UNC-CH researchers to study social effects of N.C. hurricane

and documentary photography.

Funding from the Odum Institute and a matching UNC-CH Institute on Aging grant will allow the historians to interview more people about the flood's impact on the elderly.

"By disrupting what was typical and taken for granted, the flooding crisis paradoxically reveals much of a given individual's place in a community and much about the fabric of a given life," said Dr. Joseph Mosnier, associate director of the oral history program. "The flood serves as a point of entry for a wider inquiry into the evolving character of the experiences of the region's elderly across several generations, the rise of elderly-focused social and health services and other issues."

The new project will involve 25 interviews that will become part of the Southern Historical Collection archives. Dr. Jacquelyn Hall, director of the Southern Oral History Program; Mosnier; Thompson, education and curriculum director at the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University; and history graduate students Katie Otis and Rachel O'Toole are team members.

Strategies used to help adults with low literacy cope with natural disasters are the focus of another project by communications studies graduate student Tracy Francis. The study grew out of a class that focused on families and disasters and his volunteer work as a reading tutor when he saw an earlier storm's devastating effect on a student. The student was almost killed by Hurricane Fran.

"Her usual roads were blocked, her usual stores were closed and she couldn't read everything written on the sides of trucks offering assistance, so bingo, the project was born," Francis said. "Adult literacy is an often unspoken problem, and the non-reading community often is an unseen community that can be overlooked during a natural disaster. I am interested in what happens when the daily routines of non-readers or low-literate adults are interrupted by disasters."

Francis is developing a six-hour "Train-the-Tu

Contact: David Williamson
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Page: 1 2 3

Related biology news :

1. UNC-CH study indicates special vaccines could prevent insulin-dependent diabetes
2. Feds give $16 million to UNC-CH scientists studying waste site problems
3. UNC-CH study offers new evidence that garlic protects against cancers
4. UNC-CH experiments reveal new pen can disinfect water
5. UNC-CH bus brings mobile lab, high-tech science focus to underserved N.C. schools
6. UNC-CH researchers to comb N.C. mountains for iron problem chiefly affecting Scots, Irish
7. UNC-CH biologists identify new order of marine fungi
8. UNC-CH scientists create worlds smallest pieces of ice
9. UNC-CH scientist finds smallest number of genes needed for organisms survival
10. UNC-CH scientist encourages all to watch PBS series on microbes
11. Prestigious new nutrition research center being established at UNC-CH with NIH funding

Post Your Comments:

(Date:8/26/2020)... ... August 24, 2020 , ... ... chronic inflammatory and fibrotic diseases, today announced that Dr. Stacie Canan has joined ... , Dr. Canan previously served as Executive Director of Global Health at Bristol ...
(Date:8/26/2020)... ... ... Modality Solutions, a biopharmaceutical cold chain validation engineering firm, is ... is the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. Modality Solutions made ... three-year revenue growth of 71 percent. , The Inc. 5000 list represents a ...
(Date:8/21/2020)... ... August 19, 2020 , ... “How can we ... dedicated to Salivary Bioscience for more than twenty years. Together with Douglas Granger, ... " Salivary Bioscience: Foundations of Interdisciplinary Saliva Research and Applications ," and Steven ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:7/31/2020)... , ... July 30, 2020 ... ... cloud-based software for the life sciences industry, today announced the release of ... designed specifically for Medical Science Liaisons (MSLs) and other field medical professionals. ...
(Date:7/18/2020)... ... , ... After research model surgery and catheter implantation, the long journey of ... beginning of a successful study, while protecting and accessing the catheter or device post-surgery ... Surgery from Envigo in a live webinar on Wednesday, August ...
(Date:7/18/2020)... ... July 16, 2020 , ... Medial EarlySign , a ... prevention of high-burden diseases, and Centric Consulting, a business and technology consulting firm, ... existing data in order to identify and prioritize patients for care. , Combining ...
(Date:7/10/2020)... ... July 08, 2020 , ... Bode Technology, ... expansion of laboratory operations through its COVID-19 testing service, Bode-CARES . Bode-CARES ... , Bode-CARES provides a turnkey solution that includes a comprehensive collection ...
Breaking Biology Technology:
Cached News: