January 27_ 2012 by fanzhongqing


									                          FEMA’s Higher Education Program Bits and Pieces

                        National Emergency Training Center, Emmitsburg, MD

                                             27 January 2012

Hi Ed Website (submitted today to webmaster for posting next week):

    15th Annual Emergency Management Higher Education Conference -
      Conference Background, Goals and Objectives
      Conference Workshop Schedule, June 4, 2012
      Graduate/Doctoral Student Research Presentation Information

    Hi Ed Activity Reports – http://training.fema.gov/EMIWeb/edu/activityRA2012.asp
         January 20

    College List – EM Programs – Masters Level -
      University of Puerto Rico, School of Law – Center for the Study of Disaster Law and Policy Center
         – Disaster Law Courses

    College List – HS Programs – http://training.fema.gov/emiweb/edu/collegelist/DHSDoctoral/
      Colorado Technical University – Doctor or Management – Homeland Security

    College List – HS Programs - http://training.fema.gov/emiweb/edu/collegelist/DHSMaster/
      Colorado Technical University – Master of Science Management – Homeland Security

    EM Faculty Position – http://training.fema.gov/EMIWeb/edu/facultypos.asp
      Arkansas Tech University – Assistant Professor in Emergency Management

      All comments concerning website materials should be emailed to Barbara.Johnson3@fema.dhs.gov.

14th Annual Emergency Management Higher Education Conference Update

    15th Annual Emergency Management Higher Education Conference is scheduled June 4-7, 2012.

    Those interested in presenting at the Higher Education Conference can access the “Call for
     Papers/Presentations” on the Hi Ed website at
     http://training.fema.gov/EMIWeb/edu/educonference12.asp. Make sure to include the form with
     your one page proposal. Email both to Barbara.Johnson3@fema.dhs.gov.


      Students currently enrolled in a college/university emergency management program are needed as
      student volunteers for the 15th Annual Emergency Management Higher Education Conference. Students
      will be given reporting assignments and general conference duties. The reports will be incorporated into
      the post-conference proceedings posted to the FEMA Emergency Management Higher Education
      Program website -- Conferences section.
Generally graduate students will be assigned primarily to take detailed notes during the concurrent
breakout sessions and to write summaries of those breakout sessions for incorporating into the post-
conference “proceedings”. Reports will be 3-4 pages per session and will highlight the most significant
aspects of the session. Graduate students will be assigned at least one breakout session to report but
may be assigned up to three reports during the conference.

Generally undergraduate students are assigned various aspects of the conference i.e., passing
microphones during plenary sessions, assisting with conference registration, passing out conference
notebooks, taking hard copies of presentation materials to classrooms, posting breakout session
classroom assignments and various other duties.

In addition one or more students will be assigned to assist the Higher Education Program Manager and
as well as the Hi Ed Program Assistant through out the week.

Student volunteers are required to attend 100% of the conference beginning with Monday workshops
and ending on Thursday afternoon with the last breakout sessions. The typical volunteer obligations
comprise about 20% of the conference. When not acting in a volunteer capacity students are free to
attend breakout sessions at their leisure.

Student volunteers are encouraged to participate in all conference activities.

Student Volunteer Criteria:

Student must be enrolled in a collegiate Emergency Management program listed in the Emergency
Management section of "The College List" on the FEMA EM Hi Ed Program website --

   Student should have the recommendation of a faculty member or department chair

   Students must be at least 18 years of age.

   Student volunteers must pay own transportation to and from the conference.

   Student volunteers must be able to participate in the entire four day conference.

   Student volunteers will receive from the Higher Education Program reimbursement of the NETC
    meal ticket for the week and a no-cost, on-campus dorm room (International students can not be
    reimbursed for the meal ticket and will be required to pay $40.00 per night for the dorm room
    and must go through a 8-12 week security clearance.)

   Students currently employed in any capacity by FEMA are not eligible for reimbursement of the
    meal ticket.

