William C. Haneberg Lectures

The Richard H. Jahns Distinguished Lecturer William C. Haneberg gave three talks and participated in an informal discussion during his two-day visit from Cincinnati, Ohio, on March 14 and 15, 2011. The Illinois State Geological Survey hosted the international consultant and part-time professor at the University of Cincinnati who spoke on a landslide hazard assessment project comparing traditional methods with probabilistic computer modeling ("I Left My Probability Density Function in San Francisco"); and a landslide endangering a subsistence farming community in Nepal ("The Landslide That Ate Laprak"). He also discussed acquisition and applications of airborne laser scanning ("Livin' La Vida LiDAR"). A noted expert on the use of close range photogrammetry for slope stability analyses, Haneberg informally discussed the technique with a small group. The visit was cosponsored by the Civil Engineering, Urban and Regional Planning, Geology, and Geography Departments and the Center for Global Studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Approximately 60 persons attended the talks.