Preserving cultural and historic treasures in a changing climate may mean transforming them

With growing drought, rising seas and heavier storms, how do we protect Venice and other world treasures? The answer: creative, proactive measures that may alter them in important ways.

Erin Seekamp, Professor of Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management, North Carolina State University • conversation
Nov. 13, 2020 ~8 min

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Keep calm and carry on – but how? A psychologist offers 10 tips to manage the uncertainty and stress of election aftermath

As uncertainty abounds and anxiety skyrockets, you've probably heard advice to be patient, stay calm and keep the faith. Here are 10 concrete tips to help you actually manage the stress.

Bethany Teachman, Professor of Psychology, University of Virginia • conversation
Nov. 6, 2020 ~8 min

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Biloxi's 15-year recovery from Hurricane Katrina offers lessons for other coastal cities

After the news media move on from a major disaster site, rebuilding continues for years.

Jennifer Trivedi, Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Core Faculty Member for the Disaster Research Center, University of Delaware • conversation
Aug. 25, 2020 ~9 min

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Your coping and resilience strategies might need to shift as the COVID-19 crisis continues

As the pandemic drags on, uncertainty and fears about health and safety mix with confusion and challenges tied to re-opening society. You need flexibility when picking your coping strategies.

Steven Jay Lynn, Distinguished Professor of Psychology, Binghamton University, State University of New York • conversation
July 13, 2020 ~7 min

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Developing resilience is an important tool to help you deal with coronavirus and the surge in cases

In the time of the coronavirus, learning how to adapt to adversity belongs in your toolkit.

Keith M. Bellizzi, Professor of Human Development and Family Sciences, University of Connecticut • conversation
June 25, 2020 ~7 min

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Japan’s experience with earthquakes can help teach us to learn to live with floods

Japan took a fresh approach to ensuring their society was more resilient to the frequent earthquakes they experience. We could learn from its experience.

Mohammad Heidarzadeh, Assistant Professor in Civil and Environmental Engineering, Brunel University London • conversation
March 11, 2020 ~8 min

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