   Student should be capable of taking good detailed notes.

   Student will need to prepare a comprehensive report based on notes from the assigned breakout
    session. These reports will be incorporated into the Higher Education Program website conference

   In the event we do not have enough graduate volunteers students may be asked to participate in
    additional breakout sessions.
         Student will be contacted by the Student Volunteer Coordinator for their respective assigned break
          out session and to collect the final reports.

         Students must submit a conference application form and must return all requested
          information to the Mitigation secretary in a timely manner in order to be reimbursed for the
          meal ticket.

         If you have questions about the Higher Education Conference Student Volunteer positions please
          contact the Higher Education Program Assistant Barbara Johnson at
          Barbara.Johnson3@fema.dhs.gov or (301) 447-1452. More information will be available on the Hi
          Ed website conference section at http://training.fema.gov/EMIWeb/edu/educonference12.asp next


      Each year during the Annual Emergency Management Higher Education Conference a breakout session
      is reserved for graduate and doctoral students currently enrolled in an emergency management program.
      The reserved breakout session is an opportunity for students to present thesis or dissertation research. In
      past years this has proven to be a very popular session with conference attendees. Students wishing to
      present their research must be graduate or doctoral students currently enrolled in an emergency
      management program and have the recommendation of a faculty advisor. Presentation is “one student
      only” delivery. We do not allow group presentations for this session. Presentation should be 10 minutes
      or less in length. For more information contact Barbara Johnson, Barbara.Johnson3@fema.dhs.gov or
      Shannon Cool, Shannon.Cool@associates.fema.dhs.gov.

College and University News:

    Update of the Hi Ed website college list. The college list is the section most used by potential students
     seeking program information as well as being used by other colleges and universities that are
     investigating the possibility of an emergency management program in their school. For these and other
     reasons it is essential for us to have the most current and up to date information for your programs.
     Please respond to Shannon’s email as soon as possible when she contacts you. We appreciate the time
     you take to inform us of changes to your program.

    Hi Ed Statistical Update for January 2012:
      Emergency Management Higher Education Programs – 253
        o 68 Certificate, Diploma, Focus-Area, Minor in EM Collegiate Programs
        o 46 Schools Offer Associate Degree Programs
        o 43 Schools Offer Bachelor Degree Programs
        o 86 Schools with Master-Level/Concentrations/Tracks/Specializations/Emphasis
        o 10 Schools Offer Doctoral-Level Programs
      U.S. Homeland Security/Defense and Terrorism Hi Ed Programs – 128
      U.S. International Disaster Relief/Humanitarian Assistance Programs – 15
      Public Health, Medical and Related Program – 26
      Listing of Related Programs – 28
    CSU Council for Emergency Management and Homeland Security (CEMHS)

      Good afternoon Colleagues,

      There are two valuable resources to share with you today:

      Dr. Mohsen Beheshti (Computer Science Department, CSU Dominguez Hills) would like to provide
      information about the CyberWatch regional center and the benefits to member institutions in developing
      curriculum, faculty, and students in the area of Cyber Security and Information Assurance. (Please see
      the attached 2 documents for more information).

      In addition, just received a forwarded link to the Department of Commerce newly updated Internship
      Directory for Washington D.C. from our colleagues at DHS S&T Office of University Programs.

      The link is:

      Also, the DHS HS-STEM Career Development Grants (CDG) funding opportunity is now open at
      Grants.gov-- the link is:

      Please let me know if you have any questions or additional info to share--

      Best Regards, Keith

      Keith Clement, Ph.D.
      Associate Professor
      Chair, University Undergraduate Curriculum Committee
      Department of Criminology
      California State University, Fresno

      Planning Director, CSU Council for Emergency
      Management and Homeland Security (CEMHS)

Emergency Management and Homeland Security News:

    Winter Weather. Check the FEMA website when preparing your home, car and work place for cold
     weather emergencies. Important information can be found at http://www.ready.gov/

