Kathleen Tierney

Kathleen J. Tierney

Director at Natural Hazards Support System

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Editor  - Binomial International Inc


Ph.D.  - University of Colorado

degrees  - sociology , Youngstown State University

doctorate  - Ohio State University


Director of the Natural Hazards Center  - CU SPORTS HALL OF FAME

Director of the Natural Hazards Center  - Colorado University

Member  - National Research Council/National Academy

Fellow, Professor  - Japan Society for the Promotion of Science

Advisory Committee  - National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program

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Kathleen Tierney - Professor of Sociology and Director of the Natural Hazards Research and Applications Information Center, University of Colorado at Boulder

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At the close of the Boulder workshop this year, Kathleen Tierney, head of the Natural Hazards Center, stood up to say, "We as human societies have yet to understand ... that nature doesn't care.
Then Tierney announced the hotly anticipated results of the Next Big One contest.

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Kathleen Tierney, Natural Hazards Center, Boulder
LISTEN (10 MINUTES)"Many of the injuries that happen in disasters happen because people are trying to take care of disaster related problems themselves, and and they get injured. If you've never handled a chain saw before in your life, this is probably not a good time to start. - Kathleen Tierney Boulder is a world renowned center for research into Natural Disasters. One of the leaders in this field is Kathleen Tierney who directs CU Boulder's Natural Hazards Center.

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