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Rawls College of Business Professor Studying Risk Management Strategies Resulting from Earthquakes

Bradley Ewing’s research is funded by a CRISP grant from the National Science Foundation.

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Amherst Offers Visiting Program for Students from Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands

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Dean of Admission and Financial Aid Katharine Fretwell ’81 has spent her morning discussing Early Decision applications—it’s a busy time of year for her staff—but another type of candidate is weighing heavily on her mind: students from Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

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S&T Helps First Responders Mitigate Potential Jamming

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DHS S&T hosted a week-long 2017 First Responder Electronic Jamming Exercise (JamX 17) at Idaho National Lab (INL) in Idaho Falls, Idaho where nearly 100 federal, state, and local public safety and private organizations gathered to test tactics and technologies.

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Iran-Iraq Earthquake: Seismologists Available

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New Studies Present Models and Strategies for Creating a More Resilient Power System

Due to the complex interdependencies that exist between the electricity sector and all other critical infrastructures, disruption in the electric power sector can adversely affect our national security, public health, and the environment, and have adverse socio-economic impacts on our society. Without the ability to mitigate extreme weather, we must address these threats and their effects head-on. These risks will be examined during several presentations at the 2017 Society for Risk Analysis (SRA) Annual Meeting.

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Closing the Rural Health Gap: Media Update from RWJF and Partners on Rural Health Disparities

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Rural counties continue to rank lowest among counties across the U.S., in terms of health outcomes. A group of national organizations including the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the National 4-H Council are leading the way to close the rural health gap.

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Grant to Assist Robbins Renewal Project

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Backed by funding from the Searle Funds at The Chicago Community Trust, the University of Illinois at Chicago will join a partnership between the village of Robbins and the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRD) to support the Southwest suburb's revitalization and sustainability efforts.

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Rutgers Reflects: Five Years Since Sandy

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It has been five years since Hurricane Sandy claimed the lives of more than a hundred people and upended the lives of millions more along the mid-Atlantic coast. After the storm, New York City called upon the Rutgers School of Public Health to train residents on ways to safely deal with the aftermath. Dr. Mitchel Rosen, director of the Center for Public Health Workforce Development, created a program that educated thousands of New York City residents on ways to safely clean out and remove mold.

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World’s Largest Meeting of Eye Physicians and Surgeons Kicks Off in New Orleans

Next week, thousands of eye physicians and surgeons will attend AAO 2017, the American Academy of Ophthalmology’s 121st annual meeting.

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Puerto Rico’s Community Health Centers, Which Serve One in 10 Residents, Essential to Hurricane Recovery

Secure, stable health center funding urgently needed to protect the public’s health, says new report







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