Educational Activities

[ Formal Teaching Arrangements ] [ Dissertation Committees ]
[ Workshops and Colloquia ] [ Scientific or Technical Seminars ]
[ Non-Technical, Popular Presentations ]

 

Formal Teaching Arrangements

Michael Glantz holds an appointment as Professor Adjoint, Center for Environmental Journalism, School of Journalism and Mass Communication, University of Colorado.

Michael Glantz holds an appointment as Adjunct Professor, Center for Agrometeorology and Climatology, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Nebraska.

Michael Glantz holds an appointment as Adjunct Professor, Department of Philosophy, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado.

Linda Mearns holds an appointment as Graduate Faculty Member, Department of Agricultural Meteorology, School of Natural Resources, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Nebraska.

Linda Mearns acts as external reviewer of tenure applications, Department of Geography, North Carolina State University, Charlotte, North Carolina.

Kathleen Miller holds an appointment as Faculty Affiliate, Colorado State University, Department of Earth Resources.

Kathleen Miller, graduate seminar, University of Colorado (with Roger Pielke Jr. and Susan Avery) on "Policy Responses to Global Environmental Change,"Arts and Sciences Environmental Certificate Program.

Roger Pielke, Jr. holds an appointment on the Academic Advisory Board, Columbia University, Center for Science, Policy, and Outcomes.

Roger Pielke, Jr. holds an appointment as Adjunct Scientist, University of Illinois, Illinois State Water Survey.

Roger Pielke, Jr. holds an appointment as Affiliate Professor, University of Colorado, Department of Political Science.

Roger Pielke, Jr. designed and taught a fall 1999 course at the University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado, "Introduction to the Policy Sciences: The Decision Process."

Roger Pielke, Jr. co-designed and co-taught (with Kathleen Miller and Susan Avery) a Spring 2000 graduate-level course at the University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado, "Policy Responses to Global Environmental Change."

Roger Pielke, Jr. designed and taught a fall 2000 course at the University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado, "Introduction to the Policy Sciences: The Decision Process."

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Dissertation Committees

Michael Glantz, Thesis Advisor, Ph.D. thesis, Kenneth Broad, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Palisades, New York; "Climate, Culture, and Peruvian Fisheries: The El Niņo of 1997-98."

Michael Glantz, Thesis Advisor, Ph.D. thesis, Dagmar Budikova, Department of Geography, University of Calgary, Calgary, Ontario, Canada.

Robert Harriss, Major professor for Mr. Christopher Rogers, Texas A&M University, Department of Atmospheric Sciences, M.S. degree, May 2000. Thesis title: "Transport of Smoke from the Central American Fires of 1998."

Linda Mearns, Thesis Advisor, Ph.D. thesis, Jane Southworth, School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana; "Climate Change and Changing Variability: Implications for Midwestern Agriculture."

Kathleen Miller, Thesis Advisor, Ph.D. thesis, Arlie Huffman, Department of Earth Resources, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado; "Climate Change and Water Resources in the Upper Colorado Basin."

Roger Pielke, Jr., Thesis Advisor, Ph.D. thesis, Lauren McCain, Department of Political Science, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado; "Democratizing the Revolution: Consumer Empowerment in Human Genome Research and Policy Making."

Roger Pielke, Jr., Master's Thesis Committee Chair, Zoe Miller, Department of Political Science, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado; "A User's Guide to the Evaluation of the National Flood Insurance Program."

Roger Pielke, Jr., Master's Thesis Committee Member, Chariti Gent, Department of Political Science, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado: "A Decision Seminar for Welfare Recipients in Boulder County."

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Workshops and Colloquia

Michael Glantz, organized a "Mid-Course Evaluation Meeting,"held in Macau, China, 6-9 March 2000, to evaluate progress of the 16-country report preparation for the UN project, "Reducing the Impact of Environmental Emergencies: The Case of the 1997-98 El Niño."

Robert Harriss organized a workshop sponsored by the National Science Foundation on "Climate Change Impacts in the Rio Grande Basin,"in Boulder, Colorado, 12 September 2000.

