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Stay Informed
Communicating the Value of Geoscience
Fun with Geoscience Trivia

Meeting News

SLC 2005 - GSA Annual MeetingAnnual Meeting - SLC 2005:
Science • Learning • Colleagues
16-19 October, Salt Lake City, UT

GSA’s Pardee Keynote Symposia are special interdisciplinary events representing topics on the leading edge of a scientific discipline or area of public policy. Some of this year's highlights …

Water Resources Science and Public Policy
Sun., 16 Oct. 1:30 pm, Rm 250AB
The Wasatch Range — Great Salt Lake Hydroclimatic System
Mon., 17 Oct. 8 am, Ballroom A/C
Speaking Out for Evolution: Rationale and Resources for Supporting the Teaching of Evolution
Sun., 16 Oct., 8 am, Ballroom A/C
The Return to Saturn: Results from Cassini-Huygens
Mon., 17 Oct., 1:30 pm, Ballroom A/C

SEGCongratulations, SEG, on the 100th Anniversary of Economic Geology!
All meeting attendees are cordially invited to participate in a multidisciplinary celebration, including Saturday's Centennial Symposia and 100th Anniversary and Awards dinner (ticketed event), plus other SEG-sponsored technical sessions and field trips.
[ more info ]

… plus a wide variety of meeting events: Complete
at the
SLC 2005
Web site
NEW! - NSF proposal writing workshop
[ sign up today ]
Looking for Job Information? Join the Career Roundtables Discussion Mentor Program at Annual Meeting
[ check it out ]
Attend the Public Forum hosted by the Planetary Geology Division
"Saturn and its Moons: A Ringside View from Cassini-Huygens"
[ more info ]

Support the GSA Foundation at the …
Silent Auction — Got an item for the Auction? We accept donations of books, apparel, gift certificates and much more.
GeoMystery Challenge — Sarah Andrews, noted mystery writer, has created a new event that will test your basic knowledge of geology and your detective skills!

Discounted Registration prices are in effect until Monday, 12 September. REMEMBER: ALL SPEAKERS MUST REGISTER FOR THE MEETING.
[ register now ]

Backbone of the Americas — Patagonia to Alaska

3-7 April 2006 in Mendoza, Argentina

Co-convened with the Asociación Geológica Argentina
Call for Papers
The principal themes of this meeting are ridge collision, shallow subduction, and plateau uplift along the Americas. Sign up for incredible field trips! Early-bird registration rates are in effect now. Underrepresented minorities, women, and persons with disabilities are especially encouraged to submit abstracts.
[ submit an abstract | register ]


The National Snow and Ice Data Center Web site includes news, data sets, photos, and other information related to Earth's cryosphere and its response to climate change.

The Paleontology Portal provides a central entryway to paleontology resources on the Web.

The USDA Natural Resources Convervation Service offers an online Web soil survey containing maps and tables for more than 2300 soil surveys.

Communicating the Value of Geoscience


GSA has become a charter member of the National Numeracy Network, an organization promoting quantitative literacy.
[ take me to to NNN ]

GSA has expressed concern about the House Committee on Energy and Commerce's request sent to three scientists regarding their climate change research.
[ read letter ]


A study by Longo et al. on sulfure dioxide gas and fine aerosol in the volcanic gas plume downwind from Kilauea and the implications for human health (GEOLOGY, March 2005) was reported in the July issue of News-Line for Nurses.
[ abstract ]

A study suggesting a new mechanism for rapid flooding on Mars by David Montgomery and Alan Gillespie (GEOLOGY, August 2005) received coverage on the ScienceNow Website, 22 July 2005.
[ abstract | scienceNOW article ]

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