    Received from: Greta E. Marlatt; email: gmarlatt@nps.edu/:
      New or Updated Congressional Research Service (CRS) Reports:
           o Coast Guard Deepwater Acquisition Programs: Background, Oversight Issues, and Options
               for Congress. RL33753
           o Internships, Fellowships, and Other Work Experience Opportunities in the Federal
               Government. 98-654
           o Nuclear Power Plant Design and Seismic Safety Considerations. R41805
           o Border Security: Immigration Enforcement Between Ports of Entry. R42138
           o Federal Aid to Roads and Highways Since the 18th Century: A Legislative History. R42140
           o The National Defense Authorization Act for FY2012: Detainee Matters. R42143
       o Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response: The SAFER Grant Program. RL33375
       o U.S. National Science Foundation: An Overview. 95-307
   Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs
       o Feeding the Next Generation: Science, Business, and Public Policy
   Brookings
       o Campaign 2012: Twelve Challenges Facing the Next President
       o Clean Energy—Policy and Priorities
       o Policy and Process Innovation for Economic Growth
   Center for American Progress (CAP)
       o Rewiring the Federal Government for Competitiveness: A New Cabinet Department for the
           21st Century http://www.americanprogress.org/issues/2012/01/dwwsp_competitiveness.html
       o Universities in Innovation Networks: The Role and Future Promise of University Research in
           U.S. Science and Economic Policymaking
   Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
       o Corporate Engagement in Natural Disaster Response
   Department of Homeland Security Inspector General
       o OIG-12--20 Future Directions of FEMA’s Temporary Housing Assistance Program
       o OIG-12-22 Annual Report to Congress on States’ and Urban Areas’ Management of
           Homeland Security Grant Programs Fiscal Year 2011
       o OIG-12-24 The Effects of USCIS Adjudication Procedures and Policies on Fraud Detection
           by Immigration Services Officers http://www.oig.dhs.gov/assets/Mgmt/OIG_12-
   Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
       o Crisis Response and Disaster Resilience 2030: Forging Strategic Action in an Age of
           Uncertainty http://www.fema.gov/library/viewRecord.do?id=4995
       o A Whole Community Approach to Emergency Management: Principles, Themes, and
           Pathways for Action http://thesimonscenter.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/FEMA-WOC-
   Feinstein International Center
       o Developing a Profiling Methodology for Displaced People in Urban Areas
   Stanley Foundation
       o Drugs, Thugs, and WMD: Shift in Trafficking Routes Threatens Global Security
       o Public Opinion and Policymaking: A New Digest of US and International Attitudes
   Strategic Research Foundation
       o Industry for Homeland Security Towards Enhanced EU-US S&T Cooperation
      World Public Opinion.org
         o Large Majorities in US and Europe Endorse Focus on Renewable Energy

 National Emergency Management Agency Learning Resource Center (NETC LRC) Update
  Current Awareness: Weekly News Roundups - Just updated
      All-Hazards News and Information:

          Some of what you’ll find includes -
         Winter storms - guide to the literature: Click here
         Crisis Response and Disaster Resilience 2030
   New at the LRC Last Week
        All new library materials (164 new items this week)
        Downloadable titles
   Selected Fire/EMS/Emergency Mgmt topics:
        Campus safety
        Disaster planning/preparedness
        Emergency Management
        Geographic Information Systems
        Homeland Security
        Mass casualties
        Mass Evacuation
        Natural disasters
        Nuclear/Radiological Hazards
        Pandemics
        Public Health
        Resiliency/Critical Infrastructure
        Risk communications/social media
        Terrorism
        Training - Emergency Mgmt
        Wildfires

 EMForum.org/Emergency Information Infrastructure Project (EIIP)

   The Live Meeting recording of the January 25th EMForum.org program, "Legal Issues and Disasters:
   Things You Should Know," with Dr. Angelyn Flowers, is now available. This is a large file and requires
   Windows Media Player or Windows Media Components for QuickTime or a similar product to view.
   The Audio Podcast, presentation Slides, as well as Ratings and Comments, are available from the
   Background Page. Please take a moment to rate this program for relevance and share your comments.

