Downtown Bend: Tectonic Forces Shaping Oregon's Landscapes with OLLI-UO

Friday, October 20, 2023
10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
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Join us on a journey of discovery into the stunning volcanic landscapes of Central Oregon.

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Recent geologic research has revolutionized our perception of this geologically diverse region, where tectonic forces from around the globe converge to create a diverse panorama of snow-draped volcanic peaks, landscapes created by faults, and colossal volcanic eruptions. Get ready for new geologic insights that will reshape your understanding of the global tectonic forces that create our central Oregon landscapes.

Dr. Daniele McKay is Senior instructor in the Department of Earth Sciences at the University of Oregon. She lives in Bend, Oregon and teaches online geology courses throughout the academic year, and field courses in central Oregon during the summer. Her research background is in physical volcanology with a focus on recent mafic eruptions in the central Oregon Cascades. She is also interested in how societies prepare for and respond to natural disasters, especially volcanic eruptions and earthquakes. She has worked with Deschutes County, the Oregon Office of Emergency Management, Oregon Partnership for Disaster Resilience, and the Red Cross on natural hazard preparedness and mitigation in central Oregon.

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Oregon (OLLI-UO) in Central Oregon invites community members to participate in our Friday Talks in partnership with the Deschutes Public Library. OLLI-UO is an intellectual and social community of engaged adult learners, connecting members to university faculty and professionals in respective fields. A six-month or yearlong membership allows participation in a variety of lectures, courses, peer-led study and discussion groups, educational tours, field trips, and social events.

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Dr. Daniele McKay
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