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Purdue professor appointed as a science adviser to U.N. Development Program

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — The United Nations Development Program has chosen a Purdue University professor to lead an effort to reduce the risks and damage from earthquakes in Haiti. Eric Calais, a professor of earth and atmospheric sciences, is taking a leave of absence to serve a one-year term as science adviser for the United […]

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Boilermakers, Purdue Athletics to raise funds for Haiti

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Purdue is taking an active role in providing aid to the victims of the devastating earthquake that hit Haiti on Jan. 12, 2010. The Athletics Department has designated the Feb. 20 men’s basketball game versus Illinois and the Feb. 25 women’s game against Michigan State as an opportunity for fans to […]

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Purdue engineer, other experts to assess Haiti earthquake damage

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — A civil engineer from Purdue University is among a contingent of experts traveling to Haiti on Feb. 28 to assess building damage and gather data to help determine how to build structures in the future that are better able to withstand powerful earthquakes. Ayhan Irfanoglu, an assistant professor of civil engineering, […]

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Purdue student groups raise more than $3,400 for Haiti

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Purdue University student organizations have raised more than $3,400 for Haiti through a host of campus wide events over the past few weeks. Some student groups are continuing their collection efforts. One group, the Prephysician Assistant Club, is collecting non-perishable food items to send to Haiti through a local organization. Donation […]

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Purdue EPICS students designing disaster-resistant homes for Haiti

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — A group of Purdue University engineering students is working with Habitat for Humanity International to develop disaster-resistant homes for Haiti. The students are in Engineering Projects in Community Service (EPICS), a service-learning program at Purdue in which teams of students work with local partners for community improvement. About five years ago, […]

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Purdue researchers return to Haiti to examine possibility of another major earthquake

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — A team led by Purdue University experts is returning to Haiti this week to investigate the cause of the Jan. 12 magnitude 7 earthquake and collect crucial data to assess whether it could trigger another major event to the east or west of Port-au-Prince. Eric Calais, a professor of geophysics at […]

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