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Faculty: Heads Up!

A Reminder from the Geoscience Education Division:

The nomination deadline is 10 June for the 14th Annual Biggs Award for Excellence in Earth Science Teaching for Beginning Professors.
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Interdisciplinary Initiatives


Fun with Geoscience Trivia
1. What term is given to the situation when a fault or fold in strata has created a place where oil or gas can accumulate?
2. What term is given to the dendritic crystals of manganese salts (dendrites) which grow on flat rock surfaces and are often mistaken by lay people as fossil ferns?
3. According to the latest estimates, 70.8% of the surface of the third planet from the sun is covered by what substance?

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In This Issue:
Hot Off The Press
Stimulate Growth & Change
Happenings at Headquarters
Meeting News
Membership Matters
View Archive
Communicating the Value of Geoscience
Classified Ads & GeoMart
Faculty: Heads Up!
Interdisciplinary Initiatives
Stay Informed
Fun with Geoscience Trivia

Stimulate Growth and Change

Serve on a GSA Committee!

Volunteer or Nominate for a GSA CommitteeGSA is seeking candidates to serve on Society committees and as GSA representatives to other organizations. Deadline for nominations is 1 August.
[ 2006–2007 Vacancies & Eligibility Requirements (PDF) ]
[ volunteer or nomination form ]

Happenings at Headquarters

Melissa CummiskeyCongratulations!

GSA is pleased to announce that Melissa Cummiskey has been promoted to Director of Meetings.
[ meet Melissa ]

GSA Headquarters Undergoes Building Improvements

Renovations to maintain GSA asset have begun.
[ view project summary and photos ]


NASA's Earth Observatory is an excellent source of news and images. You can also sign up for weekly e-mail alerts.

"Atlas of the Human Journey," on the National Geographic Web site, presents a timeline of the human expansion out of Africa beginning 60,000 years ago. By mapping present-day genetic markers the project creates a picture of human migrations.

Meeting News

SLC 2005:  Science - Learning - Collegues

2005 Annual Meeting in Salt Lake City, Utah
Technical Program:
151 Topical Sessions are now searchable by discipline or by session sponsors. This new filtering capability makes navigating the technical program easy.
[ check it out | submit an abstract ]

Backbone of the Americas — Patagonia to Alaska

Co-convened by GSA and the Asociación Geológica Argentina.
3-7 April 2006, Mendoza, Argentina
Call for papers opens 1 August!
[ sneak a peek at the technical program ]

2005 Section Meetings

North Central Section: 19-20 May, Minneapolis, Minn.
Come and register on-site!
[ meeting information ]

Rocky Mountain Section: 23-25 May, Grand Junction, Colo.
Come and register on-site!
[ meeting information ]

Membership Matters

Members: Please update your contact information with GSA to ensure that you stay in the information loop.
Students: Is your address changing for the summer?
Let us know!
[ update contact information ]

Employers —
Looking for Qualified Candidates in the Geosciences?

Do a better search and get better results with GSA.
Discounts through 15 July!

Employment Service Center

All levels of professional candidates (15% off)
[ more info ]

Virtual Student Expo

Internships & full-time,
entry-level candidates (25% off)
[ more info ]

Did You Know …
You can receive Online Issue Alerts for GSA journals without being a subscriber? Receive the table of contents (with links to the abstracts) each month for Bulletin, Geology, and GSA Today.
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Communicating the Value of Geoscience


Join the Geology & Public Policy List Serve. Stay informed and learn about opportunities to support geoscience in the public arena.
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Griffin Names Winners and Losers in NASA Budget. Space station and Mars take a hit, while earth science and Europa bulk up.
[ SCIENCE article ]


The Edmonds and Herd study of eruptions of the Soufriere Hills volcano, Montserrat, in the Caribbean (GEOLOGY, April 2005) was reported by NATURE, the Environment News Service, and GeoCommunity Spatial News.
[ abstract | GeoCommunity Spatial News article ]

Research by Bierman et al. linking human activity to landscape change in Vermont (GSA TODAY, April/May 2005) was publicized by the National Science Foundation and subsequently reported by Science Daily and other media outlets.
[ GSA TODAY article | NSF press release ]

An update on the Gulf of Mexico dead zone by Osterman et al. (GEOLOGY, April 2005) received coverage in SCIENCE.
[ abstract ]

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Selected Press Releases received by GSA

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