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Graham Kent: A researcher with a profound impact on Nevada

In a wide-ranging KUNR interview, Graham Kent explained why the University is at the forefront of seismic activity research

Last month, I had the distinct pleasure of chatting with Graham Kent, director of the Nevada Seismological Laboratory, during a recorded interview in the KUNR studios on our campus. Graham is one of the University's foremost researchers.

With Nevada being one of the most seismically active states in the country, his work has brought the University's research capabilities as a national leader in seismological studies to the forefront. No time has this been more evident than this spring, as during April northern Nevada played host to the Seismological Society of America annual meeting, which brought together 800 of the nation's top seismology researchers in Reno. Graham was one of the featured speakers at the event. He talked about the use of seismic networks and integrating them in high-definition cameras for 21st-century firefighting.

During our "Beyond the Headlines" discussion that was featured on KUNR and was moderated by KUNR general manager David Stipech, we discussed a wide range of topics, all of which point not only to Graham's prominence in this highly valuable field of research, but also, in a larger sense, to the University's expertise in providing needed discovery through several fields of research that is helping our world become safer and more resilient in the face of serious seismic events.


Kevin Carman is provost and executive vice president of the University.

Kevin Carman