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    Saying Goodbye to One of the Greats

    Enrico “Henry” Quarantelli, 1924-2017

    By Jolie Breeden

    For nearly 60 years, the work of Enrico L. "Henry" Quarantelli has deepened our understanding of the human impacts of disasters. Now we must say goodbye to the indefatigable researcher who devoted his life to the field.

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    We Cannot Stand Alone

    Human-Caused Fires Call for Human Collaboration

    By Jay Stalnacker

    In the wake of recent 74-acre wildfire in Sunshine Canyon, Boulder County Wildland Fire Management Officer Jay Stalnacker reflects on the changing nature of fire in the wildland urban interface—including human impacts, and how we, as humans, can work together to mitigate them.

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    Near Misses and Far-Sightedness

    Boulder Fire Is a Reminder of the Need for Community Collaborations

    By Hannah Brenkert-Smith

    A fire in Sunshine Canyon near Boulder on March 18 highlighted the dangers faced by residents living in the Wildland-Urban Interface. But innovative approaches to collaborating with communities have can have a postive impact. Hannah Brenkert-Smith tells how one effort—the WiRē Team—works to help homeowners reduce their risk.

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NHC Articles

Saying Goodbye to One of the Greats - 04/21/2017

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Saying Goodbye to One of the Greats

Enrico “Henry” Quarantelli, 1924-2017

For nearly 60 years, the work of Enrico L. "Henry" Quarantelli has deepened our understanding of the human impacts of disasters. Now we must say goodbye to the indefatigable researcher who devoted his life to the field.

Read More...

We Cannot Stand Alone - 04/19/2017

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We Cannot Stand Alone

Human-Caused Fires Call for Human Collaboration

In the wake of recent 74-acre wildfire in Sunshine Canyon, Boulder County Wildland Fire Management Officer Jay Stalnacker reflects on the changing nature of fire in the wildland urban interface—including human impacts, and how we, as humans, can work together to mitigate them.

Read More...

Near Misses and Far-Sightedness - 03/24/2017

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Near Misses and Far-Sightedness

Boulder Fire Is a Reminder of the Need for Community Collaborations

A fire in Sunshine Canyon near Boulder on March 18 highlighted the dangers faced by residents living in the Wildland-Urban Interface. But innovative approaches to collaborating with communities have can have a postive impact. Hannah Brenkert-Smith tells how one effort—the WiRē Team—works to help homeowners reduce their risk.

Read More...

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The Natural Hazards Center is now accepting submissions for our Annual Hazards and Disasters Student Paper Competition! Winning graduate and undergraduate papers could win $100, recognition in Natural Hazards Center publication, and free registration to the Natural Hazards Workshop. You've already done the hard part, so c'mon...

Bill Anderson Fund Disaster Dash

The Disaster Dash 5K is an easy run (or walk, if you prefer) in the beautiful Colorado outdoors near the Omni Hotel. Proceeds from the run support Bill Anderson Fund mission to expand the number of professionals from historically underrepresented groups in the fields of disaster and hazard research and practice.

If you can't attend the Workshop this year (or just don't want to run!), the Fund now offers the opportunity to participate virtually—including the option to support individuals and teams who are in the race.

This event is an important way that we promote and support hazard and disaster mitigation for communities of color and other vulnerable populations. Learn more and sign up to register, sponsor, donate, or volunteer on the Disaster Dash Web site.

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