Linda Mearns organized the first "Workshop of the Method and Models of Integrated Assessment,"Southeast Data Sets Project, in Boulder, Colorado, July 2000.

Roger Pielke Jr. organized an NSF Workshop on Extreme Events: Developing a Research Agenda for the Twenty-First Century,"7-9 June 2000.

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Scientific or Technical Seminars

Mary Downton, "Discretion Without Accountability: Presidential Disaster Declarations, Climate, and Damaging Floods, 1965-1997,"presented to The International Emergency Management Society (TIEMS) conference in Orlando, Florida, 15-19 May 2000.

Michael Glantz, Keynote address, conference on ENSO Impacts on Water Resources in the Pacific, held 19-23 October 1999 in Suva, Fiji by the South Pacific Applied Geoscience Commission, on "Climate Analysis and El Niño Forecasting for Mitigation and Response Planning."

Michael Glantz, Presentation, NASULGC (National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges) Annual Meeting, held 8 November 1999 in San Francisco, California, on "Climate Affairs: A Notion Whose Time Has Come."

Michael Glantz, Presentation, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina, 15 November 1999, on "Climate Affairs: A Notion Whose Time Has Come."

Michael Glantz, Presentation, Instituto de Meteorologia, Havana, Cuba, 8 December 1999, on "El Niño Response and Impact Strategies."

Michael Glantz, Presentation, University of Havana, Havana, Cuba, 9 December 1999, on "Climate Affairs: A Notion Whose Time Has Come."

Michael Glantz, Presentation to the Tibet Meteorological Service, Lhasa, Tibet, on 14 December 1999, on "Climate Affairs: A Notion Whose Time Has Come."

Michael Glantz, Presentation to the National Climate Center, Chinese Meteorological Service, Beijing, China, on 16 December 1999, on "El Niño Response and Impact Strategies: The Case of the 1997-98 El Niño."

Michael Glantz, Keynote address, conference on Reducing the Impact of Climate Variability: The Case of the 1997-98 El Niño in Costa Rica, held 3-4 February 2000 at the Inter-American Institute for Agricultural Cooperation, on "The Impact of the 1997-98 El Niño."

Michael Glantz, Presentation, Smithsonian Institution Hurricane Seminar, Bethesda, Maryland, 18 February 2000, on "Societal Response to Hurricane Mitch."

Michael Glantz, Presentation at Multi-Objective Study of Climate Variability for Impact Mitigation in The Trade Convergence Climate Complex, Panama City, Panama, 12 May 2000, on "El Niño Response and Impact Strategies: The Case of the 1997-98 El Niño."

Michael Glantz, Presentation at Climate Forecasts and Applications for Central America: Moving Into the Next Century, Belize City, Belize, 23 May 2000, on "Potential and Challenges of Climate Information."

Michael Glantz, Presentation at Scripps Howard Institute on the Environment, University of Colorado at Boulder, 25 May 2000, on "Natural Climate Variability."

Michael Glantz, Presentation at The Third Caribbean Climate Outlook Forum, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, on "Challenges in Applying Climate Information in Various Sectors."

Michael Glantz, Presentation in USRA (Universities Space Research Association) Lecture Series, Greenbelt, Maryland, on 14 June 2000, on "What People (and Researchers) Ought to Know About ENSO."

Michael Glantz, Presentation to University of Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya, on 24 August 2000, on "Climate Affairs and its Relationship to Kenya."

Robert Harriss, "Regional Impacts of Solid Waste,"Graduate lectures (3 hours), Princeton University, Woodrow Wilson School, October 1999.

Robert Harriss, "Energy and the Global Future,"Graduate lectures (3 hours), University of California at San Diego, School of International Relations and Pacific Studies, November 1999.

Richard Katz, "Stochastic Modeling of Damage Associated with Extreme Weather Events,"American Meteorological Society, 12th Conference on Applied Climatology, Asheville, North Carolina, 8-11 May 2000.

