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Haiti engineers honor DesRoches for his work on disaster recovery, serving the community

Reginald DesRoches, the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering Karen and John Huff School Chair

A group of Haitian and American engineers gave Reginald DesRoches their highest award for professional achievements in academia Oct. 6 in New York.

Friday, October 7, 2016

AUDIO: Hurricane Matthew compounds problems for Haiti’s infrastructure

Hermann Fritz, right, talks with people in Haiti on one of his research trips after an earthquake wreaked havoc on the island nation in 2010. Fritz told public radio's Marketplace the temporary communities that have since sprung up on the country's hillsides are now at risk from flooding and landslides in the wake of Hurricane Matthew. (Photo: Jean Vilmond Hilaire, Université de Quisqueya)

The rain and flooding from Hurricane Matthew threatens to wash away the makeshift communities that have sprouted on Haiti’s hillsides, making life worse for a country still recovering from a devastating earthquake six years ago. Associate Professor Hermann Fritz told the public radio program Marketplace the shacks people live in on those hills are vulnerable to flooding and landslides.

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Haitian Roundtable recognizes DesRoches as one of 2016's change-making Haitian-Americans

The Haitian Roundtable's 2016 1804 List of Changemakers and Ones to Watch.

A group of Haitian-American professionals has recognized Reginald DesRoches as one of the country’s outstanding leaders making an impact in their field and on their island homeland. The Haitian Roundtable released its 1804 List May 18, including DesRoches as one of 25 “changemakers.”

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Building for earthquakes: DesRoches talks to Boss Magazine about what we’ve learned in recent decades

Earthquakes are unpredictable and devastating, but we’re getting better at building our communities to withstand the shaking ground, according to experts in the cover story of Boss Magazine's spring 2015 issue. Among those experts was Karen and John Huff School Chair Reginald DesRoches.

Thursday, March 26, 2015
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