 Apply Now for the Mary Fran Myers Scholarship
   The Mary Fran Myers Scholarship Committee is now accepting applications. Recipients will receive
   financial support allowing them to attend the 2011 Natural Hazards Research and Applications
   Workshopin Broomfield, Colorado, July 14-17. Recipients may also stay through July 18 to attend
   either the International Research Committee on Disasters or the Natural Hazard Mitigation Association
   add-on events for researchers and practitioners, respectively. Scholarships can cover part or all of
   transportation, meals, and registration costs.

   The Mary Fran Myers Scholarship is awarded annually to at least one potential Workshop participant.
      Recipients are recognized at the Workshop and may be asked to serve as panelists, where they can
      highlight their research or practical experiences with hazards and disasters.

      As the longtime co-director of the Natural Hazards Center, Myers recognized that many of the people
      and organizations that could benefit from and contribute to the Workshop—including local practitioners,
      students, and international professionals—were among those least likely to afford it. The scholarship
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      Hazards practitioners, students, and researchers with a strong commitment to disaster management and
      mitigation and who reside in North America or the Caribbean are eligible to enter. Eligibility is based on
      current place of residence, not citizenship.

      Applicants from outside North America and the Caribbean will be eligible for the scholarship in 2013.
      Previous attendees of the Natural Hazards Workshop are not eligible for the 2012 Mary Fran Myers
      Scholarship. Preference is given to those who can demonstrate financial need.

      For more information on past scholarship winners and how to apply, visit the Mary Fran Myers
      Scholarship page at the Natural Hazards Center Web site. Applications must be received by March 26.


    American Journal of Disaster Medicine
     What exactly is disaster medicine?

      Even to practitioners, the discipline's definition can be fuzzy and somewhat confusing. If it appeared in
      dictionaries (which it doesn't yet), it would look like this:

      dis.as.ter med.i.cine (di zas' tor med'i sin) n 1. the study and collaborative application of the
      professional skills of diverse medical and public health specialties to provide "crisis management"
      (altered standards of care) in mass casualty incidents 2. not the same as conventional medical care 3.
      requires a fundamental change in the approach to the care of patients in order to achieve the objective of
      providing the "greatest good for the greatest number of patients 4. requires knowledge of the
      fundamentals of disaster management, specific injury patterns commonly encountered in disasters and
      the ability to work as part of a multi-organizational response team

      Independent and strictly peer-reviewed, guided by a internationally recognized editorial review board
      and accepted for inclusion in the National Library of Medicine's prestigious PUBMED database,
      American Journal of Disaster Medicine is designed for those of us who will find ourselves on the
      frontlines of a major disaster. It offers practical, real time guidance as we seek to combine emergency
      medical and trauma skills with crisis management and new forms of triage in the effort to save lives.

      To subscribe to the American Journal of Disaster Medicine at

      About the Publisher
      At Weston Medical Publishing, our mission is simple: to provide the highest quality professional journals and we
      take great pride in our company, our commitment to customer service and in the journals we publish.
 CEMR Network Broadcast: http://cemr-network.org/?xg_source=msg_mes_network
  Please feel free to invite other EM professionals, researchers, professors, or others that you think would
  be interested in participating in the CEMR Network. If you have any suggestions or comments regarding
  the CEMR Network, please feel free to post on the CEMR Network profile wall or send us an email.

