AGU Joins Partnership to Build Greater Diversity and Inclusion in the Physical Sciences

I’m proud to announce that AGU is one of five scientific societies that have formed the Inclusive Graduate Education Network (IGEN), which will increase the participation of women and underrepresented racial and ethnic minorities in graduate studies in the physical sciences.


“Geoscience Librarianship 101” – a full-day introduction to earth science information resources and their organization – will be presented by the Geoscience Information Society (GSIS) on Saturday, November 3 in Indianapolis, Indiana.  Registration is free and open to all information professionals as well as students in library and information studies.


anticyclone (an-ti-cy'-clone). An atmospheric high-pressure system with closed isobars, the pressure gradient being directed away from the center so that the near surface wind spirals outward in a clockwise direction in the Northern Hemisphere, counterclockwise in the Southern. It was named by Francis Galton in 1861. See also: cyclone.

Public-private partnerships and innovation.

Two weeks ago, Andy Miller of our group here in the AMS Policy Program DC office suggested we should all give a listen to Freakonomics radio episode #348, dated 9/6/18. What great advice! So, paying it forward. We all should want to listen and learn.

Perhaps a couple of snippets from the transcript of the interview will whet your appetite:

We all know the standard story: our economy would be more dynamic if only the government would get out of the way. The economist Mariana Mazzucato says we’ve got that story backward. She argues that the government, by funding so much early-stage research, is hugely responsible for big successes in tech, pharma, energy, and more. But the government also does a terrible job in claiming credit — and, more important, getting a return on its investment…


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