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.

Fall 2018 Seminar Schedule

Date Speaker Affiliation Presentation Host
31-Aug Dr. Will Sager University of Houston New Geophysical Insights on Tamu Massif - the World’s Largest Volcano Dr.Hall
7-Sep Dr. Rebecca Sheesley Baylor University Urban air quality in Texas Dr. Flynn
14-Sep Dr. Yun Qian Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Measurement and Modeling of Light-Absorbing Particles in Snow and Ice and Their Climatic and Hydrological Impact Dr. Y. Wang
21-Sep Dr. Xiaodong Song University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign How was the roof of the world built? Lithosphere structure
and deformation of the Tibetan Plateau.
Dr. Zhou
28-Sep Dr. Mrinal Sen UT Austin Transdimensional full waveform inversion SEG Wavelets/Sun
5-Oct Dr. Jay Pulliam Baylor University Lithospheric structure of the NE Caribbean Dr. B. Wang
12-Oct Dr. Jonny Wu University of Houston Unfolding Pacific Ocean basin history since the Mesozoic from tomographic plate tectonics Dr. Saylor
19-Oct Dr. Julia Wellner UH Glacial history of West Antarctica: A marine geology perspective Dr. Hauptvogel
26-Oct Dr. Liz Catlos UT Austin New insights into the uplift of the Himalayas through advances in metamorphic petrology Dr. Copeland
2-Nov Dr. Alexandros Savvaidis UT Austin, BEG Added value to Texas Seismology through TexNet and CISR integrated programs Dr. Li
9-Nov Dr. Gene Humphreys University of Oregon Recent growth of the Wyoming Craton by under-accretion of the Shatsky conjugate ocean plateau Dr. Suppe
Dr. Wu
16-Nov Dr. Jonathan Delph Rice Imaging the terminal stages of subduction: The neotectonic evolution of Anatolia Dr. Zheng
Dr. Wu