Emir Macari, dean of Sacramento State’s College of Engineering and Computer Science, has been nominated by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger for the California Seismic Safety Commission.
The 20-member commission investigates earthquakes and researches earthquake-related issues and reports. It also recommends to the governor and the legislature policies and programs that could reduce earthquake risks.
Created in 1975, the commission is responsible for reviewing state-funded seismic activities, proposing and reviewing earthquake-related legislation and conducting public hearings on seismic safety issues. It is also charged with, managing the state’s Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program, recommending safety programs the public and private sectors and investigating and evaluating earthquake damage and reconstruction efforts.
Macari, who came to Sacramento State in 2006, was program director for Centers of Research Excellence in Science and Technology at the National Science Foundation from 2001 to 2002. His nomination requires Senate confirmation, which should be forthcoming in several weeks.
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