Tornadoes next topic of Th@U


The next Thursdays @ the U lecture series presentation, scheduled for October 17, will feature Steve Curran speaking on “Tornado Climatology.”  This presentation will be held from 12:30 – 1:20 p.m. in the UW-BC Blue Hills Lecture Hall in Rice Lake.

All series presentations, which are open to the public free of charge, will be held every Thursday at the University of Wisconsin-Barron County in Rice Lake. 

Steve Curran, UW-BC Associate Lecturer of Geography, received an undergraduate degree in Physical and Environmental Geography from UW-Whitewater and a Masters of Science degree in Geography from The Pennsylvania State University. 

According to Curran, “I have been fascinated by severe weather, especially tornadoes, for my entire life.  I have presented research on tornado climatology at several American Association of Geographers meetings as well as for completion of my undergraduate and graduate degrees.  In this talk I will be comparing the occurrence patterns of deadly and injurious tornadoes in Tornado Alley vs. Dixie Alley.  Additionally, there will be discussion on the damage that tornadoes can cause as well as discussion of some of the recent tornado occurrences and outbreaks.”

This presentation is a part of the UW-BC Science and Mathematics Series.

The next Thursdays @ the U on October 24 will feature Dave Swan, founder of the Champion’s Circle, speaking on “You’re Hired!: Learn the qualities employers are desperately seeking.”

The Thursdays @ the U Lecture Series is sponsored by the UW-Barron County Foundation.  For more information, contact the campus at 715-234-8176.


Joel Friederich