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MR of Kansas town devastated by tornado to speak with Purdue science policy class, research faculty

March 27, 2014

The mayor of a Kansas community devastated by an F5 tornado in 2007 will meet on Tuesday (April 1) with Purdue University faculty members and students who are studying the role of science in policy decisions related to hurricanes, earthquakes and tornadoes. Greensburg Mayor Robert Dixson, a member of the White House Task Force on Climate Preparedness and Resilience, was invited to Purdue by professors Timothy Filley of the Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences, and Megan Sapp Nelson of Purdue Libraries, who team teach this semester's Great Issues class, Science & Society: Natural Disasters.
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