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University of Houston to lead new hurricane research center

As part of a multi-state effort to respond to damages wrought this year by hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria, the University of Houston will lead a new Gulf Coast hurricane research institute.


The Houston Chronicle reports that the institute will examine flood mitigation, hurricane modeling and public policy. Seven universities in Texas, Florida and Louisiana will contribute a combined $1.87 million to finance collaborative projects, with additional funding expected from external grants.

"Academics are nonpartisan — we think about data and information, we guide the conversation, we don't have a vested interest in one solution versus...

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