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April 2013

 THE E-NEWS MAGAZINE OF THE GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA • v. 11, no. 4

In this issue …

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Celebrating GSA's 125th Anniversary
Student Research Grants
International
Geology & Public Policy
Meetings
Education & Outreach

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

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CELEBRATING GSA's 125th ANNIVERSARY
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Give 125
Photo by Ahodges7 via Wikimedia Commons.
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GSA Foundation's Give 125 Campaign
Celebrate GSA's 125th birthday and Give 125! The Give 125 campaign invites members to give hours, dollars, or things in multiples of 125 in honor of GSA's quasquicentennial anniversary. Give as a group or individually — Creativity is encouraged! All participants will be recognized with a special memento at the 2013 GSA Annual Meeting & Exposition in Denver.
[ donate today! ]
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GSA 125
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125th Anniversary Wine!
GSA is celebrating 125 years of geoscience innovation with Lava Cap wines, which are nourished by the prime volcanic soil of the Sierra Nevada Foothills. As geologists, the Jones winemaking family appreciates GSA's interest in Earth's history, processes, and resources. Here's to 125 years of ground-breaking geoscience and our passion for the never-ending mysteries of Earth! Bonus: AGI has kindly given us permission to link to their April 2013 Earth Magazine article about Lava Cap.
[ about Lava Cap wines | order your bottle(s)! | EARTH article ]
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Associated Societies
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125 Years of Collaboration
GSA has a long tradition of collaborating with partners in pursuit of our mutual goals of advancing the geosciences, enhancing the professional growth of Society members, and promoting the geosciences in the service of humanity. Our Associated Societies are a major part of this collaboration, and we'll be highlighting all of them over the coming year.
[ learn more ]
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STUDENT RESEARCH GRANTS
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Results Now In!
Notifications regarding the results of this year's GSA Research Grants Program are in the process of being e-mailed. If your grant application was approved, your check will be mailed by the end of this month.
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INTERNATIONAL
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Vic Baker International Lecturer
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GSA International Distinguished Lecture Tour
May Tour Dates: Europe
Dr. Victor R. Baker, GSA Distinguished International Lecturer, will be giving lectures on the topics of "Megafloods on Earth, Mars, and Beyond" and "Geological History of Water on an Earth-Like Planet" during his lecture tour to Italy, Spain, and Turkey in May.
[ tour details ]
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GEOLOGY & PUBLIC POLICY
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GSA staff with Senator Mark Udall Jack Hess, Senator Mark Udall, and Kasey White.
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GSA Submits Testimony Supporting NSF and NASA
GSA supports strong and sustained investments in earth-science research and education at the NSF and NASA. GSA urges Congress to restore fiscal year 2014 NSF funding to the amount appropriated in fiscal year 2012.
[ read testimony (PDF) ]

Science-Engineering-Tech Congressional Visits Day
While Congress was in the midst of finalizing spending levels for fiscal year 2013, GSA leadership visited Capitol Hill on 13 March to advocate for sustained funding for geoscience research.
[ learn more ]
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MEETINGS
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Spring Section Meetings
» » » Register TODAY for a meeting near you! « « «

North-Central — 2–3 May, Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA
Rocky Mountain — 15–17 May, Gunnison, Colorado, USA
Cordilleran — 20–22 May, Fresno, California, USA

Students: Please take advantage of our always-popular Section Meeting Mentor Luncheons!
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Roof of the World
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Roof of the World
17–19 June Chengdu, China
A joint meeting of the Geological Society of China and GSA.
Abstracts deadline: 20 April
Discount registration deadline: 30 April
Field-trip sign-up deadline: 30 April
[ submit your abstract | register | learn more ]
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MEDGEO Conference
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MEDGEO 2013
25–29 August • Arlington, Virginia, USA
A meeting of the International Medical Geology Association, hosted by GSA's Geology and Health Division.
Early registration deadline: 15 July
[ learn more | register ]
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Convention Center
Photo by Scott Dressler-Martin for VISIT DENVER.
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125th Anniversary Annual Meeting & Expo
27–30 October • Denver, Colorado, USA
Celebrating Advances in Geoscience — Our science, our societal impact, and our unique thought processes — looking at how far we have come in the last 50 years and predicting future advances.
• Now accepting abstracts! Deadline: 6 August
Reserve your event space: Deadline: 5 June
Please encourage your colleagues & students to submit abstracts and come to the meeting — Use this handy e-letter to get the word out and help make this GSA's most dynamic meeting ever.
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EDUCATION & OUTREACH
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NPS Mojave GeoCorps
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GeoCorpsTM America
Fall/Winter 2013–2014 Positions Will Be Posted 1 May
Deadline for applications: 1 July
Assessing landslides and other geologic hazards at Yosemite National Park; teaching earth and environmental science to students and others visiting Congaree National Park; working with the paleontological collections at Dinosaur National Monument — These are just a few examples of the paid short-term geoscience projects planned for the upcoming fall/winter season. Geoscientists of all levels are invited to apply.
[ learn more ]
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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
Field Guide 30
Late Cretaceous to Quaternary Strata and Fossils of Texas: Field Excursions Celebrating 125 Years of GSA and Texas Geology, GSA South-Central Section Meeting, Austin, Texas, April 2013
Edited by Brian B. Hunt and Elizabeth J. Catlos
Prepared in conjunction with the 47th annual meeting of the GSA South-Central Section, this field guide's theme of exploration will bring out the geologic explorer in everyone.

