The 15th International ROSE Seminar and 3rd UME School Seminar will take place in Pavia on 14-15 May 2015.
From this year the traditional ROSE and UME School Seminar will change its name to “Nigel Priestley International Seminar,” in honour of Prof. Nigel Priestley, who was co-founder and Emeritus Director of the ROSE School in 2001.
The Seminar provides Masters and PhD students in Earthquake Engineering and Engineering Seismology (ROSE Programme), Risk and Emergency Management (REM Programme) and Weather Related Risk (WRR Programme) of the UME postgraduate school with an opportunity to present and discuss their research work to an audience of international experts.
In addition to standard presentations on research work carried out at the School, the Seminar will continue the tradition of inviting a prominent scientist to deliver a keynote lecture on a given contemporary and highly relevant topic in the field of Earthquake Engineering and Engineering Seismology.
At this year’s event, the keynote address entitled “Simplified Seismic Evaluation of Older Concrete Buildings for Collapse Potential” will be delivered by William T. Holmes, Structural Engineer and Executive Principal of Rutherford & Chekene, USA.