From National, Regional Perspectives
Lecture series features experts in
government and academe.
Feb. 13. 2006 :: No. 131
"Natural Disasters and
Disaster Preparedness: Voices of Experience," a public lecture series beginning Feb.
22 at Cal State Fullerton, features current and former representatives
of the Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency
Management Agency, the U.S. Geological Survey, Caltech and
the University of South Carolina's Hazards Research
"Given the number and variety of natural disasters around the world and
the likelihood of their occurrence in Southern California, the subject is both
timely and important," said series coordinator Susan Jacobsen, director
of the University Honors Program and associate professor of English.
What We Should All Know About Natural
Disasters – Feb.
Dennis S. Mileti, a member
of the Department of Homeland Security's
National Social Science Research Center on Terrorism and author of "Disasters
by Design," will join James Lee Witt,
FEMA director from 1993-2001 and the first such director
to serve on the president's
cabinet, to launch the series Feb. 22. Their presentation, "What We Should
All Know About Natural Disasters," is from 2-3:30 p.m. in the Titan Student
Union's Portola Pavilion.
Dangerous Times, Dangerous Places –
will examine vulnerability
science with Susan L. Cutter, director of
the Hazards Research Lab at the University of South Carolina
and the author of several books, including "Living
With Risk." She speaks at 2 p.m. in the Pollak Library's
Rotary Club of Fullerton Room.
The Urban Earth: Hazards Science in Southern
California – April 26
Seismologist Lucile M. Jones,
scientist-in-charge of the U.S. Geological Survey's earthquake program
in Southern California and a visiting research associate
at Caltech, concludes the series April 26 with a 4-5:30 p.m.
lecture on "The Urban Earth: Hazards Science in Southern
California," in the TSU's Portola Pavilion.
pleased that four experts with vast experience in different areas of natural
disasters and disaster relief have agreed to share their knowledge with us," said
Jacobsen, noting that the presenters also will meet with honors students.
series is sponsored by the Office of the Vice President for
Academic Affairs, University Honors Program, Faculty Development
Center and Continuing Learning
will follow each of the talks.
The lectures are open to the
public free of charge. Public parking is available in the
university's Parking Lot A for $5 per vehicle.
Susan Jacobsen, University Honors Program,
Selleck, Public Affairs, 657-278-2414 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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