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Hot Off The Press
Membership Matters
Communicating the Value of Geoscience
Fun with Geoscience Trivia
Calendar Close-ups

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Hot Off The Press

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Two billion years in two days
June 25-28, 2004

A front-range geology primer in Boulder, Colorado. For profes-sionals, rockhounds, and friends.

Geological excursion to Central and Northern Mongolia
July 24-August 11, 2004

Spend 19 days on a lifetime adventure amid magnificent central Asian geologic landscapes. Rough and remote—this trip is not for the faint of heart!

Summer School

Poll of the Month

Results tallied instantly.
Final results reported in May.

GSA is continually trying to contain Annual Meeting costs. In balancing the tradeoff between lower costs and greater variety, which scenario do you prefer?
A. Rotate between only three cities (for example, Seattle, Denver and Boston - long term contracts can generate lower rates)
B. I'd like to branch out from our typical American cities, regardless of the cost (for example, how about Honolulu?)
C. I like meeting in different places. Don't limit me to just 1 or 3 cities.
D. Hold the meeting in Denver every year (again, long term contracts generate lower rates).

Results of March Poll

Have you ever been mistaken for an archaeologist?

GSA Connection respondents said:
Yes 61%
No 17%
I Don't know 22%

Stay Informed!


Earth System Processes 2
Call for Theme Session Proposals

Hold the date for August 8-11, 2005 in Calgary, Alberta. ESP2 themes are: Ancient Earth Systems; Modern Earth System Processes; and Earth System Futures. GSA and the Geological Association of Canada are seeking Theme Session proposals now through September 15, 2004.
[ Submit a Session Proposal ]

Looking Ahead: Science at the 2004 Annual Meeting

This is the second of a four-part series highlighting the Pardee Keynote Symposia slated for "GEOSCIENCE in a Changing World," Nov. 7-10 in Denver.

Medical Geology

[ summary & image ]
very graphic image

Weathering, Slopes, Climate, and
Late-Quaternary Geomorphic Change in Arid and Semi-Arid Landscapes

[ summary & image ]

Sumbit an AbstractThe Annual Meeting abstracts form is now live. [ view technical program ]

Section Meetings

The Rocky Mountain/Cordilleran Joint Section Meeting is happening May 3-5 in Boise, Idaho.
[ more details ]

Membership Matters

GSA Has a New

[ meet Pat Kilner ]

Update your contact information -
it's fast and easy!

Ensure you stay connected and continue receiving every issue of GSA Today. If you’re planning to move or change your email address, even if it’s just for the summer, please update your contact information with us. Simply visit our website or contact GSA Sales and Service at (800) 472-1988 - choose option 3.


If you are involved in educational materials development, adapation and implementation or national dissemination of geoscience materials, then consider submitting a proposal for NSF's Course Curriculum and Laboratory Improvement (CCLI) Program, by mid-June.

"Why Earth Science?" Download AGI's important case for strong Earth science education (1.7MB PDF).

Cold Regions Bibliography Project covers Antarctic research and exploration and cold regions engineering and physical science information.

CliC: Climate and Cryosphere is a core project of the World Climate Research Programme.

Communicating the Value of Geoscience

Government Affairs

Sarah Noble to be 2004-2005 GSA-USGS Congressional Science Fellow.
[ read more ]

IEEE Scores First Amendment Victory for Scholarly Publishing.
[ read resolution announcement ]

GSA In The News

Press Releases Issued by GSA

Selected Press Releases Received by GSA

Fun with Geoscience Trivia

  1. What term is given to crystals that have grown in two or more different lattice orientations?
  2. What term is used to describe the volcanoclastic material that has a size range of 4mm-3.2cm?
  3. What is the term used for a small enclosed depression in a karst area?

Check your answers If you enjoy playing trivia games, come and join in the first GSA Trivia Night at the Denver GSA Annual Meeting, Tuesday night, November 9.  For more details contact GSA Sales & Service.

Calendar Close-ups

Upcoming Meetings of GSA and its Associated and Allied Societies

view entire geoscience calendar

ASLO 2005 Aquatic Sciences Meeting, February 20-25, 2005, Salt Lake City, UT. GSA is co-sponsoring the meeting in support of ASLO's objective to enhance cross-fertilization among related disciplines. GSA members are invited to submit symposia proposals (due April 30, 2004).
[ submit proposal ]

International Society for Optical Engineering (SPIE), International Symposium on Optical Science and Technology. GSA is cosponsoring the remote sensing sessions, August 2-8, Denver, Colorado.
[ more info ]


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