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Stimulate Growth and Change

Serve on a GSA CommitteeServe on a GSA Committee!

Student members are also encouraged to serve.

Nomination deadline: 1 August 2006.
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The Pursuit of Science: 2006 GSA Annual Meeting
Building on a Foundation
of Discovery
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MEETING NEWS

decoration 2006 Annual Meeting

22–25 October
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

More than 3300 abstracts have been submitted as this shapes up to be a great meeting! Be sure to register early (by 12 Sept) for best pricing. The registration and hotel forms are now linked so you only have to enter your information once to complete both functions.

Plan to attend the Presidential Address & Awards Ceremony on Saturday, 21 October, from 7-9 pm, to celebrate with this year's award recipients, Honorary Fellows, and newly elected Fellows.
[ event info | who's receiving awards ]

DON'T MISS THESE PARDEE KEYNOTE SYMPOSIA

P1. Erosion: Processes, Rates, and New Measuring Techniques [ learn more ]
F. Pazzaglia, P. Bierman, M. Pavich, D. Merritts

P6.  Natural and Anthropogenic Disasters: Earth and Health Scientists Working Together to Identify Potential Health Issues and Improve Outcomes [ learn more ]
G.S. Plumlee, G. Filippelli

Student Travel Assistance
Donate to the GSA Student Travel Fund. Last year, more than $10,000 was awarded to 101 students. The need is great—there were over 300 applicants for these funds!

Donate on your registration form.
Apply for a Student Travel Grant.
Three separate grants are available 1. GSA Student Travel Fund;
2. Section Travel Grant; and
3. Minority Student Travel Grant.
Apply for one, two, or all three.
[ complete details ]

decoration SPECIALTY MEETING

flower in mudbedManaging Drought and Water Scarcity in Vulnerable Environments: Creating a Roadmap for Change in the United States

18-20 September 2006, Longmont, Colorado
[ view program ]


Resources

The Online Glacier Photograph Database "Long-Term Change Photograph Pairs," features comparative photographs of Alaskan glaciers, that demonstrate substantial changes in glacier position and size over time.

The NOW (Neogene of the Old World) database contains information about Eurasian Miocene to Pleistocene land mammal taxa and localities, with emphasis on the European Miocene and Pliocene.


Communicating the Value of Geoscience

GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS

GSA along with AGU and AGI cosponsored a booth at the Coalition for National Science Funding Exhibition and Reception held in Washington, D.C., 7 June 2006. The event attracted more than 350 attendees including Members of Congress and congressional staff.
[ more info and photos ]

A SAMPLING OF GSA IN THE NEWS

Research by Via and Thomas on evolution of Atlantic thermohaline circulation (Geology, June 2006) received coverage in Science.
[ abstract ]

A study of El Niño-like conditions during the Pliocene by Ravelo et al. (GSA Today, March 2006) was reported in a comprehensive article in Science looking at the Pliocene as a predictor of Earth's future climate.
[ view article ]

A study by Murphy et al. describing the split of Canada's present-day maritime provinces from the African-South American supercontinent of Gondwana (Geology, May 2006) was reported by CanWest News Service and picked up by numerous Canadian outlets.
[ abstract ]

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