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Researchers release draft final report on New Orleans levees
Following an eight-month study of the New Orleans levee system and its performance during Hurricane Katrina, a 30-person team of researchers led by Raymond Seed and Robert Bea of the University of California, Berkeley, released a near-complete draft of their findings today in a "town hall" meeting in that Gulf Coast city. View News Article (2006-05-23)

Large centrifuge helps researchers mimic effects of Katrina on levees
Researchers studying the effects of Hurricane Katrina on the levees of New Orleans used a 150 g-ton centrifuge to model one of New Orleans' levee sections and the hurricane forces that led to its failure. View News Article (2006-03-22)

In the Eye of the Storm: Why some people stayed behind
Hurricane Katrina was the largest natural disaster in U.S. history, claiming the lives of more than 1,800 victims and causing well over $100 billion in damage along the Gulf Coast. View News Article (2009-07-06)

Haiti reconstruction will require local input
Destruction in Haiti, the result of a January 12 earthquake, is staggering. The majority of the capital city of Port-au-Prince will have to be rebuilt from scratch.  View News Article (2010-01-27)

New Orleans schools fail to provide equal education opportunity, new U of Minnesota study says
After Hurricane Katrina destroyed much of the public school infrastructure in New Orleans, Louisiana embarked on a massive effort to rebuild the entire New Orleans public school system, launching the nation's most extensive charter school experiment. View News Article (2010-05-21)

Why would a struggling community shun corporate gifts? A study of Hurricane Katrina and Mardi Gras
Gifts and support from people of different social positions strengthen communities, especially in hard times, according to a new study of post-Katrina New Orleans in the Journal of Consumer Research. View News Article (2012-01-18)

LSU Health New Orleans ophthalmologist recommends UV protection inside cars
In invited commentary on a comparative study of the protective properties of windshields and side-windows in cars against harmful UV rays, Dr. Jayne Weiss, Professor and Chair of Ophthalmology at LSU Health New Orleans School of Medicine, has a take-home message for both ophthalmologists and consumers - UV protection should be used not just outdoors, but inside cars, too.  View News Article (2016-05-13)

Household levels of mold following Hurricane Katrina surpass some agricultural environments
In a study assessing flood clean-up procedures in New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina, a team of scientists led by researchers at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health, report that household levels of mold and bacterial endotoxins in three single-family homes were so considerable that they equaled or surpassed those in waste- water treatment plants, cotton mills, and... View News Article (2006-09-25)

Definitive diabetes indicator deceptively high in African-American children
Researchers at LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans and Children's Hospital of New Orleans have found that there is a major difference in the hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) response to blood glucose between African-American and Caucasian children with diabetes. View News Article (2010-05-05)

Study Ties Parental Divorce in Childhood to Stroke in Adulthood
Children who experience a parental divorce are over twice as likely to suffer a stroke at some point in their lives, according to new research presented in New Orleans at The Gerontological Society of America's (GSA) 63rd Annual Scientific Meeting. View News Article (2010-11-22)

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