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tsunami relief committee
In response to the devastating tsunami that killed an estimated 150,000 and has
left more than 5 million more people homeless,
Acting Chancellor Martin M. Chemers has appointed a task force
to coordinate various aspects of campus support for the victims and
their families. [More]
Photos: The tsunami's devastation is illustrated
in the "before" and "after" satellite images, above, of the Indonesian city
of Banda Aceh. (Images courtesy
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more than five million homeless after the catastrophe, a large number
of relief organizations worldwide are rushing
emergency supplies to the devastated Bay of Bengal region.
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Trustees from UCSC's Foundation Board helped plan a major relief event that featured author Deepak Chopra, Grammy-nominated Lisa Loeb, and a taped appearance from Bill Clinton; UCSC also was a cosponsor. The event, one of a number of benefit activities planned or recently held involving UCSC people and programs, raised raised more than $1.5 million.
A memorial noting the one-month anniversary of the tsunami was held on January 26; see slide show (.mov file) of activity.
sophisticated computational techniques to simulate the tsunami, research
geophysicist Steven Ward created
an animated movie showing the tsunami waves spreading out through
the Indian Ocean from the site of the powerful earthquake that triggered
an event held in mid-January, the Department of Earth Sciences hosted
of the recent earthquake and tsunami in South Asia.