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AGI saddened by passing of longtime supporter Walter Youngquist (1921-2018)

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AGI was saddened to learn of the passing of Walter L. Youngquist, a longtime supporter of the Institute. An accomplished geoscientist, Youngquist was a Fellow of the Geological Society of America and the American Association for the Advancement of Science, as well as an Emeritus member of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists. He died on February 20, 2018, of age-related causes. He was 96 years old.

Read the full obituary from the Eugene Register-Guardhttp://www.legacy.com/obituaries/registerguard/obituary.aspx?n=walter-l-...

Call for AESE Awards Nominations

It’s time to submit the forms to nominate noteworthy publications and exceptional individuals in publishing for the annual Association of Earth Science Editors (AESE) awards. The deadline for submitting nominations is May 30, 2018. This deadline will give the committee enough time to read and judge the submitted publications before this year’s annual meeting in Niagara Falls, NY (September 26–29, 2018), where the winners will be announced at the Awards Banquet.

GS Grants to Attend Goldschmidt Conference (August 12-17, 2018)

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The Geochemical Society is actively seeking applications for student and early career grants to attend the 2018 Goldschmidt Conference in Boston. The society is significantly increasing the amount of funding available this year to support student/early career participation. Apply by March 30 if you meet any of these criteria:
  • students and early career scientists from countries classified as low and lower-middle-income economies (as defined by the World Bank: https://datahelpdesk.worldbank.org/knowledgebase/articles/906519)
  • students from countries with upper-middle-income economies AND without other sources of funding
  • US-based students from underrepresented institutions OR who self-identify as members of underrepresented groups in the sciences
  • Any US-based student or post-doctoral scholar working on planetary science topics

Complete information about the qualifications and application process may be found at: https://goldschmidt.info/2018/grants

Sinkhole Conference: Register Now - Deadline Very Soon!

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The Multidisciplinary Conference on Sinkholes and the Engineering and Environmental Impacts of Karst, generally known as “The Sinkhole Conference,” is the longest-running international conference of its type. Since 1984, engineers, geologists, hydrologists, land managers, biologists, and many others have gathered at these meetings to exchange cutting-edge information on karst and its many benefits and challenges. The Sinkhole Conference is managed by the National Cave and Karst Research Institute and this next conference is jointly organized with the Karst Waters Institute.

Be a Voice for Science with AGU

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The new AGU Voices for Science program has been designed give AGU members with an interest in science policy or communications the unique opportunity to hone their skills while working directly with AGU staff to regularly conduct outreach in their own communities. Throughout the year you will receive personalized support, plus AGU will bring you to Washington, D.C. twice: for an in-depth training workshop in April, and for targeted events at Fall Meeting 2018. Learn more and apply today at https://sharingscience.agu.org/voices-for-science.

Linda Zellmer Honored for Distinguished Service in Geoscience Information

Linda Zellmer (right) and Clara McLeod, stand next to each other in front of a granite rock plaque with *Linda Zellmer 2017 GSIS Mary B. Ansari Distinguished Service Award* carved into it.

Linda Zellmer, Government Information and Data Services Librarian at Western Illinois University (WIU), was honored by the Geoscience Information Society (GSIS) with the 2017 Mary B. Ansari Distinguished Service Award.  The award was presented at the society’s fall meeting, held in conjunction with the Seattle meeting of the Geological Society of America.  It recognizes significant contributions to the field of geoscience information.

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