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The BAF Workshop and the HRRC Fellows Forum

This event is part of our 30th anniversary year as a Center. We have all of you and those before us to thank for your continued dedication to research and teaching on hazards and disasters.

The Hazard Reduction & Recovery Center along with the Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning Department and College of Architecture are hosting the Spring 2019 Bill Anderson Fund Fellow Workshop. John Cooper and myself have the honor of organizing the workshop for graduate student fellows from the Bill Anderson Fund (BAF). If you haven’t heard of it already, it is a national organization focused on diversifying the disaster and hazards research and practice fields. It was created by Norma Anderson in honor of her late husband Bill who was a visionary in the disaster research field. We are an academic partner of the fund by supporting these workshops and recruiting/mentoring students. The Workshop will bring 22 wonderful graduate students of color from across the country and across disciplines here. The workshop runs Thursday through Saturday the last weekend of April.

In conjunction with this event, we will host a HRRC Fellows Forum from 2-6pm on Friday, April 26. This will hopefully be the first of an annual event that brings us together to share recent research with each other and other interested folks around campus.

Find the detailed event program here.