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Cafe Scientifique

cafe scientifique

You are cordially invited to come and chat with a scientist about an interesting and/or controversial science topic.  Patterned after the International Cafe Scientifique, the Science Department has initiated an outreach program to promote public interest in science.
Our goal is simply to have regularly scheduled sessions for informal discussions of scientific topics.

Schuler Books & Music
Eastwood Towne Center
Tuesday, November 21, 2017, 7:00pm

Natural Hazards in the Past vs. Natural Hazards in the Present: Hurricanes, Tornadoes, Winter Storms, and Earthquakes

Join Lansing Community College geography professor Will Gustin on the impacts of significant Natural Hazard Events, both in the past and the present, and our vulnerabilities as a society to them. This will be discussed in reference to both our preparedness for them, as well as our responsibility for a society. This will be discussed, especially with relation to atmospheric events and the impact of global warming and El Nino on these different phenomena, and what the future may hold. The future ramifications will be in terms of the power of these phenomena, as well as society’s expectations and responses to them.

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Please join us.  If you have any questions, please contact Alan O'Keefe by phone at (517) 483-1110 or e-mail at

Science at Lansing Community College

Science Department
Arts & Sciences Building, Room 301
Phone: (517) 483-1092
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