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2007 News Releases

AGI Launches Geoscience Currents- Data Snapshots of Workforce and Education in Geoscience
The American Geological Institute (AGI) Workforce Program has initiated Geoscience Currents, a new series on geosciences workforce and educational data snapshots, that are expected to be released on a near-weekly basis.

Posted 12/04/2007

Geotimes Managing Editor to be at AGU Fall Meeting Exhibition
Megan Sever, Managing Editor for Geotimes magazine, will be at the American Geological Institute (AGI) booth at the AGU Fall Meeting Exhibition to answer your questions and hear your story ideas.

Posted 12/03/2007

AGI to Carry Hubble: The Mirror on the Universe as Part of its Publications Catalog
The American Geological Institute (AGI) is pleased to offer Hubble: The Mirror on the Universe (ISBN: 1-55407-316-2) by astronomers Robin Kerrod and Carole Stott for $35.00 plus shipping and handling.

Posted 11/20/2007

AGI Announces Dr. Peter McCabe as its 2008 President
The American Geological Institute (AGI) is pleased to announce Dr. Peter J. McCabe as its new President. He will be inducted on October 30, 2007 at the Geological Society of America annual meeting in Denver, Colorado.

Posted 10/24/2007

AGI Announces New Executive Committee Officers
The American Geological Institute (AGI) welcomes three new officers: Peter A. Scholle, President-Elect, Thomas W. Dignes, Treasurer, and Laurie E. Scheuing, Member-at-Large.

Posted 10/22/2007

AGI Launches Status of Earth Science Education Website
The American Geological Institute has launched the ?Pulse of Earth Science,? an innovative website on the status of earth science education as part of Earth Science Week 2007.

Posted 10/19/2007

Simon Winchester to be Awarded Outstanding Contribution to Public Understanding of the Geosciences
The American Geological Institute (AGI) announces that geologist and author Simon Winchester will be receiving the 2007 Award for Outstanding Contribution to Public Understanding of the Geosciences. This award, given annually, honors an individual for contributions which lead to greater public appreciation and understanding of the role of the geosciences in society.

Posted 10/15/2007

Dr. Arthur A. Socolow to Receive 2007 Ian Campbell Medal
Dr. Arthur A. Socolow has been named the recipient of the 2007 Medal in honor of Ian Campbell. Socolow will be presented this prestigious award at the Geological Society of America (GSA) Presidential Address Ceremony in Denver, Colorado on October 27, 2007.

Posted 10/09/2007

The American Geological Institute (AGI) is announcing pre-orders of the Faces of Earth DVD set through both AGI?s online store and through Discovery Communications stores.

Posted 10/02/2007

Faces of Earth Premiering Monday, July 23rd on the Science Channel
The American Geological Institute (AGI) and Evergreen Films production, "Faces of Earth," will premier Monday evening, July 23rd on The Science Channel.

Posted 07/20/2007

AGI Announces Release of 2007 Earth Science Week Toolkit
In support of Earth Science Week 2007 (October 14-20), the American Geological Institute (AGI) is publishing its ?The Pulse of Earth Science? Toolkit to enable teachers, students, and the public alike to actively participate in this year?s event.

Posted 07/09/2007

Faces of Earth to Air July 23rd on The Science Channel
Production on the high-definition television series Faces of Earth is complete with the first episode, ?Assembling America,? premiering Monday, July 23 at 9 PM (ET/PT) on The Science Channel.

Posted 06/14/2007

AGI Announces Contest Themes for Earth Science Week 2007
The American Geological Institute (AGI) is sponsoring three national contests in conjunction with Earth Science Week 2007 - ?The Pulse of Earth Science.?

Posted 06/05/2007

AGI and AAAS Present Earth Science Photography Exhibit
The American Geological Institute (AGI) is proud to announce that it will be co-sponsoring with the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the exhibit ?Stones from the Sky: Landscapes of Geology? featuring the stunning aerial photography of Michael Collier. The exhibit will be on display at the AAAS Gallery in Washington, DC June 7 ? September 14, 2007.

