are calling on U.S. government officials to be more active in solving the case of Kate Puzey, the Peace Corps volunteer who was brutally murdered in the West African country of Benin five years ago. Today, in a show of bi-partisan ...
Congressional Leaders Call on FBI, Others to Investigate 5-Year-Old Peace ... ticklethewire.com

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Ensuring that a death in Africa is not forgotten - Atlanta Journal Constitution (blog)

Ensuring that a death in Africa is not forgotten
Atlanta Journal Constitution (blog)
Five years ago this month, a 24-year-old Peace Corps volunteer from Cumming was murdered as she slept in the Benin village of Badjoude, where she had been posted as a teacher since 2007. Kate Puzey's throat had been slit hours after she had reported a ...

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Make peace with your debt; Peace corp offers options for students - the Inkwell

Make peace with your debt; Peace corp offers options for students
the Inkwell
Like any other wide-scale organization, there have been several scandals involving the Peace Corps. Most recently, Kate Puzey, a 24-year-old Peace Corps volunteer from Georgia, was murdered while volunteering in Benin (West Africa). According to the ...

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EDITORIAL: Stepping out of Mendham comfort zone - New Jersey Hills

EDITORIAL: Stepping out of Mendham comfort zone
New Jersey Hills
The Peace Corps tries to give volunteers their preference for location but it often doesn't work out that way and they are sent where they are needed. Schultz knew very little about Benin but chose the country because its official language is French ...

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Ambassador Raynor Tours Northern Benin - AllAfrica.com

Ambassador Raynor Tours Northern Benin
AllAfrica.com
In each of the places visited, Ambassador Raynor interacted with local authorities and community members, and also had the opportunity to visit several Peace Corps Volunteers stationed throughout the country. Ambassador Raynor noted that education is a ...

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Chester woman goes to land of voodoo to help indigenous - New Jersey Hills

Chester woman goes to land of voodoo to help indigenous
New Jersey Hills
A 2006 graduate of Mendham High School, Schultz spent two years in the Peace Corps after graduating from the University of Colorado where she majored in international relations and French. ... ?Benin is a fascinating country,? Schultz said. ?It is the ...

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The 10 Companies Considered 'Best For The World' - Forbes

The 10 Companies Considered 'Best For The World'
Forbes
The idea came from co-founder Sam Goldman, who was in the Peace Corps in Benin when a boy knocked over his family's kerosene lantern and suffered severe burns. Goldman went to business school at Stanford, determined to start a company that could ...

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Due Process 'Impossible' In Harsh Death Sentencing Of Over 500 Muslim ... - The Real News Network

Due Process 'Impossible' In Harsh Death Sentencing Of Over 500 Muslim ...
The Real News Network
... in 2006 with a B.S. in Economics and a Minor in Journalism from the George Washington University. He worked in Benin as a Peace Corps Volunteer between 2006-2008 where he focused on Small Enterprise Development and other educational projects.

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The Universal Truths of Motherhood - Huffington Post (blog)

The Universal Truths of Motherhood
Huffington Post (blog)
In the early 1990's, Teresa was a Peace Corps volunteer who worked to improve health practices in Cameroon. When she returned home, she made good on her promise to share her stories and spread the word about how we in the U.S. can help families in ...

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University's Peace Corps participation decreases - The University Daily Kansan

University's Peace Corps participation decreases
The University Daily Kansan
It was night in The Gambia, a small country in West Africa, and Kansas graduate Lacy Szuwalski was walking home when she noticed a strange man walking in front of her. He kept looking back to make sure she was following him, and when she stopped ...

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Peace Corps Creating Visual Record of Kenyan Sign Language - AllAfrica.com

Peace Corps Creating Visual Record of Kenyan Sign Language
AllAfrica.com
Washington ? Peace Corps volunteers Rachel Rose of Olathe, Kansas, and Peter Hess of Boise, Idaho, are working with local community members and fellow volunteers to improve the quality and consistency of deaf education throughout Kenya by ...

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Working in the Slums, Streets of Kenya - The Missourian

Working in the Slums, Streets of Kenya
The Missourian
The Christian mission organization was founded by Ruth Cox in 1999 after her daughter served in the Peace Corps, said Donahue. Sheltering Wings began with a small child sponsorship program in Burkina Faso, West Africa, which has grown to include an ...

