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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 11 am to 12 noon. A change of times will be noted under the date of the seminar.

Location: Unless otherwise noted, all seminars will be held in room Agnes Arnold (AH) Auditorium-1. Agnes Arnold Hall is a building 100 meters west of the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences in building SR1:

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 fall 2017, semester this person is: Vanessa Caicedo (

Fall 2017 Schedule

Date Speaker Affiliation Presentation Host
8/25/2017 No Seminar
9/1/2017 Jonny Wu UH Humpty Dumpty plate tectonics: piecing Earth history back together one slab at a time Joel Saylor
9/8/2017 Minako Righter UH Antarctic search for meteorites Joel Saylor
9/15/2017 Fenglin Niu Rice University Earth’s inner core Yingcai Zheng
9/22/2017 Clark Johnson University of Wisconsin-Madison  “New" ways of looking at old rocks: Chronology of the redox evolution of the Earth in the Archean Tom Lapen
9/29/2017 Matt Cannon UH Downtown

Himalayan strain accumulation over hundred thousand to million year timescales

Mike Murphy
10/6/2017 Ray Russo U Florida

Seismologic and space geodetic studies of Nazca plate subduction beneath Chile

Al Brandon/Jonny Wu
10/13/2017 Walter Kiefer LPI

Mantle-plume volcanism on Mars

Yingcai Zheng
10/20/2017 J. Steve Davis ExxonMobil

Seal and subsurface fluid pressures

Joel Saylor
10/27/2017 Joseph Dillinger BP Low-frequency seismic source activity in the Gulf of Mexico Joel Saylor
11/3/2017 Sean Gulick UTIG Drilling the Chicxulub impact structure: Study of large impact formation and effects on life during IODP/ICDP Expedition 364 Will Sager
11/10/2017 Jill Pasteris Washington U.

Can the mineral be that complicated?  It’s only bone

Qi Fu
11/17/2017 Dave Haddox ExxonMobil

Salt dynamics and salt plays

Joel Saylor
11/25/2017 No Seminar THANKSGIVING
12/1/2017 Jerry Kendal UNM/local Tectonics and petroleum system comparison of fold-thrust belts of the Sevier of the western US, the Pyrenees of Spain, and the Zagros of Iraq and Iran