Faculty GUR Group: What is this thing going to do? Determining Hazards at Active Volcanoes (Part 2 of 2)

Time: 1/23/2009 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Location: Miller Hall 156

Join Pete Stelling, Department of Geology, to learn more about the discipline of Geology, examine and discuss best practices in teaching, and form a community of colleagues.

Part 1 of a two-part series...

This first day of this mini-course will cover the fundamentals of what drives volcanic eruptions and, in particular, explore the most dangerous volcanic hazards. On the second day, participants will learn to interpret volcanic histories and will be part of a mock volcanic crisis team, reading the signals from an awakening volcano. Ultimately, each team will have to make the call to evacuate the nearby town or not. Will you make the right call?

The idea behind the Faculty GUR Group is that faculty–as well as students–need to sustain their general education. With this in mind, the Faculty GUR Group was formed to bring together faculty from different departments across the university in a learning community that will seek to enhance each participant’s general education by relying on each other’s domain of expertise.

For more information please contact: Pete Stelling   360-650-4095