Topic: Ellen Rathje

Geoscientists and engineers help Haiti prepare for the next big earthquake

July 26, 2010

Within weeks of the Haiti earthquake last January, five geoscientists and two engineers from The University of Texas at Austin traveled to the island nation to help assess the damage, identify future earthquake hazards, and make recommendations about how and where to rebuild. They surveyed Haiti from the air, land, coastline and sea.

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UT responds to Haiti earthquake

July 26, 2010
UT responds to Haiti earthquake

Five geoscientists and two engineers traveled to Haiti in the weeks following the fifth deadliest earthquake in history. They helped unravel mysteries about what triggered the quake and offer recommendations to save lives in future quakes.

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Students, faculty travel to Haiti to assess damage

Feb. 22, 2010
Students, faculty travel to Haiti to assess damage

After the devastating earthquake in Haiti, the children of the Louverture Cleary School were too scared to return to their classrooms and dorms. Days had passed and they were still sleeping outside, fearful that an aftershock or tremor would collapse the buildings around them.

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In the Know

Feb. 3, 2010
In the Know

The Feb. 3 weekly roundup of campus kudos and press mentions.

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UT Engineer to Lead Team Mapping Haiti Destruction

Jan. 26, 2010

To minimize personal injury and structural damage from future earthquakes, detailed mapping and surveying of Haiti's damaged areas will begin Jan. 30 with a team of engineers and scientists led by Dr. Ellen Rathje, civil engineering professor at The University of Texas at Austin.

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