The University of New Orleans’ Center for Hazards Assessment, Response and Technology (UNO-CHART) would like to thank all who participated in the DRU 2013 Workshop. The workshop included over 130 attendees representing 36 universities and colleges from across the country, plus Canada, Japan, and South Africa, in addition to representatives from FEMA, GOHSEP, and local government officials.
Special thanks go to our presenters who covered topics ranging from mitigation program assessment and planning to campus roles in emergency management to risk communication strategies. We also want to thank our sponsors for their generous support.
For those who were not able to attend the Workshop, we have posted the agenda, PowerPoint presentations and presentation notes taken by UNO-CHART graduate research assistants. You can also view the pictures taken at the workshop via this link: http://scholarworks.uno.edu/dru2013_pics.
Thank you again to all those who contributed to a successful Workshop. If you have any questions, please contact Monica Farris, Director, UNO-CHART, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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2013 DRU Program and Agenda, UNO-CHART
A Unique Collaborative Process for Developing a DRU, John Buechler and Laura Danielson
Creating a Multi-Campus Hazard Mitigation Plan for the Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College System, Caroline Cunningham, Nathan Slaughter, and John Shows
Aligning Your IT Requirements with Resilient Resources, Ken D' Aquin
Campus Roles in Emergency Management, Frannie Edwards
Mitigation Planning 101, Nicolette English
Opening Remarks, Jeffrey Giering
Continuity Planning at Institutions of Higher Education, Matthew Hart
Emergency Planning for Child Care: Protecting the Youngest on Your Campus, Alessandra Jerolleman
The 9-Steps to Disaster Recovery: How to Become Better Prepared for the Next Event, Alessandra Jerolleman
Benefit Cost Analysis, Joe Johnson
Keynote Address--The Role of Safe Rooms in Disaster Resistant Universities, Ernst W. Kiesling
DRU: Building Networks, Partnerships, and Resources, Andre Le Duc
The Challenge of University Resilience: Practicing What We Preach & How Faculty & Staff Can Make a Difference, Stacey Mann, Oluponmile Olonilua, Sgt. Ryan M. Chesley, and Lt. David Abels
Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan Update for the University of Mississippi, Mamun Miah, Kyle Bethay, and C. Mullen
Navigating Post-Disaster Repair and Reconstruction, Deborah Mills and Ruth Lovelace
Ensuring the Safety of our Institutions of Higher Learning, Deborah Mills and Jane Sibley Frantz
Addressing the Common Challenge: Communication Turning "Can you Hear me Now?" into "Do you Understand What I am Saying?", Will Moorhead and Ginny Schwartzer
Field Planning and Data Collection Practices for Conducting Detailed Natural Hazard Vulnerability Assessments of Campus Structures, Shandy Ogea and Carol Friedland
Keynote Address--Linking Mitigation & Resilience, Frank Pagano
Community College FEMA Citizen Preparedness Training Initiative, John J. Perrone Jr.
The Next Step--Beyond Disaster Resistance to Resilience, M J Plodinec
Building the University--Community Partnership in Disaster Management, Bennetta Robinson and Rachel Dowty Beech
Non-Disaster Grant Funding, Kim Ryals
Managing Risk in a Changing Climate, Anna Schwab
Stormwater Management at The University of New Orleans, Nandini Seth and Mariana Marmol
Time: The Fourth Dimension of Hazard Mitigation Planning, Pat Skinner, Maurice Walcott, and Joshua Kent
Hoffman Triangle Neighborhood Planning from the Inside Out, Michelle M. Thompson and Brittany N. Arceneaux