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Call for Papers: The Nepal Earthquake

Special Issue of the International Journal of Mass Emergencies and Disasters
DRC Post-Doctoral Researcher Dr. Sarah DeYoung is serving as a Guest Editor for a special issue of the International Journal of Mass Emergencies and Disasters focused on the Nepal earthquake. IMJED invites researchers and scholars from all nations to contribute papers that explore social, cultural, political and ecological aspects of the Nepal earthquake. The deadline for manuscripts is December 31st, 2015. Refer to Dr. DeYoung’s formal Call for Papers for more information.

DRC Research Presentation: Nepal Earthquake

DRC researchers traveled to Nepal on a research trip earlier this year after the April 2015 earthquake. Sarah DeYoung, Samantha Penta, and Daryl Yoder-Bontrager worked with Manoj Suji of Tribhuvan University, traveling throughout Kathmandu and surrounding areas impacted by the earthquake. DRC core faculty member Rachel Davidson worked in Nepal with a separate team from the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute. Learn more about their research at UDaily.


Core Faculty Rachel Davidson: Appointed Interim Associate Dean & ELATE Fellow

Congratulations to DRC core faculty member Rachel Davidson, who was recently appointed Interim Associate Dean of Faculty Affairs for the College of Engineering. Rachel will focus especially on the Women in Engineering program. Rachel is also one of 31 women nationwide recently selected for the Executive Leadership in Academic Technology and Engineering (ELATE at Drexel) program’s Class of 2015-16 fellows. Read more at UDaily.