On Wednesday, November 16, 2016, LSU International Programs (IP) will host an Intercultural Dialogue on Weather, Water, and Climate. This event will be held in the LSU Union’s Vieux Carré room from 9:00 to 10:30 a.m. The forum will provide an opportunity for visiting scholars, and members of the LSU/Baton Rouge community to have cross cultural conversations and to exchange ideas, knowledge, and perspectives. The panel will include the state's chief meteorologist, three LSU subject-matter experts, and two visiting scientists from China and Italy. Topics for discussion will include Louisiana weather and climate, the great flood of 2016, and climate change.
Jay Grymes, Meteorologist WAFB News 9
Barry Keim, Professor, Dept of Geography and Anthropology; State Climatologist
Jeong Changyoon, Assistant Professor, Soil and Water Quality Management, LSU AgCenter; Red River Research Station, Bossier
Kam-Biu Liu, Professor and Chair, Deptof Oceanography and Coastal Sciences
Fabrizio Donnarumma, Post-Doctoral Researcher, Chemistry Department
Junguo Gao, School of the Coast and Environment; Associate Professor, First Institute of Oceanography, Qingdao, China
This event coincides with International Education Week which falls on the third week of November each year, when more than 100 countries celebrate the benefits of international education.
International Programs/International Services hosts more than 100 visiting scholars from around the world at any given time, through the US Department of State’s Exchange Visitor Program. Scholars come to LSU to conduct collaborative research, teach, train, and observe. The presence of visiting scholars at LSU promotes diversity and awareness of other cultures, peoples, and languages; and a greater understanding, appreciation, and respect for other cultures.