NJIT Newsroom tagged with "earthquake" Updates about what's happening on and around the NJIT campus. http://www.njit.edu/news en-us 2014 New Jersey Institute of Technology http://www.njit.edu/uicomponents/images/sub_logo.gif New Jersey Institute of Technology http://www.njit.edu 60 Build Better Buildings for Extreme Climates, Says NJIT Researcher http://www.njit.edu/news/2012/2012-210.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2012/2012-210.phpThu, 31 May 2012 00:00:00 -0400 With the start of the hurricane season and the current upswing in new home construction across the nation, it's never too late to think now about research-proven building and roof designs for regions susceptible to hurricane force winds. 

Tagged: college of architecture and design, coad, american society of civil engineers, asce, rima taher, structural engineering, earthquake


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Activist To Speak at NJIT Feb. 24, 2010 About New Vision To Help Haiti http://www.njit.edu/news/2010/2010-017.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2010/2010-017.phpFri, 22 Jan 2010 00:00:00 -0500 Sarah Brownell, co-founder of Sustainable Organic Integrated Livelihoods (SOIL), will share a more positive vision for Haiti when she speaks at NJIT on Feb. 24, 2010, 3-4:30 p.m. in the Campus Center Atrium.  The talk is a presentation of NJIT's Technology and Society Forum Series. 

Tagged: seminar, technology and society forum, workshop, lecture, jay kappraff, haiti, earthquake, sarah brownell


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Students, Faculty of Haitian Descent Speak at NJIT’s Vigil For Haiti http://www.njit.edu/news/2010/2010-014.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2010/2010-014.phpTue, 19 Jan 2010 00:00:00 -0500 Students, faculty and staff at NJIT have spent the first day of the new semester organizing a variety of events and programs to help the people of Haiti.  As one of the first efforts, a Vigil for Haiti to offer hope and support for the people of Haiti both locally and abroad will be held tomorrow at 4 p.m. in the Jim Wise Theater on the NJIT campus.  (ATTENTION EDITORS: For more information, contact Sheryl Weinstein, 973-596-3436.) 

Tagged: engineers without borders, haiti, earthquake, hillary gillings, mike chumer


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NJIT Expert Advises on the Do and Don't of Building in Hurricane-Prone Areas http://www.njit.edu/news/2009/2009-224.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2009/2009-224.phpMon, 15 Jun 2009 00:00:00 -0400 Better building practices for structures in hurricane-prone regions will be the focus of a paper next month in Caribbean Construction Magazine by NJIT architecture professor Rima Taher, PhD.  Taher has written extensively about best building design and construction practices to reduce wind pressures on building surfaces and to resist high winds and hurricanes in residential or commercial construction.

Tagged: college of architecture and design, rima taher, design, construction, earthquake, civil engineer, hurricane, housing


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To Improve Forecasting Earthquakes, NJIT Mathematician Studies Grains http://www.njit.edu/news/2008/2008-447.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2008/2008-447.phpMon, 22 Dec 2008 00:00:00 -0500 A new and better way to predict earthquakes and avalanches may soon be available to forecasters thanks to mathematical research underway at NJIT.   Using mathematical modeling, researchers are investigating how forces and pressures propagate through granular materials. 

Tagged: department of mathematical sciences, research, nsf, predictions, earthquake, grains


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