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Go to GSA's Geoscience Calendar to learn more about the upcoming meetings of GSA Associated Societies and other geoscience organizations.



  • 28: Nominations for the Coal Geology Division's Gilbert H. Cady Award are due. Send three copies of nomination materials to Glen Stracher, , East Georgia College, Div. of Science & Mathematics, 131 College Circle, Swainsboro, GA 30401-3643, USA; +1-478-289-2073.


  • 02: Early registration deadline for the North-Central Section Meeting.

  • 04: Applications to attend the Penrose Conference, "Plumes and Their Role in Whole Mantle Convection and Recycling," on 11–15 May 2009 in Pico, the Azores, are due.

  • 12–13: GSA's Southeastern Section meets in St. Petersburg, Florida, USA.

  • 13: GSA Elections begin. Learn more in the January issue of GSA Today.

  • 16–17: GSA's South-Central Section meets in Dallas, Texas, USA.

  • 20: Expressions of interest for the Field Forum, "Structure and Neotectonic Evolution of Northern Owens Valley and the Volcanic Tableland, California," are due via e-mail to David Ferrill, .

  • 22–24: GSA's Northeastern Section meets in Portland, Maine, USA.

  • 31: Nominations for the John C. Frye Environmental Geology Award are due. Learn more online, or contact GSA Grants, Awards, and Recognition, , +1-303-357-1028.


  • 01: Reservations are now being accepted for the GSA GeoVentures "Geology of the Galapagos Islands" trip for everyone, running 31 July–10 Aug.

  • 02: Nominations for the Quaternary Geology and Geomorphology Division's Don J. Easterbrook Distinguished Scientist Award and Farouk El-Baz Award for Desert Research are due. Send nominations for the Easterbrook award to Marith Reheis, , USGS, MS980, Federal Center, P.O. Box 25046, Denver, CO 80225-0046, USA; +1-303-277-1843. Nominations for the El-Baz award should go to Paul R. Bierman, , Univ. of Vermont, Dept. of Geology, Delehanty Hall, Burlington, VT 05405-0001, USA; +1-802-656-4411.

  • 02–03: GSA's North-Central Section meets in Rockford, Illinois, USA.

  • 06: Early registration deadline for the Cordilleran and Rocky Mountain Section Meetings.

  • 12: GSA Elections—Ballots must be postmarked or submitted electronically by this date. Learn more in the January issue of GSA Today.

  • 20: Applications due for the Penrose Conference, "Low δ18O rhyolites and crustal melting: Growth and redistribution of the continental crust," in Twin Falls, Idaho, and Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA, on 9–13 Sept. 2009.