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The department and CIRA jointly host weekly colloquia held Friday mornings in room 101 (large classroom) of the main building. Refreshments are served at 10:45 a.m. in the weather lab (room 105 ATS) with the presentation starting at 11:15 a.m. The department also hosts other seminars generally announced on the associated mailing list. You can subscribe to the list by sending a message to using "subscribe colloquium" as the subject.

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 (, Christine Chiu (, or Torrie Moss ( with questions. Here is a template for a visit schedule for speakers.

Upcoming Colloquia

August 22, 2019 at 11 a.m. Title to be announced
Todd Lane from University of Melbourne
Hosted by Leah Grant
September 5, 2019 Title to be announced
Camille Stevens-Rumann from Colorado State University
Hosted by Jeffrey Pierce
September 19, 2019 “Climate versus weather: Planning the climate observing system of the future is more than collecting weather observations”
Elizabeth Weatherhead from University of Colorado at Boulder
Hosted by Christine Chiu
October 10, 2019 “TBD”
Vernon Morris from Howard University & NOAA NCAS-M
Hosted by Emily Fischer
October 24, 2019 “TBD”
Joyce Penner from University of Michigan
Hosted by Sonia Kreidenweis
November 14, 2019 Title to be announced
Clara Deser from NCAR Climate and Global Dynamics Division
Hosted by Jim Hurrell

Past Colloquia

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