The Rural Education & Healthcare Symposium

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The Office of the Vice President for Diversity and Community Affairs

The Rural Education & Healthcare Symposium

Rural Student Group and EPSA Present:


The Rural Education & Healthcare Symposium

April 18, 2018


Breakfast and Map Activity

9:30am - 11:00am

109 Zankel

Stop by for breakfast and a quick activity to learn about rural areas in the U.S.!


Rural Education and Healthcare Poster Session

11:00am - 12:00pm

109 Zankel

Come by to view several posters from current Columbia students

that showcase topics on rural education and healthcare! Snacks provided.


Substance Abuse and the Opioid Crisis in Rural America

12:00pm -1:30pm

Milbank Chapel

Professor Jennifer Havens from University of Kentucky College of Medicine will

discuss the opioid crisis and substance abuse in rural areas of the U.S.

Hors d'oeuvres and drinks provided. RSVP


The Renewed Focus on Rurality in Education:

You Didn’t Discover Us; We Were Always Here

6:00pm - 8:00pm

109 Zankel

Professor Sonja Ardoin from Boston University School of Education

will discuss rural education, rural education research, and rural college access.

Hors d'oeuvres and drinks provided. RSVP


Co-Sponsored by the Teachers College Vice President’s Diversity and Community Initiatives Grant Fund


Individuals with disabilities are invited to request reasonable accommodations. To request disability-related accommodations contact OASID at, (212)678-3689, (212)678-3853 TTY, (646)755-3144 video, phone, as early as possible.

April 18, 2018, 9:30 AM

April 18, 2018, 8:00 PM