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2008 Section Meetings


Joint Meeting
Cordilleran / Rocky Mountain

19-21 March, Las Vegas, NV
Registration is now open!


27-29 March, Buffalo, NY
Complete details now posted!


30 March-1 April, Hot Springs, AR


10-11 April, Charlotte, NC


24-25 April, Evansville, IN

Darwin Day Celebration Invites Your Participation!

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Check the Classified AdsLOOKING FOR A JOB? More ads than ever!!

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Fun with Geoscience Trivia
Check your answers

Meet the winning team from this year's Trivia Night at the Annual Meeting.

Winning Trivia Team

In This Issue:
Hot Off The Press
Membership Matters
2008 Section Meetings
Annual Meeting News
Darwin Day
Classified Ads & GeoMart
View Archive
Especially for Students
EGU Assembly
Communicating the Value of Geoscience
Calendar Close-Ups
Fun with Geoscience Trivia

Membership Matters

Have you Renewed your Membership for 2008
along with journal subscriptions and Division memberships?

SAVE 15% through 14 December.
[ renew now ]

GSA thanks all of its members who have already renewed their membership. A special thanks to those who also have made contributions to the GSA Foundation with their renewal.

Annual Meeting News

Annual Meeting in Review

6726 Preliminary attendance figure
237 Number of sessions
3676 Number of papers submitted
240 Number of exhibit booths
175 Number of exhibiting companies
Watch for more Annual Meeting details in GSA Today

GSA extends hearty thanks to all who helped make the 2007 Annual Meeting in Denver a resounding success! It turned out to be GSA’s second largest meeting ever — surpassed only by the 1988 Centennial Meeting. It takes countless volunteer hours of hard work to create the amazing variety of programs and events we enjoy each year, and you did it!

Thanks also to our 2007 Meeting Sponsors for their valuable support.

View the citations and responses of your award-winning colleagues.
[ GSA Medals & Awards | Division Named Awards ]

Did you lose something at the Denver Meeting?
Please send an e-mail to . We'll let you know if we have it.


2008 Joint Annual Meeting

2008 Joint Meeting

Celebrating the International Year of Planet Earth
5-9 October 2008, Houston, Texas

Call for Proposals — Deadline: 4 December
[ sessions | field trips | short courses ]

NOTE:  Because the Houston meeting is early, and because we are cooperating with other societies for this meeting, deadlines are earlier than usual. Don’t let them take you by surprise!

Check out some of the joint session categories.
[ propose a joint session ]

Contact the Joint Program Committee with any new category ideas.
[ committee members ]

Especially for Students

Get Ready …
2008 online graduate student research grant application will be live by the end of November. Watch for the link on the grants page.

Going to the 2008 International Geological Congress?
Apply for a GSA travel grant.
[ more info ]

Communicating the Value of Geoscience

Government Affairs

The Geology and Public Policy Committee has extended the deadline for comments on the proposed position statement, "The Government's Role in Energy and Mineral Resources," to 14 December 2007.
[ read position statement ]

A Sampling of GSA in the News

From the 2007 Annual Meeting …

Spencer Lucas' presentation on fossilized full-body imprints of ancient amphibians was reported by the Associated Press and received world-wide coverage. Outlets included USA TODAY, Yahoo! News, Live Science,,, Hindustan Times, Political Gateway, and thousands of other web sites and blogs.
[ abstract | CNN article ]

Lynda Williams' talk on French clay that kills several kinds of disease-causing bacteria received global coverage. Outlets included International News Service, Indo-Asian News Service, Malaysia Sun, Daily Mail, Belfast Telegraph, NPR, Washington Post, Science News, Discover Magazine, Healthcare Industry Today, Inform Sciences and Microbiology, Infection Control Today,, and many others.
[ abstract | Infection Control Today article ]

Emily Habinck's presentation on the role of soil in autumn leaves turning red was reported by the Washington Post, Nature, Seattle Times,, Science Daily,, and many others.
[ abstract | Science Daily article ]



Calendar Close-ups

GSA Specialty Meetings:

Fire in the Southwest: Integrating Fire into Management of Changing Ecosystems
28-31 January 2008, Tucson, Arizona. Register at Member Rates!
[ meeting info ]

Geohealth I: Building Bridges across the Geological and Health Sciences
4-6 March 2008, Reston, VA.
[ meeting info ]


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