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2008 News Releases

AGI to Present at Betty Vetter Seminar
AGI Geoscience Workforce analyst, Leila Gonzales will presenting a Betty Vetter Research Seminar on October 22, 2008.

Posted 10/21/2008

AGI Publishes Transition Document for Next U.S. Administration
The American Geological Institute (AGI), in conjunction with its Member Societies, is announcing the release of ?Critical Needs for the Twenty First Century: The Role of the Geosciences.?

Posted 10/10/2008

AGI Celebrates ?No Child Left Inside Day? at Local Middle School
Scientists from the American Geological Institute (AGI) and the U.S. Geological Survey will lead students at Langston Hughes Middle School in Reston, Va., in a hands-on exploration of earth science on No Child Left Inside (NCLI) Day on Oct. 14, 2008.

Posted 10/07/2008

The Geology of the Civil War
Historians have spent decades analyzing the military actions of the Civil War. Now geologists are having their say.

Posted 10/03/2008

Larry D. Woodfork to Receive 2008 Ian Campbell Medal
Larry D. Woodfork has been named the recipient of the 2008 Medal in honor of Ian Campbell. Woodfork will be presented this prestigious award at the Geological Society of America (GSA) Presidential Address Ceremony in Houston, Texas on October 4, 2008.

Posted 10/01/2008

AGI Announces Peter Scholle as its 2009 President
The American Geological Institute is pleased to announce Dr. Peter A. Scholle as its new President. He will be inducted on October 7, 2008 at the Geological Society of America annual meeting in Houston, Texas.

Posted 09/30/2008

AGI Announces new Executive Committee Officers
The American Geological Institute (AGI) welcomes three new officers: Richard M. Powers, President-Elect, William Barkhouse, Secretary, and Donald L. Sparks, Member-at-Large.

Posted 09/29/2008

AGI to Offer Over the Rivers
The American Geological Institute (AGI) is pleased to offer ?Over the Rivers? by Michael Collier, one of America?s premier aerial photographers.

Posted 09/26/2008

AGI Welcomes NGWA as its 45th Member Society
The National Ground Water Association (NGWA) has joined the American Geological Institute (AGI) as the Federation?s 45th Member Society.

Posted 09/22/2008

AGI Announces a New, Global Earth Science Week Contest
The American Geological Institute (AGI) is sponsoring a new, fourth contest in conjunction with both Earth Science Week and The International Year of Planet Earth (IYPE).

Posted 09/17/2008

AGI Publishes Transition Document for Next U.S. Administration
The American Geological Institute (AGI), in conjunction with its Member Societies, is announcing the release of ?Critical Needs for the Twenty First Century: The Role of the Geosciences.?

Posted 09/10/2008

AGI Announces Release for 2008 Earth Science Week Kit
The key educational support product for Earth Science Week 2008 (October 12-18) is the Toolkit that enables teachers, students, and the public to explore this year?s theme ?No Child Left Inside.? The 2008 edition of this resource is now available through the American Geological Institute(AGI).

Posted 09/09/2008

Geotimes to Become EARTH Magazine
Geotimes magazine, the flagship publication of the American Geological Institute (AGI), will become EARTH magazine beginning with the September 2008 issue.

Posted 07/07/2008

AGI Announces Free Student Ads for Universities
The American Geological Institute (AGI) will list ?Student Opportunities? on the Geotimes Web Site ( free of charge beginning June 20, 2008.

Posted 06/16/2008

AGI Reports on Female Participation in the Academic Geoscience Community
The American Geological Institute (AGI) Workforce Program has released the current data on the percentage of female graduates and faculty members in the geosciences in the latest issue of Geoscience Currents.

Posted 06/05/2008

GeoRef now Available with Engineering Village
GeoRef, the most comprehensive bibliographic database in the geological sciences, is now available through Elsevier?s Engineering Village search platform.

Posted 05/28/2008

AGI Announces Contests for Earth Science Week 2008
The American Geological Institute (AGI) is sponsoring three national contests in conjunction with Earth Science Week 2008 ? ?No Child Left Inside?, October 12-18.

