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Colloquia and Special Seminars

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 community space, 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 Maria Rugenstein ( or Kristen Rasmussen ( with questions. The faculty member hosting the speaker arranges the speaker's visit schedule.

Upcoming Colloquia and Seminars

April 13, 2023 at 3 p.m. “TBD”
Frances Davenport from Colorado State University
Hosted by Russ Schumacher
April 20, 2023 at 3 p.m. Climate Controls of Tropical Cyclone Size: Rotation, Rossby Waves, and Climate Change
Dan Chavas from Purdue University
Hosted by Michael Bell
April 27, 2023 at 3 p.m. “Rising Voices Panel”
Hosted by Jim Hurrell and Emily Fischer
May 4, 2023 at 3 p.m. “TBD”
Joe Munchak from
Hosted by Chris Kummerow

Past Colloquia and Seminars

2023 Spring Fall
2022 Spring Fall
2021 Spring Fall
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