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FIRe Symposium

FIRe Symposium

FIRe Symposium


Hear from experts from the United Nations, the University of Delaware Disaster Research Center, Texas A&M Hazard Reduction and Recovery Center and IBM’s Global Business Services, as they speak on the importance of resiliency and how it is different from emergency preparedness in saving lives and property resulting from a disaster.

April 10, 2014

8 A.M. – 12 P.M.
Community Engagement &
Student Success Bldg. (CESS)
1407 E. Freddy Gonzalez Drive
Edinburg, TX

Registration is free and breakfast will be provided. For additional information or accommodations, contact the UTPA Department of Economics & Finance at (956) 665-3354 or email Charles Danso at


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UTPA Symposium Apr. 10 addresses disaster resiliency

The Rio Grande Valley is one of the fastest growing areas in the United States. Yet one hurricane or massive flood could bring this growth to a halt and even cause the Valley to lose people and businesses similar to New Orleans after Katrina.