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Geotimes is a free electronic newsfeed for the geoscience community. 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. Do you have a geoscience blog or newsfeed with an RSS feed? It may be a good fit for Geotimes. To learn more about RSS or to submit information to Geotimes by email, please contact Joe Lilek at geotimes@americangeosciences.org. Events can also be listed on the AGI Geoscience Calendar.

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Fri, 2018-12-14 13:51
17 December 2018 UPDATE: After receiving additional information, we are following the processes and protocols outlined in our ethics policy with the highest possible priority. We are also referring the questions we received regarding our abstract submission and review process to our Meetings Committee. Also, please see the statement issued by AGU sister society the Geological Society of America. The deeply personal impact harassment, discrimination and bullying can have on an individual, not to mention their career, is unacceptable, which is why AGU remains committed to fostering a positive work climate in science. 14 December 2018 ORIGINAL POST: AGU has been made aware of an issue with a poster presentation at Fall Meeting 2018 by one of the attendees that contradicts our own ethics policy – and may in itself be a violation of AGU policies. As with any such issue, we take this very seriously and are reviewing this situation carefully. We encourage any individuals affected to reach...
Fri, 2018-12-14 09:00
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 14, 2018   ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Founded in 1948, the American Geosciences Institute (AGI) is proud to celebrate its 70th year with the completed, cutting-edge renovation of its Alexandria headquarters, the M. Ray Thomasson Building, and the announcement of new partnership opportunities and membership benefits.   “We have been a proud part of the City of Alexandria for decades, and now we are opening our doors to the community,” said AGI Executive Director Allyson Anderson Book.   Renovation of the building, located at 4220 King Street in Alexandria, was taken as an opportunity to fortify the facility with state-of-the-art technology, essential resources, and collaborative spaces to advance the important work of staff, geoscience professionals, and the broader community.   In August 2018, AGI hosted its first-ever Community Open House to mark its grand opening to both the local Alexandria community and the global geoscience...
Fri, 2018-12-14 05:00
Throughout advent, we're sharing some of our favourite entries to Earth Science Week photography competitions past and present - all of which feature the beautiful geology of the UK and Ireland. Check back each day for a new image! Continue reading →
Thu, 2018-12-13 12:00
One of the most important functions of a professional society is honoring those who have made significant contributions to the profession and to science. In this episode we highlight two of the 2018 Honors and Awards winners: Albert Tarantola and Mrinal Sen. Albert Tarantola was awarded the 2018 Maurice Ewing Medal, the highest honor given by the SEG to a person who has made distinguished contributions both to the advancement of the science and to the profession of exploration geophysics. In a first for the Maurice Ewing Medal, Albert Tarantola was awarded the honor posthumously. Roel Snieder speaks with host Andrew Geary on his colleague receiving this honor. Mrinal Sen was awarded the 2018 Virgil Kauffman Gold Medal, an honor given to a person that has made an outstanding contribution to the advancement of the science of geophysical exploration as manifested during the previous five years. To find biographies and the full citations of all the award winners, visit the show...
Thu, 2018-12-13 11:18
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 13, 2018   ALEXANDRIA, Va. – With just over a month left to apply, now is the time to go online and view a new webcast about the prestigious Edward C. Roy, Jr. Award for Excellence in K-8 Earth Science Teaching. The free, two-minute webcast provides an overview of the competition. To view the webcast, visit https://www.earthsciweek.org/webcasts/EdRoy.   Given annually, this award is presented to one teacher of grades K-8 in the United States or Key Stages 1-3 in the United Kingdom each year. The award recognizes leadership and innovation in Earth science education.   The award is given in honor of Dr. Edward C. Roy, Jr., a strong and dedicated supporter of Earth science education. A past president of AGI and former chair of the AGI Education Advisory Committee, Dr. Roy was a lifelong supporter of teachers and students of all ages.   To enter the 2019 competition, applications must be submitted electronically by January 18,...
Thu, 2018-12-13 10:22
The AABE hackathon on November 16 and 17 focused on the African American experience of energy issues.
Thu, 2018-12-13 05:00
Throughout advent, we're sharing some of our favourite entries to Earth Science Week photography competitions past and present - all of which feature the beautiful geology of the UK and Ireland. Check back each day for a new image! Continue reading →
Thu, 2018-12-13 01:00
Dr. David McConnell, succeeding Dr. Don Duggan-Haas as the new President of NAGT, is a Professor of Marine, Earth, and Atmospheric Sciences at North Carolina State University. McConnell's research focuses on geoscience education, and in particular, on assessment of learning in introductory courses, the relationship between teaching beliefs and practices, and professional development of graduate students and faculty. To learn more about the new President, the NAGT Executive Office asked David a few questions about what he's most excited about for the future of NAGT, his favorite place on Earth, and more:
Wed, 2018-12-12 05:00
Throughout advent, we're sharing some of our favourite entries to Earth Science Week photography competitions past and present - all of which feature the beautiful geology of the UK and Ireland. Check back each day for a new image! Continue reading →
Tue, 2018-12-11 15:27
The Consortium of Aquatic Science Societies (CASS) is deeply concerned with the proposed rule issued today by the EPA and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to replace the 2015 Clean Water Rule (Waters of the United States Rule or WOTUS).

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