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May 9, 2007

On May 9, 2007, Dr. Don Worster of The University of Kansas rounded out the CReSIS Spring Seminar Series. ECSU undergraduates, faculty, and local middle/high school students attended Dr. Worster's seminar entitled Feeling the Heat. Dr. Worster discussed the significance of global climate change for the southern Great Plains. The available projections suggest a hotter, drier future for that region, bringing back conditions that gave us the tragic Dust Bowl of the 1930s.

Dr. Worster currently holds the Hall Distinguished Professorship Chair in American History at the University of Kansas. Dr. Worster graduated from KU in 1963 (B.A.) and 1964 (M. A.). Subsequently, he did graduate work in American history and literature at Yale University and earned his Ph.D. there in 1971.