Northeastern’s School of Nursing and the American Red Cross have formed a first-of-its-kind partnership to equip students, faculty, and alumni with disaster-relief training.
Tragic events like last month’s Boston Marathon bombings and the devastating tornado in Oklahoma this week have inspired incredible acts of kindness from people living in those communities, as well as others across the country. Many of those efforts come in the form of philanthropy. We asked Rebecca Riccio, the founding…
Mary King, a member of the sociology and anthropology faculty, is an expert on how communities and individuals weigh danger and risk when making decisions. She says that a major disaster, such as the recent flooding along the Mississippi River or the devastating tornado in Joplin, Mo., forces a community to reexamine its perception of risk as it works to recover from a tragedy.