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Next Big Earthquake in Oregon: Are We Ready?
Friday, May 13, 2011 - 6:00pm to Friday, May 13, 2011 - 8:30pm

The Maseeh College of Engineering and Computer Science, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and the College of Liberal Arts and Science, Department of Geology, have teamed up to host the 2011 Earthquake Symposium titled: Next Big Earthquake in Oregon: Are We Ready?

The event will be held May 13, 2011 at Hoffmann Hall from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Featured speakers and subjects will be:

“Earthquakes in Oregon: Past, Present and Future”
Speaker: Scott Burns, RG, CEG, LG, LEG, PhD - Professor of Geology, PSU

“Seismic Vulnerability of Portland Buildings”
Speaker: Franz Rad, PE, SE, PhD - Arthur M. James Professor of Structural Engineering, PSU

“Seismic Vulnerability of Oregon's Bridges”
 Speaker: Peter Dusicka, PE, PhD - Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, PSU

“Cascadia’s Critical Infrastructure: Lessons Learned from Japan and Chile”
Speaker: Yumei Wang, PE - Geohazards Section Leader, Oregon Dept of Geology and Mineral Industries

“Preparing and Responding to a Major Earthquake in the Portland Region”
Speaker: Bryant Haley, MPA - Emergency Management Coordinator, PSU

“Towards an Earthquake Resilient Community: Past, Present and Future”
 Speaker: Kent Yu, PhD, PE, SE - Principal & Branch Manager, Degenkolb Engineers, Portland

A reception with light refreshments will be provided.