From Emergency to Mitigation: A New Approach to the Hydrogeological Instability in Italy

The hydrogeological instability is one of the three main hazards affecting Italy together with seismic and volcanic activities. 88% of the Italian municipalities have at least one area classified as at high hydrogeological risk. With an increasing number of disasters resulting from the hydrogeological instability, fueled by both natural and anthropogenic hazards, it is time to re-think the Italian approach to geological risks. Shifting the attention from an emergency mindset to one focused on mitigation will increase communities' resilience to disasters.

What I Learned After Living in Florida for One Year

I moved to Florida about a year ago and I felt to write this post to share some thoughts and hopefully help other "city people" - that for a reason or another - may decide to move in here. I can definitely consider myself a "city girl" since I spent most of my life living between … Continue reading What I Learned After Living in Florida for One Year

What “NMUN” Means To Me

  NMUN stands for National Model United Nations however, to me, it means three things: diversity, growth, and inclusiveness. I can add several other things to this list, including friendship, happiness, network, relationships, and satisfaction. All of these words have a memory, moment, person, or situation connected to them.   As a third-year volunteer staff … Continue reading What “NMUN” Means To Me

An Open Letter to International Students

Dear International Student, Don't be afraid, instead, be excited. Don't be afraid to talk, your accent is part of your identity. Don't be afraid to make mistakes while talking or writing, that means you speak at least another language. Don't be afraid to ask, there is nothing wrong with getting familiar with something which is … Continue reading An Open Letter to International Students

Virtual Reality for Treating the Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

According to the American Physchiatric Association, the post-traumatic stress disorder is defined as a disorder that may hit people whom have experienced traumatic events such as personal assault, accidents, terroristic attacks, war, and so on. The U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs manages the the National Center for PTSD which is dedicated to research and help who's … Continue reading Virtual Reality for Treating the Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Colombia: the (Endless) Peace Process

The 27th of May 1964 is the date in which the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (in Spanish, Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia - FARC) were born as an anti-imperialist guerilla, aimed by a Marxist-Leninist thought. However, in over fifty years of conflict, the FARC have greatly weakened the Colombian agricultural sector, often expropriating farmers (in … Continue reading Colombia: the (Endless) Peace Process