EERI Southern California Chapter 2012 Fall Lecture Series

The EERI Southern California Chapter has launched a free 2012 Fall Lecture Series offering engineers, seismologists, emergency managers, educators, and scientists of the greater Los Angeles area an opportunity to learn about earthquake issues from distinguished nationally and internationally recognized speakers, researchers, and practitioners.

The following upcoming lectures are co-sponsored by the California Institute of Technology and will take place at Cal Tech’s Beckman Institute Auditorium (332 S. Michigan Ave., Pasadena, CA 91106).

Friday, October 12 (9:00 – 11:00 a.m.): This will be a joint meeting with the Caltech Earthquake Research Affiliates. Speakers and topics are:

  • Lori Dengler (M.EERI), professor of geology at Humboldt State University, on “Three Decades of Chasing Tsunamis: Successes, Failures, and Challenges.”
  • Hong KieThio, principal seismologist at the Los Angeles office of URS Corp, on “Tsunami Hazard Analysis.”
Tuesday, December 4 (1:00 – 3:00 p.m.): Thomas D. O’Rourke (M.EERI), professor of geotechnical engineering at Cornell University, will deliver his 2012 EERI Distinguished Lecture on “The New Normal for Natural Disasters.”
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