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September 2011

 THE E-NEWS MAGAZINE OF THE GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA • v. 9, no. 9

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2011 Annual Meeting & Exposition
Government Affairs
Education & Outreach
Publications

Calendar Closeups: Associated Society Events
Of Note
On the Wire…
Geoscience Trivia

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2011 ANNUAL MEETING & EXPOSITION
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2011 GSA Annual Meeting



AM Program
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ARCHEAN TO ANTHROPOCENE:
The Past is the Key to the Future
9–12 October • Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA


You still have time to REGISTER for the meeting — just have a look at these highlights to find out what you won't want to miss!
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GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS
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GSA Annual Meeting & Exposition
Communicating and Shaping Policy: From Grassroots to Capitol Hill
Tues., 11 Oct., 12:15–1:15 p.m., Minneapolis Convention Center, Room 101FG
Geologist Allyson Anderson of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources will explore techniques for communicating with policy makers and shaping public policy at all levels of government & from grassroots to Capitol Hill.

Congressional Science Fellows Panel Discussion and Reception
Tues., 11 Oct., 6:30–8 p.m., Minneapolis Convention Center, Room 101DE
You are invited to meet Congressional Science Fellows and discuss their experience working at the interface between geoscience and public policy on Capitol Hill. Refreshments provided.

Learn more about government affairs and public policy events at the Annual Meeting.

2011–2012 GSA-USGS Congressional Science Fellow
Kelly Kryc brings an interdisciplinary background spanning the physical and life sciences to the upcoming GSA-USGS Congressional Science Fellowship term, with two decades of experience in academic research and non-profit sector program management.

Applications Now Being Accepted for 2012–2013 GSA-USGS Congressional Science Fellow
Please apply by 1 Feb. 2012.

GSA Panel Seeks Input on Position Statement DRAFT:
Supporting Planetary Exploration

Please submit your comments and suggestions by 17 Oct.
[ read DRAFT (PDF) | submit comments ]

Job Opportunity with GSA: Director for Geoscience Policy
This position is based in GSA's Washington, D.C., office; candidates should have a background in both science and national science policy and an advanced degree in the geosciences (or related field) or comparable professional experience.
[ learn more ]
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EDUCATION & OUTREACH
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GeoCorps™ America
GeoCorps GIS Specialist Position Still Open for Applications
This Fall-Winter 2011–2012 position is with the Bureau of Land Management Public Lands Office in Washington, D.C. The application deadline has been extended past 9 Sept., but don't delay!
[ learn more ]

GeoCorps Logo Design Contest
Deadline for entries: 19 Sept.
GeoCorps needs an official logo, so we're running a contest to see who can design a great logo to place on all official GeoCorps items!
[ learn more ]
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PUBLICATIONS
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GEOLOGY Seeks Science Co-Editor
GSA's internationally recognized journal, Geology, invites applications and nominations for a co-science editor with a term beginning as early as January 2012.
[ learn more (PDF) ]

GSA Pubs Online are Now Mobile Optimized
Visit any of the journal pages with a mobile phone and you'll be redirected to a slimmed-down version of the website. You'll be able to access the same great content, although with fewer graphics for faster browsing. Larger buttons and finger scrolling allow you to read, skim, search, and e-mail yourself articles for a closer read later.

GSA Bookstore
Limited Edition Field Book
SG&T Rite in the Rain Notebook
You can still get a Rite in the Rain field notebook honoring the GSA Structural Geology & Tectonics Division's 30th anniversary, but supplies are dwindling, so don't wait too long! Profits from the sale of these notebooks go to the SG&T Student Fund.
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CALENDAR CLOSEUPS: ASSOCIATED SOCIETY EVENTS
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View Geoscience CalendarRocky Mountain Rendezvous
30 Sept.–1 Oct. 2011, University of Wyoming, Laramie, Wyoming, USA
This job fair helps students secure interviews with industry recruiters and provides several activities designed to provide lots of "face time" with recruiters (including receptions, field trips, short courses, and poster sessions).
[ more info ]

Association of Earth Science Editors (AESE)
14–17 Nov. 2011, Tallahassee, Florida, USA
AESE 45th Annual Meeting: Expanding our boundaries: Geoscience editing in the digital world.
[ more info ]

American Water Resources Association (AWRA)
26–28 Mar. 2012, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
AWRA Spring Specialty Conference — Geographic Information Systems and Water Resources VII. Abstract deadline: 3 Oct. 2011.
[ learn more ]
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OF NOTE
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National Science Foundation Research Fellowship Program
The National Science Foundation's Graduate Research Fellowship Program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in the STEM disciplines who are pursuing research-based master's and doctoral degrees at accredited U.S. institutions.
[ learn more | how to designate a primary (geoscience) field ]

EarthCube
Understanding geoscience users' requirements and unmet cyberinfrastructure needs is a required step in building EarthCube and advancing the frontiers of knowledge. To learn more and take the NSF survey (deadline 15 Oct.), see the EarthCube team website at earthcube.ning.com.
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ON THE WIRE …
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A SAMPLING OF GSA IN THE NEWS
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The Lithosphere article, "Mantle dynamics of continentwide Cenozoic subsidence and tilting of Australia," by L. DiCaprio et al. (posted online 2 Sept.) is detailed in a 15 Sept. ABC Science (Australia) article, "Australia experiencing that sinking feeling."
[ DiCaprio et al. abstract | ABC Science article ]

An 8 Sept. Red Planet Report article, "Water-related minerals in Noctis Labyrinthus," discusses the October Geology study (first posted online 2 Sept.) "Diverse mineralogies in two troughs of Noctis Labyrinthus, Mars," by C.M. Weitz et al.
[ Weitz et al. abstract | Red Planet Report article ]

GSA's EarthCache™ Program Makes News: A 27 Aug. Salt Lake City Examiner online article, "Earthcaches educate about our environment," discusses EarthCache sites and geocaches in the Salt Lake City, Utah, USA, area.
[ learn more about GSA's EarthCache Program ]
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PRESS RELEASES ISSUED BY GSA
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SELECTED PRESS RELEASES RECEIVED
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GEOSCIENCE TRIVIA
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  1. What name is given to a glacier's terminus?
  2. What does a marigram record the rise and fall of?
  3. What term is given to the steep face of cliffs that terminate highlands normally made up of flat lying strata?

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