By EBONY STOGLIN
As residents of Arizona, we hear news about earthquakes happening in states around us but rarely experience these natural disasters ourselves.
As a result, the idea of a major earthquake occurring in Arizona may seem farfetched.
Pima Community College geology instructor Noah Fay plans to discuss and evaluate earthquake hazards in Arizona, as well as other places, in a presentation titled “Earthquakes in the Western U.S.: Is Arizona at Risk?”
The discussion will take place on April 1 at 6 p.m. in the Community Board Room at PCC’s District Office, Building C, 4905 E. Broadway Blvd.
The presentation is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be available.
Fay is the third lecturer to participate in PCC’s fourth annual Speakers’ Series, which highlights the expertise and accomplishments of faculty.
He has been a faculty member in Pima’s geology department for five years, and currently also teaches geology at the University of Arizona.
Fay earned a doctorate in geological sciences from the University of Oregon, and was a research scientist at the University of Arizona before joining the Pima faculty.
Additional topics to be covered by PCC faculty members during the 2014 Speakers’ Series include:
• Oct. 7: Physiology instructor Tom McDonald will present “Life, Death and Redemption at the Grand Canyon.”
• Nov. 4: Psychology instructor Sarah Burger will discuss “The Aging Brain.”
• Dec. 2: Writing instructor Kristen Hoggatt will give a presentation on “The U.S. Poetry Academy.”
For more information about the Speakers’ Series, call 206-4500.