2007 Earth Sciences for Society —
"Beginning of the International Year of Planet Earth"
Colorado Convention Center – Denver
Reserve space on your calendar for the GSA Annual Meeting. Register early to take advantage of discounted fees. Invite your friends and colleagues to join you too.
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Interested in a Hotel room upgrade?
You will automatically be entered to win a free room upgrade by making your hotel reservation through the Denver Housing Bureau by Friday, 31 August.
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Reminder: 15 August is the deadline for program listings.
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[ Alumni Reception | Graduate School Information Forum ]
Pardee Keynote Symposia Highlights:
- Creating Citizen Scientists: Needs and Opportunities to Engage Students and the Public in the Process of Science
Anne E. Egger, Robert W. Ridky
(cosponsored by National Association of Geoscience Teachers; U.S. Geological Survey)
- New Data, Models, and Concepts of the San Andreas Fault System
Basil Tikoff, Mark Zoback
(co-sponsored by GSA Structural Geology and Tectonics Division)
The deadline has been extended to 27 July, for the Penrose Conference on Hothouse, Icehouse, and Impacts: The Late Eocene Earth (3-7 Oct., Italy). There's only a few spots left.
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Did you know …
Reports from other Penrose Conferences are available online. Read the most recent one on Unlocking 3D Earth Systems — Harnessing New Digital Technologies to Revolutionize Multi-Scale Geologic Models, 17-21 Sept. 2006, Durham, UK.
[ view 3D Systems report | view all reports ]
GSA Employment Service Center
Looking for EMPLOYMENT in the geosciences?
Posting a resume is now FREE for all GSA members.
• Year-round online applicant database
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• Interview services at the GSA Annual Meeting in Denver
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Especially for Students
AAPG/SEG Student Expo,
8-9 Oct. 2007, Houston, TX.
Field trips, poster sessions, interviews, icebreaker, and cash awards for poster winners! Deadline for pre-registration and submission of abstract & resume: 10 September.
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Communicating the Value of Geoscience
GEOLOGY & PUBLIC POLICY
CNSF Announces Fall Visits to Capitol Hill
The Coalition for National Science Funding is again organizing Hill visits on 18-19 September, focused on advocating for the National Science Foundation. Scientists, educators, and engineers are invited to participate in the final push for FY 2008 NSF Appropriations & continued Hill education on the agency’s broad science and education portfolio. Interested volunteers should contact Jack Hess, GSA Executive Director, by Thursday, 23 August.
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Panel Seeks Input
The Panel on Energy and Mineral Resources, operating under the auspices of the Geology and Public Policy Committee, requests comments and suggestions from GSA members, sections, associated and allied societies, and other interested parties, on this proposed GSA Position Statement on Government’s Role in Energy and Mineral Resources. Comments requested by 25 October.
[ proposed statement ]
PRESS RELEASES ISSUED BY GSA
SELECTED PRESS RELEASES RECEIVED BY GSA
Atmospheric Optics explains phenomena produced when light strikes water droplets, ice crystals, and dust with lavish photographs of nature’s surprising special effects.
The Paleobiology Database is organized and operated by a multi-disciplinary, multi-institutional, international group of paleobiological researchers. It provides global, collection-based occurrence and taxonomic data for marine and terrestrial animals and plants of any geological age, as well as web-based software for statistical analysis of the data.
Check online for upcoming meetings of GSA and many other geoscience organizations.
The Association for the Study of Evolutionary Biology announces its 11th annual international symposium taking a transdisciplinary approach to the development of new concepts of evolutionary biology.
19-21 September 2007, Marseilles, France.
33rd International Geological Congress, "The Geoscience World Congress 2008," will span the whole field of earth science, binding together classical geology with geophysics, geochemistry, and the biogeosciences, and supports the United Nations’ International Year of Planet Earth.
5-14 August 2008, Oslo, Norway.