Experimental Multi-University Graduate Class in Volcanology



Graduate students in volcanology need a wide variety of scientific and cultural perspectives to become proficient at understanding volcanoes and their moods. With this in mind, a six-university consortium in Earth hazards organized an advanced graduate class on supereruptions during the 2006 winter semester.

The Earth Hazards (EHaz) university consortium consists of Michigan Technological University (Houghton, Mich.), the University at Buffalo (N.Y), McGill University (Montreal, Quebec, Canada), the University of Waterloo (Waterloo, Ontario, Canada), Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (UNAM; Mexico City), and the Universidad de Colima (Colima, Mexico), and it is funded by the U. S. Department of Education and counterpart agencies in Mexico and Canada as part of the North American Free Trade Agreement.