Kira Sullivan-Wiley awarded 2014 Moorman-Simon Civic Fellowship

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July 9th, 2014

Earth and Environment graduate student Kira Sullivan-Wiley was recently awarded the 2014 Moorman-Simon Civic Fellowship.

The Moorman-Simon Civic Fellowship recognizes Ph.D. students whose research and scholarship addresses critical problems through engagement and community partnerships.  The award provides support for two years.

Sullivan-Wiley is a Ph.D. candidate working with Assistant Professor Anne Short.  Her research focuses on information transfer and efforts to reduce vulnerability to natural disasters in developing nations.  She is working with the Uganda Red Cross and other development organizations to examine the effectiveness of programs that aim to reduce community vulnerability to landslides in eastern Uganda.