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Extreme Events in the News
Several new stories have been added to the UB 2020 Strategic Strength on Extreme Events: Mitigation and Response website.

UB Faculty on panels studying state response to natural disasters

Two UB experts will be doing important work on commissions analyzing how New York State can strengthen its response to natural disasters like Hurricane Sandy, which destroyed homes through wind, flood and fire, and left millions of people without electricity, transportation and other critical services for days or weeks. The faculty members are Chris Renschler, associate professor of geography, and Adel Sadek, professor of civil, structural and environmental engineering. Both are faculty members in MCEER, UB’s extreme events engineering research center, and on the faculty advisory committee of the UB 2020 Strategic Strength in Extreme Events: Mitigation and Response.
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by Charlotte Hsu, published: December 10, 2012

Simulating volcanic eruptions, one blast at a time

A new UB study in the journal Geophysical Research Letters examines maar craters, which resemble the bowl-like cavities formed by meteorites but are in some ways more mysterious. Scientists often can discern pertinent details about meteorites—when they struck, how large they were, the angle they approached Earth and other information—by measuring the diameter and volume of the impact crater.
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by Cory Nealon, published: November 26, 2012.

Funding Opportunities

Hurricane Sandy-related Quick Response Grant Proposals Sought

The Natural Hazards Center, located at the University of Colorado Boulder, is issuing a special call for Hurricane Sandy-related Quick Response Grant proposals. Proposals submitted between now and February 15, 2013, will carry extra weight in the scoring process. Research must directly support fieldwork that captures perishable data, funds can only be used to reimburse travel-related expenses, and IRB acceptance or waivers must be in hand before entering the field. Find out how to apply.

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Extreme Events in the News is sent to UB faculty and staff who have expressed an interest in the Strategic Strength on Extreme Events: Mitigation and Response. We welcome and encourage you to alert us to news items and announcements of interest. Please contact either Adel Sadek, Acting Chair, 645-4367, asadek@buffalo.edu or Jane Stoyle Welch, MCEER, 645-5157, jestoyle@buffalo.edu to let us know about your activities.

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