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Worth Sharing: Easton Explores History of Disaster – and What That Can Tell Us About Camp Fire Aftermath

The seven-foot-long, 1,500-pound bronze Wildcat Statue sits in the early evening glow in Wildcat Plaza.
Jason Halley / University Photographer

The Wildcat Statue, designed by Washington-based artist Matthew Gray Parker, the seven-foot-long, 1,500-pound bronze statue is a replication of the native bobcat (Lynx rufus californicus), which the student body declared as the University’s mascot in 1924, seen in Wildcat Plaza on Sunday, April 22, 2018 in Chico, Calif. (Jason Halley/University Photographer/CSU Chico)

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Publications, Presentations and Exhibits

Laird Easton, from the Department of History, explores what the history of disasters can tell us about the aftermath of the California fires in “Teaching about catastrophes while the world burns outside,” which appeared in The Washington Post.

Forrest Hartman, from the Department of Journalism and Public Relations, authored a timely piece in Society for Human Resource Management titled, “How to Survive Your Office Holiday Party.”

Phil Wilke, general manager forNorth State Public Radio, discusses the storytelling role of the station during the Camp Fire in “With generous help from volunteers, overextended California station creates local show about wildfire recovery,” which appeared on Current.