Geotimes

Geotimes is a free electronic newsfeed for the geoscience community. Originally launched as GeoSpectrum, a newsletter of the American Geosciences Institute in 1995, Geotimes has been reborn as the go-to source of information on AGI's 52 Member Societies. The American Geosciences Institute coordinates and edits Geotimes, but it is the result of contributed materials from societies, geoscience organizations and others in the community.

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Vicki J. Cowart to Receive 2010 Ian Campbell Medal

Vicki J. Cowart has been named the 29th recipient of the Medal in honor of Ian Campbell for Superlative Service to the Geosciences. Cowart will be presented this prestigious award at the Geological Society of America Presidential Address Ceremony in Denver, Colorado on October 30, 2010.

AGI Launches EarthNotes

The American Geological Institute (AGI) is pleased to offer a new service, EarthNotes, information briefs that provide engaging and timely information about earth science issues.

EARTH: Fixing Pakistan's Water Woes

Pakistan is facing tremendous water issues. This summer's flooding has left millions of people without homes and without access to clean drinking water. But water issues - both quantity and quality - are not new to this strategically important country. Waterborne diseases account for 30 percent of all deaths in Pakistan, and kill some 250,000 children each year. Per capita water availability in Pakistan is less than one-ninth of what it is in the U.S. And what's more, researchers say if Pakistan doesn't manage its water resources differently, it's going to actually run out of water. This month, EARTH magazine explores the various facets of Pakistan's water issues.

EARTH Available for Digital Download

EARTH Magazine is now available for single issue downloads as a PDF. With growing demand for online access to full content, EARTH Magazine is pleased to offer this new service. Individual issues of EARTH can be downloaded from the EARTH Magazine website (http://www.earthmagazine.org) for $4.99 per recent issue, and $2.99 for issues published more than 6 months prior to the current issue.

AGI Announces Winners of "Life in the Field" Video and Photo Contest"

The American Geological Institute (AGI) is pleased to announce that the winners of the first "Life in the Field" Video and Photo Contest are Patricia A. Beddows of Northwestern University for her video "Yucatan Peninsula Geology" and Danita Brandt of Michigan State University for the photo "The Complete Field Geologist." Beddows' video captures the spirit of field work and academic benefits of field experience with footage from a university field trip to Mexico, while Brandt's photograph shows a classic example of a student outfitted with field gear.

Decision Points in the Geoscience Career Pathway Study Launched by AGI and YES Network

The YES Network, with the support of the American Geological Institute (AGI), the Geological Society of London (GSL), and the Geological Society of America (GSA) is conducting a study to determine the key decision points in the career pathways for early-career geoscientists (from university through 10 years post-graduation).

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