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Meeting News

decoration 2006 Annual Meeting

GSA would like to extend hearty thanks to all who helped make the 2006 Annual Meeting in Philadelphia a resounding success! It takes countless volunteer hours of hard work to create the amazing variety of programs and events we enjoy each year, and we couldn’t do it without you!

Thanks also to our 2006 Meeting Sponsors for their valuable support.

View the citations and responses for your honored colleagues.
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  A few stats …
6,171 Preliminary attendance figure
236 Number of sessions
3,342 Number of papers submitted
154 Number of exhibiting companies
Watch for more Annual Meeting details in GSA Today.


decoration 2007 SECTION MEETINGS

The Call for Papers is out for all of the 2007 Section Meetings. Get the latest meeting information and check on the abstract deadlines.


decoration 2007 ANNUAL MEETING — DENVER

Earth Sciences for Society —
Beginning of the International Year of Planet Earth
28-31 October 2007

NOW is the time to submit your technical program proposals. The GSA Annual Meeting is built BY geoscientists, FOR geoscientists! The Program Committee urges you to submit YOUR session proposal today.
  • Submit a proposal - deadline: 9 January 2007

We are also inviting your proposals for …
  • Field Trips - deadline: 5 December
  • Short courses - deadline: 1 December



Would you like to be involved in organizing and presenting a GSA Specialty Meeting on your favorite geo-topic? We are particularly interested in expanding our scientific scope to include related disciplines, emerging fields, and cross-cutting issues. For more information, e-mail and include GSA Specialty Meeting in the subject line.

Especially for Students

Watch for the 2007 GSA Graduate Student Research Grant online application which will be live by the end of November.
[ complete details ]

The International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), Young Scientists Summer Program announces Summer Fellowships in Austria for Graduate Students in Natural and Social Sciences, Math, Policy and Engineering. Application Deadline: 15 Jan. 2007
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Membership Matters

Special Offer from Subaru
2007 OutbackNow through 31 December, purchase a new Subaru through GSA's VIP Program and receive a free hand-held Garmin® GPS system or $150 L.L.Bean® gift certificate.
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Still need to renew? Ready to join? Do it online!
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Communicating the Value of Geoscience


Apply for a 2007-2008 Congressional Science Fellowship.
Applications are due 1 February 2007.
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Research by Mapes et al. presented at the 2006 GSA Annual Meeting showing evidence that the Amazon River onced emptied into the Pacific Ocean was reported by the Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, and many other outlets.
[ Annual Meeting abstract ]

An Annual Meeting presentation by Parker on threats posed by global warming to human health received coverage in Environmental Protection E-News.
[ Annual Meeting abstract ]
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Research by Rea et al. on a South Pacific swath of sea floor devoid of sediment (Geology, October 2006) received coverage in Nature.
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Discovery of a giant underwater landslide and tsunami at Lake Tahoe by Moore et al. (Geology, November 2006) was reported by the San Francisco Chronicle and subsequently published by other print outlets around the U.S.
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Join scientists searching for ways to more easily identify microbial remains in ancient rocks of hot springs in the Russian Far East. Scientists on Exploratorium narrate slide shows about their work on extremophiles – organisms that survive in scalding acidic waters.

Click on this unofficial Stephen Jay Gould archive to sample writings by Gould on some of his favorite subjects. The site includes audio interviews with Gould and other scientific luminaries, reviews of Gould’s works, and links to full-text versions of some of his books.


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