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The Looming Cascadia Earthquake – What You Need to Know

Tuesday, October 22 at 4:00pm to 5:30pm

White Stag Block
70 NW Couch Street, Portland, OR 97209

Featuring Dr. Lucy Jones (Caltech). Invited guest, Yumei Wang (Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries).

Dr. Lucy Jones is the founder of the Dr. Lucy Jones Center for Science and Society, with a mission to foster the understanding and application of scientific information in the creation of more resilient communities. She is also a research associate at the Seismological Laboratory of Caltech. In 2016, she completed 33 years of federal service with the US Geological Survey. Most recently, she led the creation of a national science strategy for all the natural hazards studied by the USGS to promote the science that would better prepare the nation for future natural hazards. In her recent book The Big Ones: How Natural Disasters Have Shaped Us (and What We Can Do About Them), Dr. Jones offers both a look at how natural disasters have affected the course of history and how we can prepare for them.

Yumei Wang is a civil/geohazards engineer at the Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries, focusing on building resilience to natural hazards. She serves on the National Academies liquefaction committee, has been an advisor to the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program, to the 2013 FEMA-funded tsunami methodology development project and to the 2013 Oregon Resilience Plan, and has taken part in post-earthquake damage assessments including the 2011 Tohoku, Japan and 2010 Maule, Chile disasters.

Sponsored by the Wayne Morse Center for Law and Politics, UO Portland, and UO School of Architecture & Environment. 

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