We've watched as universities across the country have coped with emergencies and disasters, from shootings to hurricanes and tornadoes. What would Cornell do in the event of an emergency? Sharon Dittman, Peggy Matta, and Linda Grace-Kobas outline Cornell's campus emergency planning efforts, as well as the university's plan for a potential pandemic flu outbreak, at the Sep. 4, 2008 meeting of communicators@cornell.

Sharon Dittman is associate director for community relations and the health promotion coordinator at Gannett Health Services. Peggy Matta is director of Cornell's Office of Emergency Planning and Recovery, and Linda Grace-Kobas is senior director for strategic communications in the Division of University Communications.

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