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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, 2018-06-15 10:18
(Ariel Marcy is a student member of the Paleontological Society and currently a PhD candidate at The University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia. She’s best described as an evolutionary biologist, as she works more with modern material than fossils, but also is a science communicator and educational game designer. Her best-known educational game is Go Extinct!, and her website is www.steamgalaxy.com.) Tell us a bit about your background and interest in science and education. What inspired you to pursue your career? Honestly, I tell three different “origin” stories of why I pursued science and then soon after science education. The first one is of me around five years old at an ornithology outreach event, happily picking apart an owl pellet to find semi-digested mouse bones. Now, I still study rodent bones! (Though less as a decomposing decoration for my nightstand and more for the fascinating story they tell about biodiversity in Australia.) The second story is of me a...
Thu, 2018-06-14 14:25
Debate remains over whether the foreshocks prior to the 1999 Izmit earthquake involved slow slip or not.
Wed, 2018-06-13 14:22
The 416 Fire in southwestern Colorado is the 416th incident the Columbine Ranger District has responded to in the San Juan National Forest this year.
Wed, 2018-06-13 06:37
The Copenhagen edition of the Subsurface Hackathon is over! For three days during the warmest June in Denmark for over 100 years, 63 geoscientists and programmers cooked up hot code in the Rainmaking Loft, one of the coolest, and warmest, coworking spaces you've ever seen. As always, every one of the participants brought their A game, and the weekend flew by in a blur of creativity, coffee, and collaboration. And croissants. Pierre enjoying the Meta AR headset that DEll EMC provided. Our sponsors have always been unusually helpful and inspiring, pushing us to get more audacious, but this year they were exceptionally engaged and proactive. Dell EMC, in the form of David and Keith, provided some fantastic tech for the teams to explore; Total supported Agile throughout the organization phase, and...
Tue, 2018-06-12 12:56
Since AGU adopted its revised ethics policy in September 2017, and even prior to that time, we have seen a movement toward creating a safe, inclusive environment for science. As AGU President Eric Davidson, President-elect Robin Bell and Past President Margaret Leinen wrote, “We’ve seen and heard of too many instances, stories, and studies that show harassment in the sciences is happening and that the problem is significant.” We heard from AGU members that they wanted changes, and we acted accordingly. But, we know AGU cannot change the culture alone. It’s important to have collaborative efforts from other science societies. Under our revised policy, AGU sees harassment, bullying and discrimination as scientific misconduct and we are pleased to see today’s National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine report make the recommendation that “academic institutions should consider sexual harassment equally important as research misconduct in terms of its effect on the integrity...
Tue, 2018-06-12 11:16
By Dr. Margaret (Peg) M. Yacobucci, Professor, Department of Geology, Bowling Green University Paleontologist Richard D. Hoare passed away on March 27, 2018 at the age of 90. Dick was an emeritus professor of Geology at Bowling Green State University (BGSU) and my valued colleague. He began teaching at BGSU in 1957 and served as department chair in Geology three times between 1967 to 1984, and Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs from 1984 to 1988. While he officially retired in 1990, Dick remained active in paleontological research until 2010. Richard (Dick) Hoare in the early part of his career as a paleontologist, professor, and mentor in the Department of Geology at Bowling Green State University. I’ve been reflecting on Dick’s contributions to our department and university, to our students, and to the field of paleontology. Dick serves as a model for how to be a successful and highly productive scientist without abandoning students, colleagues, family, and...
Mon, 2018-06-11 20:00
AAPG, the recognized global leader in the dissemination of high-quality geoscience data and information, brings its International Conference and Exhibition (ICE) to Cape Town, 4-7 November 2018. ICE 2018 will gather geoscientists and petroleum industry professionals from 60+ countries looking to build their knowledge, discover innovations, and network with peers. Submit your abstracts today and help guide our future industry success. More...
Mon, 2018-06-11 17:41
Il modello per il “Tasso di attività sismica globale” (GEAR) può essere usato per prevedere dove i terremoti hanno la maggiore probabilità di accadere e con quale magnitudo.
Mon, 2018-06-11 12:11
Partnership with NCI aims to develop next-generation supercomputing technology and accelerate cancer research to enable precision medicine.
Mon, 2018-06-11 11:30
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 11, 2018   WESTMINSTER, Colo. – The American Institute of Professional Geologists (AIPG) and the European Federation of Geologists (EFG) have agreed to mutually recognize continuing education units (CEUs). This arrangement allows European Geologist (EurGeol) title holders and AIPG Certified Professional Geologists (CPGs) to seek CEUs from either organization, significantly expanding the course offerings to both groups.   Through this agreement, EurGeols may now benefit from additional pathways to the completion of their annual requirements, most notably the Geoscience Online Learning Initiative (GOLI), a collaboration between AIPG and the American Geosciences Institute (AGI). Through GOLI, AGI provides a platform for a growing library of webinars and on-demand courses, all of which are eligible for CEUs awarded by AIPG.    The AIPG-EFG agreement also works in reverse: CPGs can fulfil their CEU requirements by enrolling in EurGeol...

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