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The department and CIRA jointly host weekly colloquia held Thursday afternoons in ATS 101 (the large classroom of the main building). Refreshments are served at 2:45 p.m. in the weather lab (ATS 105), and the presentation begins at 3 p.m. The department hosts other seminars that also are announced on the colloquium mailing list. You can subscribe to the list by sending a message to

If you would like to invite a speaker, please first read the colloquium guide for hosts and check this page for available dates. Contact Michael Bell ( or Christine Chiu ( with questions. The faculty member hosting the speaker arranges the speaker's visit schedule.

Upcoming Colloquia

February 20, 2020 Future projections of the QBO and QBO teleconnections in global models
Yaga Richter from NCAR
Hosted by Jim Hurrell
February 27, 2020 Research Opportunities Gleaned from 12 Years in the Wind Energy Industry
Gregory Poulos from ArcVera Renewables
Hosted by Michael Bell
March 5, 2020 “Moving beyond tradition: Rethinking field-based teaching and learning in the geosciences”
Christopher Atchison from University of Cincinnati
Hosted by Emily Fischer
March 12, 2020 Title to be announced
Brian Ancell from Texas Tech University
Hosted by Russ Schumacher
March 26, 2020 Title to be announced
Becky Alexander from University of Washington
Hosted by Jeffrey Pierce
April 2, 2020 Title to be announced
Michael Ying from National Center for Atmospheric Research
Hosted by Peter Jan van Leeuwen
April 9, 2020 Title to be announced
Dave Raymond from New Mexico Tech
Hosted by Eric Maloney
April 16, 2020 Title to be announced
Adam Houston from University of Nebraska
Hosted by Russ Schumacher
April 30, 2020 Title to be announced
Edward Zipser from University of Utah
Hosted by Steven Rutledge
May 7, 2020 Title to be announced
Mike Pritchard from University of California, Irvine
Hosted by Elizabeth Barnes

Past Colloquia

2020 Spring Fall
2019 Spring Fall
2018 Spring Fall
2017 Spring Fall
2016 Spring Fall
2015 Spring Fall
2014 Spring Fall
2013 Spring Fall
2012 Spring Fall
2011 Spring Fall
2010 Spring Fall
2009 Spring Fall
2008 Spring Fall
2007 Spring Fall