Past Speakers

2013 Lecturers

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Dr. Gavin Hayes  Dr. Gavin Hayes

   Research Geophysicist
   USGA National Earthquake Information Center (NEIC)
   Golden, Colorado

  Mitigating Disasters:
  Earthquake Response in the 21st Century



Dr.    Dr. Lara Wagner

   Associate Professor, Seismology and Tectonics
   Department of Geological Sciences
   University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

   Chapel Hill, North Carolina


  Imaging the Ancient Margin:
  How the Southeastern United States Was Built
  (And Why You Should Care)



2012 Lecturers


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Dr. Gregory Beroza  Dr. Gregory Beroza

 Wayne Loel Professor; Department Chair; Department of Geophysics
 Stanford University, School of Earth Sciences
 Stanford, California


  The Tortoise and the Hare:
  Slow vs Fast Earthquakes



Dr. Miaki Ishii   Dr. Miaki Ishii

   Associate Professor of Earth and Planetary Sciences
   Harvard Seismology Group
   Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts


  Dissecting Giant Earthquakes:
  Things We Didn't Know


2011 Lecturers

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Beatrice Magnani  Dr. M. Beatrice Magnani

   Center for Earthquake Research and Information (CERI)
   Univerisity of Memphis, Memphis, Tennessee

  The New Madrid Earthquakes
  Two Hundred Years Later:
  What Have We Learned About
  Earthquakes at the Center of
  Tectonic Plates?



Wayne Pennington  Dr. Wayne D. Pennington

   Michigan Technological University, Houghton, Michigan
   US Agency for International Development, Washington, DC


  Preparing for the Future: Scientific and Humanitarian
  Lessons from the Haiti and Japan earthquakes


Click to watch Dr. Pennington's lecture at the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry


2010 Lecturers

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Richard Aster


Dr. Stephen Malone

Predicting Earthquakes and Volcanic Eruptions:
What Can and Can't Now Be Done

University of Washington
Watch video of Dr. Stephen Malone's lecture at the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI)
The lecture is divided into 7 video clips that are appro

Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, and Part 7





Richard Aster


Dr. Brian Stump

Forensic Seismology and Nucler Testing:
The Detective Work of Seismologists

Southern Methodist University





2009 Lecturers

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Richard Aster

Dr. Richard C. Aster

Taking Earth's Pulse and Temperature Using Seismology:
Roaring Oceans and Singing Icebergs

New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technolgy
Watch video of Dr. Aster's Lecture at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History


Aaron Velasco


Dr. Aaron A. Velasco

Can a Large Earthquake in Another Country Cause One in Your Backyard?

University of Texas at El Paso
Watch video of Dr. Velasco's Lecture at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History




2008 Lecturers


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Uri ten Brink

Dr. Uri ten Brink

Peace and Science in the Middle East

U.S. Geological Survey, Woods Hole Science Center
Listen to Uri on
the Science and the City Podcast by The New York Academy of Sciences
  • February 19, 2008 - Penn State, University Park, PA
  • April 29, 2008 - Northwestern University, Evanston, IL
  • May 29, 2008 - Oregon State University, Eugene, OR
  • June 12, 2008 - American Museum of Natural History, New York, NY
  • October 17, 2008 - Cleveland Museum of Natural History, Cleveland, OH






Cliff Frohlich


Dr. Cliff Frohlich

Deep Earthquakes and the Secret of Seismology

University of Texas at Austin


  • February 19, 2008 - New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science, Albuguerque, NM
  • March 3, 2008 - Michigan Tech, Houghton, MI
  • April 11, 2008 - Carleton College, Northfield, MN
  • April 15, 2008 - Grinnel College, Grinnell, IA
  • September 4, 2008 - University of Hawaii, Hawaii, HI
  • September 16, 2008 - Eckerd College, St. Petersburg, FL
  • September 22, 2008 - Hanover College, Madison, IN
  • October 10, 2008 - Rio Grande Valley Science Association Conference, Mercedes, TX







2007 Lecturers

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Brian Atwater

Dr. Brian Atwater

The Orphan Tsunami of 1700 - A Trans-Pacific Detective Story

U.S. Geological Survey

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  • January 27, 2007 - Southwestern Oregon Community College
  • March 15, 2007 - Dalhousie University
  • September 4, 2007 - Aquarium of the Pacific, Long Beach, CA
  • October 3, 2007 - Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
  • October 17, 2007 - Grand Valley State University, Allendale, MI
  • October 19, 2007 - Northwestern University, Evanston, IL
  • October 23, 2007 - University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL
  • October 24, 2007 - Waubonsee Community College, Sugar Grove, IL
  • November 7, 2007 - Portland State University, Portland, OR
  • November 14, 2007 - Earlham College, Richmond, IN

Anne Sheehan

Dr. Anne Sheehan

Seeing Beneath Mt. Everest: Probing a Breeding Ground of Destructive Earthquakes

University of Colorado, Boulder

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  • March 6, 2007 - Michigan Tech - Rozca Center Great Events Lecture
  • March 20, 2007 - New Mexico Museum of Natural History
  • May 3, 2007 - University of Alaska at Fairbanks
  • June 14, 2007 - American Museum of Natural History, New York City
  • August 14, 2007 - Houston Museum of Natural Science, Houston, TX
  • October 19, 2007 - Cleveland Museum of Natural History, Cleveland, OH
  • October 23, 2007 - Smith College, Massachusetts, Northampton, MA

Additional Talks

  • Februrary 23, 2007 - Golden West Senior center, Boulder, Colorado
  • March 6, 2007 - Michigan Tech, Department of Geological and Mining Engineering and Sciences
  • March 20, 2007 - University of New Mexico, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences
  • June 26, 2007 - Arvada North Middle School, Science Teacher Workshop
  • October 1, 2007 - Scripps Institution of Oceanography
  • October 12, 2007 - California Institute of Technology, Dix Seismo Lab Seminar
  • October 23, 2007 - Smith College, Sigma Xi Luncheon
  • November 28, 2007 - San Diego State University - View Video

2006 Lecturers

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