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Tulane University and FEMA Announce Partnership

December 19, 2006

Michael Strecker
Phone: (504) 865-5210

mstreck@tulane.edu

Tulane University and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will enter a partnership Dec. 20 with the signing of a memorandum of understanding aimed at increasing knowledge of disasters in Louisiana and finding ways to deal with them most effectively.

Scott Cowen, president of Tulane University, and Gil H. Jamieson, FEMA deputy director for Gulf Coast Recovery, will sign the memorandum of understanding Dec. 20 at 10:30 a.m. at 218 Gibson Hall, Tulane University. Through the agreement, Tulane will provide reduced tuition for FEMA employees and participate in a FEMA internship program through which students will gain career-related experience while performing useful services in disaster management.

The agreement will also call for the development of a database for the exchange of information on disasters and disaster management and the development of partnerships between FEMA and specific departments within the university.

Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 70118 504-865-5000 website@tulane.edu