Presentation at Denison: Understanding the Haitian Earthquakes
Date of Event: February 25, 2010
Posted: February 19, 2009 / Last Updated: February 22, 2010
What causes earthquakes? Why is the aftermath of the Haitian earthquakes so severe? A presentation called "The Haitian Earthquakes: Why They Happened, What Was Left Afterward, and How We Can Help" will take place at Denison University at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 25, in Higley Hall Auditorium (100 Ridge Road). During the presentation, three people with extraordinary insight — a physician, a geosciences professor and a student volunteer — will address those issues and more.
Dr. Tracee Karaffa, a Granville physician, who has long worked with Healing Art Missions in Haiti and is in Granville for a brief time between medical relief trips to Haiti, will describe what is happening on the ground in Haiti now. David Greene, an associate professor of geosciences at Denison, will explain the cause of earthquakes and why the Haitian earthquakes created such devastation. Lauren Sabo, a Denison junior from Chagrin Falls, Ohio, who has visited Haiti several times in recent years in association with relief efforts, will discuss the Denison University Haiti Relief Coordinating Committee's efforts to help.
Sponsored by the Denison University Haiti Relief Coordinating Committee and Denison's John W. Alford Center for Service Learning, this important presentation is free and open to the public.
CALENDAR LISTING, Denison University, Granville — “The Haitian Earthquakes: Why They Happened, What Was Left Afterward, and How We Can Help,” presentation at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 25, in Denison University's Higley Hall Auditorium (100 Ridge Road). Free and open to the public. For more information, contact Laurel Kennedy at 740-587-6562 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Denison University, founded in 1831, is an independent, residential liberal arts institution located in Granville, Ohio. A highly selective college enrolling 2,100 full-time undergraduate students from all 50 states and dozens of foreign countries, Denison is a place where innovative faculty and motivated students collaborate in rigorous scholarship, civic engagement and the cultivation of independent thinking.
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