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Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Seeing and Sounding Rural Citizenship

Colloquium | October 10 | 3:40-5 p.m. | 575 McCone Hall

Sheryl-Ann Simpson, University of California, Davis

Department of Geography

Studies of urban citizenship practices – of active membership in decision making processes in place – have tended to focus on the role of encounters in defining citizenship. On the ways in which people bustle and clamour up against one another in dense urban environments. Limited studies in rural settings, however, suggest an important role for narrative, memories, and affective experiences in...   More >

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Thinking about climate risk in an era of extremes: California’s increasingly wide swings between drought and flood

Colloquium | October 17 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 575 McCone Hall

Daniel Swain, UCLA & University of Colorado, Boulder

Department of Geography

A frustrating reality of modern climate science is that quantifying and modeling regional changes in the frequency/intensity of extremes due to global warming remains subject to considerable uncertainty. Events such as floods, droughts, heatwaves, and storms are precisely those with the greatest potential to inflict harm upon human and natural systems—making process-based understanding of...   More >