Posted 05/20/2008

Geotimes Online: Now with Video
The American Geological Institute (AGI) is pleased to announce the first Geotimes videocast, available both through and YouTube. The premiere videocast takes a look at the current developments related to the Chait?n eruption in Chile.

Posted 05/13/2008

Geotimes: Venturing to Venus
What can be gained from a new mission to Earth?s twin planet? In the latest issue of Geotimes magazine, the mysteries of Venus are explored.

Posted 05/01/2008

Geotimes examines Google?s renewables efforts
Geotimes magazine examines Google?s efforts to develop affordable renewable energy in the April issue, available online and on newsstands now.

Posted 04/18/2008

AGI Names First Edward C. Roy, Jr. Award Recipient
Michelle Brand Buchanan, a teacher at Pineville Junior High in Pineville, Louisiana has been named the first recipient of the Edward C. Roy, Jr. Award for Excellence in K-8 Earth Science Teaching.

Posted 04/17/2008

AGI Reports on the Price of Oil and the U.S. Dollar
The American Geological Institute Workforce Program has released its latest data report, this time looking at the price of crude oil and the exchange rate of the U.S. dollar.

Posted 04/15/2008

AGI Releases Geoscience Enrollment Data
The American Geological Institute (AGI) Workforce Program has announced the 2007 enrollment and degrees granted in the geosciences statistics in the latest Geoscience Currents.

Posted 04/03/2008

Geotimes: Desert Power: A Solar Renaissance
What does the future hold for solar power? Geotimes magazine looks into more efficient ways of turning the sun?s power into electricity in its April cover story, ?Desert Power: A Solar Renaissance.?

Posted 04/01/2008

AGI Publishes Directory of Geoscience Departments, 46th 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 44 countries? has just been published by the American Geological Institute (AGI).

Posted 03/19/2008

?No Child Left Inside? ? The 2008 Earth Science Week Theme
The American Geological Institute (AGI) is pleased to announce that the theme of Earth Science Week 2008 will be ?No Child Left Inside.?

Posted 03/18/2008

AGI Looks at Geoscientist Salaries by Years of Experience
The American Geological Institute (AGI) Workforce Program reports on geoscientist salaries by years of experience in the most recent Geoscience Currents.

Posted 03/12/2008

Geotimes: The Impending Coastal Crisis
Coastlines are the most dynamic feature on the planet. In the March issue, Geotimes magazine looks into the risks of increased development along our coastlines and what that means for erosion, flooding and future development.

Posted 03/12/2008

Geotimes: Down with the Dams: Unchaining U.S. Rivers
Dam removal is gaining popularity across the country and the March issue of Geotimes explores this new trend, and what happens when the dams come down.

Posted 02/28/2008

AGI to Exhibit at 2008 AAG Annual Meeting
For the first time, the American Geological Institute (AGI) will be exhibiting at the Association of American Geographers (AAG) Annual Meeting in Boston, Massachusetts. The largest geographic conference in the world will feature more than 6,000 geographers and 54 exhibitors.

Posted 02/13/2008

Geotimes Investigates Iraq?s Oil Prospects
In the February issue of Geotimes magazine, now available on newsstands and online at, Geotimes examines the complicated issues surrounding Iraq?s oil exploration and production.

Posted 02/08/2008

Geotimes Explores Oil Around the World
With oil hovering around $90 a barrel, Geotimes magazine examines emerging trends and issues in several obvious, and some not-so-obvious locations, in this month?s cover story ?Oil Around the World.?

Posted 02/03/2008

AGI and USGS Sponsor Photography Exhibit
?Stones from the Sky: Landscapes of Geology? the exhibit featuring the stunning aerial photography of Michael Collier, is currently on display in the U.S. Geological Survey Art Hallway.

Posted 01/14/2008

AGI and AGIF Establish Award for Exemplary K-8 Earth Science Teacher
The American Geological Institute (AGI) and the AGI Foundation are pleased to announce the creation of the Edward C. Roy, Jr. Award for Excellence in Earth Science Teaching. Given annually, this award recognizes one classroom teacher from kindergarten to eighth grade for his or her leadership and innovation in earth science education.

Posted 01/10/2008

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