Abstracts with Programs Book
Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Abstracts with Programs book will not be mailed prior to the meeting. It will be stocked in the registration area on level 2 of the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston for pick up. Copies will also be on sale in the GSA Annual Meeting Bookstore.
We still have a few openings for childcare, and children are welcome at the meeting.
@ Selected Sessions to Be Webcast Live
Among the 2008 Joint Annual Meeting sessions to be broadcast live on the Web this year are James Hansen's lecture, Target Atmospheric CO2: Where Should Humanity Aim? (scroll down to link), the Public Forum on Understanding Evolution, the Teacher Forum on Evolution in the Classroom, and the GSA Presidential Address. Check the meeting Web site on the day of the event for more info.
|Especially for Students
Welcome Back to School!
Check out GEOLOGY's research focus articles! These brief, open-access articles highlight one or two GEOLOGY papers in the same issue to help a diverse readership quickly see the significance of the research problem and how the results contribute to a better understanding of, or provide a solution to, the problem. These articles are of value both to professionals as at-a-glance references and to students who want to engage more deeply with up-to-the minute earth science.
Boost your knowledge and make contacts this October at our Joint Annual Meeting Mentor Programs: Geology in Industry, Geology in Government, and Women in Geology.
Don't miss the AAPG/SEG Student Expo: Wed.-Thurs., 8–9 Oct., Houston, Texas, USA.
Call for Applications: GSA-USGS Congressional Science Fellowship
Take your work to Capitol Hill! Your work as a geoscientist greatly impacts society and Earth — why not make an impact on our government as well? Deadline: 1 February 2009.
Geoscience Congressional Visits Day
9-10 Sept., Washington, D.C.: The first-ever Geoscience Congressional Visits Day was a huge success with more than 60 geoscientists and leaders from various geoscience societies participating. More than 100 House and Senate offices were visited in this event designed to increase the visibility of and support for the geosciences in Congress.
USGS Coalition Reception
15 Sept., Washington, D.C.: This Capitol Hill reception honored Representatives Norman Dicks (D-WA) and Ralph Regula (R-OH) with the first USGS Coalition Leadership Awards for their enduring support for the United States Geological Survey (USGS). The USGS Coalition is an alliance of 70 organizations united by a commitment to the continued vitality of the unique combination of biological, geological, hydrological and mapping programs of the USGS.
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GSA Cosponsors Congressional Briefing on Disaster Reduction
19 Sept., Washington, D.C.: "Grand Challenges for Disaster Reduction" is a 10-year strategy for priority federal science and technology investment needs by the National Science and Technology Council's Subcommittee on Disaster Reduction to help reduce future loss of life and property as a result of disasters such as earthquakes, hurricanes, and wildfires.
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GSA Panel Seeks Input on Position Statement Draft: Integrating Geoscience with Sustainable Land-Use Management
Please review the draft online and submit your comments and suggestions by 14 November 2008.
Supporting Student Growth and Our Associated Societies
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GSA just received two new Subaru Foresters to use for GSA business and employee carpooling. They're detailed with photos of geologic interest and GSA and International Year of Planet Earth logos.
Did you know? GSA members save up to $3,000 on a new Subaru through the Subaru VIP program.
|Hot Off The Press
Special Paper 443
International Book Series, Volume 10
CALL FOR PAPERS:
Funds Help Students
GSA’s travel grant and scholarship programs are helping hundreds of students make it to Houston for the 2008 Joint Annual Meeting. Our three grant programs this year have awarded 372 grants ranging from US$25 to US$500 in cash support. A new Subaru Minority Student Scholarship Program has provided scholarships to six students, one from each of GSA's Sections.
Call for Evaluators of Geologically Based World Heritage Sites
The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) seeks comments from international experts on the global importance of nominated World Heritage sites.
The International Year of Planet Earth U.S. Lecture Series is growing, with a symposium in Washington D.C. (25 Sept.) and talks in Denver, Colo., and Greenwich, Conn. Add your voice to the celebration and raise awareness of the geosciences.
• Check Your Carbon Footprint! Powered by Conservation International.
• Free booklet: "Drinking water: Understanding the science and policy behind a critical resource," by the National Academies.
Highlighting upcoming meetings of GSA's Associated Societies.
29 March–2 April 2009, SAGEEP 2009, Forth Worth, Texas, USA. There's still time —
|Communicating the Value of Geoscience
Asteroid 243 Ida from the Kornis family. Courtesy NASA/JPL, 28 Aug. 1993.
A SAMPLING OF GSA IN THE NEWS
Cosmic dust hits the Web! The discovery by Matthew J. Genge (September Geology) that the majority of micrometeorites recovered in this study of Antarctic ice originate from the Koronis asteroids in the main belt between Mars and Jupiter was reported on the AlphaGalileo, Centauri Dreams, and ScienceDaily Web sites. These micrometeorites, also known as cosmic dust, represent the first to be associated with a known asteroid.
Research by Kevin J. Cunningham et al. (GSA Bulletin, in press) reporting test results determining how chemical contaminants and pathogens move through the Biscayne aquifer received coverage in the East Bay Business Times, the South Florida Business Journal and the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal in connection with a USGS report that the Miami water supply is at greater risk than expected.
"The Pangea conundrum," a study by J. Brendan Murphy and R. Damian Nance (September Geology) that calls for a second look at current geodynamic models for the supercontinent of Pangea, was covered by nationalgeographic.com.
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