15 September 2008

Aftermath, and science impact

There's a story in New Scientist about the clean up following hurricane Ike. Oddly, for a science magazine, it doesn't touch on whether there's been any major damage to the region's major science centers. In particular, the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) -- a huge scientific and medical research facility -- is located on hard hit Galveston.

Our university has a long, long relationship with UTMB. A lot of our pre-med students do their medical work there, and we have programs to send our students there for graduate school.

Ah, here's some details... oh, dear.
Although city officials have said that UTMB will be among the first to receive power, we don’t expect that to happen for two to four weeks.

Additional: Cartoon from Raeside

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