College partners with Rockefeller Institute to host severe weather forum

SUNY New Paltz is one of seven SUNY campuses partnering with the Nelson A. Rockefeller Institute of Government to host an event on Thursday, April 23 at 9:30 a.m. (SUB 62/63) titled, “Facing the Storm: Severe Weather Challenges Confronting New York State in the 21st Century.”

The Rockefeller Institute, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and the New York State Emergency Management Association will join the Department of Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences at University at Albany to share insights about recent severe weather events and what they hold for the future.  Campuses will view the webcast forum, then participate in local discussions. Although the forum may be of particular interest to students and faculty in geography, geology, and biology, the entire campus is encouraged to attend.

Associate Professor John Rayburn (Geology) will lead our campus discussion.