CHART News

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UNO-CHART is an applied social science hazards research center at The University of New Orleans that collaborates with Louisiana communities including the City of New Orleans and its surrounding parishes. This blog details CHART's activities.
By Tara Lambeth on 5/19/2016 6:20 AM

As a part of CHART's evacuation project and partnership with the city, CHART attended a virtual tabletop exercise for faith-based leaders. The exercise delved into ways to prepare for hurricanes, and assist with hurricane response and recovery.

By Tara Lambeth on 5/18/2016 6:17 AM

CHART provided materials on preparing for storms at a faith-based and community preparedness event, hosted by the City of New Orleans and FEMA and held at the University of New Orleans on May 18th. CHART also provided the same materials at the NHC Gulf Coast Hurricane Awareness Tour, held at the Lakefront Airport later that day.

By Tara Lambeth on 4/29/2016 6:16 AM

UNO-CHART participated in the Louisiana Floodplain Management Association (LFMA)'s 33rd Annual Technical & Business Conference in Baton Rouge. Director Monica Farris and Assistant Director Tara Lambeth presented on their FEMA Federal Emergency Management Agency-funded Repetitive Loss Project. UNO-CHART alumna Maggie Olivier (now floodplain manager for Jefferson Parish) and Farris both received certificates of appreciation from LADOTD for their “dedication, knowledge and assistance to the citizens of the state of Louisiana with regard to the Community Rating System.” 

By Tara Lambeth on 3/3/2016 9:01 AM

Since 2001, UNO-CHART has trained over 100 students, 90% of whom have or will graduate from the University of New Orleans. These students are continuing their mitigation careers by becoming community and regional leaders. On March 3rd, the New Orleans City Council honored our accomplishments.

By Tara Lambeth on 3/1/2016 8:54 AM

UNO-CHART attended and staffed a booth at the RES/CON Conference in New Orleans March 1st and 2nd. The conference covered aspects of resilience and disaster management.

By Tara Lambeth on 2/29/2016 6:50 AM

CHART Faculty Associate Dr. Pamela Jenkins, along with UNO Sociology professor Dr. Vern Baxter, recently released Left to Chance, which examines recovery from Hurricane Katrina from the perspective of two African American neighborhoods - Hollygrove and Ponchartrain Park. Find more information on their book here.

By Tara Lambeth on 2/26/2016 7:02 AM
Dr. Matt Bethel of Louisiana Sea Grant presented at the Challenges of Natural Resource Economics and Policy (CNREP) conference here in New Orleans on March 21 on the panel: Determining risk perception and impacts of predicted sea level rise (SLR) to enhance local hazard mitigation planning through knowledge integration and visualization tools. The presentation covered elements of a research project of which CHART's Assistant Director, Tara Lambeth, assists Louisiana Sea Grant with the social science aspects.
By Tara Lambeth on 2/1/2016 7:00 AM

CHART's Director, Dr. Monica Farris, and Assistant Director, Tara Lambeth, will present on Mitigating Repetitive Loss Properties in South Louisiana Using the Community Rating System at this year's ASFPM Conference in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

By Tara Lambeth on 1/6/2016 6:56 AM

Tara Lambeth, CHART's Assistant Director, presented the Risk Literacy curriculum materials at a meeting of Adult Basic Educators group, which is organized by the Literacy Alliance of Greater New Orleans.

By Tara Lambeth on 12/11/2015 6:53 AM

Tara Lambeth, Assistant Director of UNO-CHART, participated in an Elevation Forum hosted by LSU AgCenter. The forum was a facilitated discussion surrounding building elevation. The goal of the forum was to inform future educational programs on building elevation, and identify issues with past elevation processes, in order to improve elevation processes in the future.

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