Hurricane Katrina Teach-InSeptember 16, 2005 at 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

TimeSeptember 16, 2005 at 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
LocationAlumni Hall
Description Faculty and students from across the campus will gather to discuss some of the many questions about the hurricane and its terrible and tragic after-effects. Join us for speakers on a variety of topics including "Natural Disasters and Apocalypticism," "Left Behind: Evacuation, Poverty, and the Hurricane," "What Happened to the Wetlands?" and more.


9:00 Karen Larson (anthropology/interdisciplinary studies) "Katrina Renders America Unto Itself"

9:15 Mark Bjelland (geography) "Natural Hazards and the Big Easy"

9:30 Kate Wittenstein (history) "The Federal Government, Race, and Katrina"

10:00-10:30 Chapel break

10:30 Russell Shapiro (geology) "Natural Hazard, not Disaster: The Meaning of Hurricanes"

10:45 Jeff Jeremiason (environmental studies) "Did Global Warming Contribute to Katrina?"

11:00 Bob Douglas (geography) "Geography of New Orleans: Why the French Got it Right"

11:30 Chris Gilbert (political science) "The Politics of FEMA"

11:45 Casey Elledge (religion) "Natural Disasters and Apocalypticism"

12:00 Andy Vaughn (religion) "The Role of the Church in Presenting Hope"

12:30 Mary Gaebler (religion) "Compassion Alone is not Enough"

12:45 Jill Locke (political science) "Race, Poverty, and the Hurricane"

1:00 John Lammert (biology) "Don't Drink the Water"

1:30 Ben Laabs (geology) "What Happened to the Wetlands?"

1:45 Deborah Goodwin (religion) "Christianity and Faith-based Politics"

2:30 Lisa Heldke (philosophy) "Food and Agriculture"

2:45 Terry Morrow (communication studies) "Federalism: What We Can Expect from the Federal Government"

3:00 Alisa Rosenthal (political science) "Left Behind: Evacuation, Poverty, and the Hurricane"

PostedApr 17, 2019