BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Scientists and engineers at the University at
Buffalo and UB's MCEER (Multidisciplinary Center for Earthquake
Engineering Research) will be available to discuss with media the
powerful magnitude 8.9 earthquake that struck the northern coast of
Japan and has triggered tsunamis and evacuations throughout half
Members of the media are invited to a briefing at 12:15 p.m.
today in Room 133, Ketter Hall in the UB Structural Earthquake
Engineering and Simulation Laboratory on the UB North Campus
Regularly scheduled earthquake engineering testing is taking
place in the UB lab and media will be provided access.
UB faculty often travel to countries and regions devastated by
earthquakes, as part of international efforts to improve seismic
design of buildings and infrastructure. Disaster mitigation,
response to extreme events and multi-hazard engineering are
research strengths of the university identified in the UB 2020
On site contacts: Ellen Goldbaum, UB Communications,
716-771-9255, Don Goralski, MCEER, 472-3587.
The University at Buffalo is a premier research-intensive public
university, a flagship institution in the State University of New
York system and its largest and most comprehensive campus. UB's
more than 28,000 students pursue their academic interests through
more than 300 undergraduate, graduate and professional degree
programs. Founded in 1846, the University at Buffalo is a member of
the Association of American Universities.