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An annual seminar series focused on the study active tectonics and seismic hazard established in honor of Emeritus Professor Dr. Burt Slemmons. Dr. Slemmons retired from UNR in 1989 after 38 years of teaching and conducting research in earthquake geology and engineering. During that time he established both the State Seismological Research Laboratory and the Center for Neotectonic Studies.

We thank the colleagues, associates, and past students from across the country for honoring Burt and making the seminar series possible.

We encourage all of you to donate in honor of Burt's legacy and establish a firmer foundation for this lecture series. It is the beginning of a great tradition here at UNR and simply done by linking to this page.

$5000 and greater
Burt and Ruth Slemmons
Pacific Gas & Electric Company

$1000 and greater
William U. and Lyn A. Savage
Steven G. Wesnousky

$500 and greater
John G. Anderson
James N. Brune
Robert E. Wallace

$100 and greater
Abdolrasool ‘Rasool’ Anooshehpoor
Walter Arabasz
Wayne E. Carlson
John Crain
Kevin Coppersmith
Thomas C. Hanks
Carl A. Johnson
Robert M. Kirkham
John N. Louie
Roy McKinney
Newmont Mining Corporation, Denver
Optim, LLC
Tom Sawyer and Piedmont Geosciences, Inc
Peg O'Malley
Mark P. Molinari
Jonathan G. Price
Christopher Scholz
Mary A. Slemmons
James V. Taranik
David Von Seggern
Stephen D. Malone

7th Annual Lecture - Announcement

Dr. Tom Rockwell

UNR-Geology-B.S.-Class of '76

Professor of Geological Sciences
San Diego State University
San Diego, CA

Date: Monday, Nov 25, 2013
Title: 10 m slips on the Pitas Point Thrust: M8 earthquakes in the western Transverse Ranges of southern California
Time: 4 pm
Place: DMS 102

 

6th Annual* Lecture

Dr. Stephen D. Malone

UNR-Geophysics-Class of '72
a little background


Earth and Space Sciences
University of Washington
Seattle, Washington

Date: Monday, Feb 4, 2013
Title: The Winter, 2013 Magnitude 6.5 earthquake in Puget Sound that no one will feel". (The story of Episodic Tremor and Slip (ETS),what it is, how we can measure it, some of its strange properties)
Time: 4 pm
Place: DMS 103

 

5th Annual Lecture

Dr. Christopher H. Scholz

UNR-Mackay-Class of '64
a little background


Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
Columbia University
City of New York

Date: Thurs, Nov 10, 2011
Title: Large earthquake triggering, clustering, and the synchronization of faults.
Time: 10:30 am
Place: 324 Joe Crowley Student Union

 

4rth Annual Lecture

Dr. Peizhen Zhang

State Key Laboratory of Earthquake Dynamics
Institute of Geology
China Earthquake Administration
Beijing, China

Date: Friday, Sept 10, 2010
Title: Coseismic deformation and seismic cycle associated with the 2008, Wenchuan, China, earthquake
Time: 2pm
Place: Rm 356 Laden Senate Chambers
Joe Crowley Student Union, UNR.

 

3rd Annual Lecture

Dr. Gary Carver

Professor Emeritus of Humboldt University
Alaska Seismic Hazards Safety Commission

Date: Friday, April 24, 2009
Title: To be Arranged
Time: 10am

 

2nd Annual Lecture
A Tale of Two Earthquake Cycles as Viewed from the Trenches:
the San Francisco Bay Area AD 1600-2007;
the Denali Fault System, Alaska, AD 800-2007
by
Dr. David P. Schwartz
US Geological Survey
Friday, February 1, 2008
3:30-5:00 pm
Harry Reid Engineering Lab (HREL), Room 109

Inaugurul Lecture

Science,Engineering,and Decision Making for Natural Disasters

Dr. Lloyd S. Cluff
Director of Geosciences Department
and Earthquake Risk Management
Pacific Gas & Electric Company.

Friday September, 22 2006
3:00-4:00pm
William Raggio Building, Room #1003
(WRB 1003)

Cluff&Slemmons

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