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Interdisciplinary program teaches students, community about disaster sciences

May 30, 2017

At Tougaloo College, an interdisciplinary minor is helping prepare students for careers in homeland security-related fields. Dr. Meherun Laiju is leading the Coastal Resilience Center of Excellence (CRC) project, “Institutionalization, Expansion, and Enhancement of Interdisciplinary Minor: Disaster and Coastal Studies,” … Continued

Doctoral engineering program focuses on coastal natural disasters

April 25, 2017

Students interested in coastal natural disasters can soon pursue specialized concentrations within the doctoral engineering degree program at Jackson State University (JSU). Through the Coastal Resilience Center of Excellence (CRC) project “PhD in Engineering (Coastal Engineering and Computational Engineering concentrations) … Continued

Project aims to change reaction to risk information

April 6, 2017

How can a method used to get smokers to quit be used to get people better prepared for hurricanes? As much as building better levees, tracking storms more accurately and training future emergency professionals, changing the behavior of residents in … Continued

Researchers focus on actions that increase preparedness, resilience

March 30, 2017

Building better levees, tracking storms more accurately and training future emergency management professionals can have a major impact on community resilience to natural hazards. On the individual level, however, changing the behavior of residents in storm-susceptible communities could yield similarly … Continued

Work across multiple states focuses on health of levee systems

February 23, 2017

About 43 percent of the nation’s population lives in areas protected by levees, but rising sea levels and land subsidence increasingly threaten these structures. That’s why Dr. Victoria Bennett of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) is working to empower levee officials … Continued