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2015 News in Brief



Visiting Professor Van Damme Presents First Distinguished Speaker Series Lecture

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CEE’s annual Distinguished Speaker Series (DSS) kicked off on Monday, March 9 with a presentation from Professor Henri Van Damme entitled, “From Sand Castles To Urban Modeling: A Physicist’s Naive Thoughts on Construction and Cities.” Addressing an audience of over 80 people, Van Damme discussed the global need for sustainable infrastructure, encouraging attendees to contemplate modern city organization and possible improvements. Underlying his presentation was a call for society to reinvent the manner in which it chooses and manufactures its construction materials. Read the full MITEI News article.