Southern Miss Gulf Coast Conference on Community Resilience and Hurricane Katrina June 4-5
Wednesday, June 02, 2010
Contact Charmaine Williams Schmermund - 228.865.4573   


Scholars from around the world who have conducted community resilience research following Hurricane Katrina will meet at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park campus in Long Beach June 4-5 for the conference, “Returning to Katrina: Bringing Hurricane Research Back to the Community.” The research summit, featuring scholars who conducted post-Katrina research, will share their findings with the Gulf Coast communities they once studied.

The conference, to be held in the Fleming Education Center, is sponsored by Southern Miss Gulf Coast in partnership with the Community and Regional Resilience Institute (CARRI) and the Center for Policy and Resilience (CPR). The university, along with CARRI and CPR, have worked together for more than two years to research and advocate resilience planning in the rebuilding process on the Mississippi Gulf Coast.

The conference is open to the public and there is no charge, but guests are required to pre-register by contacting the Center for Policy and Resilience by phone at 228.214.3250 or e-mail at This email address is being protected from spam bots, you need Javascript enabled to view it .
For more information, visit the Center for Policy and Resilience Web site at www.usm.edu/gulfcoast/cpr/summit.php

About The University of Southern Mississippi
The University of Southern Mississippi, founded in 1910, is a comprehensive doctoral and research-extensive university fulfilling its mission of being a leading university in engaging and empowering individuals to transform lives and communities. In a tradition of leadership for student development, Southern Miss is educating a 21st century work force providing intellectual capital, cultural enrichment and innovation to Mississippi and the world. Southern Miss is located in Hattiesburg, Miss., with an additional campus and teaching and research sites on the Mississippi Gulf Coast; further information is found at www.usm.edu/gulfcoast .