Seminar Schedule - University of Houston
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Seminar Schedule

The Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Houston offers its seminars on most Friday afternoons during the fall and spring semesters. For more information regarding seminars please visit the seminars resource page.

Time: Seminars are held on most Fridays during the fall semester from 3:30 to 4:30 PM. A change of times will be noted under the date of the seminar.

Location: Unless otherwise noted, all seminars will be held in the  Science & Research 1 Building, Room 116. The department of Earth & Atmospheric Sciences is  located in the Science & Research 1 building. A campus map -

Assistance with Speaker Setup: An EAS TA is assigned the task of: providing lapel microphone and making a sound check, providing remote slide changer with built in laser pointer, and loading the speaker’s slides. For the spring, 2018, semester this person is: Ola Osibanjo ( )

Responsibilities of EAS faculty host listed:

  1. Send and confirm with the speaker this schedule;
  2. Explain to the speaker that their talk should not exceed 45 minutes in length;
  3. Arrange with EAS admin the speaker's travel if required and insure that the speaker signs any needed paperwork with the EAS admin;
  4. Send out note to all EAS faculty on the Monday of that week a sign up sheet for meeting or meals with the speaker based on his or her available time in EAS; Coordinate any special needs of the speaker including transportation and arranging group meals;
  5. Arrange a meeting with the speaker and student TA at least 30 mins before the talk in room 116 to insure that the talk is set up;
  6. If for any reason the host is absent, he or she would need to arrange an alternative EAS faculty member to act as host and perform the above duties.

Spring 2018 Seminar Schedule

Date Speaker Affiliation Presentation Host
19-Jan Dr. Ana Krueger University of Houston Brazilian margin architecture and the opening of the South Atlantic Murphy
26-Jan Dr. Shuhei Ono MIT On the significance of microbial disproportionation in geochemical cycles Fu
2-Feb Dr. Lorenzo Colli University of Houston Rapid plate motion variations and continental uplift: a window on the history of asthenospheric flow Wu
9-Feb Dr. Yunsoo Choi University of Houston Effects of Wildfire Emissions on Air Quality and Human Health over the Continental USA Hauptvogel
16-Feb Scheduled break - no talk this week
23-Feb Dr. An Yin UCLA A physics-based scaling model for giant (>10's of km) polygons in the solar system Murphy/Suppe
2-Mar Dr. Weichang Li Aramco Research Center, Houston Data analytics and machine learning in geoscience applications Sun
9-Mar Dr. Jerry Lin Lamar University Chasing Quicksilver: the Role of Terrestrial Forest Ecosystems in Global Cycling of Mercury  Y.Wang
23-Mar Dr. Chuck Langston University of Memphis From Hugo Benioff to aLIGO: Strains, Rotations, and Other New Developments in Seismology Zheng
30-Mar Dr. Robert Allen UC Riverside An Increase in Aerosol Burden in a Warmer World Talbot
6-Apr Dr. Melodie French Rice University The role of fluids in the mechanics of fault slip Robinson
13-Apr Dr. Terry Wilson Ohio State University Investigating Ice Sheet – Solid Earth Feedbacks in West Antarctica: Results from the POLENET-ANET Project Wellner
20-Apr Dr. Jeremy Boyce NASA Everything they taught me about the Moon was wrong Robinson