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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, in Copeland Hall.
Robert Lind, UNK emeritus associate professor of geography, will present China-Past, Present and Future at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in 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, climatologist with the National Drought Mitigation Center at the University of Nebraska – Lincoln, will present Drought Nebraska – What’s in Store? He will give two presentations, one at 4:30 and a second at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday. Both presentations will be given in Room 142 of Copeland Hall.
Svoboda 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.