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Global Initiative - MeNore Lake

Few students have the kind of passion for world news that recently-graduated International Studies major MeNore Lake has. Two years ago she sought to fulfill a need at the University of Kentucky through this passion.

What's New in Science, Dave Moecher - What’s New with New Madrid?

What's New in Science University of Kentucky Dave Moecher

Part 4 of 4: What’s New with New Madrid? Surprisingly, the New Madrid seismic zone is considered as high of a seismic risk than the San Andreas Fault zone in California. This section highlights the apparent inconsistency with present estimates of seismic risk in the U.S. and Japan. Estimates of earthquake recurrence intervals can also be obtained from paleoseismology: evidence of prehistoric earthquakes preserved in the rock and sediment record.

Links: iris.edu/servlet/eventserver/map.do youtube.com/watch?v=hZIzq-GFNtM&feature=youtu.be youtube.com/watch?v=AontqlzLg8I earthscope.org/samples/load_viewer

What's New in Science, Dave Moecher - Fault Behavior and Complexities

What's New in Science University of Kentucky Dave Moecher

Part 2 of 4: Fault Behavior and Complexities This section discusses the approaches for understanding faulting and generation of earthquakes. Understanding faulting and earthquake generation is basic first semester physics, in particular understanding forces and friction, elastic behavior of crust and propagation of waves through matter. Understanding earthquakes also requires geologic examination of ancient faults and fault rocks that are now exposed at Earth’s surface.

Links: iris.edu/servlet/eventserver/map.do youtube.com/watch?v=hZIzq-GFNtM&feature=youtu.be youtube.com/watch?v=AontqlzLg8I earthscope.org/samples/load_viewer

What's New in Science, Dave Moecher - Basics or Prediction and Risk Assessment

What's New in Science University of Kentucky Dave Moecher

Part 3 of 4: Basics or Prediction and Risk Assessment Past earthquake prediction efforts were based on several basic tenets (“the earthquake paradigm”) that are now being questioned by some seismologists. Earthquakes exhibit simple statistical distributions that can be used to understand their recurrence. Basic probability can be used to estimate earthquake recurrence intervals. Seismic risk is defined.

What's New in Science, Dave Moecher - Review of Global Seismicity

What's New in Science University of Kentucky Dave Moecher

Part 1 of 4: Review of Global Seismicity Predicting earthquakes has been a goal of seismology for centuries. In spite of increasing understanding of how faults work and earthquakes are produced, predicting when a damaging earthquake will occur is still very challenging. The fundamental information for predicting earthquakes is the earthquake record of when and where earthquakes occur. This section summarizes the distribution of seismicity on earth.

Links: iris.edu/servlet/eventserver/map.do youtube.com/watch?v=hZIzq-GFNtM&feature=youtu.be youtube.com/watch?v=AontqlzLg8I earthscope.org/samples/load_viewer

EES Professor Is First Kentucky Jefferson Science Fellow

Earth and Environmental Sciences Professor Frank Ettensohn is the first person from the Commonwealth of Kentucky to be named a Jefferson Science Fellow.

What's New in Science - Questions and Discussions Continue

What's New in Science Christia Brown

Part 4 of 4: In the realm of learning, societal and cultural differences are vastly more important to address than the few true gender differences.

What's New in Science - Why does inaccurate focus on gender differences matter? Begin Q&A

What's New in Science Christia Brown

Part 3 of 4: The presentation concludes with consideration of why these stereotypes about gender differences matter. For example, by treating children differently, we can actually shape their brain development. Post presentation questions begin. Many questions address cultural vs. biological differences, and the growing trend in public schools of teaching boys and girls differently based on presumed (but inaccurate) learning differences. Several topics of the presentation are expanded upon through questions.

What's New in Science - What are actual gender differences?

What's New in Science Christia Brown

Part 2 of 4: This segment includes a discussion of actual gender differences. We examine 3 of the most common gender difference myths. This is followed by discussion of where true gender differences exist (in terms of biology, behavior, and psychology) and how these differences may vary based on context and experience.

What's New in Science - Introduction to Gender and the Brain

What's New in Science Christia Brown

Part 1 of 4: This segment includes a description of why it is difficult to examine gender differences in people and what the implications are for getting it wrong. It also provides a primer for what people should know when evaluating research on gender.

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