On this 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, much of the devastation has been cleared, and though leaders are wiser, humans seem to always be taken off guard by large-scale disasters that are nearly impossible to accurately prepare for or predict. A major lesson learned was that FEMA’s response could be improved, particularly in terms of coordination with local nongovernmental agencies.Read more
School of Social Work and College of Liberal Arts researchers track the survivors of Hurricane Katrina evacuated to Austin in new book.Read more
Event: Lozano Long Conference "From Natural Events to Social Disasters in the Circum-Caribbean." Free and open to the public.
When: Feb. 23-25Read more
With its French, Spanish and Creole influences, New Orleans has the oldest black urban community of any city in the country. It also has a shocking history of police brutality that is told in "Black Rage in New Orleans: Police Brutality and African American Activism from African American Activism from World War II to Hurricane Katrina," a new book by History Professor Leonard N. Moore.Read more