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Wednesday, November 4, 2015

The Future is Not the Past: Megadroughts and Climate Change in Western North America

Colloquium | November 4 | 3:40-5 p.m. | 575 McCone Hall

Benjamin I. Cook, Research Physical Scientest, NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies

Department of Geography

During the Medieval Climate Anomaly, Western North America experienced episodes of intense aridity that exceeded multiple decades, “megadroughts” more persistent than any event over the last century. These droughts were caused by natural variations of the ocean-land-atmosphere system, and there is concern regarding how likely they are to occur again in the future. In my talk, I will demonstrate...   More >

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

The Caribbean History of an American City: Greater Miami and a Site of Colonialism

Colloquium | November 18 | 3:40-5 p.m. | 575 McCone Hall

Nathan Connolly, Visiting Associate Professor of History and Social and Cultural Analysis, New York University

Department of Geography, Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society, Department of African American Studies

Drawing on his recent book, A World More Concrete, Prof. Nathan Connolly explores the sweeping and intimate workings of capital in the urban Atlantic World. Through a history of Greater Miami, he argues for understanding racial segregation as a process of capital extraction.

Friday, November 20, 2015

Maps and More: Drought or Deluge?

Tour/Open House | November 20 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 50 McCone Hall

Samantha Teplitzky, Library; Susan Powell


Maps and More is a series of pop up exhibits at the Earth Sciences & Map Library