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Henri Grissino-Mayer to discuss the Gatlinburg fires and what Mother Nature is telling us Feb. 10


Henri Grissino-Mayer, professor in the Department of Geography, will present “The Gatlinburg Fires – What Mother Nature Is Telling Us” Friday, February 10.

Could the fire that ravaged Gatlinburg, Tennessee, in November 2016 be a harbinger of future wildfires here in the Southeastern United States? Geography Professor Henri Grissino-Mayer will speak about the unusual and not-so-unusual conditions that led to the catastrophe in Gatlinburg and will discuss ways that the community can lessen the risk of future wildfires occurring in what is a very fire-prone forest.

The UT Science Forum takes place Friday, February 10 from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. in the Thompson-Boling Arena Cafe (located at 1600 Phillip Fulmer Way), Rooms C-D.

Guests are encouraged to bring their lunch or purchase it from the arena. Each presentation is followed by a Q&A. The event is free and open to the public.

Additionally, this year, we have temporary parking passes available for our guests who do not have UT parking passes. An RSVP is required for the pass. Please email Amanda Womac for more details.

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