March 2016

DateEventLocation
Tuesday, Mar 1
3:45 pm
LPL Colloquium: Dr. Stephen J. Bradshaw
Dr. Stephen J. Bradshaw
Assistant Professor of Physics and Astronomy
Rice University
Candidate for faculty position, Solar and Heliospheric Physics
Kuiper Space Sciences: Room 312
Wednesday, Mar 2
4:00 pm
Blitzer Award Lecture: Yancy L. Shirley, Ph.D.
11th Annual Professor Leon and Pauline Blitzer Award for Excellence in the Teaching of Physics and Related Sciences

Awardee and Speaker
Yancy L. Shirley, Ph,.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Astronomy
Associate Astronomer, Steward Observatory
The Earliest Phase of Star and Planet Formation - Dense Starless Cores

Reception to follow outside the Lecture Hall
For more information contact the Physics Department: 520-626-0259
su@physics.arizona.edu
Kuiper Space Sciences: Room 308
Monday, Mar 7
5:00 pm
TAP Colloquium: Dr. Matthew Baring
Dr. Matthew Baring
Professor
Rice University

TAP Colloquia
Kuiper Space Sciences: Room 312
Monday, Mar 7
7:00 pm
College of Science Lecture Series: Earth Transformed: Dr. Jonathan Overpeck
Dr. Jonathan Overpeck
Co-Director of the Institute of the Environment
University of Arizona

The Changing Earth: It’s Not Just a New Normal

It has been reported that climate change has generated a ‘new normal’ for our weather and our climate. True, but the new reality is less a single new climate than an ever-changing climate driven by the burning of fossil fuels and other human activities. The change is most noticeable at the global scale, but even in the Southwest the change is now firmly upon us in the form of unusually hot and severe drought, looming water shortage, widespread death of trees, unprecedented severe fire risk, dust storms, hotter heat waves and more. Climate change is likely driving the most pervasive and challenging transformations humans have yet faced. People from all walks of life will need to learn early and learn often how to adjust their plans and actions to the ever-changing new normal. Climate adaptation applied in concert with climate mitigation is the challenge of the century.

http://uascience.org/#lectures
Centennial Hall: Room
Tuesday, Mar 8
3:45 pm
LPL Graduate Student Colloquia
Daniel Lo
Graduate Student in the Department of Planetary Sciences

Ben Lew
Graduate Student in the Department of Planetary Sciences
Kuiper Space Sciences: Room 312
Saturday, Mar 12–Sunday, Mar 20
Spring recess - no classes
Monday, Mar 21–Friday, Mar 25
47th Annual LPSC
47th Annual Lunar and Planetary Science Conference
The Woodlands, Texas
Monday, Mar 21
4:00 pm
TAP Colloquium: Myoungwon Jeon
Myoungwon Jeon
Ph.D. Graduate Student
University of Texas - Austin

TAP Colloquia
Kuiper Space Sciences: Room 312
Tuesday, Mar 29
3:45 pm
LPL Graduate Student Colloquia
Shane Stone
Graduate Student in the Department of Planetary Sciences

Tracy Esman
Graduate Student in the Department of Planetary Sciences
Kuiper Space Sciences: Room 312