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Boston nonprofit, GE Foundation team up to deploy ultrasounds to Africa - BetaBoston

BetaBoston

Boston nonprofit, GE Foundation team up to deploy ultrasounds to Africa
BetaBoston
?For instance, in one county in Kenya there are no anesthesiologists, and between one and five mothers die each day because of it.? The Vscan devices, about the size of a large smartphone, have a variety of routine and emergency applications, including ...

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Know Your Madisonian: Camille Zanoni - Madison.com

Know Your Madisonian: Camille Zanoni
Madison.com
... biological aspects of conservation ? and a certificate in Environmental Studies ? Zanoni has worked on conservation projects worldwide, including in Kenya, China and Paraguay, where she served in the Peace Corps with her husband, Samuel Pratsch.

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Activist folk singer brings statement making music to La Crosse - Jacksoncountychronicle

Activist folk singer brings statement making music to La Crosse
Jacksoncountychronicle
Neilson's interest in international activism was sparked by travel to Colombia, Portugal, Senegal, Somalia, Kenya, Nicaragua and Eritrea. While abroad, he worked in rural development and training with the Peace Corps United Nations High Commission for ...

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Exhibit features peace - The Clackamas Print

Exhibit features peace
The Clackamas Print
Peace Corps volunteers are known for their ability to drastically change lives in parts of the world that need it the most. Their hard work is tireless and expansive ? talk to any volunteer and they can tell you stories of places ranging from Somalia ...

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Return to a favorite place, or strike out somewhere new? - Philly.com

Philly.com

Return to a favorite place, or strike out somewhere new?
Philly.com
"When I saw him, I flashed back to that amazing trip to Kenya in 1969. ... We spent a couple of nights in a Peace Corps school in Kajiado, climbed to the first hut at Mount Kilimanjaro, and viewed the most amazing array of wild animals in their natural ...

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Busy professionals find time to be global humanitarians - Washington Post

Washington Post

Busy professionals find time to be global humanitarians
Washington Post
For the past six years, the company has been offering its employees a chance to have a Peace Corps-type experience on the company's dime. It's a type of corporate philanthropy that is increasingly hitting the sweet spot between ... Britt Haxton, a tax ...

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The world comes to Taos in Lyn Avery photographs - taosnews

The world comes to Taos in Lyn Avery photographs
taosnews
Avery will be showing her photography exhibit titled, ?Lamu Town, Kenya,? at the Stables Gallery, next to the Taos Center for the Arts, at 133 Paseo del Pueblo Norte. ... Black is the author of two memoirs about her years of Peace Corps service in Mali.

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LI volunteers share their hearts, experience abroad - Newsday

LI volunteers share their hearts, experience abroad
Newsday
There are no hard statistics on how many boomers volunteer abroad, but the 50-plus crowd has represented a steadily increasing percentage of Peace Corps volunteers since 2006, according to spokeswoman Elizabeth Chamberlain. ... Back to Kenya. Since ...

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Peace Corps stint made Tucsonan 'infinitely more understanding' - Arizona Daily Star

Peace Corps stint made Tucsonan 'infinitely more understanding'
Arizona Daily Star
After a ?two-year stint in Malawi, Tucsonan James Shreve? is coming home with experiences and perspectives forged from rustic life abroad. Shreve, who attended Amphitheater High School and Northern Arizona University,? will finish his Peace Corps service ...

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Boston nonprofit, GE Foundation team up to deploy ultrasounds to Africa - BetaBoston

BetaBoston

Boston nonprofit, GE Foundation team up to deploy ultrasounds to Africa
BetaBoston
The two have teamed up to get the ultrasound device, called Vscan, into the hands of American volunteers and the local health care workers they are training in Malawi, Tanzania, and Uganda. The project, Barash said, turned out to be in the GE ...

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SME's Urged to Develop HIV Workplace Policies - AllAfrica.com

SME's Urged to Develop HIV Workplace Policies
AllAfrica.com
Malawi: SME's Urged to Develop HIV Workplace Policies. By Davie Munkhondya, 27 March 2014. Kasungu ? Small and Medium Enterprises (SME's) in the ... The call was made during the SME's HIV Workplace Policy Training Workshop in Kasungu being sponsored ...

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Peace Corps director encourages Lehigh University students to join program - The Express-Times

Peace Corps director encourages Lehigh University students to join program
The Express-Times
Emmaus High School graduate Haleigh Duggan said she hopes her time as a Peace Corps volunteer in Mozambique gives her the experience she needs to get a job in international development work when she's done. The Lower Macungie Township ...

