News Release

August 19, 2008

Contact: Chris DeFrancesco, 860-679-3914

Media Advisory

Master of Public Health Theme: Deadly Youth Violence

Jack Levin to Keynote 2008 UConn M.P.H. Program Convocation

FARMINGTON, CONN. – A renowned expert on the sociology of violence and hate will deliver the keynote address at the University of Connecticut’s Master of Public Health Program Convocation.

When: Thursday, Aug. 21, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Who/What: Convocation is a formal ceremony for the 27 students entering the UConn M.P.H. program. Jack Levin, Ph.D., professor and co-director of the Brudnick Center on Violence and Conflict at Northeastern University in Boston will deliver the keynote address, “Trends in Youth Violence: Gangs, Guns, and Adult Guidance.” The program also will include remarks from Katie Perham, a second-year student, and Ava Nepaul, M.A., M.P.H., an epidemiologist at the Department of Public Health.

Where: Massey Auditorium, UConn Health Center, 263 Farmington Ave., Farmington. The Massey Auditorium is on the ground floor on the academic side of the main building.

To get to the UConn Health Center academic entrance: Entering the campus from Route 4, at the first stop sign, continue straight. Bear right at the fork and continue up the hill. Turn left at the stop sign into the academic entrance driveway. Parking restrictions are lifted after 5 p.m. Massey Auditorium is to the left of the academic entrance. Directions to the UConn Health Center are available at

More information about the UConn Graduate School’s Master of Public Health Program is available at

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