Faculty note: Aldrete says New Orleans, ancient Rome flooded with similarities
Prof. Greg Aldrete of Humanistic Studies is quoted in a Science and Technology story at the national Fox News website. The article, “Man vs. Nature: Why Floods Still Win,” uses the occasion of the fifth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina to quote experts including Aldrete on the historical significance of such natural disasters. Many flood-control problems of today look eerily familiar to Aldrete, who finished his book Floods of the Tiber in Ancient Rome (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2007) just a week before Hurricane Katrina struck New Orleans. Read more.