Faculty note: Arendt
Lucy Arendt, associate dean and director of the Cofrin School of Business, has been elected to a three-year term on the nine-member Board of Directors for the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI). Formed in 1948, EERI is a national, nonprofit, technical society of engineers, geoscientists, architects, planners, public officials, and social scientists. EERI members include researchers, practicing professionals, educators, government officials, and building code regulators. The objective of the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute is to reduce earthquake risk by (1) advancing the science and practice of earthquake engineering, (2) improving understanding of the impact of earthquakes on the physical, social, economic, political, and cultural environment, and (3) advocating comprehensive and realistic measures for reducing the harmful effects of earthquakes. EERI has approximately 3,100 members in 69 countries. EERI programs receive funding support from FEMA, the World Bank, and more than 50 subscribing member organizations.