   If you would like to broadcast an announcement to the CEMR Network, please let us know at

 New York City Citizen Corps Council News:
  The NYC Citizen Corps Council News is an excellent source for emergency preparedness information.
  This robust weekly newsletter for organizations includes information about:

          NYC Citizen Corps Council Initiatives:
              o Get Informed. Follow the NYC Citizen Corp Council on Tumblr
              o Volunteer Development Program – Upcoming Workshops
              o Immigrant Task Force Speaker Series
          Webinars
              o Reducing Corporate Risk in Remote/Branch Offices – February 1, 2012
              o The VALs: Your Friends in Disaster Recovery – February 7, 2012
          Conferences/Workshops/Exercises/Events:
              o Exercise – Formidable Footprint: Pandemic Influenza – January 28, 2012
              o Conference – From Fear and Hate to Hope: Getting There Together – February 8, 2012
              o Conference – 9th Annual Institute for Disaster Mental Health Conference – April 20,
              o Workshop – Tabletop 101: Exercising Design Course – February 17, 2012
          Resources:
              o Article – “Disaster Tourism” Stirring Up Controversy
              o Article – Woodbridge Robbery Leads to Maplewood Arrest
              o Article – Richard J. Sheirer, City Emergency Chief on 9/11, Dies
              o Get Involved – Hope Count – January 30, 2012
              o Get Involved – American Dreamer Awards
              o Get Involved – NIRI-NY 9/11 Logler Internship Program
              o Report – Crisis Response and Disaster Resilience 2030
              o Resource – Northeastern New York Assistance Guide
              o Resource – Winter Safety Spotlight: Carbon Monoxide
              o Resource – Video: Haiti Thanks You
              o Resource – First Annual Be Ready St. Clair County Video and Ad Contest
              o Resource – Natural Hazards Observer
          Upcoming Meeting Dates:
              o Volunteer Task Force – Disaster Volunteer Conference Planning - January 31
              o Quarterly Meeting – February 28

   Organizations wishing to subscribe should contact Justin Land, Community Outreach Coordinator–
   NYC Office of Emergency Management at citizencorps@oem.nyc.gov.

 Black Emergency Managers Association (BEMA)

      Provide information, networking, professional development opportunities to African-American
        emergency managers.
          To advance the emergency management and homeland security profession within African-
           American communities.
          To assist and ensure African-American and minority community involvement in all phases of
           emergency management to include grant opportunities, training, preparedness, etc. with
           emphasis on the long-term recovery of the community.
          To provide mentoring opportunities to high school and college level students so that these
           individuals will return with skills for their communities.

   BEMA is an 'all inclusive' association and does not exclude any individual, organization, or entity that
   adheres to our primary mission & vision.

   To join send an email to BlackEmergManagersAssociation@verizon.net

 Emergency Management Solutions is a free monthly newsletter written by Lucien G. Canton, CEM.
   It is intended to share ideas, tips and tricks that will help improve your emergency programs.

   To subscribe to the newsletter or to view the current issue

 Natural Hazards Observer, Volume XXXVI, Number 3, January 2012 is now available
   The Christchurch earthquake’s hidden secrets – an invited comment by Erol Kalkan
   Take it to the (carbon) limit
   PPD-8 seeks a national emergency management policy
   2011 Atlantic hurricane season sees 19 named storms
   Rising carbon creating ‘unstoppable’ effects
   Invisible losses
   Testing the tyranny of names
   Resources
   Contracts and Grants
   Conferences and Training

   Visit the Natural Hazards Center Website to read the January and past editions of the Observer.

 Natural Hazards Center – DR 581 – January 26, 2012

      Science Under Wraps: Bioterrorism Fears Spur Unprecedented Lockdown of Flu Research
      It’s 2030. Do You Know Where Your Crisis Response Is?
      Apply Now for the Mary Fran Myers Scholarship
      Latest Natural Hazards Observer Online
      Call Outs: Calls for Papers, Abstracts, Proposals, and More
      Some New Web Resources
      Conferences, Training, and Events
      Jobs, Jobs, Jobs

   Contributions of jobs, conferences, and other content to this newsletter can be sent to
   jolie.breeden@colorado.edu. Please include “for Disaster Research” in the subject line.

