Mississippi River Commission http://wwno.org en President Obama Nominates UNO Professor To Serve On Mississippi River Panel http://wwno.org/post/president-obama-nominates-uno-professor-serve-mississippi-river-panel <p>University of New Orleans professor Norma Jean Mattei chairs the university's Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. She has studied flood-prone areas of the city, and knows the importance of the Mississippi River — for everything from flood protection to commerce and the environment.</p><p>Which is why President Barack Obama has nominated her to join the Mississippi River Commission.</p> Thu, 29 Nov 2012 16:20:20 +0000 Eileen Fleming 24135 at http://wwno.org