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Building bridges a challenge in Mozambique - Gazette.Net: Maryland Community News Online

Building bridges a challenge in Mozambique
Gazette.Net: Maryland Community News Online
Peace Corps volunteer Will Zweig (right) works with a community member in Montepuez, Mozambique, where he is helping to build a pedestrian bridge. Close Window. Peace Corps volunteer Will Zweig (right) works with a community member in Montepuez,.

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Resort life on the cheap - Chinadaily USA

Resort life on the cheap
Chinadaily USA
An hour up the sand from the little beach town of Tofo, perched on a peninsula jutting off the southern coast of Mozambique on a bay of gently surfable Indian Ocean waves, I met five children who had never heard of pizza. We were the only six ... I'm ...

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New York filmmaker returns home to screen documentary - Springfield News-Leader

New York filmmaker returns home to screen documentary
Springfield News-Leader
"I can trace a direct line from my involvement in YEP as a teenager in Springfield to my experience as a Peace Corps volunteer in rural Mozambique and to my career as a documentary filmmaker and educator, " Carolla says. "The thread that connects all ...

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Japan Takes On China Far From Home?in Africa - Newsweek

Newsweek

Japan Takes On China Far From Home?in Africa
Newsweek
Its bilateral aid arm, JICA, has adeptly walked the fine line between assistance and interference, running small but generally effective interventions in agriculture and education, staffed by technical experts or the Japanese Overseas Cooperation ...

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Peace Corps Volunteers Conclude Two-Year Mission in Rwanda - AllAfrica.com

Peace Corps Volunteers Conclude Two-Year Mission in Rwanda
AllAfrica.com
Peace Corps Volunteers who are concluding their two-year mission in Rwanda have described Rwanda as a great country to work with. Claire Brosnihan, 24, one of the volunteers who have been in Rwanda since 2012, said: "I see myself coming back to ...

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Trip across the world delayed - Pilot Tribune

Pilot Tribune

Trip across the world delayed
Pilot Tribune
Since Frantz had been to Rwanda previously, the Peace Corps felt like she has too many personal connections there, due to her previous visits and study abroad that she was a part of. "The indications early on that I was going to go to Tonga," Frantz said.

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Snapshot: Hoops court in Rwanda dedicated to Joey Glynn - ESPN (blog)

Boston Herald

Snapshot: Hoops court in Rwanda dedicated to Joey Glynn
ESPN (blog)
The organization's non-profit arm, The Shooting Touch Sabbatical Program, known as the "Basketball Peace Corps", awards grants for college graduates on an annual basis to work at creating basketball and youth-development programs in developing ...
Shooting Touch grantee honors the late Joey Glynn Boston Herald

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Rwanda wasn't what I thought it would be - CNN

CNN

Rwanda wasn't what I thought it would be
CNN
I was a Peace Corps Volunteer in West Africa and the Rwandan genocide, right on the heels of Nelson Mandela's election in South Africa, was big news across the continent. The child-run household I met after the genocide. When I was assigned to Rwanda ...

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Ambassadors for Africa breaks stereotypes, changes lives - University at Buffalo The Spectrum

Ambassadors for Africa breaks stereotypes, changes lives
University at Buffalo The Spectrum
This summer, Shaun Irlam, the department chair of comparative literature, will instruct his annual study abroad program in South Africa and Rwanda in light of the 20th anniversary of the Rwandan genocide and the inauguration of Nelson Mandela. The 2014 ...

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Livingstone students take on global challenges at Mock UN - Salisbury Post

Livingstone students take on global challenges at Mock UN
Salisbury Post
... to the inner workings of the UN and to present issues the UN faces,? said Earl Brown, Jr., director of Livingstone's International Program and a former Peace Corps volunteer who has lived in Africa and traveled extensively throughout that continent ...

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Where Can Sri Lanka Go From Here? - Foreign Policy (blog)

Where Can Sri Lanka Go From Here?
Foreign Policy (blog)
In addition, the presence of Russia and China on the U.N. Security Council makes it unlikely that the security council would create an ad hoc criminal tribunal, like those used to address human rights violations in Rwanda and Yugoslavia, to bring ...

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Summit devoted to living in peace - Casper Journal

Summit devoted to living in peace
Casper Journal
Palmer will share his experiences with the Jackson Hole Rotary Club's involvement with The Center for the Secret of Peace, in Rwanda, Central Africa. In addition to ... Gray will discuss her experience with the Peace Corps in East Africa. The summit ...