Posted 06/01/2007

Free Trial Issue of Geotimes Magazine Now Available as PDF
Geotimes magazine, published by the American Geological Institute (AGI), now offers Trial Issues as a free, downloadable PDF of the print magazine.

Posted 05/25/2007

Geotimes ? Could the Plague Happen Again?
Bubonic plague and climate change are linked - explore the details in this month?s Geotimes feature "The Plague: Could It Happen Again?" that has just been posted at Plague ravaged Europe for nearly 500 years, brought on by climate change and the expansion of global trade. Given the extent of globalization coupled with changing climate, health officials and the public are beginning to wonder if history may repeat itself. Read the full story in the May Geotimes, available at newsstands and on Geotimes online this month.

Posted 05/16/2007

Geotimes ? Geologists Track Diabetes
In a feature story posted to Geotimes online, a geoscientist reports on her team?s contribution to diabetes research using techniques that help unlock the mysteries of the human body. Read more about the application of stable isotope geochemistry to questions of blood sugar regulation within the human body, in "Geologists Weigh in on Diet and Disease," available in print and online this month.

Posted 05/09/2007

Geotimes May Issue Now Available
This month, Geotimes follows geoscientists tracking the global migration of birds, as they monitor the possible spread of the deadly bird flu. Read more about how they hope to prevent a pandemic in the United States, in "On the Path of Bird Flu," available in print and online.

Posted 05/02/2007

AGI Publishes Directory of Geosciences, 45th Edition
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 45 countries? has just been published by the American Geological Institute (AGI).

Posted 04/23/2007

Dr. William L. Fisher to Receive Marcus Milling Legendary Geoscientist Medal
The American Geological Institute (AGI) is pleased to announce Dr. William L. Fisher as the recipient of the 2007 Marcus Milling Legendary Geoscientist Medal. Established in 1999, the award is presented to a geoscientist who has demonstrated a long history of scientific achievement and exceptional service to the geoscience profession.

Posted 03/29/2007

AGI Announces Earth Science Week 2007 Theme
The American Geological Institute (AGI) is pleased to announce the Earth Science Week 2007 theme: ?The Pulse of Earth Science.? Being held October 14-20, Earth Science Week 2007 will promote public and professional awareness of the status of earth science in education and society.

Posted 03/27/2007

Thomas D. Barrow to receive William B. Heroy Jr. Award for Distinguished Service to AGI
The American Geological Institute (AGI) is pleased to announce Thomas D. Barrow as the 2007 recipient of the William B. Heroy Jr. Award for Distinguished Service to AGI.

Posted 03/26/2007

AGI Offers "Over the Mountain" by Michael Collier
The American Geological Institute (AGI) is pleased to offer a new publication from Mikaya Press entitled Over the Mountain by Michael Collier, 2006 recipient of AGI?s Outstanding Contribution to Public Understanding of Earth Sciences award.

Posted 03/21/2007

AGI Offers Bulk Discount on The Geoscience Handbook
The American Geological Institute (AGI) is offering a special bulk discount on orders of five or more copies of the bestselling publication, The Geoscience Handbook: AGI Data Sheets 4th Edition

Posted 03/13/2007

AGI Announces P. Patrick Leahy as new Executive Director
The American Geological Institute (AGI) is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. P. Patrick Leahy as Executive Director.

Posted 03/07/2007

AGI to Offer Earth from Space
The American Geological Institute (AGI) is pleased to offer as part of its catalog of geoscience resource and interest publications "Earth from Space" by Andrew K. Johnston, a geographer at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum?s Center for Earth and Planetary Studies.

Posted 01/16/2007

Homer's Ithaca Possibly Found Thanks to New Geologic Research
Results of geologic tests released on January 9, 2007, by British businessman Robert Bittlestone, Cambridge classicist James Diggle, and University of Edinburgh geologist John Underhill suggest further evidence to support the hypothesis that Homer?s Ithaca can be found on western Kefalonia as reported in the January 2007 issue of Geotimes magazine, published by the American Geological Institute (AGI).

Posted 01/10/2007

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