Information, Talks, and Publications about Atmospheres


This week’s Topics in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences (TAOS) seminar will take place onWednesday, April 16, at 12:00 noon in Endeavour Hall 120. Dr. Michael Alexander from NOAA’s Earth System Research Laboratory in Boulder, CO, will present a seminar entitled “Moisture Sources for Heavy Precipitation in the Western US During Winter.”  Light refreshments will be served. For further information, please email

This week’s Oceans and Atmosphere Colloquium will take place on Friday, April 18, at 12:00 noonin Endeavour Hall 120. Professor Bassem Allam from SoMAS will present a seminar entitled, “Combining Ecological Physiology, Pathology, and “omics” to Provide an Integrative View of Host-Microbe Interactions in Marine Bivalves” For further information, please contact Steve Ortega at 2-8781.

All are welcome to attend a Physics Department Colloquium on Global Warming on April 15 at 4:30 p.m. in Harriman Lecture Hall.  Professor Brad Marsdan from the Physics Department at Brown University will present a seminar entitled, “The Quantum and Fluid Mechanics of Global Warming.”

The Friday Weather Discussion will take place on April 18 at 4:30 p.m. in the Meteorology Laboratory, Endeavour Hall 139. Topic to be announced on day of discussion.

Faculty News

As a reminder, faculty needing caps and gowns for this year’s Convocation ceremony should place orders now.  For assistance, please contact

We are seeking nominations for the Nuria Protopopescu Memorial Teaching Award, an award recognizing outstanding teaching by a SoMAS graduate student.  Details are posted on the ITPA bulletin board in Endeavour Hall.  Deadline is April 25.

Student News

Students who will be presenting at the annual Robert L. de Zafra Symposium on May 9, please send the titles of your talks to by 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 6.  In the subject field of the email, please indicate “de Zafra Symposium.”  Thank you for your cooperation.


All are welcome to attend the annual, all-day Robert L. de Zafra Student Symposium scheduled forFriday, May 9, beginning at 9:00 a.m. in Endeavour Hall 120.

As a follow up to “Mindfulness Meditation, UUP is offering an “Introduction to Emotional Intelligence” workshop on Thursday, April 17, at 12:00 noon in the Wang Center, room 201.  Lunch will be served.  Please RSVP to

Faculty, staff and students are strongly encouraged to submit entries for the weekly ITPA E-newsletter. Please send your submissions to Gina Gartin at