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Cloudy with a Chance of Science: The Intersection of Wicked Problems, Perception, Communication, and Risk

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J. Marshall Shepherd, Ph.D.

J. Marshall Shepherd, Ph.D.

Georgia Athletic Association Distinguished Professor of Atmospheric Sciences and Geography
Department of Geography
Director, Atmospheric Sciences Program
University of Georgia
Member, National Academy of Engineering, National Academy of Sciences, American Academy of Arts and Sciences 

Maury Strauss Distinguished Public Lecture: Cloudy with a Chance of Science: The Intersection of Wicked Problems, Perception, Communication, and Risk

Date: Oct. 19, 2023

Time: 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.  (Reception and hors d'oeuvres at 5 p.m.)

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About this Seminar

Through the lens of current weather-climate events, two decades of research, and vast experience with scientific discourse, this lecture will explore how the broader public and decision-makers consume science information. Dr. Shepherd is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He also hosts the Weather Channel's Weather Geeks and writes for This former NASA scientist uses science, humor, and an "end-to-end" approach to expose challenges and opportunities associated with science engagement.

Additional Details

This is a free event hosted by Dr. Michael Friedlander and the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute. For more information, please call 540-526-2059.

About Maury Strauss

Maury Strauss is a longtime community benefactor and businessman who supports biomedical research with the goal of energizing the local economy and improving quality of life in our neighborhoods and around the world. In order to ensure the continued success of Roanoke’s biomedical research enterprise, as well as the free public seminars, Mr. Strauss has made a generous gift to the series. Read More.

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