January 30, 2004
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AGI Publishes 42nd Edition of Directory of Geoscience Departments

ALEXANDRIA, VA - The latest annual edition of the Directory of Geoscience Departments (DGD) - providing key information about college and university geoscience departments in the United States and in 21 countries - has been published by the American Geological Institute (AGI). This valuable reference, produced by AGI since 1952, is the most comprehensive directory of its kind for the geoscience community and is a "must have" for both personal and library bookshelves.

    The Directory of Geoscience Departments, 42nd Edition, provides an alphabetical listing of 1,047 geoscience departments. This year, the list of geoscience departments outside the U.S. has expanded to 107 departments in 21 countries. In addition to information about college and university geoscience departments, the Directory of Geoscience Departments includes listings of U.S. federal agencies that employ or are of interest to geoscientists, all U.S. state geological surveys, field-camp information, and faculty e-mail addresses. Other valuable features include departments that are AGI Academic Associates, the year of the most recent departmental update, and the most recent enrollments and degrees granted.

    Two significant changes are reflected in this edition of the Directory of Geoscience Departments. Beginning this year, the Directory of Geoscience Departments will be published to coincide with the calendar year instead of the academic year. Because data collection occurs several months before going to press, the shift in the publication cycle to a calendar year will make it possible for geoscience departments and new faculty members to submit updated information at the start of the new academic year. This will improve the currency of the listings in the Directory of Geoscience Departments and provide more accurate enrollment numbers.

    Additionally, this is the first edition of the Directory of Geoscience Departments where individuals were given the opportunity to update their own records, in addition to the official departmental representative. This change resulted in the direct updating of 6,168 faculty and staff listings in the directory, including verification of all e-mail addresses. More than 280 departments updated their departmental records.

    Published in soft cover, the 578-page Directory of Geoscience Departments, 42nd Edition (ISBN 0-922152-69-1; ISSN 0364-7811), is available from AGI and can be ordered online or by mail, fax, or telephone. The list price is $40.00 plus shipping and handling; members of AGI member societies are eligible to purchase one copy at 20% off list price. All orders must be prepaid. Please make your check or money order, drawn on a U.S. bank in U.S. funds, payable to the American Geological Institute. AGI also accepts VISA and MasterCard. Orders are sent by UPS Standard Service, whenever possible, and take two to three weeks for delivery. For overseas shipping costs or for additional information, contact the AGI Publications Department, 4220 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22302-1502, Telephone: (703) 379-2480, Fax: (703) 379-7563, E-mail:, Web:

    The American Geological Institute is a nonprofit federation of 42 scientific and professional associations that represent more than 100,000 geologists, geophysicists, and other earth scientists. Founded in 1948, AGI provides information services to geoscientists, serves as a voice of shared interests in our profession, plays a major role in strengthening geoscience education, and strives to increase public awareness of the vital role the geosciences play in society's use of resources and interaction with the environment. More information about AGI can be found at The Institute also provides a public-outreach web site,

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