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March 2013

 THE E-NEWS MAGAZINE OF THE GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA • v. 11, no. 3

In this issue …

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GSA Associated Societies
Geology & Public Policy
Publications
Meetings
Education & Outreach

Of Note
Calendar Closeups
Speaking of Geoscience
On the Wire…
GSA Geoscience Trivia • 125th Anniversary Edition

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GSA ASSOCIATED SOCIETIES
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GSA 125
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125 Years of Collaboration
GSA has a long tradition of collaborating with partners in pursuit of mutual goals to advance the geosciences, enhance the professional growth of members, and promote the geosciences in the service of humanity. National and international societies with consistent aims and missions are invited to affiliate with GSA as Associated Societies. Check GSA Connection for highlights of all 63 GSA Associated Societies over the coming year.
[ International Associated Societies | list of Associated Societies ]
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GSA GSL trip 1
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Field Trips with The Geological Society of London
Trips are back-to-back
— Make it an even greater adventure and do them both!

The Great British Tertiary Volcanoes:
Exploring the Palaeogene Centres of Skye and Rum

27 May–1 June 2013
Registration deadline: 1 April
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GSA GSL trip 2
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Structure and Tectonics of the NW Highlands of Scotland: From Deep Crust to Hydrocarbon Reservoirs
2–7 June 2013
Registration deadline: 1 April
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GEOLOGY & PUBLIC POLICY
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GSA Participates in Climate Science Day on Capitol Hill
GSA member Noah Diffenbaugh and GSA Director for Geoscience Policy Kasey White joined nearly 50 scientists to participate in the third annual Climate Science Day on Capitol Hill on 27 February. The purpose of the 150 congressional visits was to provide a non-partisan opportunity for scientists of many disciplines to build relationships and provide members of Congress access to the best possible climate science information.
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PUBLICATIONS
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Mesozoic Assembly of the North American Cordillera
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NEW in the GSA Bookstore
Special Paper 495
Mesozoic Assembly of the North American Cordillera
By Robert S. Hildebrand
This volume presents new ideas on the Mesozoic assembly of California and provides the first overview of the North American Cordillera since GSA’s Decade of North American Geology volumes some 20 years ago.

Reviews in Engineering Geology 21
The Challenges of Dam Removal and River Restoration
Edited by Jerome V. De Graff and James E. Evans
Current understanding of the impacts of removing dams and the role of dam removal in the larger context of river restoration is covered in this collection of 14 papers.
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OF NOTE
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Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST)
Nominations due 1 April
Applications due 1 May
The PAEMST awards are the nation's highest honors for K–12 teachers of mathematics and science. Awardees serve as models for their colleagues, inspiration to their communities, and leaders in the improvement of mathematics and science education.
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MEETINGS
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2013 Section Meetings
South-Central
4–5 April • Austin, Texas, USA
[ Register | View Technical Program ]
North-Central
2–3 May • Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA
Register today ...discount ends 1 April
Rocky Mountain
15–17 May • Gunnison, Colorado, USA
Register today ...discount ends 15 April
Cordilleran
20–22 May • Fresno, California, USA
Register today ...discount ends 15 April
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Roof of the World
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NEW Abstract Deadline for Joint Roof of the World Meeting
17–19 June 2013 • Chengdu, China
Abstract deadline: 10 April
Discount registration deadline: 30 April
Field-trip sign-up deadline: 30 April
Post-meeting field trips will investigate the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, intra-continental deformation and mineral resources, and unique sites for the end-of-Permian mass extinctions.
[ submit abstract | register | learn more ]
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Penrose Conferences
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Now Accepting Proposals: Penrose Conferences and Field Forums
Conferences and Forums to run April 2014–March 2015
GSA's Penrose Conferences bring together multidisciplinary groups of geoscientists and facilitate open and frank discussions of ideas in an informal atmosphere. Field Forums are designed to capture the essence of exciting discoveries or controversial topics via forays into the field for on-the-spot discussions of a particular geologic feature or area.
[ Penrose Conferences | Field Forums ]
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Convention Center
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2013 GSA Annual Meeting Space Requests
Planning an event for this year's annual meeting? Ensure that you have a room or other on-site location set aside for your event by submitting your space request today!
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EDUCATION & OUTREACH
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Mentors Needed
Are you an applied geoscientist?
Are you interested in talking about your career with GSA students?