Linda Mearns, "Input Uncertainties Related to Spatial Scale in Crop Model Applications,"at conference on Linking Climate Prediction Output with Crop Model Requirements, at the International Research Institute for climate prediction (IRI) and the Global Change System for Analysis Research and Training (START), Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Palisades, New York, 28 April 2000.

Linda Mearns, keynote address, "Issues of Spatial Scale in Agricultural Integrated Assessments: An Overview,"at meeting on Agricultural Impacts and Climate Change, 25-28 March 2000.

Linda Mearns, "The Issue of Spatial Scale in Integrated Assessments: An Example of Agriculture in the Southeastern United States,"96th Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, 4-8 April 2000.

Linda Mearns: "The Issue of Spatial Scale in Integrated Assessments: An Example of Agriculture in the Southeastern United States,"80th Annual Meeting of the American Meteorological Society, Long Beach, California, January 2000.

Linda Mearns, "The Importance of Spatial Scale of Climate Scenarios for Regional Climate Change Impacts Analysis: Implications for Regional Climate Modeling Activities,"at Tenth MM5 Users' Workshop in Boulder, Colorado, 22 June 2000.

Kathleen Miller, invited presentation at Canada Symposium on North American Climate Change and Weather Extremes, Atlanta, Georgia, on 6 October 2000, "Climate change, Extremes and Water Resources: Science/Assessment Perspective."

Kathleen Miller, invited presentation at AAAS Annual Meeting, 19 February 2000, in Washington DC: "Human Water and Land Uses: Vulnerabilities, Values, and Management Options."

Zoe Miller, Roger Pielke, Jr., and Mary Downton, "Moving beyond the 100-year flood: Redefining flood policies for human time scales,"Watershed Management 2000, American Society of Civil Engineers, Fort Collins, Colorado, 13 June 2000.

Roger Pielke, Jr., "Prediction, Predictability and Decision Making,"Workshop on Predictability and Limits of Predictability for Hydrologic Systems, Committee on Hydrologic Sciences, National Research Council, Boulder, Colorado, 21 September 2000.

Roger Pielke, Jr., "Technology Assessment of Atmospheric Observations Systems,"GOES R Series User Workshop, NESDIS/NOAA, Boulder, Colorado, 21 September 2000.

Roger Pielke, Jr., "Forecasts and Warnings in the 1997 Red River Flood,"Warning Decision Making Workshop, National Weather Service, Boulder, Colorado, 15 July 2000.

Roger Pielke, Jr., Moderator, "Natural Hazards Mitigation in Tulsa: The Role of Strategic Policy Innovation and Social Learning,"25th Annual Workshop on Hazards Research and Applications, Boulder, Colorado, 9-12 July 2000.

Roger Pielke, Jr., "Primer on Global Climate Change Policy,"Policy Sciences Workshop on Scientific Leadership, Boulder, Colorado, 7-9 July 2000.

Roger Pielke, Jr., Keynote Talk: "Societal Aspects of Weather: Implications for Research and Policy,"Canadian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, 30 May 2000.

Roger Pielke, Jr., "Five headlines I'd sure like to see,"Scripps Howard Institute on the Environment, Center for Environmental Journalism, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado, 22-27 May 2000.

Roger Pielke, Jr., "Trends in Damage From Extreme Weather Events,"Fifth Annual Global Climate Change Research Seminar, sponsored by the Electric Power Research Institute, Washington, DC., 18 May 2000.

Roger Pielke, Jr., "Confessions of a Flood Heretic,"American Association for the Advancement of Science Annual Meeting and Science Innovation Exposition, Washington, DC, 19 February 2000.

Roger Pielke, Jr., "Vulnerability to Hurricanes in Cuba, the Caribbean, and Latin America,"Hurricanes Through Time, a Symposium of the Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, 18 February 2000.

Roger Pielke, Jr., "Policy Responses to the 1997-1998 El Niño: Implications for Forecast Value and the Future of Climate Services,"11th Symposium on Global Change, 80thAnnual Meeting of the American Meteorological Society, Long Beach, California, 11 January 2000.

