Special AM Edition
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Photo Highlights
Special Lectures
Events & Receptions Today
Technical Session Highlights
Especially for Students
Exhibits

Buzz about the Meeting
Things to See & Do
Jobs
Housekeeping Notes
Membership Matters

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PHOTO HIGHLIGHTS
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Participants of field trip 407, "Traversing Suspect Terranes in the Central Virginia Piedmont: From Proterozoic Anorthosites to Modern Earthquakes," led by Chuck Bailey

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field trip 407 participants
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View these and other photos in our growing online collection!
Exhibit Hall river simulators
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From the W.W. Norton exhibit: Drawing "how a geologist sees."

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how a geologist sees
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From Monday's Pardee Keynote Symposium: Digital Geology Speed-Dating: An Innovative Coupling of Interactive Presentations and Hands-On Workshop (Digital Posters)
Pardee posters on Digital Dating
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TODAY: SPECIAL LECTURES TOP TODAY'S ACTIVITIES
Tuesday, 6 November 2012
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SPECIAL LECTURES
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Isabel Montanez
Dr. Isabel Montañez

Scott Tinker
Dr. Scott Tinker

Scott F. Burns
Dr. Scott F. Burns

Jay Famiglietti
Dr. Jay Famiglietti

Neal Iverson
Dr. Neal R. Iverson
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Farouk El-Baz Award for Desert Research Lecture
Charlotte Convention Center, Room 207A • 9:25–9:55 a.m.
Julio Betancourt: "19th-century arroyo cutting and its aftermath in the Tucson basin."
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Ingerson Lecture
Charlotte Convention Center, Room 202AB • 9:50–10:20 a.m.
Isabel Montañez: "Modern soil system constraints on reconstructing deep-time atmospheric CO2: A new view of Phanerozoic pCO2"
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Michel T. Halbouty Distinguished Lecture
Charlotte Convention Center, Ballroom A • 12:15–1:15
Scott W. Tinker: "SWITCH: The Global Energy Transition"
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G.K. Gilbert Award Lecture
Charlotte Convention Center, Room 213A • 1:35–1:55 p.m. (part of session 202)
Peter H. Schultz: "Origin of the Imbrium Sculpture"
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Mineralogical Society of America Presidential Address
Charlotte Convention Center, Room 213BC • 4–5 p.m.
Michael F. Hochella Jr.: "Mineralogy for the 21st century, and the science of connections"
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Richard H. Jahns Distinguished Lecture
Charlotte Convention Center, Room 211AB • 4:30–5:30 p.m.
Scott F. Burns: "Urban landslides — Challenges for forensic engineering geologists and engineers"
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Kirk Bryan Award Lecture
Charlotte Convention Center, Room 207BC • 4:25–4:55 p.m.
Neal R. Iverson: "Fabrics and patterns of till deformation beneath glaciers"
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Birdsall-Dreiss Distinguished Lecture
Charlotte Convention Center, Ballroom A • 4:30–5:30 p.m.
Jay Famiglietti: "Water cycle change and the human fingerprint on the water landscape of the 21st century: Observations from a decade of grace"
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GSA Geology and Society Distinguished Lecture
Charlotte Convention Center, Room 208B • 5:45–6:45 p.m.
Mohamed El-Ashry: "Energy and global sustainability"
Dr. El-Ashry will examine the links between energy and sustainability and discuss the idea that "there is no development without energy and no sustainable development without sustainable energy."
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EVENTS & RECEPTIONS TODAY
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Diversity in the Geosciences Social Reception
Westin, Tryon Room • 5:30–7:30 p.m.
Interested in diversity issues in the sciences? Come meet folks from GSA's Diversity in the Geosciences Committee and the NSF's "Opportunities for Enhancing Diversity in the Geosciences" program. Appetizers & cash bar provided.
[ learn more ]

Geology &Society Division Awards and Haiku Reception
Charlotte Convention Center, Room 208B • 6:45–8:45 p.m.
All GSA members are invited to join in this reception to celebrate the winners of the G&S Division's Geology Haiku and Student Awards competitions. Food and beverages provided.