We need YOU! Each GSA Section Meeting runs both a Roy J. Shlemon Mentor Program in Applied Geology luncheon and a John Mann Mentors in Applied Hydrogeology Program luncheon, where you can volunteer your time and expertise.
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Bighorn Basin Field Camp
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Get into the Field with GSA and ExxonMobil!
Application deadline: 8 April
With the GSA/ExxonMobil Field Awards, you may receive a $2,000 scholarship toward your field camp, a $10,000 award to help operate your field camp, or a one-week, all-expenses-paid field seminar in the Bighorn Basin of north-central Wyoming, USA.
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GeoVentures in Iceland
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GeoVentures: Because the Best Geologists Have Seen the Most Rocks!
Geology of Dinosaur National Monument–Yampa River Trip: Vernal, Utah, USA, 6–12 June
Iceland—Land of Fire and Ice: Reykjavik, Iceland, 30 July–5 August
Ecuador and the Galápagos Islands: Quito, Ecuador, 13–23 August
[ learn more | check out the GeoVentures Facebook page ]
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CALENDAR CLOSEUPS
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American Associaton of Petroleum Geologists
Annual Convention & Exhibition
19–22 May • Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
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Geological Association of Canada & Mineralogical Association of Canada
Joint Annual Meeting
20–24 May • Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
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SPEAKING OF GEOSCIENCE
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Three New Posts
Joann M. Stock:
Widespread ignimbrite constrains tectonic history of the Gulf of California (28 Feb.)

GSA Founders Series:
Alexander Winchell (8 Mar.)
James Dwight Dana (15 Feb.)
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ON THE WIRE …
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GSA IN THE NEWS
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A 19 Feb. Our Amazing Planet article (which was picked up by Yahoo! News on 27 Feb.) covers science by P.K. Byrne and colleagues: "A sagging-spreading continuum of large volcano structure," which was published online 17 Jan. 2013 and included in the March 2013 print edition of Geology.

"Isolation and characterization of the earliest taxon-specific organic molecules (Mississippian, Crinoidea)" by C.E. O'Malley and colleagues, published in the March 2013 issue of Geology, was covered on 20 Feb. by Discovery News and on 21 Feb. by Astrobiology Magazine.

A 22 Feb., Our Amazing Planet post included an article about the March Geology paper by J.K. Willenbring and colleagues, "Earth is (mostly) flat: Apportionment of the flux of continental sediment over millennial time scales." The article also received mention in the 23 Feb. issues of ScienceNews (p. 4).

March 2013 Geology science by J. Rivera and colleagues, "Construction of an oceanic island: Insights from the El Hierro (Canary Islands) 2011–2012 submarine volcanic eruption," is covered in a 26 Feb. Our Amazing Planet (LiveScience) article.

An 11 Mar. ABC Science (Australia) post covers the Geology paper by D.J. Schulze and colleagues, "Anticorrelation between low δ13C of eclogitic diamonds and high δ18O of their coesite and garnet inclusions requires a subduction origin," first published online on 20 Feb. 2013.
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PRESS RELEASES ISSUED BY GSA
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PRESS RELEASES RECEIVED
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GSA GEOSCIENCE TRIVIA • 125th ANNIVERSARY EDITION
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"Dean of Women Geologists"
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1. Who is considered the "Dean of Women Geologists," having served as both the first woman vice-president of GSA and the first woman hired by the USGS?

2. According to the Denver Museum of Nature & Science, what did Colorado's Front Range look like 100 million years ago (Cretaceous)?

3. GSA now has 17 specialty Divisions. Name the first.

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