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Hot Off The Press

Has Launched
Call for Papers -
GeosphereWe seek to maintain a broad scope and to encourage contributions in a variety of formats, hence several types of submissions are sought. All contributions will be peer-reviewed.
[ view guidelines ]

ESP2 a Great Success

See What's New in GeoMartYOUR
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Check the Classified AdsLooking for a job?
Check the classifieds.

Especially for Students

Membership Matters


Fun with Geoscience Trivia
Check your answers

Going to the Annual Meeting?

Join us for
Geoscience Trivia Night!

Tues, 18 Oct., 7:30 p.m.
Hilton (Alpine West)

In This Issue:
Hurricane Katrina
Hot Off The Press
Annual Meeting
GEOSPHERE has Launched
ESP2 a Success
View Archive
Classified Ads & GeoMart
Especially for Students
Membership Matters
Communicating the Value of Geoscience
Fun with Geoscience Trivia

Hurricane KatrinaHurricane Katrina

GSA to Help Rebuild Geoscience Collections Destroyed or Damaged by Katrina
GSA President Bill Thomas invites all members to participate in restoring collections lost to Katrina. GSA will help bring members together with educational institutions in need.
Note: Do not send donations to GSA headquarters!
[ read Bill's announcement ]

Expertise Needed on Hurricane Katrina and also its Effects on Oil Supplies
Offer policymakers and their staff expert scientific advice about the hurricane and its effects on oil supplies. If you or someone you know could provide such expertise, contact AGI, and feel free to forward this message to others.
[ view AGI action alert ]

National Emergency Resource Registry
National Ground Water Association recommends that those who wish to volunteer professional expertise or resources in the Katrina recovery effort register (7 September).
[ view press release ]

Hurricane Information and Educational Tools Available
AGI reminds everyone of the availability of information and educational tools related to causes and effects of hurricanes, as well as preparing for and responding to these events (31 August).
[ view press release ]

F.Y.I. — GSA headquarters staff made a collective donation to the American Red Cross, matched by GSA.

SLC 2005 - GSA Annual MeetingAnnual Meeting: SLC 2005

Science • Learning • Colleagues
16-19 October, Salt Lake City, UT

GSA understands the impact that Hurricane Katrina has had on the Gulf Region. Although our Standard Registration Deadline was 12 Sept., we are extending the standard registration rates to people in the affected Gulf Coast region through 28 Sept. Please contact GSA's Sales and Service Center at 1-888-443-4472 or 1-303-357-1000 opt. 3 to register.

An Eye on Katrina:
Geoscience Perspectives on a Catastrophic Hurricane

Tuesday, 3:30-5:30 p.m., Room 250DE
This late-breaking session is under development. Check the registration area on-site for abstracts and details.

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 …

2004 South Asian Tsunami
Sun., 16 Oct., 1:30 pm (Ballroom A/C)
Research Opportunities, New Frontiers, and the Questioning of Paradigms in Structural Geology and Tectonics: Celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the SGT Division
Tues., 18 Oct., 8:00 am (Ballroom A/C)
Science, Politics, and Environmental Policy
Tues., 18 Oct., 1:30 pm (Ballroom A/C)
The 2004-2005 Eruption of Mount St. Helens: New Insights and Hazard Management of an Extraordinary Dacitic Dome-Growth Eruption
Wed., 19 Oct., 1:30 pm (Ballroom A/C)

Hot Topics
Mathematical Models and Intelligent Design: These are just two of the topics for this yearsí lunchtime hot topics. Donít miss out on the hottest ticket in town.
[ more info ]

Open Mike: Research Topics, Beer, and Popcorn
We’ll provide the Beer and Popcorn – you provide ideas for innovative, cross-disciplinary research topics! Bring a short abstract and give a 5-minute presentation. An LCD projector and PC with PowerPoint will be available. Your idea may be selected for a joint research conference and/or publication. Sponsored by SEPM, GSL, and GSA. Tues., 18 Oct., 4-6 pm, Salt Palace Convention Center, Room 151 DEF.

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… and don't miss these special meeting events: Click here
to register
and for complete
NEW! - NSF proposal writing workshop
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Geology in Government Mentors at the Annual Meeting
STUDENTS: Meet with mentors who can answer your questions about job opportunities with government agencies (includes FREE lunch).
[ more details ]
Employment Service Center

Looking for a new position?
Register now
while the activity
is at its highest!
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Looking for qualified candidates?
Itís not too late to register and take advantage
of the interview services and more
at the Annual Meeting. Packages also available for online resume search only.
[ learn more ]

So What IS the Job Market Like?
Wish you knew who to ask? Hereís your chance. Drop by this come-and-go Careers Roundtable Discussions Mentor Program.
[ check it out ]
Attend the FREE Public Forum hosted by the Planetary Geology Division and sponsored by Subaru of America …
"Saturn and its Moons: A Ringside View from Cassini-Huygens"
[ more info ]
Author Event & Book Signing at the GSA Bookstore
… featuring seven GSA authors and special guest Simon Winchester
[ see who's coming ]
GSA Foundation Silent Auction - Donít forget to stop by the Foundation booth and bid on some fantastic auction items.
[ view items on the block ]
GeoMystery Challenge - Avoid the RUSH, register now to solve this mystery created for the GSA Foundation by Sarah Andrews, noted mystery writer.
[ how to register ]

Create your personal meeting itinerary.Personal Scheduler Now Available
Create your personalized meeting itinerary with the Personal Scheduler. You can search or browse events scheduled for this meeting, create your own schedule of events, check it for conflicts, record notes.

Communicating the Value of Geoscience


Kiehl and Shields' climate simulation of the end-Permian and its implications for mass extinction (GEOLOGY, September) was covered by the BBC, CNN, NASA Earth Observatory, Astrobiology Magazine, Discovery, and others. Outlets considered non-traditional for GSA publications included Web sites of the Forest Conservation Archives, the Organic Consumers Association, and a Republican National Convention blog.
[ abstract | BBC News World Edition article ]

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