Time and Place: Monday 4 to 5 pm, Orvis Nursing Building OB 202
Taught by: Mae Gustin, Pat Arnott,
Environmental Science and Atmospheric Science Programs.
Gustin Office Hours: By appointment, Monday, Fleischmann Agriculture, RM 126.
Arnott Office Hours: 1 pm to 3 pm, Wednesday, Leifson Physics RM 213
Students will present a paper from the scientific literature relevant to the seminar topic, but ideally something they have not yet mastered, so that the seminar provides both public speaking experience and enhanced mastery of the literature. Each student should pick a paper to read at least 1.5 weeks before the class or sooner (latter preferred) and send the citation to Dr. Gustin and Dr. Arnott. This will allow for agreement among the student and instructors regarding the paper to be presented. Presentation should last ~ 30 minutes. Students are encouraged to discuss their paper and present their slides to an instructor of the class the week before their presentation. The paper presentation schedule, papers, and presentations given will be posted on Dr. Arnott's webpage. Everyone in the class will read the article in advance of the presentation, and an informal discussion will follow. Students will be graded on their presentation and discussion in the seminar. Students will also be assigned to provide 2 to 3 anonymous written critiques of presentations. Grades will be based on presentation 50%, participation that includes attendance and discussion 35%, and 2 written critiques of others presentations 15%. Seminar topics will strengthen student preparation for their thesis/dissertation, and broaden their knowledge of extreme weather events and climate, both of which are relevant to all biogeochemical cycles. We anticipate and encourage an eclectic mixture of topics.
EXAMPLE SEMINAR EVALUATION FORM
Examples of presentations that connect, and deliver urgent climate analysis
Kelly Redmond's 2014 Tyndall Lecture at AGU (youtube video)
Kelly Redmond's 2008 Climate Talk at UNR (powerpoint presentation)