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Cornell disaster expert O'Rourke named to panel on effects of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans

December 23, 2005

Thomas O'Rourke, the Thomas R. Briggs Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Cornell University, has been named to a panel convened by the National Academy of Sciences and the National... read more

Katrina flooding caused more by history and politics than engineering, Cornell's O'Rourke says

February 19, 2005

O'Rourke, the Thomas R. Briggs Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Cornell, is an expert on the effects of natural disasters on infrastructure and a member of a National Academy of... read more

The Sands of Mars

January 31, 2005

The Sands of Mars Driving, digging, mining: these are things astronauts will be doing one day in the sands of Mars. It's not as simple as it sounds. read more