Workshop Program

Unless noted otherwise, all workshop events will take place at the Lavin Bernik Center for University Life, Room 203 – Stibbs Conference Room. See the Logistics page for the facility location information.

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Wednesday, May 20

1:30 PM Optional Pre-workshop field trip – Post-Katrina New Orleans and Environmental Justice Issues

Led by Rich Campanella, Professor, School of Architecture, Tulane University
Leave from the Maison St. Charles hotel.

5:00 PM Reception (cash bar) and Southern Traditions Buffet Dinner – Tulane Law School

6:30 PM Welcoming remarks, workshop goals, introductions

Cathryn Manduca, SERC Director, InTeGrate Principal Investigator, Carleton College
Michael Blum, Director, Center for Bioenvironmental Research at Tulane and Xavier Universities

6:45-7:45 PM Keynote address – Environmental Justice Through the Lens of Gulf Coast Transdisciplinary Research (PowerPoint 2007 (.pptx) 4.3MB May20 15)
Discussion Notes

Maureen Lichtveld, MD, MPH
Professor and Chair
Freeport McMoRan Chair of Environmental Policy
Associate Director Population Sciences, Louisiana Cancer Research Consortium
Director, Center for Gulf Coast Environmental Health Research, Leadership, and Strategic Initiatives ( This site may be offline. )
Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine
Department of Global Environmental Health Sciences

7:30-8:15 PM Group Discussion starting with 2 invited discussants

How can educators help undergraduate students to see the connections between hazards and environmental justice?

Moderator: David Blockstein, Senior Scientist, National Council for Science and the Environment
Discussants: Jolvan Morris, Savannah State University; John Warford, Florida A&M University

8:15 Conclude - bus back to hotel

Thursday, May 21

6:30 AM Breakfast at hotel

8:00 AM Bus pickup for University

8:30 AM Introductions of Participants, Overview of the day and of the InTeGrate project
Lavin Bernik Center for University Life, Room 203 – Stibbs Conference Room

InTeGrate Overview (PowerPoint 1.4MB May20 15) Cathryn Manduca, InTeGrate Principal Investigator, Carleton College

9:00-9:30 AM Table Discussions

Showcase what participants are currently doing and want to do after they leave.
Table Group Pages

9:30-10:15 AM Plenary: Introduction to InTeGrate resources related to coastal hazards, risk, and environmental justice (Discussion Notes)

  • Introduction to InTeGrate materials development process InTeGrate Materials Development (PowerPoint 2007 (.pptx) 1.3MB May21 15) - Cailin Huyck Orr (SERC)
  • Environmental Justice and Freshwater Resources - developed by Adriana Perez (Dona Ana Community College), Jill Schneiderman (Vassar College), Joshua Villalobos (El Paso Community College), and Meg Stewart (independent instruction technologist) (presentation (PowerPoint 2007 (.pptx) 1MB May20 15))
  • Coastal Processes Hazards and Society - developed by Sean Cornell (Shippensburg University), Duncan Fitzgerald (Boston University), Ioannis Georgiou (University of New Orleans), Mark Kulp (University of New Orleans), Dinah Maygarden (University of New Orleans), Brent Yarnal (Pennsylvania State University) (presentation (PowerPoint 2007 (.pptx) 7.5MB May21 15))
  • Natural Hazards and Risks: Hurricanes - developed by Josh Galster (Montclair State University), Lisa Gilbert (Williams College), and Joan Ramage (Lehigh University) (presentation (PowerPoint 2007 (.pptx) 6.9MB May21 15))

10:15-10:30 AM Break

10:30-11:30 AM Working groups: Challenges and opportunities for incorporating hazards, risk and environmental Justice into the classroom (topical) -

Participants will be broken into groups of about 8 people each (mixed among schools) to explore how risk and justice are currently being taught in the context of topics and to develop ideas for creating new teaching materials.
Participant Workspace

11:30 AM-12:30 PM Panel: Examples of working with communities to incorporate hazards, risk, and environmental justice into the academic program

Panelists will describe how they have successfully implemented these topics in their campus programs beyond their classrooms and working with communities

Moderator: Monica Teets-Farris, Director, Assoc. Prof. - Research , Center for Hazards Assessment, Response & Technology (CHART), University of New Orleans

Pam Jenkins (PowerPoint 2007 (.pptx) 7.7MB May21 15), Department of Sociology, University of New Orleans
Jennifer Haney, Department of Environmental, Geographical, and Geological Sciences, Bloomsburg University
Jenise Young (PowerPoint 2007 (.pptx) 1.2MB May21 15), Mickey Leland Center for Environment Justice and Sustainability, Texas Southern University

12:30-2:00 PM Lunch

2:00-3:00 PM Institutional Working Groups: Implementing hazards, risk, and environmental justice in your institution

Teams from each participating institution meet to begin developing action plans for post-workshop activities in the Participant Workspace

3:00-3:30 PM Funding Opportunities

3:30-3:45 PM Break

3:45-4:30 PM Institutional Working Groups: Implementing hazards, risk, and environmental justice in your institution

Teams from each participating institution continue to develop action plans for post-workshop activities.

4:30- 5:00 PM Report Out

5:00-6:00 PM Panel: Preparing Students for Careers -

This panel explores the skills employers prefer from college graduates for entry level positions and beyond.

Moderator: Mike Blum, Tulane University
Panelists :

  • Felicia Davis, Building Green Initiative
  • Charles Allen III, Principal and Founder, The Allen Group, former Advisor & Director, City of New Orleans Coastal and Environmental Affairs (presentation (PowerPoint 1.9MB May20 15))
  • Jana C. Sikdar, Director, Workforce and Retention, Greater New Orleans, Inc. - a regional economic development alliance serving the 10-parish region of Southeast Louisiana. (presentation (Acrobat (PDF) 2.6MB May20 15))

6:00-6:30 PM Synthesis of where we are, plan for tomorrow, workshop evaluation (please complete before dinner)

6:30 Shuttle back to hotel

7:30 Crawfish Boil Dinner, Maison St. Charles hotel courtyard in New Orleans

Friday, May 22

6:30 AM Breakfast at hotel

8:00 AM Bus pick for University

8:15-9:00 AM Morning instructions and discussion of InTegrate opportunities

Road check results - John McDaris

Plan for day - Cathy

Cailin Huyck Orr, Assistant Director, SERC, Carleton College

9:00-10:15 AM Institutional Working groups – Finish action plan to take back to your institution

10:15-11:30 AM Cross-institutional breakout groups

11:30 AM-12:00 PM Group discussion followed by individual reflection

12:00-1:00 PM Lunch

1:00-2:00 PM

2:00 PM Adjourn