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Rebuilding concrete: Sanchez to help lead $6.7 million Hong Kong research project

Aug. 15, 2018—Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering Florence Sanchez is a co-P.I. on an international research team searching for more resilient building materials for marine infrastructure projects.

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Political leaning influences city water policies as strongly as climate

Jun. 18, 2018—Vanderbilt environmental researchers developed an index of city water policies and gathered data on the climate, water sources, population, economy and political leanings.

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Frank Parker Lecture to explore earthquakes coupled with fires’ effect on buildings

Mar. 23, 2018—Amr Elnashai, vice chancellor and vice president for research and technology transfer at the University of Houston, will discuss "Coupled Fire and Earthquake Loading Effects on Buildings" Thursday, March 29. The Frank Parker Lecture in Civil and Environmental Engineering will take place in Jacobs Believed In Me Auditorium at Featheringill Hall.

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Vanderbilt School of Engineering offers new master of risk, reliability, and resilience engineering

Jan. 31, 2018—The RRR program will train practitioners with the skills they need to engineer solutions that are safer, more durable and more responsive to stress—whether that stress is malware or a hurricane.

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Vanderbilt IRIS Initiative: Shaping the infrastructure of tomorrow

Jan. 18, 2018—Learn about recent developments for the Vanderbilt Initiative for Intelligent Resilient Infrastructure Systems, a 2016 TIPs project led by associate professor of civil and environmental engineering Caglar Oskay focused on improving the nation's flood infrastructure, in this VU BreakThru blog post.

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Attention commuters: Participate in survey on HOV lane effectiveness

Nov. 29, 2017—Vanderbilt researchers are conducting a study for the Tennessee Department of Transportation on HOV lane use.

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Journalists hear from chancellor, four Vanderbilt professors on big issues ahead

Oct. 30, 2017—The Poynter-run institute's sessions covered global trade, the Affordable Care Act, cybersecurity, climate change and hate groups.

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New faculty: Daniel Work, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering

Oct. 26, 2017—Daniel Work can’t think of a better place to research traffic issues than Nashville. He’s bringing his expertise on applying cyber-physical systems—the combination of physical systems with technological advances—to transportation to a city that adds roughly 85 new residents per day.

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Vanderbilt expert: Rethinking where/if to rebuild after Hurricanes Irma, Harvey

Sep. 13, 2017—Smarter zoning, better hazard maps and more stormwater management are among the key recommendations Vanderbilt environmental engineer Mark Abkowitz has for coping with extreme weather.

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Research experts on flood impacts to infrastructure, contaminants, policies

Sep. 13, 2017—A number of Vanderbilt professors can provide interviews about rethinking how and why we rebuild after disasters, designing policies to keep Americans safe and predicting extreme weather impacts.

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Better models predict weather disaster outcomes, help plan recoveries

Jun. 2, 2017—Bayesian modeling can include hundreds of data points and present a range of potential events and options for dealing with them.

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Web-based tool will help government realistically plan for climate change

Jun. 2, 2017—Researchers are studying how commerce and flood control on inland waterways and the residents along them must change.

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