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, Boulder, Colorado.

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

Michael Glantz holds an appointment as an Affiliate Professor, Bard Center for Environmental Policy, Bard College, Annandale-on Hudson, New York.

Michael Glantz holds an appointment as Adjunct Professor, Columbia Earth Institute, Columbia University, New York, New York.

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.

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

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

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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 Budykova, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, "El Niño and the Southern Oscillation: Surface Air Temperature Implications for Western Canada."

Linda Mearns, Ph.D. Committee (as international member) of B. Trewin, Department of Earth Sciences, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia, Summer 2001.

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."

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Workshops and Colloquia

Michael Glantz convened a "Climate, Ethics, and Equity" Planning Meeting, 22-23 March 2001 in San Juan, Puerto Rico. 15 people attended.

Linda Mearns convened a workshop on "Regional Climate Research: Needs and Opportunities" on 2-4 April 2001 in Boulder, Colorado. Organizers were; Ruby Leung (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory), Linda Mearns (National Center for Atmospheric Research) Filippo Giorgi (Abdus Salam Institute), and Robert Silby (King's College, London). 68 people attended.

Roger Pielke, Jr. convened a workshop on "Risk-Benefit Assessment of Observing System Decision Alternatives" on 18-19 June 2001 in Boulder, Colorado. 26 people attended.

Robert Harriss and Steven Wolfsy (Harvard U) convened a workshop on the "North American Carbon Program" on 5-7 September 2001 in Boulder, Colorado. 76 people attended.

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Scientific or Technical Seminars

Mary Downton, Jennifer (Zoe) Bernard-Miller, and Roger Pielke, Jr. gave a presentation at the 26th Annual Hazards Research and Applications Workshop, Boulder, Colorado, 15-18 July 2001; "National Weather Service Damage Data: The Last Word on Historical Flood Losses?"

Michael Glantz gave two presentations at the Extreme Climate Events Program, Asian Disaster Preparedness Center, Bangkok, Thailand, 5-6 October 2000; "Retailing Climate Forecasts to Meet Users' Needs" and "Climate Affairs Programs."

Michael Glantz gave a Plenary Lecture at the Seminar on Global Change: Biophysical and Socio-Economic Impact, Aveiro, Portugal, 31 October 2000; "Rates and Processes of Environmental Change: A Social Perspective."

Michael Glantz gave a presentation at the Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association in San Francisco, California, 18 November 2000; "The Human Dimensions of Global Change: A Mandate for Anthropological Engagement."

Michael Glantz presented an Invited Lecture at the UNEP Governing Council and Global Ministerial Environment Forum, Nairobi, Kenya, 9 February 2001; "Environmental Vulnerability of Natural and Man-Made Disasters."

Michael Glantz gave a Keynote Lecture at the Training Institute on Climate and Society in the Asia-Pacific Region, Bangkok, Thailand, 15 February 2001; "Reducing the Impact of Environmental Emergencies: The Case of the 1997-98 El Niño"

Michael Glantz presented the Scharf Lecture at Gettysburg College, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, 4 April 2001; "Climate Affairs: A Notion Whose Time Has Come."

Michael Glantz was invited speaker at a seminar on Ecological Health: A New Perspective, Consultative Group on Biological Diversity, Washington, D.C., 17 April 2001; "Climate Change and Threats to Health."

Michael Glantz was invited speaker at a Workshop on Climate Variability, Climate Change, and Water Resources Management for the Third World Water Forum, United Nations University, Tokyo, Japan, 8 June 2001; "El Niņo, La Niņa, and Water Resources."

Richard W. Katz, Eighth International Meeting on Statistical Climatology, Luneburg, Germany 12-16 March 2001; "Statistical Downscaling of Climate Extremes."

Richard W. Katz, Meeting on THORPEX Research and Science Objectives, Monterey, California, 26-27 April 2001; "Methods for Assessing Value of Weather Forecasts."

Richard W. Katz, International Environmetrics Society Conference on Environmetrics for Decision Making, Portland, Oregon, 13-17 August 2001; "Extreme Events and Climate Change."

Kathleen Miller presented a paper at the Joint University of British Columbia/University of Washington Conference on Rethinking the Line: The Canada United States Border, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, 24 October 2000; "Climate, Uncertainty, and the Pacific Salmon Treaty: Insights on the Harvest Management Game."

Kathleen Miller gave a presentation to the Institute for Behavioral Sciences, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado, 24 September 2001; "The 1999 Pacific Salmon Agreement: A Sustainable Solution to the Management Game?"

Linda Mearns gave a presentation at the ECLAT-2 Workshop on Applying Climate Scenarios for Regional Studies, with Particular Reference to the Mediterranean, Toulouse, France, 25-27 October 2000, "The Issue of Spatial Scale of Climate Scenarios in Regional Climate Change Impacts Analysis: Examples from Agriculture."

Linda Mearns gave a presentation at the Uncertainty of Spatial Scale in Impacts Assessments workshop, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada, 3 November 2000; "Methods and Techniques for Constructing Regional Climate Scenarios."

Linda Mearns gave a presentation at the Meeting of the Agronomy Society of America, Minneapolis, Minneapolis, 5-9 November 2000; "The Issue of Spatial Scale in Integrated Assessments: An Example from Agriculture in the Southeastern U.S."