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WEEKEND: WEDDING WALK GETS SAME-SEXY - redbankgreen

WEEKEND: WEDDING WALK GETS SAME-SEXY
redbankgreen
Acclaimed director (and Peace Corps veteran) Alrick Brown will be present at the Unitarian meeting house to discuss the making of the film, and light refreshments will include a cake to celebrate the fourth anniversary of the acclaimed Social Action ...

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US high court to weigh challenge to Ohio law banning campaign lies - Youngstown Vindicator

US high court to weigh challenge to Ohio law banning campaign lies
Youngstown Vindicator
?Not every candidate has millions of dollars to spend on TV ads, and it's difficult to get the truth out, especially when constituents are bombarded with messages,? Driehaus said from Swaziland, where he is a Peace Corps director. Lawyers for the state ...

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Supreme Court to address whether campaign lies are a crime - Washington Examiner

Supreme Court to address whether campaign lies are a crime
Washington Examiner
"Not every candidate has millions of dollars to spend on TV ads, and it's difficult to get the truth out, especially when constituents are bombarded with messages," Driehaus said from Swaziland, where he now is a Peace Corps director. Some legal ...

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Is lying during a campaign a crime? Supreme Court to decide - The Oregonian

Is lying during a campaign a crime? Supreme Court to decide
The Oregonian
"Not every candidate has millions of dollars to spend on TV ads, and it's difficult to get the truth out, especially when constituents are bombarded with messages," Driehaus said from Swaziland, where he is a Peace Corps director. Lawyers for the state ...

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Supreme Court to decide if 1st Amendment protects campaign lies - DigitalJournal.com

DigitalJournal.com

Supreme Court to decide if 1st Amendment protects campaign lies
DigitalJournal.com
Dreihaus lost his 2010 bid for re-election and is now a Peace Corps director in Swaziland. The case is attracting considerable national attention. Seventeen states have similar statutes, and have faced similar challenges. Those opposing such laws say ...

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'Arguing' Chris Matthews talks Holy Cross in the '60s ahead of Monday ... - MassLive.com

'Arguing' Chris Matthews talks Holy Cross in the '60s ahead of Monday ...
MassLive.com
Matthews went on to two years in the Peace Corps in Swaziland after graduating. A 15-year political career after that had him writing speeches for President Carter and eventually working as the top staffer for Speaker of the House Thomas P. ?Tip? O ...

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Whitman-Walker to honor former White House AIDS czar - Washington Blade

Whitman-Walker to honor former White House AIDS czar
Washington Blade
Crowley, who is a Whitman-Walker client, taught high school science in Swaziland from 1988-1991 when he was a member of the U.S. Peace Corps. He also held various positions with the now defunct-National Association of People with AIDS from 1994 ...

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Peace Corps volunteer describes time in Ukraine - Dekalb Daily Chronicle

Peace Corps volunteer describes time in Ukraine
Dekalb Daily Chronicle
Former DeKalb Kiwanis Club president Tarryn Thaden is familiar with that fear. Her daughter volunteered with the Peace Corps in Uganda until 2012. Peace Corps volunteers were housed in a secure facility at one point because of the possibility of civil ...

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Working in the Slums, Streets of Kenya - The Missourian

Working in the Slums, Streets of Kenya
The Missourian
The Christian mission organization was founded by Ruth Cox in 1999 after her daughter served in the Peace Corps, said Donahue. Sheltering Wings began with a small child ... Today Sheltering Wings has ministries in West Africa, Kenya, the Middle East ...

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Lakewood woman organizes national Uganda reading day - 9NEWS.com

Lakewood woman organizes national Uganda reading day
9NEWS.com
"It's a no cost, high impact event that can occur with limited reading resources," Caitlin Haden, former Lakewood resident, said. Haden is a member of the Peace Corps charged with the task of promoting National DEAR Day in Uganda. DEAR stands for "Drop ...

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Heeding JFK's call to help others - Shore News Today

Heeding JFK's call to help others
Shore News Today
She is currently serving as a Peace Corps volunteer in Kamurasi, Uganda, three and a half hours away from the capital city of Kampala. A 2008 graduate of Mainland Regional High School, Belkin earned a bachelor's degree in environmental science and ...

