RISE 2019 Conference- AGENDA Day 2 (Tomorrow’s Solutions)

Transforming University Engagement In Pre- and Post-Disaster Environments: Lessons from Puerto Rico

(Today’s Challenges)
Day 1
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(Tomorrow’s Solutions)
Day 2
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(Action to Get There)
Day 3
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(Day 1 – 3)
Full Agenda
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Day 2 (Tomorrow’s Solutions) 
Tuesday, November 19

Last updated on Mon Nov 18 2019 00:05:51 (Eastern Standard Time)

7:30 – 9:00 CHECK-IN / BREAKFAST / EXHIBITS
9:00 – 10:30
Leaders' Roundtable Envisioning a New Paradigm
Location: Ballroom - Campus Center
Moderator: Michelle Wyman, Executive Director, National Council for Science and the Environment
  • Daniel Cotter, Principal Director, US DHS Office of Science and Technology
  • Faith Hall, Co-Founder, Dominion Advisory Group, Ltd.
  • Peter Lopez, Regional Administrator, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency - Region 2
  • Vilda Vera Mayuga, Deputy Secretary for Economic Opportunity, New York Department of State
  • Jorge Iván Vélez-Arocho, President, Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico
10:30 – 10:45 Break
10:45 – 12:15
University Partnership: R&D, Education & Engagement Tapping the Potential of Universities to Develop the Next Generation of Disaster Professionals, Knowledge Creation, Campus Resilience Building and Community Service
Location: UNH 110 - University Hall
Moderator: Thomas Richardson, Executive Director, Coastal Resilience Center
  • Patrick Cowhey, Branch Chief (Acting), FEMA National Training and Education System (NTES)
  • Shaleen Miller, Visiting Lecturer, University of North Carolina
  • Kiyoshi Murakami, Special Advisor to President, Iwate University
  • Ismael Pagán-Trinidad, Chair, Department of Civil Engineering and Surveying Department, University of Puerto Rico - Mayagüez
  • Lori Peek, Director, Natural Hazards Center and Professor, Department of Sociology, University of Colorado Boulder
  • Tricia Wachtendorf, Professor, Sociology Director, Disaster Research Center, University of Delaware
Peer to Peer Towards a New Architecture of Relationships in Pre- and Post-Disaster Interventions
Location: Student Success Center - Campus Center
Moderator: Jacob Mans, Assistant Professor, University of Minnesota
  • Walter Diaz, Dean of Arts and Sciences, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
  • Anne Fenton, Deputy Secretary, City University of New York Board of Trustees
  • Erica Smithwick, Professor of Geography, Pennsylvania State University
  • Jennie Stephens, Director, School of Public Policy & Urban Affairs, Northeastern University
  • Jorge Vanegas, Dean, College of Architecture, Texas A & M University
Communicating Disasters Reenvisioning University-Community Relationships in a Climate Change World
Location: Multipurpose Room - Campus Center Expansion
Moderator: Rafael De Balanzo Joue, Assistant Professor Adjunct, Hunter & Queens College, City University of New York
  • Gerardo Alvarado-León, Team Leader and News Reporter, El Nuevo Día
  • Luis Bonilla-Soto, Director and Full Professor in Environmental Health, University of Puerto Rico
  • Ramon Bueno, Climate Resilience & Development Specialist, Independent Consultant + Somerville/MA Commission Energy Use & Climate Change
  • Christine Nieves, President, Emerge Puerto Rico
  • Yadira Nieves-Pizarro, Assistant Professor, Universidad Intramericana de Puerto Rico - Recinto de Bayamón
Climate Adaptation 2 Beyond Tools: Strategies for Aiding in Adaptation and Mitigation
Location: Assembly Hall - Campus Center
Moderator: Alex Greer, Assistant Professor, University at Albany, State University of New York
  • Catherine T. Lawson, Associate Professor in Geography and Planning, University at Albany, State University of New York
