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Article ID: 516236

USF Mini-helicopters Return to Katrina Damage

University of South Florida

Using the miniature helicopter used on-site in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina to carry out aerial surveillance of the damage, a team from USF's Center for Robot-Assisted Search and Rescue returns to sites in Katrina's destructive path to reassess building damage with improved optic capabilities.

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21-Nov-2005 9:00 AM EST
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Article ID: 516240

Senate Hearing Focuses on Repairing Levees in New Orleans

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

It is clear that there were multiple causes for the levee failures in New Orleans, but researchers need to gather more data to better understand what they were and how to rebuild properly after the devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina, according to testimony today before the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works.

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18-Nov-2005 8:35 AM EST
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Article ID: 516178

The ScienceMobile Rolls to Aid Hurricane Evacuees in Houston

University of Massachusetts Boston

The Houston public schools have taken in 5,000 children displaced by the hurricanes and flooding that struck the Gulf Coast. As part of the multi-agency response to aid those evacuees, the Community Science Workshops sent its ScienceMobile to the city to assist educators.

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15-Nov-2005 3:50 PM EST
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Article ID: 516132

Hurricane's Effects on Coast Languages, Dialects

University of Mississippi

Researchers gather at Nov. 28 at the University of Mississippi to examine "On the Displacement of New Orleans Speakers: Linguistic Consequences of Hurricane Katrina" a roundtable discussion focusing on Mississippi Gulf Coast French, New Orleans Isleno Spanish and the New Orleans dialect of English.

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14-Nov-2005 7:40 PM EST
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Article ID: 516007

Post-Katrina, Scientists Focus on Improving Homeland Resilience

University at Buffalo

Rooms black with mold. Boats in trees, miles from shore. Enough debris to fill 11 World Trade Towers. These are some of the pictures University at Buffalo drew last week at a presentation on their reconnaissance visits to New Orleans, Alabama and Mississippi after Hurricane Katrina.

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9-Nov-2005 11:25 AM EST
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Article ID: 515776

Researchers to Present Findings on New Orleans Levee Breaches

National Science Foundation (NSF)

On Wed., Nov. 2, a multi-institution research team led by geotechnical engineer Raymond Seed of the University of California (UC), Berkeley, will release preliminary findings from a study of the New Orleans levee system.

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1-Nov-2005 2:25 PM EST
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Article ID: 515603

What They Saw: Researchers Describe Katrina's Damage

University at Buffalo

In a live and online Webcast seminar, structural engineers and social scientists who were dispatched to New Orleans and Mississippi in the days after Katrina hit will describe the vast devastation they saw and discuss strategies for improving U.S. resilience and response to natural disasters, terrorist attack and other extreme events.

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25-Oct-2005 2:00 PM EDT
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Article ID: 515573

New Orleans After Katrina -- What Urban Myths Say about U.S.

University at Buffalo

Robert Granfield notes that although most reports of criminal mayhem reported by government officials and press alike in Katrina's aftermath never actually occurred, the stories tell us much about the American psyche, what Americans believe about the poor and minorities, and what they expect in a time of disaster.

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24-Oct-2005 11:00 PM EDT
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Article ID: 515541

Westfield State Faculty Offer Insights on Hurricanes, Social Impact

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Faculty and staff at Westfield State College have been actively involved in both assessing the results of the hurricanes and helping out at the scene.

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24-Oct-2005 9:20 AM EDT
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Article ID: 515533

Katrina and Rita Hurt U.S. Economy

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Soaring energy prices and the enormity of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita will have a significant impact on the U.S. economy, putting upcoming holiday retail sales at risk. But the economic havoc generated by the two deadly hurricanes in and of itself is unlikely to trigger a recession.

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24-Oct-2005 9:00 AM EDT
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