GSA Associated Society Highlights — 2008 Joint Annual Meeting

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topAmerican Geological Institute

  • Friends of AGI Reception — Earth Rollout
    Hilton, Lanier Grand Ballroom D, Tues., 7 Oct., 6-8 p.m.

topAssociation for Women Geoscientists

  • Breakfast and Awards Presentation, Hilton, Lanier Grand Ballroom D., Mon., 6 Oct., 6:30-8:30 a.m.
  • Discussion: Issues facing women chairs, deans, and other academic leaders, Convention Center, Room 350C, Tues., 7 Oct., 12:15-1:15 p.m.
  • Generational Perspectives of Women Scientists Luncheon, Hilton, Lanier Grand Ballroom AB, Tues., 7 Oct., 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

topClay Minerals Society

  • 2 cosponsored theme sessions:
    Biologically Induced Dissolution and Precipitation of Minerals in Soils and Sediments
    Soil Respiration: From Human to Geologic Time Scales
  • Visit the Clay Minerals Society booth in the Exhibit Hall to learn more about our small, vibrant group focused on phyllosilicates and nanoparticles in industry and research.

topCushman Foundation

  • Awards Ceremony and Reception, Tues., 7 Oct., 7-11 p.m., Hilton, Lanier Grand Ballroom C

topGeochemical Society

  • Stop by our booth in the Exhibit Hall
  • Joint Reception with the Mineralogical Society of America, Tues., 7 Oct.,
    5:45-7:30 p.m., Hilton, Lanier Grand Ballroom A
  • 2008 F. Earl Ingerson Lecture - Dr. John Morse, Wed., 8 Oct., 10:40 a.m., Convention Center, Room 350DEF

topGeoscience Information Society

  • Awards Luncheon, Tues., 7 Oct., noon-1:30 p.m., Hilton, Room 337A
  • e-Resources Forum, Tues., 7 Oct., 9 a.m.-noon, Hilton, Lanier Grand Ballroom D
  • Reception, Awards, and Silent Auction, Tues., 7 Oct., 6-9 p.m., Hilton, Lanier Grand Ballroom J

topThe Mineralogical Society of America

  • Awards Lunch, Tues., 7 Oct., 12:30-2:30 p.m., Hilton, Lanier Grand Ballroom G
  • Awards Lectures, Presidential Address, and Annual Business Meeting, Tues., 7 Oct., 3-5:30 p.m., Convention Center, Room 371E. Includes the Roebling Medal Lecture by Bernard Evans and the MSA Presidential Address by Peter Heaney: "Making Crystallography Dynamic: Real-Time Studies of Mineral-Fluid Reactions using X-ray Diffraction."
  • Joint Reception with the Geochemical Society of America, Tues., 7 Oct.,
    5:45-7:30 p.m., Hilton, Lanier Grand Ballroom A

topNational Association of Geoscience Teachers

  • Past President’s Breakfast, Mon., 6 Oct., 7:15-9 a.m., Hilton, Room 333
  • Geoscience Educator’s Social Reception, Tues., 7 Oct., 5-7 p.m.,
    Hilton, Room 329

topThe National Cave and Karst Research Institute

  • Board of Directors Meeting, Wed., 8 Oct., 5:30-10:30 p.m., Hilton, Room 335C

topPaleontological Research Institute

  • Friends of PRI Reception, Mon., 6 Oct., 5-7 p.m., Hilton, Room 332

topThe Paleontological Society

  • Join us at our double-sized booth in the Exhibit Hall for our Centennial Celebration!
  • Free Short Course — From Evolution to Geobiology: Research Questions Driving Paleontology at the Start of a New Century, Sat., 4 Oct., 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Convention Center, General Assembly Hall C
  • Centennial Celebration Reception and Dinner, Sat., 4 Oct., 6:30-11 p.m., Houston Museum of Natural Science
  • Centennial Symposium — Breakthroughs in Paleontology, Mon., 6 Oct.,
    8 a.m.-noon, Convention Center, General Assembly Theater Hall A
  • Paleontological Society 2008 Awards Reception, Mon., 6 Oct., 4-6 p.m., Hilton, Ballroom of the Americas F

topSoil Science Society of America

  • Nyle C. Brady Frontiers of Soil Science Lecture, "Biophysical Aspects of Soil Microbial Diversity — Lessons for Disciplinary Survival Strategies," by Dani Or, Ecole Polytechnique Federale, Mon., 6 Oct., 1:25-2:30 p.m.
  • Awards Reception and Program, Mon., 6 Oct., 5:30-7 p.m., Convention Center, Ballroom C
  • Leo M. Walsh Soil Fertility Distinguished Lecture, "Soil Testing for Improving Fertilizer Recommendations in China," by Dr. Li-Ping Yang, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Tues., 7 Oct., 3-4 p.m., Convention Center, Room 360AB
  • The Opening: "Dig It! The Secrets of Soil" — Informational program about the Smithsonian Soils Exhibit, Wed., 8 Oct., 2:30-3:30 p.m., Convention Center, Room 381ABC