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Changes in China and the Nebraska drought will be topics of Geography Awareness Week presentations Tuesday and Wednesday, Nov. 15-19, at the University of Nebraska at Kearney.
Robert Lind, UNK emeritus associate professor of geography, will present China-Past, Present and Future at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 16, in Copeland Hall Room 130. Professor Lind has traveled to China on three separate occasions – 1979, 1988 and 2004. He will focus on the changes that have occurred over the past 25 years in China.
Mark Svoboda, University of Nebraska-Lincoln climatologist and research assistant professor, will present Drought Nebraska – What’s in Store? at 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. in Copeland Hall Room 142 Wednesday, Nov. 17.
Svoboda is a climatologist with the National Drought Mitigation Center, which is part of the UNL School of Natural Resources Center. He is involved with drought monitoring, assessment and prediction at the state, regional and national levels. He currently serves as co-chair of the National Drought Council’s Monitoring and Prediction Task Force.
Both presentations are free and open to the public.