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Geography Colloquium Spring 2017: Risk and Hazards

2017 Schedule
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"