Texas Tech University

Climate Science Center to Host Monthly Science By the Glass Event

Amanda Castro-Crist

March 4, 2016

Faculty members Katharine Hayhoe and Cristina Bradatan will lead a discussion on the Syrian refugee crisis and climate change.


WHAT: “Science by the Glass” is an informal discussion series hosted by the Texas Tech University Climate Science Center. The series is designed to bring members of the community and Texas Tech faculty and students together to discuss topics related to science, climate and society. The latest discussion, “The Syrian Refugee Crisis: The Tip of the Iceberg in a Changing Climate,” will be led by Texas Tech faculty members Katharine Hayhoe and Cristina Bradatan.

WHEN: 6 p.m. Tuesday (March 8)

WHERE: Fox & Hound Sports Tavern, 4210 82nd St., Ste. 240

WHO: Katharine Hayhoe is one of the world's leading experts on climate science and climate change. She is the director of the Climate Science Center and an assistant professor in the Department of Political Science. She is a scientific adviser to the National Center for Atmospheric Research's Climate and Global Dynamics Laboratory and serves on several national climate committees and teams.

Cristina Bradatan is the director of the Texas Tech Population Center and an associate professor in the Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Social Work. Her research includes climate change effects, migration, adaptation and demographic methods.

The discussion is open to the public and admission is free. 

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CONTACT: Breanna Allen, communication and outreach coordinator, Climate Science Center, Texas Tech University, (806) 742-6911 or breanna.allen@ttu.edu