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AGI to Offer Earth from Space

The American Geological Institute (AGI) is pleased to offer as part of its catalog of geoscience resource and interest publications "Earth from Space" by Andrew K. Johnston, a geographer at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum's Center for Earth and Planetary Studies.

Homer's Ithaca Possibly Found Thanks to New Geologic Research

Results of geologic tests released on January 9, 2007, by British businessman Robert Bittlestone, Cambridge classicist James Diggle, and University of Edinburgh geologist John Underhill suggest further evidence to support the hypothesis that Homer's Ithaca can be found on western Kefalonia as reported in the January 2007 issue of Geotimes magazine, published by the American Geological Institute (AGI).

AGI Honored by California State Mining and Geology Board

The California State Mining and Geology Board has recognized the American Geological Institute (AGI) for its role in promoting earth science education and outreach in the state of California. AGI was officially honored at the December 14, 2006 State Mining and Geology Board meeting in Riverside, California, which included the presentation of a plaque citing the Mining and Geology Board's appreciation for providing the tools and resources necessary to accomplish both the Board's and AGI's common goals of promoting earth science education.

AGI Announces Winners of 2006 Earth Science Week Contests

The American Geological Institute (AGI) is pleased to announce the winners of the 2006 Earth Science Week contests. The national contests capped off a week of celebration as students, educators, and members of the public explored the importance of citizen science as part of the 2006 Earth Science Week theme "Be a Citizen Scientist!".

AGI Renames Legendary Geoscientist Award in Honor of Dr. Marcus E. Milling

The American Geological Institute (AGI) and the AGI Foundation have renamed the Legendary Geoscientist Award in honor of former AGI Executive Director, Dr. Marcus E. Milling, who passed away on October 17, 2006. The award will now be known as the Marcus E. Milling Legendary Geoscientist Medal.

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