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Boston nonprofit, GE Foundation team up to deploy ultrasounds to Africa - BetaBoston

BetaBoston

Boston nonprofit, GE Foundation team up to deploy ultrasounds to Africa
BetaBoston
The two have teamed up to get the ultrasound device, called Vscan, into the hands of American volunteers and the local health care workers they are training in Malawi, Tanzania, and Uganda. The project, Barash said, turned out to be in the GE ...

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Lisle volunteers say Peace Corps changed them - Chicago Daily Herald

Lisle volunteers say Peace Corps changed them
Chicago Daily Herald
Within weeks of his inauguration, Kennedy established the Peace Corps, hopeful that trained Americans with skilled manpower could be sent to foreign countries to foster world peace. Advertisement. Within five years, programs were in place in 55 ...

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Three Colorado Women Help Ugandans Build Businesses by Selling ... - People Magazine

Three Colorado Women Help Ugandans Build Businesses by Selling ...
People Magazine
In April 2004, Devin Hibbard and a family friend, Ginny Jordan, traveled to Uganda to visit Hibbard's mother Torkin Wakefield, a Peace Corps veteran who was volunteering with AIDS patients while her physician husband was training health providers in ...

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Combine Solicitation - Senior Health Systems Strengthening Advisor - Insurance News Net (press release)

Combine Solicitation - Senior Health Systems Strengthening Advisor
Insurance News Net (press release)
The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Mission in Uganda seeks to employ a U.S. Personal Services Contractor who will be primarily responsible for the strategic direction, technical guidance and administrative expertise related to HSS ...

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Can Crowdfunding Provide Healthcare for the World's Poorest? - techPresident

Can Crowdfunding Provide Healthcare for the World's Poorest?
techPresident
Watsi was founded by Chase Adam, a former Peace Corps volunteer. ... "After having my kids, I could not shake the thought that if I had been born in another country, Uganda for example, I would have had a 1 in 46 chance of not surviving a pregnancy ...

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Hunt for Joseph Kony takes US into one of world's most dangerous countries - Washington Post

Washington Post

Hunt for Joseph Kony takes US into one of world's most dangerous countries
Washington Post
This country, the Central African Republic, is believed to be Uganda warlord Joseph Kony's last known location ? and the horrifying violence gripping the nation offers an additional complication to President Barack Obama's move on Sunday to step up ...

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The Caribbean

Central America and Mexico

New Horizons Belize 2014 opening ceremonies held - DVIDS

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New Horizons Belize 2014 opening ceremonies held
DVIDS
As it did last year and has in previous years, New Horizons will have a positive impact on the people of Belize, said Margaret Hawthorne, charg [?]
Peace Corps gives students rare opportunities - Daily Helmsman

Peace Corps gives students rare opportunities
Daily Helmsman
A total of 163 Peace Corps volunteers have come from the Memphis area, including Dominique Doss. After graduating from the University of Memphis in 2011 with a degree in journalism, Doss will be heading to Belize on June 24 to instruct the locals on ...

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Machete Attack Only Built Resolve of Nurse-to-Be - Newswise (press release)

Machete Attack Only Built Resolve of Nurse-to-Be
Newswise (press release)
Newswise ? A machete attack at his Belize hut nearly ended all prospects of a nursing career before it could begin for Owen Smith, a master's student at the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing. The wounds the Peace Corps volunteer suffered ? a lost ear, ...

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Meeting the Maya in midwinter - MinnPost.com

MinnPost.com

Meeting the Maya in midwinter
MinnPost.com
... Society of Minnesota. Some were working archaeologists, others had been Peace Corps volunteers there, all were experienced and enthusiastic travelers ? a good thing, because it wasn't a cream-puff trip, and many of us were pushing the outer edge of ...

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Archaeology News for the Week of April 13th, 2014 - Popular Archaeology

Archaeology News for the Week of April 13th, 2014
Popular Archaeology
... and increases students understanding of global issues. Upon completion of the program, graduates are ready to enter the job market with excellent academic credentials, significant overseas experience, and Returned Peace Corps Volunteer status. See ...

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Archaeology News for the Week of April 6th, 2014 - Popular Archaeology

Archaeology News for the Week of April 6th, 2014
Popular Archaeology
... and increases students understanding of global issues. Upon completion of the program, graduates are ready to enter the job market with excellent academic credentials, significant overseas experience, and Returned Peace Corps Volunteer status. See ...

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Spicing up the city - Buenos Aires Herald

Spicing up the city
Buenos Aires Herald
?I was getting some air from New York and my best friend was living in Belize working for the Peace Corps at the time so we scheduled in a six-week girls' trip. That got cancelled within the first week as her mom was diagnosed with cancer. But we had ...

