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NEWSLETTER

Volume 10, #1                       January 30, 2007
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Inside:
SMMP Meetings
Tentative Tucson Agenda
Tucson Program
President's Message
2007 Elections
Best Practices Project
Meeting Minutes
SMMP Affiliations
Retirement Announcement
Other Meetings of Interest
SMMP List Server

Tracking Dues

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Board of Directors

President
Virgil W. Lueth ('09)
New Mexico Bureau of Mines
801 Leroy Place
Socorro, NM 87801, USA

Past Pres. & Newsletter Ed.
Anthony R. Kampf ('07)
Nat. Hist. Mus. of Los Angeles Co.
900 Exposition Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90007, USA

Vice President
Terry Huizing ('08)
Cincinnati Museum Center
1301 Western Avenue
Cincinnati, Ohio 45203, USA

Secretary
Jean F. DeMouthe ('07)
California Academy of Science
Golden Gate Park
San Francisco, CA 94118, USA

Treasurer
Anna M. Domitrovic ('09)
6118 W. Lazy Heart Street
Tucson, AZ 85713, USA

Paul Bartos ('07)
Colorado School of Mines
1310 Maple St.
Golden, CO 80401, USA

Penny Williamson ('08)
School of Geosciences
University of Wollongong
NSW 2522 Australia

Jamie Newman ('09)
Dept. of Earth & Planetary Sciences
American Museum of Natural History
Central Park West @ 79th St.
New York, NY 10024

TUCSON MEETINGS

Date: Thursday, Feb. 8, 2007
Place: Tucson Convention Center
Crystal Ballroom
Board Meeting: 2:00 - 3:00 PM
Membership Meeting: 3:00 - 4:00 PM
Program: 4:00 - 5:00 PM

"The Digital Specimen: Sample Curation in the 21st Century"
(See description below)

 

Tucson Exhibit: "Odd and Interesting Opals"
Please notify Jean DeMouthe if you have specimens for our exhibit.

TENTATIVE TUCSON AGENDA 

  1. Call to Order
  2. Introductions
  3. Approval of the Denver Meeting Minutes
  4. Treasurers Report
  5. Membership Report
  6. Collections/Curators Committee Report
  7. Education Comm. - Tucson '07 and Denver '07 Exhibits
  8. "Best Practices" Project
  9. SMMP Europe Report
  10. New Business
  11. Board Nominations and Elections
  12. Board Meeting to Elect Officers
  13. Program

TUCSON PROGRAM

The Digital Specimen
Sample Curation in the 21st Century
Ms. Kerstin Lehnert

Kerstin Lehnert is the lead principal investigator of the NSF-funded SESAR project (System for Earth Sample Registration, www.geosamples.org). SESAR is part of the �Geoinformatics for Geochemistry� Program at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University, of which she is the Director.

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PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE

Last year started with continued rumblings from the Philadelphia Academy of Sciences; like harmonic tremors prior to a volcanic eruption. Unfortunately (or fortunately ïÂÂÃâ€ÅÃâ€Ã