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Natural Disasters

News about UB’s research and advocacy in extreme events and disaster response.

1/15/15

It’s one thing to simulate an earthquake on a model structure inside a laboratory. It is another to rattle a standing California building with 50 tons of force.

1/6/15

Resilience, satisfaction with life and a grateful disposition were among the traits studied by UB researcher John Violanti and colleagues.

5/16/14

Developed by UB student Nagavenkat Adurthi, the model could help predict space collisions, where volcanic ash spreads and more.

2/6/14

The University at Buffalo has announced the launch of RENEW (Research and Education in eNergy, Environment and Water), an ambitious, university-wide, interdisciplinary research institute that will focus on the most difficult and complex environmental issues, as well as the social and economic issues with which they are intertwined.

12/18/13

The University at Buffalo is launching the Institute for Bridge Engineering, which will develop plans for bridges that are resistant to natural and manmade hazards, as well as examine ways to build safer, more cost-effective bridges using advanced materials, smart technology and other devices and train the next generation of bridge engineers.

10/7/13

Land-based lava pillars in Iceland may have formed through an unusual reaction typically seen deep under the sea, a new UB study finds.

8/14/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. – On Friday, researchers from The Johns Hopkins University will conduct tests to see how a Southern California earthquake could impact a two-story office building.
7/9/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. – A senior class project for Jerome O’Connor’s students is counting for much more than a final grade; it’s giving them real world experience and a chance to help people in need.
6/28/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. – A number of factors, including complacency and apathy, can be blamed for citizens’ failure to heed disaster warnings, according to recent research from the University at Buffalo School of Management.
6/17/13
BUFFALO, N.Y. – Tracking how far volcanic debris flies during an eruption, even a small, simulated blast filmed by powerful cameras, is not easy.