Election Night Returns Viewing Event
BlackFinn American Saloon • 7:30 p.m.
Watch the election results roll in and discuss the implications with other geoscientists.
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TECHNICAL SESSION HIGHLIGHTS
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program book
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the Program Book
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Special Session Today
Recent advances in carbonate sedimentology and stratigraphy: In memory of Gerald M. Friedman
Charlotte Convention Center, Room 203B • 1:30–5:30 p.m.
Organizers: Janok P. Bhattacharya, Paul A. Washington, and James R. Ebert
Explore recent advances in understanding modern and ancient carbonate systems.
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Pardee Keynote Symposia Today
Charlotte Convention Center, Ballroom B
• 8 a.m.–noon: Shale gas development and hydraulic fracturing impacts on water resources in the United States
• 1:30–5:30 p.m.: Meltwater production from source (ice margins) to sink (ocean): Magnitude, chronology, and significance

See today's session list for more great science!
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ESPECIALLY FOR STUDENTS
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students
We really mean it
when we say:

YOU make the meeting!
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FREE LUNCH TODAY!
Geology in Industry Mentor Luncheon
An incredible number of professional geoscientists from Chevron, Shell, Alpha Natural Resources, CH2M Hill, ExxonMobil, and the Society of Economic Geologists are here for you! Find out what you need to know about job opportunities in the geoscience industry. Arrive early; space is very limited.
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Graduate School Information Forum
Charlotte Convention Center, Exhibit Hall B & 8 a.m.–6 p.m.
[ participating schools ]
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EXHIBITS: Charlotte Convention Center, Exhibit Hall A
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125th Anniversary booth
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Open All Day: 9 a.m.–6 p.m.
Peruse nearly 200 booths, featuring the latest in high-tech, rock hammers, books, fossils, and jewelry, and meet reps from the NSF, Geologists Without Borders, and GSA's Associated Societies.
[ see who's exhibiting | view interactive floor plan ]

Connected Community Networking Lounge
Stop by to learn about GSA's new online networking and collaboration site for members. Set up your profile onsite & get a ticket for a free beer!
[ learn more ]

125th Anniversary Booth
Join us to learn more about GSA's upcoming 125th Anniversary celebration in 2013.
[ learn more ]

Silent Auction!
GSA Foundation Booth
Bid on some great items and when you win, you'll be supporting GSA's student research grants, travel grants, and other education and outreach programs, as well as the "Greatest Needs" fund!
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BUZZ ABOUT THE MEETING
Blogs
NEW blogs will be posted here each day. For a complete list, check our online media center.
Riparian Rap: GSA 2012 Sunday! (4 Nov.)
Wooster Geologists: "Where Our Deepest Passions Intersect the World's Compelling Needs": The 2012 GSA Presidential Address (4 Nov.)
Wooster Geologists: The first Wooster geology student posters at GSA 2012 (4 Nov.)
Wooster Geologists: Wooster Geologists at the GSA President's Student Breakfast (4 Nov.)
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News Coverage
Discovery News: Time to bail out models of sea-level rise (5 Nov.)
Charlotte Observer: North Carolina's coast is 'hot spot' for rising sea levels (5 Nov.)
The Green Register: Geologist Proposes New Theory Behind Global Sea Level Rise (5 Nov.)
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GSA Press Releases
New press releases will be posted here each day. Find links to all annual meeting–related press releases in our newsroom.
Earth on Acid: The Present & Future of Global Acidification GSA release 12-89 (5 Nov.)
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THINGS TO SEE & DO
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Charlotte Guide
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Geologists' Guide to Charlotte & Other Activities
Come to learn; make time to play!
[ download guide | discounts & offers | NASCAR Hall of Fame ]

Take a Self-Guided Field Trip
This walking tour of uptown Charlotte highlights the stones used in both buildings and infrastructure in the city.
[ learn more | download guide (PDF) | Google map ]
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JOBS
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Employment Service Center
Charlotte Convention Center, Exhibit Hall B
More than 20 employers will be interviewing through the Employment Service Center (ESC) this year.

Geoscience Job Opportunities Abound!
Classified ads have been rolling in to the GSA online recruitment forum and GSA Today, offering jobs and other opportunities in the geosciences.
[ learn more ]
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HOUSEKEEPING NOTES
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Safety Tips
Your safety is of great concern to GSA. Remember: While you are in the convention center, use a house phone to dial extension 6090 in case of emergency. Do not dial 911.
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Lost & Found
Every year, GSA takes home things that aren't ours. If you misplace something while at the Convention Center, pleases check the Lost & Found Desk on Concourse A.
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Travel Around Town
Lynx Blue Line Light Rail
Gold Rush Trollies
Sprinter Bus
Charlotte Area Bus Routes
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MEMBERSHIP MATTERS
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Renew Today!
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Renew your 2013 membership by 15 December and save 15%
This discount applies to members from high-income countries; those from non–high income countries already qualify for reduced dues.
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Stop by the Membership booth in the Exhibit Hall during the meeting to meet with GSA staff and renew in person!
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