Construction workers, clean-up staff and other untrained nontraditional emergency employees who assisted in recovery efforts at the World Trade Center in New York following the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, are more than five times as likely than traditional first responders to have considered suicide, according to a Rutgers study. Published in the Journal of Affective Disorders, the study is believed to be the first to examine the prevalence and connection of thoughts of suicide in two occupational groups that participated in rescue, recovery and clean-up efforts following the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center.
The most decorated heroes of 9/11 were the ones on the ground – firefighters, police, volunteers – who saved lives and in many cases lost their own in the process. But a lesser-known effort took place on the water, as…
Professor Muqtedar Khan, one of the world’s foremost experts on Islam and Islamic political philosophy, can comment on various topics regarding the 20th anniversity of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on New York and Washington, D.C. Starting with an…
We study the lessons we learned in terms of the design of structures. The forensic analyses from the World Trade Center are a window to the importance of evaluating all potential modes of failure.
PNNL commemorates 9/11 and reflects on the 20 years of science and technology produced since to protect against threats and make America safer.
Ahead of the 20-year anniversary of the September 11 attacks, Gus Martin reflects on lessons learned from the War on Terror and the War in Afghanistan, and the ever-changing landscape of extremism at home and abroad. Martin is a professor…
Losing weight and treating excess levels of fat in the blood may help prevent lung disease in firefighters exposed to dangerous levels of fine particles from fire, smoke, and toxic chemicals on Sept. 11, 2001, a new study shows.
By: Bill Wellock | Published: September 1, 2021 | 1:15 pm | SHARE: Twenty years ago, the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks shocked the world. The attacks led to profound changes in American society, two decades of war in Afghanistan and ramifications that continue to be felt today.Florida State University’s nationally regarded experts in emergency management, homeland security, grief, trauma and religion are available to speak to media about the lingering consequences of 9/11: Audrey Casserleigh, professor, Emergency Management and Homeland Security Program and Senior Fellow at the Center for Disaster Risk Policy [email protected]
Two decades before the Twin Towers fell on September 11, 2001 they soared above the New York City’s skyline. Today, the towers stand only in our memory, says Angus Gillespie, a professor of American Studies at Rutgers University-New Brunswick and author of “Twin Towers: The Life of New York City’s World Trade Center,” who will teach a course this fall honoring the nearly 3,000 Americans killed in the attack.
The federal government, in its response to the COVID-19 pandemic, could learn from how the nation responded to Hurricane Katrina, 9/11 and the H1N1 swine flu, a new University of Washington study found.
Post-9/11, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory plays a critical role in nearly every layer of the country’s national security.
Research into mass trauma events, like the 9/11 terror attacks, suggests effective ways to cope during the current COVID-19 crisis, according to research led by faculty at Binghamton University, State University of New York.