The Incorporated Research Institutions for Sesismology (IRIS) and the Seismological Society of America (SSA) are pleased to announce the selection of two speakers from the Earth science research community for the inaugural year of the IRIS/SSA Distinguished Lectures Series:

Walter Mooney
 U.S. Geological Survey, Menlo Park
 “The Discovery of the Earth”

Roger Bilham
 University of Colorado at Boulder
 “Global Death and Construction: Earthquakes on an Urban Planet”

The lecturers will be presenting talks aimed at general audiences during the 2002–2003 academic year. The Lecture Series is seeking museum, university, and other venues for this season's speakers. General arrangements, including publicity,...

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