  • Ellen Mecray, NOAA Regional Climate Services Director- East, NOAA
  • Michael Moriarty, Director, Region II Mitigation Division, FEMA Region II
  • Joel Scheraga, Senior Advisor for Climate Adaptation, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • Andrea Webster, Implementation Manager, Environmental Resilience Institute
Multi-sectorial Relationships University-Diaspora Relations: the Other Side of Community Resilience
Location: Boardroom - Campus Center Expansion
Moderator: Fatima Olivieri, Associate, KieranTimberlake
Alternative Energy Disasters as Windows of Opportunity for Alternative Energy Pathways
Location: Standish Room - Science Library Room 330
Moderator: Gabriel Chan, Assistant Professor, University of Minnesota
12:15 – 02:00 Lunch (12:15 - 01:00) & Keynote (01:00 - 02:00)
Keynote Address Designing Transformational Collaborations for Greater Impact
Location: Ballroom - Campus Center
  • Valerie A. Luzadis, Incoming Chair, NCSE Board of Directors; Professor of Social-Ecological Systems and Ecological Economics, College of Environmental Science & Forestry, State University of New York
02:00 – 02:15 Break
02:15 – 3:45
Atmospheric & Environmental Science: Next Chapter in Resilience Atlantic Hurricanes: Tomorrow’s Solutions to Enhancing Prediction and Bolstering Resilience
Location: Student Success Center - Campus Center
Moderator: Kristen Corbosiero, Associate Professor, University at Albany, State University of New York
  • Marie Mora, Associate Provost for Academic Affairs and Professor of Economics, University of Missouri - St. Louis
  • Kevin Reed, Assistant Professor, Stony Brook University
  • Rosimar Rios-Berrios, Scientist I, National Center for Atmospheric Research
  • Amber Silver, Assistant Professor, University at Albany, State University of New York
  • Stephanie N. Stevenson, GOES Tropical Applications Developer, Research Scientist/Scholar I, Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere at Colorado State University
Renewable Energy A Blueprint for Least-Cost Ultra-High Renewable Energy Penetration in Puerto Rico
Location: PAC Recital Hall
Moderator: Richard Perez, Senior Research Associate, University at Albany, State University of New York
Climate Adaptation 3 Climate Adaptation, Mitigation, Engaged Research and Service Learning: Opportunities for Higher Education
Location: Standish Room - Science Library Room 330
Moderator: DeeDee Bennett, Associate Professor, College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity
  • Curtis Dann-Messier, University Director for Workforce Programs, City University of New York
  • James Liszka, Professor of Philosophy, State University of New York-Plattsburgh
  • Marty Matlock, Executive Director, University of Arkansas
  • Jenniffer Santos-Hernández, Research Professor, Centro de Investigaciones Sociales, University of Puerto Rico - Rio Piedras
  • Lisa A. Stephens, Assistant Dean for Digital Education, University at Buffalo, State University of New York
Legal Framework of University Interventions Exploring Policy and Regulatory Frameworks for University Resilience Work that Both Serves Immediate Needs and Creates Models for Change
Location: UNH 110 - University Hall
Moderator: Kim Diana Connolly, Professor; Director of Clinical Legal Education; Vice Dean for Advocacy and Experiential Education, University at Buffalo, State University of New York
  • Susan Clark, Director, Sustainable Urban Environments Initiative, University at Buffalo
  • Alyssa Curran, Member, Board of Directors, Unidos por Utuado
  • Joseph Siegel, Senior Attorney and Environmental Collaboration and Conflict Resolution Specialist, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • Amaris Torres-Rivera, Executive Director, Fundación Fondo de Acceso a la Justicia
Public Health Preparedness & Recovery from Natural Disaster What Preparedness Efforts and Recovery Strategies Can Reduce Health Impacts from Natural Disasters?