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The legends live on - Ruidoso News

The legends live on
Ruidoso News
She spent time serving in the Peace Corps and her archaeological field work adventures include work in Mesa Verde, Sonora and for the Blue Creek Maya Research Project in Belize. New Mexico author Eve Ball was her writing mentor, and all of these ...

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Crow Canyon Archaeological Center Scholarships Now Available for Teens ... - Popular Archaeology

Crow Canyon Archaeological Center Scholarships Now Available for Teens ...
Popular Archaeology
The American University Anthropology Master's International Program enables graduate students to prepare for Peace Corps placement while earning an MA in public anthropology. The 30-credit program is designed to be completed over the course of three ...

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Peace Corps volunteer visits Rotary - Walker Pilot Independent

Peace Corps volunteer visits Rotary
Walker Pilot Independent
Munson also spent six months in Turkey with the Peace Corps and is awaiting her next assignment. Munson had a very successful career as a member of the WHA Speech Team and was active in Rotary Interact. She also went to Honduras with Walker Rotary ...

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ANTHC names Engineer of the Year - Tundra Drums

Tundra Drums

ANTHC names Engineer of the Year
Tundra Drums
A one-time Peace Corps volunteer in Honduras, Goggin-Kehm is originally from Wisconsin. He moved to Alaska to work for ANTHC five years ago and splits his time between the office and the field, where he sees his ideas come to life. "A lot of the ...

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Meeting the Maya in midwinter - MinnPost.com

MinnPost.com

Meeting the Maya in midwinter
MinnPost.com
... Society of Minnesota. Some were working archaeologists, others had been Peace Corps volunteers there, all were experienced and enthusiastic travelers ? a good thing, because it wasn't a cream-puff trip, and many of us were pushing the outer edge of ...

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Huffman announces staff changes, open houses - Ukiah Daily Journal

Huffman announces staff changes, open houses
Ukiah Daily Journal
Gurewitz served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Honduras, and an AmeriCorps volunteer in Northeast Oregon. She has a B.A. in Geography from UC Berkeley and a master's degree in Community and Regional Planning from the University of Oregon and is ...

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Huffman holding open houses in Ukiah and Fort Bragg - Willits News

Huffman holding open houses in Ukiah and Fort Bragg
Willits News
Gurewitz served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Honduras, and an AmeriCorps Volunteer in Northeast Oregon. She has a B.A. in Geography from UC Berkeley and a Master's Degree in Community and Regional Planning from the University of Oregon and is ...

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Local Medical Student Will Ride Across Country for World Health - Town Topics

Town Topics

Local Medical Student Will Ride Across Country for World Health
Town Topics
Mr. Silbergeld graduated from Princeton High School in 2003 and subsequently served with the Peace Corps in South Africa and delivered medical assistance in the Himalayas. To find out more, visit http://r4wh.org/team-r4wh/david-silbergeld/. Princeton ...

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Young adults form faith through service in the Philippines - Episcopal News Service

Episcopal News Service

Young adults form faith through service in the Philippines
Episcopal News Service
With her love for foreign travel and helping others, she thought the Peace Corps was a natural match. But a priest at her home parish in Leesburg, Virginia, convinced her ... But her studies in economics and her experience working with micro-finance ...

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Private And Public Sectors Unite To Guide Caribbean Destinations - Hospitality-Industry.com (press release)

Private And Public Sectors Unite To Guide Caribbean Destinations
Hospitality-Industry.com (press release)
The aim is for these seven destinations to follow the successful implementation of similar pilot programs in Cozumel, Mexico and Roatan, Honduras. Today's announcement is also the first step in an active effort to expand the SDAA to include more than ...

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Top 5 Most Dangerous Cities In The World For Tourists - StudentNewsIE.com

Top 5 Most Dangerous Cities In The World For Tourists
StudentNewsIE.com
It's probably the most dangerous city for tourists in the world right now as it has recorded 1,218 murders for 719,447 inhabitants in 2012 alone. Crime in the city has worsened in recent years that the U.S. Peace Corps was pulled out of Honduras in ...

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Activist folk singer brings statement making music to La Crosse - Jacksoncountychronicle

Activist folk singer brings statement making music to La Crosse
Jacksoncountychronicle
Neilson's interest in international activism was sparked by travel to Colombia, Portugal, Senegal, Somalia, Kenya, Nicaragua and Eritrea. While abroad, he worked in rural development and training with the Peace Corps United Nations High Commission for ...

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When Radical Lawyers Take the Airwaves - The Indypendent

The Indypendent

When Radical Lawyers Take the Airwaves
The Indypendent
I dodged the Vietnam draft by getting into the domestic Peace Corps. They sent me to Detroit's inner-city to do poverty law. ... He did a lot of work representing Cuba and the Sandinista revolutionaries in Nicaragua. Now he is representing Julian ...

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Alternative spring break - Petoskey News-Review

Alternative spring break
Petoskey News-Review
Having missed joining the Peace Corps in the '60s and having decided not to become a Maryknoll nun, my missionary zeal had somehow become diluted over the years. ... A medical mission trip to Nicaragua was being planned for the end of February.

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Confident out of the comfort zone - Quinnipiac Chronicle

Confident out of the comfort zone
Quinnipiac Chronicle
Right click, open Internet explorer, www.peacecorps.gov, right click close. Natalie Deduck sat at her computer day by day opening and closing the Peace Corps application, trying to make a decision as to what she wanted to do for the rest of her life ...

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Boomers write new definitions of retirement - Merced Sun-Star

Merced Sun-Star

Boomers write new definitions of retirement
Merced Sun-Star
In June he's traveling to Nicaragua for the second time to work on a Habitat project there. He also volunteers ... Lacey, 24, is finishing up a two-and-a-half-year stint with the Peace Corps in Zambia, and 19-year-old Haley volunteers to help teens ...

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The 10 Companies Considered 'Best For The World' - Forbes

The 10 Companies Considered 'Best For The World'
Forbes
Using bamboo, which is abundant in tropical environments and resistant to hurricanes and earthquakes, this company designs and builds homes in remote, low-income communities in Nicaragua. Before it embarks on a project, Co2 Bambu meets with locals to ...

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South America

Eastern Europe and Central Asia

Asia

Here's Japan's latest trend: 'Zentai' - Washington Post

Washington Post

Here's Japan's latest trend: 'Zentai'
Washington Post
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The tattered defense of Oscar Pistorius - Washington Post

The tattered defense of Oscar Pistorius
Washington Post
Terrence McCoy is a foreign affairs writer at the Washington Post. He served in the U.S. Peace Corps in Cambodia and studied international politics at Columbia University. Follow him on Twitter here. [?]
Mass faintings in Cambodia: What's the reason? - Washington Post

Washington Post

Mass faintings in Cambodia: What's the reason?
Washington Post
Along traffic-choked roads winding into Phnom Penh, Cambodia, sit dozens of factories baking in the sun. Every morning at ... He served in the U.S. Peace Corps in Cambodia and studied international politics at Columbia University. Follow him on Twitter ...

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Why are there so many dead pigs in China's rivers? - Washington Post (blog)

Washington Post (blog)

Why are there so many dead pigs in China's rivers?
Washington Post (blog)
Terrence McCoy is a foreign affairs writer at the Washington Post. He served in the U.S. Peace Corps in Cambodia and studied international politics at Columbia University. Follow him on Twitter here. [?]
Even casually smoking marijuana can change your brain, study says - Washington Post

Washington Post

Even casually smoking marijuana can change your brain, study says
Washington Post
He served in the U.S. Peace Corps in Cambodia and studied international politics at Columbia University. Follow him on Twitter here. [?]
A pound of gold found in Indian man's stomach - Washington Post

A pound of gold found in Indian man's stomach
Washington Post
Terrence McCoy is a foreign affairs writer at the Washington Post. He served in the U.S. Peace Corps in Cambodia and studied international politics at Columbia University. Follow him on Twitter here. [?]
The strange story of how the pot holiday '4/20? got its name - Washington Post

Washington Post

The strange story of how the pot holiday '4/20? got its name
Washington Post
He served in the U.S. Peace Corps in Cambodia and studied international politics at Columbia University. Follow him on Twitter here. [?]
Japan plans to resume controversial whale hunt next year - Washington Post

Washington Post

Japan plans to resume controversial whale hunt next year
Washington Post
Terrence McCoy is a foreign affairs writer at the Washington Post. He served in the U.S. Peace Corps in Cambodia and studied international politics at Columbia University. Follow him on Twitter here. [?]
Indian politicians court man with 'world's biggest family:' 39 wives, 127 ... - Washington Post

