Disaster Watch

From super storm to super flu—the second annual Lehigh Valley Home Club panel discussion, Wednesday in Lehigh University’s Zoellner Arts Center, covers the waterfront from the tsunami of last Christmas to the avian flu threat of today.

LVAIC experts discuss our responses to natural and man-made disasters. Lisa Fischler, assistant professor of political science, represents Moravian, discussing ecological and other aftereffects of China’s river damming projects.

Other speakers are Alan Hale, Cedar Crest College, on emerging infectious diseases; Lawrence L. Malinconico Jr., Lafayette College, volcanoes 25 years after Mount St. Helens; Anne Meltzer, Lehigh Univerity, tsunamis and hurricanes; and Ted Schick, Muhlenberg College, “Natural Disasters and Natural Evil.”

Bettie Smolansky, professor and chair of sociology, moderates.

There’s a reception at 5:30 p.m. in Zoellner’s lobby. The discussion is at 6:30 p.m. in Diamond Theater and will be followed by a Q&A. It’s free to LVAIC members and $10 to non-members. Information: Ext. 1366.

November 29, 2005 (pdf version)

Rearrangements:
Carol Traupman-Carr '86 arranges "God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen" for Vespers.

Moravian Stars:
Three children selected to sing the solo in "Morning Star" for Vespers.

At First Site:
Manipulated digital photo of the Bethlehem Steel Works by Krista Steinke Finch.

Community Chest:
Grants announed for community outreach projects.

Last issue:
InCommon says goodbye until next semester.
Disaster Watch:
LVAIC panel discussion on natural and man-made disasters.
Visitors from the South:
Displaced professors from Dillard University visit campus.
Datebook:
Campus calendar, November 29-December 31, 2005.
Media Matters:
Two professors write op-eds in the Morning Call.
Gaudeamus:
faculty/staff/student accomplishments.
Steely Jan:
Bethlehem Steel watercolor by Jan Ciganick is in several shows.