Location: Multipurpose Room - Campus Center Expansion
Moderator: Miguel Cruz, Senior Emergency Operations Officer, CDC/NCEH/EM
  • Seth Guthartz, Director, Emergency Planning & Operations, Division of Environmental Health
  • Shao Lin, Professor, University at Albany, State University of New York
  • Samantha Penta, Assistant Professor, University at Albany, State University of New York
  • Michael Primeau, Director, Office of Health Emergency Preparedness, New York State Department of Health
  • Mary Riley-Jacome, Project Coordinator, University at Albany, State University of New York
  • Neil Stuart, Lead Meteorologist, NOAA-NWS
University Role In Relief Reflections on Universities’ New Roles in Disaster Response
Location: PAC Main Theater
Moderator: Ethel Marie Ríos Orlandi, Professor, University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras Campus
  • Cory Arcak, Director, MSC L.T. Jordan Institute for International Awareness - Texas A&M University
  • Anais Roque, Graduate Research Associate, Arizona State University - School of Human Evolution and Social Change
  • Luisa Seijo Maldonado, Professor of Social Sciences, University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez
  • Angélica Valdés Valderrama, PhD student, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University
  • Lynn Warner, Dean, School of Social Welfare, University at Albany, State University of New York
Engineering & Coastal Resiliency: A National & International Imperative Socio-Technical Approaches To Coastal Resilience
Location: Assembly Hall - Campus Center
Moderator: Jorge González-Cruz, NOAA-CREST Professor, City University of New York
  • Thomaz Carvalhaes, PhD Student, Arizona State University, School of Sustainability
  • Maria Dillard, Research Social Scientist, National Institute of Standards and Technology
  • Donovan Finn, Assistant Professor, Stony Brook University
  • Masoud Ghandehari, Associate Professor of Civil and Urban Engineering, New York University Tandon School of Engineering
  • Yanna Liang, Professor and Chair, University at Albany, State University of New York
  • Edwin Melendez, Director, Center for Puerto Rican Studies, Hunter College
Systems of Higher Education SUNY-Puerto Rico Task Force
Location: Boardroom - Campus Center Expansion
Moderator: Michael Alfultis, President, Maritime College
  • Sally Crimmins Villela, Associate Vice Chancellor for Global Affairs, State University of New York
  • Mark Lichtenstein, Chief of Staff / Chief Sustainability Officer, State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry
  • Amy Nitza, Director of Institute for Disaster Mental Health, State University of New York at New Paltz
  • Marla Perez-Lugo, Senior RISE Fellow, National Council for Science and the Environment
  • Ethan Yake, Senior Director of Partnerships, All Hands and Hearts
03:45 – 04:00 Break
04:00 – 05:30
Cohort Breakout Session Government Officials, Indigenous People, and Community Cohort
Location: Standish Room - Science Library Room 330
  • Mark Lichtenstein, Chief of Staff / Chief Sustainability Officer, State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry
  • Oscar Ojeda-Cana, Auxiliary Researcher, University of Puerto Rico - Cayey
Cohort Breakout Session Higher Education Administrators Cohort
Location: Assembly Hall - Campus Center
  • Valerie A. Luzadis, Incoming Chair, NCSE Board of Directors; Professor of Social-Ecological Systems and Ecological Economics, College of Environmental Science & Forestry, State University of New York
  • Ethel Marie Ríos Orlandi, Professor, University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras Campus
Cohort Breakout Session Researchers and Practitioners Cohort
Location: Multipurpose Room/Boardroom - Campus Center Expansion
  • Elizabeth Allen, Postdoc Research Associate, Northeastern University
  • Maria Bermudez, PhD Student, Philosophy Graduate Assistant, The Pennsylvania State University
  • Katja Brundiers, Clinical Assistant Professor, Arizona State University
  • Theresa Pardo, Director of Center for Technology in Government, University at Albany, State University of New York
Cohort Breakout Session Students Cohort
Location: Student Success Center - Campus Center
  • Glorynel Ojeda, Graduate Student, School of Sustainability, Arizona State University
  • Sandra Soto-Santiago, Assistant Professor, Department of English, University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez
05:30 – 08:00 Reception, Dinner (05:30 - 07:00) & Leaders' Discussion (07:00 - 08:00)
Leaders' Armchair Discussion Challenges and Opportunities Facing Higher Education and Research Institutions in Addressing the Risks of Extreme Events and Disasters
Location: Ballroom - Campus Center
Moderator: Everette Joseph, Director, National Center for Atmospheric Research
08:00 – 08:15 Break
08:15 – 09:30
Film Screening After Maria
Location: Campus Center Auditorium
Moderator: Yarimar Bonilla, Professor, Hunter College, City University of New York