Washington Post

Indian politicians court man with 'world's biggest family:' 39 wives, 127 ...
Washington Post
He served in the U.S. Peace Corps in Cambodia and studied international politics at Columbia University. Follow him on Twitter here. [?]
Peace Corps aims to boost recruiting, diversity - Deseret News

Deseret News

Peace Corps aims to boost recruiting, diversity
Deseret News
U.S. Peace Corps volunteers raise their hands to swear in during a ceremony in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, on Monday, Oct. 3, 2011. Heng Sinith, Associated Press. Enlarge photo [?]
Nine Inducted into Phi Beta Delta at WIU - Western Illinois University News

Nine Inducted into Phi Beta Delta at WIU
Western Illinois University News
He was a Peace Corps volunteer in the Philippines for two years, teaching English and working on sustainable fishing and farming practices. Prior to joining the Peace Corps, Harrison hosted two international students during high school and volunteered ...

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Peace Corps serves PH more than a century towards sustainable change - Philippine Information Agency

Philippine Information Agency

Peace Corps serves PH more than a century towards sustainable change
Philippine Information Agency
MANILA, Mar. 25 (PIA) ? For more than fifty years of volunteered services, the United States' eminent Peace Corps has helped the Philippines (PH) in promoting peace through developments by sending Americans here in the country to deal with the most ...

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University's Peace Corps participation decreases - The University Daily Kansan

University's Peace Corps participation decreases
The University Daily Kansan
Szuwalski recently became the University's Peace Corps Representative and is working to recruit students for the program by leading informational events about the organization, like an upcoming Peace Corps Information Session ? Addressing Your Fears ...

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Sip's & Savor with The Hickories on April 24 at 109 Cheese - HamletHub

Sip's & Savor with The Hickories on April 24 at 109 Cheese
HamletHub
For Dina, teaching started first in the Philippines as a Peace Corps volunteer and then in the Bronx as a high school English teacher. Yearning for a change, Dina chose to return to her family's farm here in Ridgefield and start a CSA (Community ...

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Life Stories: Her nursing skills honed by war, Janice Feagin Britton sought ... - The Huntsville Times - al.com (blog)

Life Stories: Her nursing skills honed by war, Janice Feagin Britton sought ...
The Huntsville Times - al.com (blog)
SPANISH FORT, Alabama ? From the time she volunteered as a young nurse during World War II to when she traveled to Africa with the Peace Corps in her late 70s, Janice Feagin Britton led an adventurous and interesting life, one underscored by faith. The ...

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Young adults form faith through service in the Philippines - Episcopal News Service

Episcopal News Service

Young adults form faith through service in the Philippines
Episcopal News Service
Photo: Emily Cherry. [Episcopal News Service] Almost everywhere you travel in the Philippines, you see rice: steamed and served in heaping bowls on every table; unhusked and drying in the sun alongside roads; bagged and ready to be milled; packed into ...

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Can Crowdfunding Provide Healthcare for the World's Poorest? - techPresident

Can Crowdfunding Provide Healthcare for the World's Poorest?
techPresident
Watsi was founded by Chase Adam, a former Peace Corps volunteer. In 2010, he was traveling on a bus in the Talamanca Indigenous territory of Costa Rica when a woman boarded the bus and ... The actual procedure is performed by Watsi's partners, 15 well ...

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Sunday Sit-down: Paul N. Bertler - Worcester Telegram

Sunday Sit-down: Paul N. Bertler
Worcester Telegram
When Paul N. Bertler was in the Peace Corps in the Philippines, a skeptical diplomat told his group that they might not be wasting their time if they did work similar to that of Heifer International, which gives poor families in approximately 30 ...

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Earth Hour: Protecting our planet - Sun.Star

Earth Hour: Protecting our planet
Sun.Star
There will performances from the Batukada Drummers and Fire Dancers, various schools and universities, and the US Peace Corps during the lights out. Attending ... More than 400 cities in 35 countries, including the Philippines, joined the campaign. In ...

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Tea With Iris Creates Eco-Chic Pieces for Women, Children - Palm Springs Life

Palm Springs Life

Tea With Iris Creates Eco-Chic Pieces for Women, Children
Palm Springs Life
Harboring an innate affinity for all things earthy, Shockley's time in the Peace Corps ? she spent more than two years in the Philippines in the '90s ? opened her eyes even wider to the detrimental effects of consumption on the environment, she says ...

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