Professors to discuss reactions to Hurricane Katrina

Members of SUNY Oswego’s faculty will examine issues related to Hurricane Katrina in two panel discussions this fall that will be open to the public. The first at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 6 in the basement lounge of Hart Hall will focus on the psychological, political and international reactions to the disaster.

Panelists will be Dr. Dustin Howes of Oswego’s political science department on “The Politics of Disaster,” Dr. John Lalande of the modern languages department on “International Perspectives and Responses” and Dr. Karen Wolford of the psychology department on “Psychological Effects of Natural Disasters.”

The second panel will deal with the scientific context of Hurricane Katrina. It will be scheduled for later in the semester.

These admission-free panels are being organized under the auspices of SUNY Oswego’s Interdisciplinary Programs and Activities Center. For more information, call the center at 312-3236.

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(Posted: Sep 28, 2005)