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Phi Alpha Theta Lecture at UC


Dr. Barry Vann speaking at the Phi Alpha Theta Lecture Tuesday, Feb 8 in the Bennett Building Auditorium.

Williamsburg, Ky. - University of the Cumberlands’ Upsilon-Upsilon Chapter of Phi Alpha Theta held the third lecture of the 2010-2011 series on Tuesday, Feb. 8, in the Bennett Building Auditorium. Dr. Barry Vann, professor of education and geography and director of Cumberlands’ Ed. D. program, presented the lecture titled, Life and Death in Hurricane Alley, excerpted from his seventh book, “Coping with the Forces of Nature”.

One of Vann’s main points in the evening’s lecture was a warning. He pointed out that many places hit hard by hurricanes have taken minimal precautions until after the events. However, in the event of another strike, data suggest that if a category 4 or 5 hurricane made landfall, then new precautions taken would most likely not be enough to avoid catastrophic consequences.

The Upsilon-Upsilon chapter of Phi Alpha Theta was established at University of the Cumberlands in 1974. The group annually sponsors the oldest continuous lecture series on campus and publishes "The Upsilonian," a journal that has won the outstanding journal award for schools with less than 150 majors.