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Professor Sheridan

Professor Michael F. Sheridan

Published June 19, 2014

UB research inspired episode of History Channel's "Mega Disasters" series

UB faculty research done by Professors Michael F. Sheridan and Chris S. Renschler inspired an episode of the History Channel's "Mega Disasters" series called "The Next Pompeii?" 

Professor Michael F. Sheridan, director of UB's Center for Geohazards Studies, recently coauthored a paper in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences suggesting that the next eruption of Vesuvius might pose a serious threat to Naples, home to more than 3 million people.

It wasn't exactly welcome news in Naples, where hazard mitigation plans did not include the possibility that the next eruption of Vesuvius might pose a serious threat to Naples. Dr. Chris S. Renschler, UB associate professor of geography, also is featured in the Mega Disasters episode, which was filmed in part at the Center for Computational Research, along with Dr. Maurizio Trevisan, former dean of UB's School of Public Health and Health Professions. For more information about this project, click here to read the UB Reporter article.