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Chancellor: 60 endowed faculty chairs to be added over two years

Aug. 27, 2010—Mark D. Abkowitz, director of the Vanderbilt Center for Environmental Management Studies and professor of civil and environmental engineering, gave a presentation on disaster risk management at the Fall Faculty Assembly Aug. 26. Jeremy Spinrad, associate professor of computer science, was among 28 faculty members recognized for 25 years of service. Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos...

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Managing risk in an increasingly hazardous world

May. 1, 2008—  If you have a nagging feeling that life is getting increasingly hazardous, you may be interested in the new book, “Operational Risk Management,” by Mark D. Abkowitz, professor of civil and environmental engineering. The book contains 15 case studies of major disasters, including September 11, Hurricane Katrina and the losses of the Challenger and...

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