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The Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law has been selected to receive a $1.9 million grant from the U.S. Department of Defense’s Minerva Initiative. The Strauss Center research team, led by Dr. Joshua Busby of the LBJ School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin, will explore the causes and dynamics of complex emergencies in Asia and options for building government capacity to prevent and respond to such situations. The Strauss Center’s proposal was one of only twelve selected for funding out of 261 applicants to the Minerva program:

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A Virginia Tech’s student and faculty team recreated the storm that killed twenty-four people in Moore, Oklahoma in May 2013 — in the Moss Arts Center facility known as the Cube. The Cube is a highly adaptable space for research and experimentation in immersive environments. It allows complete tracking of where a subject is standing, moving, and looking. An Oculus head-mounted display provides an image of what the subject would see from any vantage point. If there are two people in the cube, they will see each other as avatars and will be able to see different points of view and exchange information. More at