Joanna Norris, Assistant DirectorDepartment of Media Relations and Events(904) 620-2102
Joanna Norris, Assistant Director
Department of Media Relations and Events
The University of North Florida presents Dr.
Eve Gruntfest, an internationally recognized expert in the areas of warning
systems, flash flooding and integrating social science into atmospheric
science, on Wednesday, Nov. 4, at 7:30 p.m. in the University Center Board of
Trustees Room. She will discuss “Reducing Losses from Natural Disasters: New
Gruntfest will describe new models for reducing vulnerability and losses
from natural disaster events such as hurricanes and floods. These models
integrate the perspectives of both weather scientists and experts on human
behavior. This lecture is intended for emergency managers, decision makers,
community leaders, weather scientists, social scientists and the general
Gruntfest is currently
program director of the Social Science Woven into Meteorology program at the National Weather
Center and the University of Oklahoma.
She is also Professor Emerita in the Geography and Environmental Studies
Department at the University of Colorado at Colorado
Springs. She has been working in the field of natural
hazard mitigation for more than 30 years.
This free lecture is
generously supported by the Mark Workman Fellowship Grant, a gift established
in honor of Dr. Workman by Stephanie and Gerald Mitchell.
For more information
about this event, contact Dr. Radha Pyati, UNF Environment
Center, at (904)
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