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Faculty, Students Continue Haiti Post-Earthquake Rebuilding Efforts


In the five years since a massive earthquake rocked the island nation of Haiti, UT faculty and students have helped the country’s rebuilding efforts by designing a secondary school, housing, and a clinic that are now in various stages of construction.

UT Nursing Professors Aim to Prepare Appalachian Region for the Worst

In Clay County, Kentucky, flooding or ice frequently blocks access to emergency services. If a tornado hit the area, shelter would also be hard to find. A group of UT faculty members and students is trying to change this situation. Nursing professors in the Global Disaster Nursing program are working with architecture and environmental engineering professors, law enforcement professionals, graduate students, and Clay County community partners to improve the area’s community wellness and disaster preparedness.

UT-Designed Secondary School Opens in Haiti


Two years of planning and designing by UT students and faculty culminated in the opening of a secondary school in Haiti this fall. The L’Exode Secondary School welcomed its first students in September in the island nation’s town of Fond-des-Blancs, located seventy miles outside of the Haitian capital Port-au-Prince. Sixty seventh and eighth graders are enrolled.

News Sentinel: UT students take lead in planning, building Haiti school

The Knoxville News Sentinel spoke with students and faculty from the College of Architecture and Design who are building a new secondary school in Fond-des-Blanc, Haiti. Through Project Haiti, twenty-five students, who are pursuing majors such as architecture, interior design, and engineering, are leading the project with support from faculty members. Read more about the

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