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January 8, 2007

Farmingdale State Professors to Discuss Terrorism and Disaster Protection at Terrorism Conference

Farmingdale State Professors John Kostanoski and Tino Posillico of the Department of Criminal Justice/Security Systems will be chairing a panel and presenting a paper at the SUNY Levin Institute's "Conference on Protecting New York from Terrorism and Disaster: Taking Stock, Setting Directions, Looking Forward." The conference will be held in Manhattan on January 11, 2008.

How prepared is New York for another terrorist attack or major disaster? That's the question a group of researchers and disaster-response experts will discuss at a two-day conference addressing ways to protect New York City and New York State .

Professor Kostanoski is the Convener of the panel on "Security Technologies: Prospects, Possibilities, and Problems." Dr. Posillico is presenting his paper on "Critical Convergences for New York State : Merging Computer Systems Technologies and Security Systems."

For a full conference schedule and more information about Protect New York , go to http://www.protectnewyork.org . Members of the media interested in attending the conference should contact John DellaContrada in the UB Office of News Services at (716) 361-3006.