Ross B. Corotis, professor in the Department of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering with the University of Colorado, Boulder, will present a seminar Dec. 1, noon-1 p.m. in Scott Engineering Center, Room 237 SEC. The session will also be broadcast live to PKI Room 212.
Corotis, a member of the National Academy of Engineering, will speak about the issues of risk perception in examining public reaction to natural disasters, and the practical challenges facing society and a political decision-maker when considering investing in improved structural reliability. Along with risk perception, other issues of risk communication such as public involvement, community values, incompatibility of lifetimes, and presentation methods of costs/benefits will be discussed.
With a background in structural mechanics and stochastic vibrations, Corotis' primary research interests are in the application of probabilistic concepts to civil engineering problems. He has been the director of eleven NSF projects, two on stochastic modeling of loads on structures, five on structural system reliability, three on wind characteristics, and one on mesoscale storm modeling. In addition, he has directed one ERDA and three DOE projects on the analysis of wind characteristics for energy conversion systems, and two NBS projects on building loads. Corotis was awarded the ASCE Walter L. Huber Civil Engineering Research Prize for his work on stochastic modeling of structural loads.
This is the fourth in a series of webinars on careers with companion animals. "Working with exotics: What can you do?" will be hosted by Dr. Lisa Karr-Lilienthal from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and Dr. Perri Stark from Rutgers University. Event starts at 8 PM EST/7 PM CST. All webinars will occur live online lasting about 30 minutes and a question and answer period will be available at the end of each session. Sessions will be recorded and archived for future viewings online through eXtension.org. For more information see: http://www.extension.org/pages/61178/careers-with-companion-animals-webinar-series
The Office of Academic Success and Intercultural Services & the Afrikan People's Union present "Stop AIDS, Start Dancing - a World AIDS Day event". World AIDS Day this year is about “Getting to Zero.” Zero New HIV Infections. Zero Discrimination and Zero AIDS Related Deaths. Come to the Jackie Gaughan Multicultural Center on Dec. 1, at 7 p.m. to support World AIDS Day.
The Big Red Singers and Vocal Jazz Ensemble will give a concert on Thursday, Dec 1 at 7:30 pm in Kimball Recital Hall. Tickets: General admission $5, student/senior $3, available at the door approx. one hour before the performance.