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EPSS Distinguished Alumni Lecture 2013

Mike Murphy

Michael Murphy, B.S. 93’; M.S. 97’; Ph.D. 00’

Associate Professor
Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
University of Houston

Mapping the Roof of the World

Thursday, October 17, 2013
WG. Young Hall, CS 76
6:30 p.m.

UCLA Earth scientists have been at the forefront of increasing our understanding of the evolution of mountain belts. The Himalaya are the highest mountain range on Earth and behind it lies the Tibetan plateau, the largest continental plateau the Earth may have witnessed. For the past quarter century, the EPSS department has led efforts at explaining this vast region and formulating concepts of its origin through a dedicated field program. Please join us for the UCLA EPSS Alumni Lecture where Mike Murphy highlights EPSS Alumni contributions to Tibetan geology, his ongoing passion for unraveling the history of the Himalaya, and his dedication to field-based inquiry which began in the mountains and deserts of California as a part of EPSS 61 in 1990.

Please RSVP to Yasmin Thomas.