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Malya Villard-Appolon
Malya Villard-Appolon, named the 2012 CNN Hero of the Year for her work combating sexual violence against women in Haiti, will visit and speak at NIU this month. Villard-Appolon is associate director of KOFAVIV, an organization that helps victims of sexual violence in Haiti. Her advocacy work has taken her to the courtroom, internally displaced...
Fragments: Haiti Four Years After the Earthquake
The earthquake in Haiti was one of the top five deadliest disasters in contemporary history, claiming more than 315,000 lives. The disaster was also one of the most widely covered events in modern history; international media attention helped raise $5.6 billion in funds in the two years following the earthquake. What happened? Where did the...
Book cover of “Killing with Kindness” by Mark Schuller
After Haiti’s devastating earthquake in 2010, more than half of U.S. households donated to thousands of nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) in that country. Yet we continue to hear stories of misery. Why have NGOs failed at their mission? NIU professor Mark Schuller examines that very question in his new book, “Killing with Kindness: Haiti, International Aid,...
Tomoyuki Shibata
Tomoyuki Shibata, assistant professor of public health in the NIU School of Nursing and Health Studies, will discuss potential long-term issues from the March 11 “Great East Japan Earthquake” during a Thursday, Nov. 17, lecture on campus. The magnitude 9.0 earthquake, called “the Great East Japan Earthquake,” occurred near the northeast coast of the Tohoku...
Despite DeKalb being roughly 6,000 miles away from Japan, the seismic station on campus at NIU was able to detect the devastating March 11 earthquake and record a seismogram. A seismogram is an image created by a seismograph, a device used to record earthquake vibrations. NIU geology professor Philip Carpenter still was reviewing digitized recordings Monday, March 14,...
seismogram
The most popular people on campus last week had to be the geologists. After the Feb. 10 earthquake that startled thousands of people awake across the region, just about everyone – including the media – wanted the expert opinions of the NIU professors who study quakes and man the seismic center in Davis Hall. Geology...