Tectonic Styles in Canada: The LITHOPROBE Perspective
By Fred Cook, John Percival, and Ron Clowes
LITHOPROBE's multidisciplinary earth science studies made waves in Canada for more than 20 years — Read all about it in this comprehensive volume published by the Geological Association of Canada.

BACK IN PRINT
International Stratigraphic Guide: A Guide to Stratigraphic Classification, Terminology, and Procedure, Second Edition
This paperback reprint of the 1994 volume is being made available while a revision of Salvador's important volume is under way — a big job, as most scientists will agree.
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CALENDAR CLOSEUPS
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SPE-AAPG-SEG
Unconventional Resources Technology Conference (URTeC)
12–14 August • Denver, Colorado, USA
URTeC is a new science-driven event from SPE (Society of Petroleum Engineers), AAPG (American Association of Petroleum Geologists), and SEG (Society of Exploration Geophysicists).
[ learn more ]
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OF NOTE
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USGS Seeks Proposals for Earthquake Research
Applications due: 6 June
The U.S. Geological Survey will award up to $4 million in grants for earthquake hazards research in 2014. Interested researchers can apply online at GRANTS.GOV under funding opportunity number G13AS00029.
[ learn more ]
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SPEAKING OF GEOSCIENCE
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Two New Blog Posts
Peter Hennings:
The Modern Dimensions of Petroleum Structural Geology and Suggestions for Strengthening the Link between Academia and Industry (28 March)

GSA Founders Series:
John James Stevenson (29 March)
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ON THE WIRE …
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GSA IN THE NEWS
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Induced Earthquakes in Oklahoma?
The Geology article by K.M. Keranen et al., "Potentially induced earthquakes in Oklahoma, USA: Links between wastewater injection and the 2011 Mw 5.7 earthquake sequence," published online ahead of print on 26 Mar. 2013 generated heavy media coverage, especially after the article was picked up by the Associated Press.
Columbus Dispatch
The Washington Post
Bloomberg News
Brisbane Times
Mother Jones
Christian Science Monitor
Wired UK
BBC News
Bloomberg Business Week

Trilobites!
The Geology article by C.A. McRoberts et al., "Original spotted patterns on Middle Devonian phacopid trilobites from western and central New York," posted online ahead of print on 18 Mar. 2013, was covered by Nat Geo and LiveScience.

Deadly Volcano
The Geology article, "Evidence for atmospheric carbon injection during the end-Permian extinction," by E. Schneebeli-Hermann et al., posted online ahead of print on 26 Mar. 2013, was covered by Discovery News.

Clamshells and the Moche
The Geology article, "Marine radiocarbon reservoir age variation in Donax obesulus shells from northern Peru: Late Holocene evidence for extended El Niño," by M.F. Etayo-Cadavid et al., posted online ahead of print on 18 Mar. 2013, was covered by LiveScience and Archaeology.

Supersized Crabs
December 2009 Geology science by J.B. Ries et al., "Marine calcifiers exhibit mixed responses to CO2-induced ocean acidification," was discussed in an 8 April LiveScience article, which was picked up by Christian Science Monitor and Mother Nature News.

Successful GSA Northeastern Section Meeting
News out of this year's Northeastern Section meeting includes this 31 March The Conway Daily Sun article, "A gathering of geologists at Mount Washington Resort."

Music to Honor GSA's 125th Anniversary
Longmont Times-Call: "Boulder Philharmonic plans nature-themed season."
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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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Two-term
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1. Which GSA Founding Fellow served two terms as GSA President?

2. Colorado's Fountain Formation originated in the Ancestral Rockies, approximately how many years ago?

3. GSA has 17 specialty Divisions. Name the newest.

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