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Calendar Close-Ups

21st Annual Symposium on the Application of Geophysics to Engineering and Environmental Problems (SAGEEP)

6-10 April 2008, Philadelphia, PA
The Environmental and Engineering Geophysical Society (EEGS)
Submit your abstracts by 14 Sept.

AWRA Summer Specialty Conference

25-27 June 2007, Vail, Colorado.

Emerging Contaminants of Concern in the Environment: Issues, Investigations, and Solutions. American Water Resources Association (AWRA).

5th Ground Water and Environmental Law Conference

24-25 July 2007, Dublin, OH

Presentations by lawyers and expert witnesses including trial reenactments. National Ground Water Association (NGWA).

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E&EG Call for Manuscripts
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Communicating the Value of Geoscience
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Exercise a Voice in GSA Governance

Volunteer yourself or nominate one of your fellow members for
GSA Service! We are now seeking candidates for 2008-2009 Committees as well as for Officers & Councilors.
Nomination deadline is 15 July.
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Meeting News


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28-31 October, Denver, CO

Reserve space on your calendar for the GSA Annual Meeting. Register now to take advantage of discounted fees. Invite your friends and colleagues to join you too.
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Abstract Deadline: 10 July
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Pardee Keynote Symposia Highlights:

  • Identifying America’s Most Vulnerable Oceanfront Communities: A Geological Perspective
    Joseph T. Kelley, Rob Young, Orrin Pilkey
    [ more ]
  • Middle Eastern Water Resources in Times of Crisis
    Avner Vengosh, John W. Lane
    (co-sponsored by GSA Hydrogeology Division)

    [ more ]


Mark your calendars for the 2008 Section Meetings.
Watch for preliminary announcements starting in
September GSA Today and on the Web.
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Communicating the Value of Geoscience


Research by Ezquerra, Costeur, et al. documenting a swimming non-avian therapod dinosaur from the early Cretaceous (GEOLOGY, June 2007) received worldwide coverage. The story was reported by Reuters, Public Radio International, BBC, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, and CNN. Stories also appeared on Discovery Channel, Scientific American, Science Daily, Daily Record (Glasgow), Xinhuanet (Beijing), and Times of India.
[ abstract | BBC article ]

Evidence that the Tibetan Plateau pre-dates the Himalayas presented by DeCelles et al. (GSA BULLETIN, May-June 2007) was reported by the Discovery Channel.
[ abstract | Discovery Channel article ]

Direct dating of Archean microbial ichnofossils by Banerjee et al. (GEOLOGY, June 2007) was reported by Nature and CanWest News Service. Stories subsequently appeared in outlets in Montreal, Winnipeg, Vancouver, Edmonton, and Ottawa.
[ abstract ]

Analysis by England et al. of John Perry's critique of Kelvin's age estimate of Earth (GSA TODAY, January 2007) was reported by American Scientist.
[ GSA TODAY science article ]

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