   To subscribe, visit http://www.colorado.edu/hazards/dr/ or e-mail jolie.breeden@colorado.edu.

   Visit the Natural Hazards Center Web site to read the November and past editions of the Observer.
 Emergency Management Magazine – http://www.emergencymgmt.com
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  management, public safety and homeland security stakeholders charged to protect our communities,
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 Journal of Emergency Management
  Journal of Emergency Management is a professional, bi-monthly journal with a simple but urgent goal:
  to better equip all those responsible for emergency preparedness and response to deal effectively with
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 The Center for Infrastructure Protection and Homeland Security (CIP/HS)
  The CIP Report is a monthly, electronic newsletter for professionals in industry, government, and
  academia who have an interest in critical infrastructure protection (CIP). The newsletter provides the
  latest information about CIP including emerging legislation, government initiatives and leaders, and
  academic endeavors. All versions of The CIP Report are available in The CIP Report Archive with a
  complete listing of all volumes of The CIP Report organized by date and topic.

   The Center for Infrastructure Protection and Homeland Security (CIP/HS), originally called the CIP
   Project, is located in the George Mason University School of Law. The Center received initial funding
   in 2002 and enjoyed subsequent renewal through the current fiscal year. Executive management of the
   grant is through The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). As the project expanded,
   on-going activities were leveraged to generate new funding that matured the project scope to address
   unexplored areas of critical infrastructure protection. By 2004, the CIP Project grant had evolved into a
   family of projects under the overall umbrella of the Center for Infrastructure Protection and Homeland
   Security (CIP/HS), featuring core research (NIST-funded) and contracted research projects. Additional
   funding sources include, but are not limited to, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), U.S.
   Department of Energy (DOE), Battelle, and SANDIA National Laboratories.

   January 2012 issue of The CIP Report.

   The Center for Infrastructure Protection and Homeland Security (CIP/HS) at George Mason
   University's School of Law is pleased to publish the latest edition on Alternative Energy, attached
   to the activity report).

   For more information and to subscribe to the CIP/HS Report: http://clp.gmu.eud

 Global Risk Forum – GRF Davos, Switzerland:

   The Global Risk Forum GRF Davos is an international organization based in Davos, Switzerland and
   aims, through its various activities, at serving as a Center of Excellence in knowledge and know-how
   exchange, transfer and application.
       The combination of the world’s growing population with expanding urbanization and globalization has
       greatly aggravated the risk potential to all communities and nations. Climate change will dramatically
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       political institutions, national and international organisations, countries and business sectors.

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       Conferences (IDRC) and Workshops and the Platform for Networks, the necessity to create interaction
       and involvement between all key players, from line ministries and disaster, risk and safety management
       authorities to academic institutions, the private sector and the media.

       More information and to sign up for email go to www.grforum.org

    Disaster Bookstore – Emergency Management Books and Related Products
     A new online bookstore, featuring high-quality, low-cost books on emergency and risk management,
     hazards, and disasters, as well as related products, such as disaster time line charts.

       This site is the successor to the bookstore operated by the Public Entity Risk Institute (PERI). As such, it
       is the exclusive seller of the book Emergency Management: The American Experience, 1900-2005 and
       a number of other PERI-sponsored products.

       Our online store offers convenient and prompt service. We look forward to your patronage, and we welcome
       comments and suggestions.

       Visit the bookstore online today at www.disasterbookstore.com!

Notes from the Hi Ed Program:

    We are accepting news and events to be placed in our “Bits and Pieces” reports each week. Let us
     know what emergency management or homeland security activities are happening at your college,
     university, and state or local emergency management office.

Thank you and have an inexhaustible weekend,


Barbara L. Johnson
Higher Education Program Assistant
Department of Homeland Security
16825 S. Seton Avenue, K016
Emmitsburg, MD 21727
Ph: (301) 447-1452

 “FEMA’s mission is to support our citizens and first responders to ensure that as a nation we work together to
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