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AAG: Unveils New Disciplinary Data Dashboard

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The American Association of Geographers (AAG) have launched a dashboard to provide members access to data on geography and geographers. These data can be used to help support applications to establish new degree programs, or encourage students to major in geography and provide insight into the status of geography literacy and national trends in higher education.

SME: Mining School Faculty Grant Application Opens Dec. 1 @sme_community

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The Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration (SME) Foundation is pleased to announce the application period for the Ph.D. Fellowship and Academic Career Development Grants will run December 1, 2016 – January 31, 2017. The program was implemented in 2015 to address the long-term sustainability of U.S. mining engineering, mineral processing and extractive metallurgy academic degree programs, and particularly the declining number of senior faculty members teaching those programs. 

AGU Partners with White House on the Resilience Dialogues

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The American Geophysical Union's (AGU) Thriving Earth Exchange (TEX) has been named as a partnering organization with the White House's Office of Science and Technology Policy newly launched "Resilience Dialogues." Officials are hoping to help communities facing climate resilience challenges by offering them a consultative service that will connect them with information, tools, and programs, they are hoping to support to community wide climate-resilience needs. TEX was established three years ago by AGU and has been connecting communities "facing challenges related to the geosciences, such as adapting to climate change and protecting water quality, and pro bono geoscientists who are experts in pertinent fields."

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