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Mark Abkowitz

What’s On My Mind: The bright points of 2018

Dec. 21, 2018—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos reflects on Vanderbilt's work, progress and accomplishments over the past 12 months in his final column of 2018.

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What’s On My Mind: Keeping Vanderbilt moving

Nov. 14, 2018—In this week's column, Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos discusses MoveVU, the university's mobility strategy, and explores a critical question for Vanderbilt: How do we move our people?

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Vanderbilt University receives $4.5M grant, will match to help fund MoveVU mobility plan

Nov. 7, 2018—MoveVU, Vanderbilt's mobility strategy for faculty, staff and students, has a received a major boost from a $4.5 million federal grant, which the university will match.

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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 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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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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Kudos: Read about faculty and staff awards, appointments and achievements

Mar. 31, 2016—Read about the latest faculty and staff awards, appointments and achievements.

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Kudos: Read about faculty and staff awards, honors and achievements

Oct. 27, 2015—Read the latest faculty and staff awards, honors and achievements.

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Sustaining Tennessee in the Face of Climate Change: Mark Abkowitz

Sep. 18, 2012—Watch video of Mark Abkowitz, Professor in Civil and Environmental Engineering at Vanderbilt, discuss adaptation strategies with a specific focus on infrastructure systems as a means to prepare for future climate change such as extreme weather events. In his presentation, he suggests using a holistic risk management approach to identify potential risks and those strategies...

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Sustaining Tennessee: Challenges and opportunities for making good decisions

Sep. 17, 2012—The effects of climate change will have widespread impact on the state, but there are opportunities to offset it by incorporating “climate-friendly” and “climate-resilient” actions into routine management decisions, say scientists from Vanderbilt University, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, University of Tennessee at Knoxville, University of Memphis and the Tennessee Department of Health in a new report.

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MEDIA ADVISORY: Tennessee sustainability report to be released Sept. 11

Sep. 6, 2012—The effects of climate change will have widespread impact on the state, but there are opportunities to offset it by incorporating “climate-friendly” and “climate-resilient” actions into routine management decisions, say scientists from Vanderbilt and other major Tennessee research institutions in a new report.

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