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Article ID: 685893

S&T’s Dam Simulation Program Saves Lives and Saves Taxpayers Nearly $50M

Homeland Security's Science & Technology Directorate

Already, 35 states and various federal agencies are using the DSS-WISE™ Lite capability free of charge. The system handled 3,115 dam-break flood simulations for 876 dams.

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29-Nov-2017 11:05 AM EST
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Article ID: 685567

DHS S&T's ATAK Changes the Situational Awareness Game for Responders

Homeland Security's Science & Technology Directorate

Operators can now see who and where all actions is happening on a mobile screen and even communicate with team members from different agencies and do it in a multitude of ways.

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21-Nov-2017 9:05 AM EST
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Article ID: 685335

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

Amherst College

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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16-Nov-2017 10:05 AM EST
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Article ID: 685050

Q & A: Restoring Wireless Communications to Puerto Rico and Remote, Disaster-Struck Areas

Arizona State University (ASU)

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12-Nov-2017 1:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 684818

New Data Suggests Increased Vulnerability for Island Countries

University of Notre Dame

The latest data released by the Notre Dame Global Adaptation Initiative (ND-GAIN) shows that small island states face increasing challenges to address the impact of climate change.

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8-Nov-2017 9:05 AM EST
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Article ID: 684299

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

Newswise

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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8-Nov-2017 8:55 AM EST
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Article ID: 684707

Grant to Assist Robbins Renewal Project

University of Illinois at Chicago

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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6-Nov-2017 5:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 684491

Rutgers Reflects: Five Years Since Sandy

Rutgers School of Public Health

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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2-Nov-2017 12:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 684196

The Human Dimensions of Water

West Virginia University - Eberly College of Arts and Sciences

Water is the driving force of all nature, but how do people react when an area begins to run out of water? Martina Angela Caretta, assistant professor of geography at West Virginia University, seeks to answer that question in a report she co-authored for the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).

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30-Oct-2017 2:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 684121

Wichita State University Student Uses Drone Imaging for Hurricane Relief Effort in Texas

Wichita State University

James Balman is an insurance adjuster and a Wichita State University Master of Innovation Design (MID) student contributing to Hurricane Harvey relief efforts. He is an independent adjuster, contracted by a variety of insurance agencies to help assess damages and accurately process insurance claims. The software he had been working on during his time at WSU is now making a difference to the citizens of Rockport, Texas.

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30-Oct-2017 10:05 AM EDT
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