Linda Mearns gave a presentation at the American Geophysical Union Special Session on Uncertainty, San Francisco, California, 15-19 December 2000; "Uncertainty in Climate Scenarios."

Linda Mearns gave a presentation at a joint United States-China Meeting on Climate Impacts, Shanghai, China, January 2001; "United States Agricultural Assessment."

Linda Mearns gave a presentation at the National Science Foundation/Department of Energy Workshop on Regional Climate Research, Boulder, Colorado, 2-4 April 2001; "The Uncertainty of Spatial Scale of Scenarios in Climate Impacts Assessments."

Linda Mearns gave a presentation at the Regional Climate Models Workshop on Precipitation Extremes, Boulder, Colorado, 5 April 2001; "The Reproduction of Extreme Precipitation Events."

Linda Mearns gave a presentation at the Regional Climate Models Workshop on Precipitation Extremes, Boulder, Colorado, 6 April 2001; "Projections of Changes in Extreme Precipitation Events."

Linda Mearns gave a presentation at the Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Conference on Climate Variability and Land-Surface Processes: Physical Interactions and Regional Impacts, Trieste, Italy, 11-14 June 2001; "Impact of Climate Change on Crops and Coupling Crop Growth into Climate Models: Points of Contact."

Linda Mearns gave a presentation at the Electromagnetic Field/Force Workshop on Climate Change Impacts and Integrated Assessments, Snowmass, Colorado, 30 July 2001; "The Effect of Agricultural Adaptation on the Spatial Scale Effect of Climate Scenario Resolution in Integrated Assessments."

Linda Mearns gave a presentation at the Electromagnetic Field/Force Workshop on Climate Change Impacts and Integrated Assessments, Snowmass, Colorado, 3 August 2001; "The Issue of Spatial Scale of Climate Scenarios in Integrated Assessments: An Example of Agriculture in the Southeastern United States."

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Non-Technical, Popular Presentations

Michael Glantz, Boulder Public Library, Boulder, Colorado; 10 January 2001; "Climate Affairs."

Michael Glantz, talk to science teachers at Casey Jr. Middle School, Boulder, Colorado, 27 February 2001; "Climate Affairs."

Michael Glantz, live radio interview, Jim Lenz News Show, WQUB, Quincy, Illinois (NPR affiliate), 28 February 2001; "Currents of Change: El Niņo and La Niņa Impacts on Climate and Society."

Michael Glantz, talk at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science, Denver, Colorado, 1 March 2001; "El Niņo and La Niņa Impacts."

Michael Glantz, live radio interview, The Environment Show, from Boulder, Colorado, 26 March 2001; on carbon dioxide emissions from power plants.

Michael Glantz, live radio interview, WBAA, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana (by phone from Boulder, Colorado), 27 March 2001; "El Niņo and La Niņa Impacts."

Michael Glantz, live radio interview, Scott Paulsen News Show, WBGG in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 4 April 2001; "El Niņo and Global Warming."

Michael Glantz, talk to SOARS students, Boulder, Colorado, 5 July 2001; "Climate Affairs."

Michael Glantz, talk at Brown Bag Series, Institute of African Studies, Columbia University, New York, New York, 21 September 2001; "Currents of Change: Impact of Weather on Politics and Society in Africa."

John Firor gave a presentation to Coal Creek Rotary Club, Golden, Colorado, 11 January 2001.

John Firor gave a presentation to Advisory Board, Rocky Mountain Advisory Board, Environmental Defense, Denver, Colorado, 3 February 2001.

John Firor gave a presentation to Longmont Senior Center, Longmont, Colorado, 6 April 2001.

John Firor gave a presentation to Society of Architects, NCAR, Boulder, Colorado, 19 May 2001.

John Firor gave a presentation to Denver Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce, Denver, Colorado, 22 May 2001.

John Firor gave a presentation to the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry, 14th Annual Conference on Green Chemistry and Biotech at National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, Colorado, 11 June 2001.

John Firor gave a presentation to Western Management Development Center of United States Office of Personnel Management to Mid-level Managers in the Federal System, Denver, Colorado, 26 September 2001.

Linda Mearns gave a presentation to National Science Foundation Research, Experiences for Undergraduate Students, NCAR, Boulder, Colorado, July 2001; "Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change process - An Insider's Perspective."

Linda Mearns gave a presentation at Boulder Town Meeting on Science, Rep. Mark Udall presiding, NCAR, Boulder, Colorado, August 2001; "Climate Change Research."

Robert Serafin was an invited speaker at Aquila Energy, Denver, Colorado, 14 February 2001; "Applications and Relevance of Weather and Climate Knowledge to the Energy Industry."

Robert Serafin gave a lecture to the American Meteorological Society's Colloquium, Boston, Massachusetts, 6 June 2001; "Public Policy."

Robert Serafin was an invited speaker at the 25th Anniversary of the ETC in Zurich, Switzerland, in commemoration of the research of the climate and atmospheric physics department. He made a presentation on 18 June 2001.

Robert Serafin was a guest speaker at Radar Meteorology Conference, American Meteorological Society in Munich, Germany, 19 July 2001. He made two presentations: "Evaluation and Application of Radar Meteorology," and a tribute to the career of Professor Roger L'Hermitte.

Robert Serafin gave a lecture to the Financial Times (Energy Section), Providence, Rhode Island, 15 August 2001; "Applications and Relevance of Weather and Climate Knowledge to the Energy Industry."

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