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Georgetown Launches New Emergency and Disaster Management Degree
 
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Georgetown University School of Continuing Studies recently celebrated the launch of its new regionally focused executive master’s degree in emergency and disaster management with a symposium. The keynote address at the beginning of the event was given by His Excellency Dr. Mohammed bin Saleh Al-Sada, Minister of Energy and Industry in Qatar. It was followed by a panel discussion with industry experts John Galt (Qatar Shell), Dominic Genetti (ExxonMobil Qatar), Khalid Al Hashmi, (Ministry of Transportation and Communication in Qatar), and Dr. Tim Frazier (Georgetown University).
Purdue Engineering Faculty Colloquium: Dr. Jan Olek
 
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Colloquium Title: Durable and Sustainable Concrete; Why the "little things" matter Dr. Jan Olek is a professor in the Lyles School of Civil Engineering See an abstract of Dr. Olek's talk from April 5, 2016: https://engineering.purdue.edu/Engr/AboutUs/Administration/AcademicAffairs/Events/Colloquiums/olek Watch more colloquia videos: https://engineering.purdue.edu/Engr/AboutUs/Administration/AcademicAffairs/Events/Colloquiums Learn more about Purdue Engineering: http://engineering.purdue.edu/ Facebook: http://facebook.com/PurdueEngineering Twitter: https://twitter.com/PurdueEngineers @PurdueEngineers Contact us: [email protected] Purdue's College of Engineering is among the largest in the United States and includes 13 academic programs, all with high rankings. U.S. News and World Report ranks Purdue's College of Engineering in the Top 10 nationwide: no. 6 for graduate programs and no. 9 for undergraduate programs, with four schools ranking in the top five for undergraduate programs: Agricultural and Biological Engineering, Civil Engineering, Aeronautics and Astronautics, and Industrial Engineering. Our Agricultural and Biological Engineering (ABE) graduate program has been ranked no.1 for seven consecutive years, and ABE's undergraduate program has been ranked no.1 for five consecutive years.
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The Human Age: Our Anthropocene Conundrum, presented by guest lecturer Dennis Dimick
 
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Dennis Dimick, former picture and environment editor for National Geographic, delivers a narrated visual journey through the Anthropocene—the past three centuries of human activity culminating in our fossil-fueled modern world. Presented by the SOJC’s Media Center for Science and Technology, Dimick's talk makes a case that, while humans have created great prosperity on Earth, it's at a cost we must now reckon with. As we approach a turning point, Dimick says, communicators can help convince policy makers and the public that we must make an energy transition before it’s too late. This lecture was made possible by funds from the Robert and Mabel Ruhl and Richard W. and Laurie Johnston lecture series. Dimick is co-founder of Eyes On Earth, a project to inspire a new generation of environmental photographers. A son of fisheries biologists, Dimick grew up on a sheep and hay farm in Oregon’s Willamette Valley. Learn more about the SOJC's Media Center for Science and Technology at https://journalism.uoregon.edu/mcst Twitter: https://twitter.com/UOsojc?lang=en Facebook: https://facebook.com/UOSOJC/ Instagram: https://instagram.com/uosojc/ Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/uosojc Website: https://journalism.uoregon.edu/