By Tara Lambeth on 8/29/2015 6:42 AM

CHART faculty associate Dr. John Kiefer was quoted in the CBS News Article Could 2016 presidential candidates handle a Katrina? on August 29, 2015. Dr. Kiefer's comments were featured in the section on Bobby Jindal. Kiefer commended Governor Jindal for his presence after the disaster, and for the improvements in the hurricane protection system made since the storm. However, Dr. Kiefer said Governor Jindal could have improved the recovery by investing more in social services. 

By Tara Lambeth on 8/26/2015 6:34 AM

Urban League of Greater New Orleans held Rise Katrina 10, a Katrina Commemorative Conference, at the Hyatt Regency in New Orleans from August 26 to August 28, 2015. The event was open to the public, and featured the release of the publication the State of Black New Orleans, which looks at changes in economics, workforce, health, housing, education, criminal justice, the environment and civic engagement in the ten years following Hurricane Katrina. The conference also featured panels on health, higher education, and the environment. CHART, as members of the Environmental Working Group for the conference, contributed to the environment chapter of the publication, as well as the questions asked during the panels on the environment. More information on the conference can be found at the Rise Katrina 10 website

By Tara Lambeth on 8/21/2015 6:28 AM

LSU-SDMI and UNO-CHART partnered to provide an overview of response and recovery lessons learned since Katrina. The work was presented during a Walmart sponsored event entitled Thought Leader Discussions on Disaster Preparedness, held Friday, August 21st at Gallier Hall. The report analyzes changes in preparedness, public-private partnerships, technology, and the global response to disaster since Katrina. It also delves into the heroes that helped respond and recover after Katrina and other disasters. The report can be found here.

By Tara Lambeth on 8/17/2015 6:25 AM

CHART faculty associate Dr. Pamela Jenkins won the Cooper R. Mackin Medallion at UNO's fall convocation. The medallion is well-deserved, and is awarded to a faculty or staff member who has made outstanding contributions in support of the University's mission.

By Tara Lambeth on 8/5/2015 8:37 AM

CHART's Assistant Director, Tara Lambeth, presented a poster on CHART's research project Determining Localized Risk Perception and Impacts of Predicted Sea Level Rise to Enhance Stakeholder Mitigation Planning through Visualization tools at the Natural Hazards Workshop in Colorado. In the project, CHART, in partnership with Louisiana Sea Grant, explores ways coastal communities can adapt to sea level rise. Tara Lambeth also presented on the project at the Research to Policy to Practice session entitled Presentations by New Researchers.

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