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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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Purdue student groups continue raising money for Haiti

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Purdue University student organizations have arranged a host of programs this week and next as part of an ongoing campus effort to raise money for Haiti. Delta Sigma Pi, a business professional fraternity, is having a fashion show from 7-8:30 p.m. Monday (Jan. 25) at Fowler Hall. Proceeds from the event […]

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Downtown Lafayette restaurants work together for Haiti benefit

LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Restaurants in Downtown Lafayette are pulling together for Haiti relief. “Restaurants to the Rescue” will be held this Saturday, January 23 from 12:00pm to 3:00pm at the Lahr House Atrium, between Bistro 501 and the Knickerbocker on Fifth Street. The suggested $20 entry fee is a donation to UNICEF, the United Nations […]

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Purdue students raise $1k+ for Haiti in first night of fundraising

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Purdue University student groups kicked off fundraising efforts for earthquake victims in Haiti on Thursday (Jan. 14) night, raising $1,041. Members of The Purdue Organization for Labor Equality and the local Red Cross collected donations before and after the Lady Gaga concert outside Elliott Hall of Music, near the Bell Tower, […]

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Purdue researchers studied Haitian fault; warned of potential for a large earthquake

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — The potential for large earthquakes in Haiti and the Dominican Republic was forecast by a model of the northeastern Caribbean created by a team of experts. Eric Calais, a professor of geophysics at Purdue University, led the research team that is the only group utilizing advanced measurement equipment along the Enriquillo […]

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