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Foundation News
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Call for Fellow/Award Nominations
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Communicating the Value of Geoscience
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Meeting News

decoration 2007 Section Meetings

There is still time to submit your abstract for these 2007 Section Meetings …


Registration is now open for the NE and SE Section Meetings …

Mentors Needed
Mentors are needed for the Roy J. Shlemon Mentor Programs in Applied Geology and the John Mann Mentors in Applied Hydrogeology Program for each of the Section Meetings. If you are interested in becoming a mentor, contact Jennifer Nocerino.
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decoration Annual Meetings

2006 Annual Meeting Presentations Have Extended Life!
GSA recorded a limited number of presentations (with permission from the presenters) during the 2006 Annual Meeting in Philadelphia. Look for the recorded session symbol.
Recorded sessions include:
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2007 Annual Meeting Reminder:
Technical program proposals are due 9 January.
Earth Sciences for Society – Beginning of the International Year of Planet Earth, 28-31 October 2007, Denver, Colorado.
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Apply for a GeoCorps position today!
GSA announces 40 summer geoscience positions on National Parks, National Forests, and BLM lands around the country. Deadline to apply is 2 February.
[ complete details ]

Foundation News

The GSA Foundation welcomes Carl Fricke, Pat Leahy, Charlie Mankin, Michael Manship and Ed Warner to the Foundation’s Board of Trustees.
[ meet the trustees ]

In honor of Marie Morisawa, the GSA Quaternary Geology & Geomorphology Division has established the Marie Morisawa Scholarship Fund in the GSA Foundation.
[ more info ]

Call for Nominations

GSA Fellowship
All GSA Fellows are invited to nominate a colleague to GSA Fellowship — an honor bestowed annually on the best of our profession.
[ details ]

GSA Awards
All GSA members are invited to nominate colleagues for a GSA award — the Penrose, Day, and Donath medals, as well as the Public Service and Distinguished Service Awards.
[ details ]

Communicating the Value of Geoscience


Reminder: Congressional Science Fellow Applications are due 1 February.
[ how to apply ]


Several 2007 Annual Meeting presentations on the Lilliput Effect (i.e., organisms surviving mass extinction are smaller in size than those that lived before the event) received coverage in USA Today, Christian Science Monitor, and other outlets.
[ session abstracts ]

New evidence from Keigwin et al. on timing of Bering Strait flooding into the Arctic Ocean (Geology, October 2006) was reported by Reuters and articles subsequently appeared in outlets including MSNBC, Yahoo! News, Science Daily, Environmental News Network, ABC Online, China Daily, and Dive Training.
[ abstract | MSNBC article ]

Research by Lutz et al. showing that the San Jacinto fault is younger and has a faster slip rate than previously thought (GSA Bulletin, November 2006) was covered by, Biotech Week, Deseret News, and other outlets.
[ abstract | Deseret News article ]

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Physical and chemical data on more than 3600 minerals, including many entries with photos, are contained in this Atlas of Minerals from Queensland University of Technology. The site also includes introductions to mineralogy and vibrational spectroscopy.

NASA’s collection of earth science references corrals more than 50 glossaries for fields across diverse scientific disciplines and also lists sites that spell out acronyms and abbreviations.

A smaller collection of climate glossaries and weather tools is available from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.


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