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April 2017

Book reading: “A Sugar Creek Chronicle Reading”

April 12, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Meis Recital Hall, 3303 Rebecca St.
Sioux City, 51104 United States
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Author Connie Mutel reads from her 2016 book, A Sugar Creek Chronicle: Observing Climate Change from a Midwestern Woodland.”

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Public Lecture: “A Sugar Creek Chronicle”

April 13, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
First Unitarian Church, 1800 Bell Ave.
Des Moines, IA United States
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“A Sugar Creek Chronicle: Writing Climate Change” Author Connie Mutel discusses her 2016 book and climate change.

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Writing about Climate Change Panel Discussion

April 14, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
UI Becker Communication Studies Building, room 101, 25 South Madison Street
Iowa City, IA United States
Free

Panelists will include Cornelia Mutel, Jeff Biggers, and Meera Subramanian.

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Public Lecture: “Observing, Communicating, and Surviving Climate Change”

April 19, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Humility of Mary Center, 820 W. Central Park Ave.
Davenport, IA United States
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Author Connie Mutel discusses her 2016 book and climate change.

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Public Lecture: “Communicating Climate Change”

April 25, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Joe Rosenfield Center, Room 101, 1115 8th Avenue
Grinnell, IA 50112 United States

Author Connie Mutel discusses her 2016 book and climate change.

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IIHR Seminar: Alfonso Mejia

April 28, 2017 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Stanley Hydraulics Lab, 127 SHL
Iowa City, IA 52242 United States
Free

Verifying a Regional Hydrological Ensemble Prediction System Alfonso Mejia, Assistant Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Penn State Abstract: In this seminar, I will describe and demonstrate the quality and performance of a Regional Hydrological Ensemble Prediction System, hereafter the RHEPS, being developed at Penn State. The RHEPS is a multicomponent, ensemble-based research hydrological forecast emulator. The goal with the RHEPS is to enhance the skill and reliability of hydrological forecasts by facilitating the integration and rigorous verification of new system…

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Talkback After the Play: Relativity

April 28, 2017 @ 9:15 pm - 10:00 pm
Riverside Theater, 213 N Gilbert St
Iowa City, IA 52240 United States
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The title of Mark St. Germain’s new play, Relativity, is, we discover, a wonderful pun; the play focuses on Albert Einstein. But St. Germain is more interested in the personal than the scientific, and writes his play about Einstein as a father, specifically a father whose baby daughter, Lieserl, seemed to disappear from Einstein’s history. In Relativity, St. Germain speculates about what might have happened, and what might happen if the daughter suddenly reappeared to confront her father. Join us…

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May 2017

IIHR Seminar: Jeffrey Czajkowski

May 19, 2017 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Stanley Hydraulics Lab, 127 SHL
Iowa City, IA 52242 United States
Free
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IIHR Seminar, Brian Ashe & George Smith

May 26, 2017 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Stanley Hydraulics Lab, 127 SHL
Iowa City, IA 52242 United States
Free

Historical, Real time, and Scenario Flood Inundation Mapping for Hazard Mitigation, Response, and Recovery     Presented by:  Brian Ashe and George Smith, Riverside Technology, Inc., Fort Collins, CO   Abstract:  There are multiple challenges to creating continuous real-time inundation maps. Real-time hydraulic modelling has been impractical due to potential instabilities and long model run times. Pre-computed static map libraries become quickly out-of-date, are often inaccurate, and do not account for dynamic changes in the flood profile. We are presenting…

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June 2017

Seminar: Jennifer Olszewski

June 2, 2017 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Stanley Hydraulics Lab, 127 SHL
Iowa City, IA 52242 United States
Free

"Methods and Tools for the Collaborative Planning Process" Presented by:  Jennifer Olszewski Investigadora de Post-doctorado at Instituto Nacional de Investigacion Agropecauria (INIA) US Army Corps of Engineers University of Maryland College Park Abstract: Stressors such as urbanization, population growth, economic variability, and climate change have continued to intensify in magnitude and uncertainty within recent years.  These stressors combined with conflicting interests related to the use of resources (e.g., use of water for hydropower vs. water supply) can make decision-making and…

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