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Article ID: 691729

Expert Makes Case for “New” Disaster Training

University of Georgia

In the face of more frequent and deadly events, University of Georgia disaster management expert Curt Harris argues that more regular citizens need to be prepared to help others in the event of a disaster.

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26-Mar-2018 2:45 PM EDT
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Article ID: 691469

Monitoring Kentucky Dams -- Protecting Waterfront Communities

Homeland Security's Science & Technology Directorate

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) has been researching ways to minimize risk from a dam failure and improve the response capability of stakeholders in affected areas.

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20-Mar-2018 1:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 689545

Researcher's Fieldwork Builds Understanding of Community Resilience, Recovery in Face of Disaster

University of Kansas

A researcher at the University of Kansas is part of a $20 million, five-year project funded by National Institute of Standards and Technology that enables engineers, computer scientists, economists, urban planners and sociologists to study how communities recover from disaster and become more resilient to future adversity.

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14-Feb-2018 11:05 AM EST
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Article ID: 689528

The Hidden Traumas of Disaster

Texas A&M University

In the aftermath of disasters – hurricanes, earthquakes, epidemics, armed conflict, and the like – it is difficult to describe the true extent of damage wrought on society.

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14-Feb-2018 10:05 AM EST
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Article ID: 688809

Handling Disasters Differently Critical For Coastal Cities

Texas A&M University

The field of urban planning is gaining interest as cities around the world, including nearby Houston, are facing increased exposure to weather-related risks and hazards ranging from sea level rise and flooding to temperature build-up and urban heat island effect.

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1-Feb-2018 11:05 AM EST
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Article ID: 687692

Government Funding of Hospital Coalitions a Good Deal, ASU Research Finds

Arizona State University (ASU)

New research by Arizona State University Professor Jonathan Helm finds that not only do health-care coalitions that share information have better patient outcomes, the benefits extend far beyond disasters.

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30-Jan-2018 1:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 687191

Texas Tech Researchers Develop Method to Assess Damage from Natural Disasters

Texas Tech University

The team from the Debris Impact Facility can measure debris volume using drones, then develop an information-based model to determine the cost of cleanup.

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21-Dec-2017 10:05 AM EST
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Article ID: 687189

National Wind Institute Awarded $1.46-Million Research Contract

Texas Tech University

Texas Tech University’s National Wind Institute (NWI) has been awarded a four-year research contract from Risk Management Solutions (RMS), a catastrophe risk modeling company, worth $1.46 million.

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21-Dec-2017 9:05 AM EST
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Article ID: 687114

Put Your Money Where Your Home Is: SJU Actuary's Natural Disaster Advice for Homeowners

Saint Joseph's University

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19-Dec-2017 4:15 PM EST
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Article ID: 686364

Grading Schools in Light of Hurricane Harvey Is "Unjust" According to Professor

Texas A&M University

At a House Public Education Committee hearing last month, superintendents asked the state to waive the accountability ratings that are tied to students’ scores on state standardized tests this spring.

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6-Dec-2017 5:05 PM EST
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