Severe Weather Experts at 7 SUNY Campuses to Host System’s First Virtual Public Event

April 22, 2015

Albany – Tomorrow, seven SUNY campuses across New York State, severe weather researchers, faculty, and students will participate in the university system’s first virtual public event.

The event, Facing the Storm: Severe Weather Challenges Confronting New York State in the 21st Century, is offered in partnership by the University at Albany and the Rockefeller Institute of Government. It is intended as an opportunity for emergency managers, not-for-profit executives, and government officials to hear from SUNY’s severe weather experts about significant weather events New York has faced over the past year and what can be learned from them.

Members of the media who wish to attend are asked to contact Michele Charbonneau at the Rockefeller Institute, at (518) 443-5258 or Michael Parker at the University at Albany, at 518-956-8159.

The event is OPEN PRESS and will be held via livestream from 9:30 a.m. to Noon at the following SUNY campuses:

  • University at Albany
  • SUNY College of Environmental Sciences and Forestry & SUNY Oswego at ESF
  • SUNY New Paltz
  • SUNY Plattsburgh
  • SUNY Potsdam
  • Stony Brook University

About the State University of New York
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