Speaker Date Topic
Sean Lawson, Author & Professor Oct 27, 2020
Cybersecurity & The Election
Cybersecurity & The Election

Sean will talk us through on the Cybersecurity of the upcoming election. His most recent book "Cybersecurity Discourse in the United States" explores the use of cyber-doom rhetoric in the U.S. public policy debate about cybersecurity. Cyber-doom rhetoric relies on the use of various tactics, such as hypothetical doom scenarios, to raise fear of catastrophic cyber attacks on infrastructure and motivate a response. Dr. Lawson traces the use of such rhetoric, assesses how realistic it is, and the implications it has for our ability to respond effectively to cybersecurity challenges.

Clean Air in Utah Nov 17, 2020
Thom Carter, Exec. Dir. of UCAIR - Utah Clean Air Partnership
Thom Carter, Exec. Dir. of UCAIR - Utah Clean Air Partnership

Air quality is a significant concern for Utah residents. The state’s topography and climate lead to episodic air pollution during the winter and summer months. Seasonal temperature inversions trap emissions that form particulate matter and ozone. Complex chemical processes create these harmful pollutants, which often rise to unhealthy levels, posing public health risks, economic consequences and decreased quality of life. Utah Clean Air Partnership aims to educate and advocate Utahns on clean air.

Radon - How to Protect Yourself Dec 01, 2020
Eleanor Divver, Dept. of Air Quality
Eleanor Divver, Dept. of Air Quality

1 out of 2 homes in Summit County have high levels of Radon. Indoor radon is the second-leading cause of lung cancer in
the United States and breathing it over prolonged periods can present a significant health risk to families all over the
county. It’s important to know that this threat is completely preventable. Radon can be detected with a simple test and
fixed through well-established venting techniques.