In the Valley of a Thousand Hills — a scenic, rural landscape of densely folded hills nestled between the cities of Durban and Pietermaritzburg in South Africa’s province of KwaZulu-Natal — hundreds of children have lost one or both parents to AIDS-related illnesses.
Change is apparent throughout The University of Texas at El Paso campus. New buildings and updated roads are in the works with plans for more. There are also new facilities, new deans and new coaches. But one particularly profound change has quietly been taking place in classrooms, labs and offices across the University for several years now.
Michael McGee, Ph.D., is comfortable with the pursuit of lofty goals.
Whether it is due to chipped paint on 40-year-old windowsills or lead-glazed ceramic cookware, millions of children in the United States each year are at risk for lead exposure, usually in their own homes, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.