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2005 News Releases

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2005 News Releases

AGI Announces Winners of Earth Science Week 2005 Contests
The American Geological Institute (AGI) is proud to announce the 2005 Earth Science Week contest winners. The contests encourage the public to participate in this annual celebration, which recognizes the importance of the earth sciences in our lives. Selecting from among more than 500 entries, AGI is pleased to name the three winners.

Posted 11/21/2005

Fifth Edition of the Glossary of Geology Published
The American Geological Institute (AGI) announces the publication of the fifth edition of the Glossary of Geology. This book has served as an important resource to geoscientists in all fields. The fifth edition, edited by Klaus K.E. Neuendorf, James P. Mehl, Jr. and Julia A. Jackson, reflects advances in scientific thought and changes in word usage.

Posted 10/31/2005

AGI Relaunches GeoSpectrum
The American Geological Institute (AGI) announces the relaunch of GeoSpectrum. Formerly a newsletter about the activities of the Institute, GeoSpectrum now has been revamped into a quarterly electronic magazine (e-zine) with a new design, new medium and new purpose ? to cover news and information about the geoscience profession.

Posted 10/12/2005

Earth Science Week 2005: Free Kit, New Resources, Emerging Trends
To celebrate Earth Science Week 2005 (October 9-15), the American Geological Institute (AGI) is providing dozens of free, new educational resources to boost awareness about the geosciences and the many exciting career opportunities in the field.

Posted 09/12/2005

Earthquake Briefing on Capitol Hill
About 75 million Americans in 39 states face a significant risk from a strong earthquake. Because of this significant risk, the Congressional Hazards Caucus Coalition will sponsor an earthquake hazards briefing Tuesday, September 20 at 3:00 pm, in room 2325 of the Rayburn House Office Building on Capitol Hill.

Posted 09/12/2005

Hurricane Information and Educational Tools Available
The American Geological Institute (AGI), as an active member of the Congressional Hazards Caucus Coalition, helps to provide resources on the mitigation and response to natural hazards. In the wake of Hurricane Katrina, AGI would like to remind the public of the availability of information and educational tools related to understanding the causes and effects of hurricanes as well as preparing for and responding these events.

Posted 09/06/2005

AGI Welcomes Ernest A. Mancini as New President
The American Geological Institute (AGI) is pleased to welcome its newest president, Dr. Ernest A. Mancini, who is a Distinguished Research Professor of geology at the University of Alabama (UA), Director of the Center for Sedimentary Basin Studies at UA and the Eastern Gulf Region Director of the Petroleum Technology Transfer Council.

Posted 08/26/2005

Recent Earth and Space Science PhDs Finding Employment
The American Geological Institute (AGI), in conjunction with the American Geophysical Union (AGU), released an analysis of employment patterns and demographics of 2003 PhD recipients in the earth and space sciences.

Posted 08/25/2005

Why Earth Science? in Spanish
In an effort to address the growing concerns about the health of earth science within the Spanish-speaking community, Why Earth Science? has been translated into Spanish.

Posted 08/17/2005

History of Earth Sciences Society Joins AGI
The History of Earth Sciences Society (HESS) joined the American Geological Institute (AGI), unanimously approved by the AGI Member Society Council, as the federation?s 43rd member society.

Posted 08/03/2005

AGI Becomes Founding Partner of the International Year of Planet Earth
As the first U.S. organization to become a founding partner of the International Year of Planet Earth (IYPE) initiative, the American Geological Institute (AGI) is looking forward to enhancing the breadth of participation and perspective to the development of this important effort to enhance the global standing of the geosciences.

Posted 07/14/2005

Hurricane Hazard Briefing on Capitol Hill
Forecasters at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration are predicting at least seven Atlantic hurricanes this year, with as many as five matching Ivan?s destructive force. In light of the hurricane season predictions, the Congressional Hazards Caucus Coalition will sponsor two one-hour briefings on ?Hurricanes: Lessons Learned to Reduce Future Risk,? on Capitol Hill, Monday July 11, 2005.

Posted 07/08/2005

Water and the Environment
Safe and clean water is central to American life. We expect safe water from every faucet any time we want, and most economic activity relies on readily available and clean water. The American Geological Institute?s (AGI) publication, Water and the Environment examines how science addresses many of the issues central to providing clean and safe water for society.

Posted 04/21/2005

Executive Director Marcus Milling Receives Pick and Gavel Award
The American Geological Institute?s (AGI) Executive Director, Marcus Milling, was awarded the prestigious Association of American State Geologist?s (AASG) Pick and Gavel Award, presented to recognize individuals who have made significant contributions to advancing the role of geoscience in public policy.

Posted 04/05/2005

Introductory Geoscience Enrollments in the United States
The American Geological Institute (AGI) has released a report on the state of introductory geoscience enrollment in the United States during the 2003-2004 academic year.

Posted 03/31/2005

Petroleum and the Environment
With the price of oil over $50 a barrel and possibly increasing, the importance of energy in our daily lives has once again become evident. The recent run-up in oil prices combined with continued global instability in major oil-producing areas has highlighted America?s dependency on oil. The American Geological Institute (AGI) has produced a guide, Petroleum and the Environment, that helps the public, educators and policy makers understand petroleum from its formation to its consumption, including the many environmental issues that develop along the way.

Posted 03/20/2005

AGI Publishes 43rd Edition of the Directory of Geoscience Departments
The latest edition of the Directory of Geoscience Departments (DGD) ? the definitive source for information about college and university geoscience departments in the United States and in 51 countries ? has just been published by the American Geological Institute (AGI).

Posted 02/24/2005

AGI Appoints Dr. Linda R. Rowan as Director of the Government Affairs Program
The American Geological Institute (AGI) announces the appointment of Dr. Linda R. Rowan as the new Director of the Government Affairs Program.

Posted 02/03/2005

AusGeoRef Now Available
Through a cooperative agreement between the American Geological Institute (AGI) and Geoscience Australia, AusGeoRef, an online database of geoscience references is now available.

Posted 01/20/2005

AGI Publishes 10th Edition of GeoRef Thesaurus
The American Geological Institute (AGI) has released the tenth edition of the GeoRef Thesaurus. The reference includes 21,700 index terms, of which approximately 1,250 are new additions.

Posted 01/20/2005

AGI and USGS Provide Unique Tsunami Disaster Relief
In light of the recent tsunami disaster in Indonesia and other parts of Asia, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), in cooperation with the American Geological Institute (AGI), is providing copies of the Global GIS DVD-ROM to U.S. Department of State-led teams traveling to Humanitarian Information Centers in affected areas.

Posted 01/19/2005


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