Current News and Events
Geography Colloquium Spring 2017: Risk and Hazards
All talks will be held every Wednesday in Mackay Science, Room 321 from 4:00 to 5:15 PM.
January 26, 2017
Arn Keeling, Earth Sciences, Memorial University of Newfoundland
Topic: "Toxic Legacies: The Slow Violence of Arsenic Contamination at Canada's Giant Mine"
February 1, 2017
Tamara Wall, Desert Research Institute
Topic: "Fire Stories: Wildland and Firefighters' Perceptions of Extreme Fire Behavior"
February 8, 2017
Greg Saunders, Nevada Department of Transportation
Topic: "Photogrammetry: A Path from Studying to a Career"
Sponsored by the University of Nevada, Reno Geography Club
February 15, 2017
David Hanigan, Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Nevada, Reno
Topic: "Advances in Mass Spectrometry Identify a New Wave of Ultra-Low Concentration 'Hazards'"
February 22, 2017
Jamie McEvoy, Earth Sciences, Montana State University
Topic: "Perceptions and Politics: Views on the Benefits and Risk of Oil and Gas Development in Eastern Montana"
March 1, 2017
Aaron Kenneston, Washoe County Emergency Management
Topic: "Emergency Management -- All Risk, All Hazards"
March 8, 2017
Rich Koehler, Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology, University of Nevada, Reno
Topic: "To Be Determined"
March 15, 2017
Karla Wagner, School of Community Health Sciences, University of Nevada, Reno
Topic: "Differential Experiences of Mexican Policing by People Who Inject Drugs Residing in Tijuana and San Diego"
March 29, 2017
Lawrence Schick, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Seattle
Topic: "The Severe Flooding in Brisbane, Australia -- January 2011"
April 5, 2017
To Be Determined
April 12, 2017
Heather Holmes, Physics, University of Nevada, Reno
Topic: "Air Pollution from Biomass Burning: Experiments, Satellites, and Modeling"
April 19, 2017
Laura Crosswell, Reynolds School of Journalism, University of Nevada, Reno
Topic: "Examining the Implications of Social Marketing and the Commercialization of Public Health"
April 26, 2017
Mike Dettinger, U.S. Geological Survey
Topic: "ARkStorm@Tahoe: Science and Societal Impacts"
May 3, 2017
Jennifer Rice, Geography, University of Georgia
Topic: "Ecological Gentrification in the Climate Friendly City"