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In This Issue:

Membership Matters
Section Meetings
Hot Off The Press
Communicating the Value   of Geoscience
GSA is Listening
GeoCorps America™
Calendar Close-Ups
Poll of the Month

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Hot Off The Press


GSA GeoVentures

Experience some of Earth's most spectacular scenery!

Iceland - Students Only
July 11-25, 2004

Don't miss this incomparable trip!

Rio Colorado -
Grand Canyon Raft Trip

A geologic exploration of the Colorado River and its Grand Canyon. Hurry - Trip is filling fast! Registration deadline Feb. 15.

GeoMart -
Geoscience Directory

Poll of the Month

Results tallied instantly.
Final results reported in February.

What is the deepest lake in the world?

• Lake Tanganyika
• Caspian Sea
• Lake Baikal
• Lake Nyasa

Results of December Poll

How would you characterize the discovery of hominid footprints in volcanic deposits at Laetoli in East Africa?

GSA Connection respondents said:
Good scientific investigation 3%
Solid science + dumb luck 79%
Good guess 4%
Dumb luck only 13%

Read expert commentary
by Vance T. Holliday.

Membership Matters

2004 Renewal

If you haven't already renewed your membership for 2004, do it today and take advantage of lower member registration rates for the upcoming GSA Section meetings.
[ renew online ]
If you're not sure whether or not you have already renewed, you can check your status at the same link.

New Member Benefit!
The Geological Society of Australia is offering its Australian Journal of Earth Sciences to GSA members at a discounted rate.
[ subscribe (PDF) ]
[ review member benefits ]


Preregistration deadlines:

South-Central Section - Feb. 9
[ register now ]

Northeastern/Southeastern Section - Feb. 16
[ register now ]

North-Central Section - Feb. 23
[ register now ]

Communicating the Value of Geoscience

Government Affairs

Reminder! If you are working on a 2004-2005 Congressional Science Fellow application, the deadline is Friday, January 23.
[ more details ]

Take your story to Washington! Join other scientists and engineers for Congressional Visits Day, March 3-4, 2004. Tell congressional decision makers why federally funded research is the nation's foundation for the future. Want to be part of GSA’s group? Contact Jack Hess, GSA Executive Director, to RSVP.
[ more details ]

GSA and six other geoscience organizations have sent a joint letter to the Superintendent of the Grand Canyon National Park highlighting the need for clear distinctions between scientific and creationist literature sold there.
[ read the letter ]

GSA In The News

  • The 2003 Annual Meeting in Seattle was covered in the December 12th issue of SCIENCE. It features William Dickinson's work on geological keys to early human migrations across the Pacific, and contradictory data offered by Brian Mahoney and Randolph Enkin, surrounding the travels of scraps of tectonic plate along the western margin of North America.
  • Research by Claire Belcher, et al., arguing that previous estimates of thermal radiation released by the K-T impact are too high (Dec. GEOLOGY) was reported in NATURE "News and Views in Brief" (December 11).
  • Regional press reported on the work of Brenda Beitler, et al. (Dec. GEOLOGY) on bleaching of the Navajo Sandstone and a possible link between climate and its hydrocarbon reservoir.

Press Releases Issued by GSA

Selected Press Releases Received by GSA

Get back in the field with GeoCorps America™

Tired of sitting in the office all day? Would you like to spend your summer conducting a paleontological survey or doing interpretive geoscience work at the Grand Canyon?

Apply for a position with GSA's GeoCorps AmericaT Program. Geoscience students, teachers, professors, career professionals, and retirees are welcome to apply. All that is required membership in GSA.

Provide valuable geoscience expertise that will benefit our nation's public lands . and enjoy your summer. Application deadline is February 9.
[ apply online ]

Calendar Close-Ups

Upcoming Meetings of GSA and its Associated and Allied Societies

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Dynamic Earth: Past, Present and Future, 17th Australian Geological Convention, Hobart, Tasmania. February 8-13
[ more info ]

Shlemon Conference-Earth Fissures, hosted by the Association of Engineering Geologists and Engineering Geology Foundation, El Paso, TX, April 1-3, 2004
[ more info ]

Regional Geology and Hydrocarbon Systems of European & Russian Basins: Looking for Sweet Spots, AAPG European Region Conference with GSA, Prague, Czech Republic, October 10-13, 2004. Abstracts due March 31.
[ more info ]


Need a job? Be sure to check the GSA Online Classified Ads each month.
[ view ads ]

Check out this new site for finding and applying for competitive grants from all Federal grant-making agencies.
[ view site ]

Web site in progress: Deep Time GeoClimate
This new NSF-funded site will evolve as a resource for Deep-Time climate studies. Comments are invited.
[ preview site ]

Help Shape the Future of Sedimentary Geology,
April 16, 2004, Dallas, TX
Open workshop cosponsored by NSF, SEPM and NCED. Help develop a rationale for a strong national research program in sedimentary geology.
[ more info ]


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