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Mark Abkowitz

Faculty honored at 2012 Fall Assembly

Aug. 23, 2012—To see a slide show of photos, visit Vanderbilt’s Flickr page. Earl Sutherland Prize for Achievement in Research was presented to Peter Buerhaus, the Valere Potter Distinguished Professor in the School of Nursing and director of the Center for Interdisciplinary Health at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, at the Fall Faculty Assembly Aug. 23. (Read myVU...

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Kudos

May. 1, 2012—Mark Abkowitz, professor of civil and environmental engineering, has received the Vanderbilt Alumni Association’s Alumni Education Award, given annually to a faculty member who has contributed significantly to Vanderbilt Alumni Association education programs. Kimberly Bess, assistant professor of human and organizational development, has received the 2012 Harold Love Outstanding Community Involvement Award for significant public...

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Abkowitz receives Alumni Education Award

Apr. 20, 2012—  Mark Abkowitz, professor of civil and environmental engineering, was surprised in the middle of a research group meeting April 2 with the presentation of the Vanderbilt University Alumni Association Alumni Education Award. The Alumni Education Award is given annually to a full-time Vanderbilt faculty member who has contributed substantially to Vanderbilt Alumni Association education...

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Time to anticipate and adapt to climate change

Aug. 19, 2011—Despite the uncertainties surrounding climate change, it is time to start developing effective strategies to keep the nation’s transportation systems and other critical infrastructure running.

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June grants announced by Division of Sponsored Research

Jul. 28, 2011—The Division of Sponsored Research received notification in June that the following grants in excess of $25,000 had been awarded.

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BP disaster predictable, says Vanderbilt civil and environmental engineer

Jun. 11, 2010—The worst environmental disaster to hit the U.S. occurred in part because of BP’s institutional arrogance, pushing a technology beyond its limits, and basic communication failures, according to Vanderbilt University Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering Mark Abkowitz, an emergency preparedness and response expert.

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Managing risk in an increasingly hazardous world

May. 1, 2008—If you have a nagging feeling that life is getting increasingly hazardous, you may be interested in the new book, "Operational Risk Management," by Mark D. Abkowitz, professor of civil and environmental engineering at Vanderbilt University.

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Video: Managing risk in an increasingly hazardous world

May. 1, 2008—Watch video of Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering Mark Abkowitz discussing risk and his book, "Operational Risk Management."

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Should New Orleans rebuild? Vanderbilt expert says ‘perhaps not’

Sep. 7, 2005—Hurricane Katrina has left most of New Orleans a virtual toxic wasteland, and a Vanderbilt University professor says that perhaps this once great city that is below sea level should not be rebuilt, at least in its present form. Mark Abkowitz, professor of civil and environmental engineering, says "imagine the infrastructure expense required to rebuild the levees that can withstand far more than what was included in the original design, installation of a pumping system with greater capacity and less prone to failure, and add to that the knowledge that the climate change will increase the frequency and severity of hurricanes in the region."

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Hurricane Disaster Experts

Sep. 2, 2005—Vanderbilt experts are available to discuss a variety of issues related to the Hurricane Katrina disaster, including emergency response planning, police response, looting, economic impact, impact on universities, mass casualties, infectious disease and medical problems facing children.

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Vanderbilt Professor appointed by President Bush

Jul. 2, 2002— Vanderbilt Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering Mark D. Abkowitz has been appointed by President Bush to a four-year term on the Nuclear Waste Technical Review Board to provide advice on transportation issues.

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