Texas A&M University-Kingsville

Tropical cyclones in the Philippines topic of Physics/Geosciences Brown Bag Lecture April 26

KINGSVILLE - April 13, 2006

Contact: Jason Marton
jason.marton@tamuk.edu or 361-593-4143

Doctoral researcher Darlene J. Occeña-Gutierrez delivers the last physics/geosciences brown bag lecture at Texas A&M University-Kingsville for the spring 2006 semester at noon on Wednesday, April 26, in room 140 of Manning Hall.

The title of the talk will be “Tropical Cyclone Preparedness in the Northern Philippines.”

The public is invited to attend and bring a lunch to this free event.

Occeña-Gutierrez holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in geography from the University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City.

She started teaching in the department of geography in the University of the Philippines in 1983 while working for her master’s degree. Occeña-Gutierrez handled a stretch of courses from physical to human geography, and focused on weather and climate. She went to pursue a Ph.D. degree in environmental geography at Texas State University in 2002 and is now in the final year of her program. Her research deals with tropical cyclone preparedness and adjustments in relation to people's perception and knowledge of the typhoon hazard.

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