Roger Pielke, Jr., "Trends in Impacts of Weather and Climate Extremes,"11th Symposium on Global Change, 80thAnnual Meeting of the American Meteorological Society, Long Beach, California, 11 January 2000.

Roger Pielke, Jr., Keynote Talk: "Prediction in the Atmospheric Sciences,"2nd Symposium on Environmental Applications, 80thAnnual Meeting of the American Meteorological Society, Long Beach, California, 12 January 2000.

Roger Pielke, Jr., "Use and Misuse of Forecasts in the 1997 North Dakota Flood,"Warning Decision Making Workshop, National Weather Service, Boulder, Colorado, 30 November 1999.

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Non-Technical, Popular Presentations

John Firor, Walter Orr Roberts Lecture, 19 October 1999.

John Firor, lecture to directors of CNN about the present state of climate science, 9 November 1999.

John Firor, Lecture to Members Representatives of UCAR about the origin and evolution of the NCAR Mission Statement, 12 October 1999.

John Firor, presentation to City Club of Denver, 18 January 2000.

John Firor, presentation to Retired Officers Association of Boulder, 8 April 2000.

John Firor, presentation to staff at National Center for Environmental Health, Centers for Disease Control, Atlanta, Georgia, 25 August 2000.

Linda Mearns, presentation to environmental policy students from Colorado College, for the US Naitonal Assessment, Boulder, Colorado, 13 April 2000.

Linda Mearns, presentation to graduate course on Environmental Policy on "Climate Scenario Development,"University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado, 14 April 2000.

Kathleen Miller, presentation to visiting Economics Class from Colorado College on "Climate Variability, Climate Change and Western Water,"11 April 2000.

Roger Pielke, Jr., "Societal Impacts of Extreme Weather: What are the facts?,"University of Nebraska, Department of Geosciences, Lincoln, Nebraska, 15 September 2000.

Roger Pielke, Jr., "Weather and Climate Impacts,"Florida Gulf Coast University, Across-the-Divide Teaching Expedition, Boulder, Colorado, 27 June 2000.

Roger Pielke, Jr., "Societal Impacts of Weather and Climate Extremes,"The Environment: Past, Present and Future, Universities Space Research Association/National Aeronautics Administration Public Lecture Series, Greenbelt, Maryland, 13 June 2000.

Roger Pielke, Jr., "Six Heretical Notions About Weather Policy,"National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Environmental Technology Laboratory Seminar Series, Boulder, Colorado, 22 May 2000.

Roger Pielke, Jr., "Seasonal Climate Forecasts: Opportunities and Obstacles to Use in Decision Making,"Cooperative Institute for Research in the Environmental Sciences Distinguished Lectureship Series, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado, 11 May 2000.

Roger Pielke, Jr., "Societal Aspects of Weather and Climate: Implications for Research and Policy,"World Meteorological Organization, Geneva, Switzerland, 28 April 2000.

Roger Pielke, Jr., "Societal Impacts of Weather Extremes"GKSS Research Center, Geesthact, Germany, 25 April 2000.

Roger Pielke, Jr., "Beyond Global Warming Yes or No,"Seminar of the Department of Civil and Hydrological Engineering and Princeton Environmental Institute, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey, 5 April 2000.

Roger Pielke, Jr., "Five Radical Assertions on 'Natural Hazards',"Natural Disasters Roundtable, National Academy of Sciences, Washington, DC, 23 March 2000.

Roger Pielke, Jr., "Prediction in Science and Policy: Implications for the Science and Policy of Climate Change,"Western Water Assessment Seminar, Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmospheric Sciences, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado, 25 February 2000.

Roger Pielke, Jr., "Neither Certain Nor Straight: Connections of Research and Policy,"Department of Environmental Design, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado, 1 October 1999.

Robert Serafin presented a seminar on "Weather Radar Technology in the U.S.," University of L'Aquilla, L'Aguilla, Italy, 3 April 2000.

Robert Serafin gave opening remarks at 12 NCAR workshops and attended six NCAR workshops.

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