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EAG-GS Outreach to visit Madagascar

July 29, 2014

Pierre Deschamps (Institut de Recherche pour le Développement) has been selected as the 2014 EAG-GS Outreach lecturer. The first stop of his lecture tour has been confirmed and will be August 20-22 at the University of Antanavarivo in Madagascar. More information on the lecture series can be found on the EAG-GS Outreach page. Additional dates and locations will be added to the page as they become available.

Author: Seth Davis
Category: GNews

Final week for GCA-Vancouver abstracts

July 15, 2014

Abstract Submissions for the 2014 GSA Annual Meeting in Vancouver, BC, Canada are open through July 29th. Thanks to strong volunteer support, there are 37 sessions sponsored or co-sponsored by Geochemical Society. GS will again be organizing the F. Earl Ingerson Lecture, sponsoring a reception with MSA and the GSA-MGPV division, and welcome attendees to our exhibit (Booth 1226).

Author: Seth Davis
Category: GNews
Tag: GSA

Larter named 2014 Treibs Medalist

July 14, 2014

Stephen R. Larter, Canada Research Chair in Petroleum Geology at the University of Calgary has been selected as the recipient of the 2014 Alfred Treibs Award. Larter was nominated for his major and pioneering contributions in petroleum geochemistry through fundamental understanding of origins, transformation and fates of organic materials in the Earth and their practical application. The Treibs Award recognizes major achievements, over a period of years, in organic geochemistry. The award will be presented at the Organic Geochemistry Gordon Research Conference next month, with the Medal Talk and citation given at Goldschmidt2015 in Prague, Czech Republic.

GS and geochemistry at Fall AGU

July 07, 2014

Abstract submissions are being accepted through Aug. 6 for the 2014 Fall AGU meeting in San Francisco this December. AGU's Volcanology, Geochemistry and Petrology section has organized a number of interesting geochemistry sessions. AGU is also providing a number of Student Travel Grants and Scholarships for students and young scientists planning to attend. The application deadline is Aug. 13. The Geochemical Society will again be welcoming attendees to our exhibit (Booth 2801).

Author: Seth Davis
Category: GNews
Tag: AGU

Thank You 2014 Committee Members!

June 30, 2014

What we do at GS day after day to deliver on our mission to impact the direction of geochemistry at a global level is only possible through the Herculean efforts of our volunteers. Thank you! The following volunteers complete terms at the end of June 2014; an asterisk denotes committee chair. Visit http://www.geochemsoc.org/society/committeesandpersonnel/ for full committee rosters.

Nominations: Simon Wilde* (Curtin Univ), Bernhard Peucker-Ehrenbrink (WHOI)

Program: Lesley Warren* (McMaster Univ), Helen Williams (Durham Univ)

Award Nominations: Edouard Bard (College de France)

V.M. Goldschmidt Award: Kathryn Nagy* (Univ of Illinois), Lisa Pratt (Indiana Univ)

F.W. Clarke Award: Graham Pearson* (Univ of Alberta), Klaus Mezger (Univ of Bern)

C.C. Patterson Award: Friedhelm von Blanckenburg* (GFZ), Albert Galy (Cambridge Univ)

Geochemical Fellows: Janne Blichert-Toft* (Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon) , Katherine Freeman (Penn State Univ)

Alfred Treibs Award: John Volkman (CSIRO), Cindy Lee (Stonybrook Univ)

Author: Seth Davis
Category: GNews

GS and geochemistry at GSA-Vancouver

June 30, 2014

Thanks to strong volunteer support, there are 37 sessions sponsored or co-sponsored by Geochemical Society at the 2014 GSA Annual Meeting in Vancouver, BC, Canada this October. Abstract Submission is open through July 29th. GS will again be organizing the F. Earl Ingerson Lecture, sponsoring a reception with MSA and the GSA-MGPV division, and welcome attendees to our exhibit (Booth 1226).

Author: Seth Davis
Category: GNews

Society Synergy GS - EAG

June 23, 2014

Securing the Goldschmidt Conference Future. The Goldschmidt conference provides the pre-eminent international forum to communicate new research and innovations in geochemistry, attracting international press, funding bodies and industry. The responsibility for the organization and planning falls onto the European Association of Geochemistry (EAG) or the Geochemical Society (GS), co-owners of the meeting, on alternate years. At the Sacramento Goldschmidt meeting this June, the EAG and the GS signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) which provides the foundations for the governance and trademark protection of the meeting. The MoU ensures more efficient communication between societies, more security and more coherence between meetings. This will allow both societies to plan further into the future and continue to improve the quality of the meeting for our geochemical community.

Author: Seth Davis
Category: GNews

Goldschmidt2014: Media Relations

May 22, 2014

Thanks so much to all of the theme organizers who have contributed suggestions of potentially newsworthy abstracts to be communicated to the media. The approximately 100 highlighted abstracts were reviewed by the Press committee, whose members represent the wide range of science presented at the conference. Of these abstracts, about 20 were selected, not only for their scientific merit, but also for their likeliness to capture public interest. We are working with a professional media consultant who is currently contacting the authors of the abstracts and writing the stories, which will then be vetted by the press committee before distribution to the press. The other aspect of the media program is the pressroom which will be staffed by members of the press committee. The room will be open for about an hour each afternoon during the poster sessions. All members of the press are encouraged to drop by. We will try to answer any questions you might have about the science presented at the conference, or to direct you to those who can provide more detailed information. If you'd like to know more about the media effort please contact our consultant, Tom Parkhill, or GS vice President Laurie Reisberg.

Author: Seth Davis
Category: GNews

Dr. Jodi Rosso appointed to Elements

May 13, 2014

After an extensive international search over the past year and with 35 applicants from 10 countries, Dr. Jodi Rosso was selected as the next Executive Editor for Elements. She will replace current Executive Editor Pierrette Tremblay, who will step down at the end of 2014 after 10 years. Jodi brings her extensive and diverse experience in mineralogy, petrology and geochemistry (MPG) to Elements. She received her PhD from Stanford University (USA) with an emphasis in geochemistry. Since 2000, she has been the series editor of the Reviews in Mineralogy and Geochemistry, a joint publication of the Mineralogy Society of America (MSA) and the Geochemical Society, overseeing the publication of 29 volumes on a wide range of MPG subjects.

Dr. Rosso and the retiring executive editor will work closely over the next several months to ensure a smooth transition of leadership at the magazine. You'll have a unique chance to meet both Jodi and Pierrette at the Elements booth at the 2014 Goldschmidt meeting in Sacramento on June 8–13.

Author: Seth Davis
Category: GNews

Union Session at Goldschmidt2014 -- Elements: 10 Years old

May 13, 2014

The Goldschmidt Conference will feature a two-day union session entitled “Elements: 10 Years Old” on Monday and Tuesday, June 9 and 10. This session will cover the three fields reflected by the magazine over its 10 years of activity: geochemistry, mineralogy, and petrology and will also include contributions dedicated to societal/cultural aspects.

The talks will illustrate the great diversity of topics treated over the years and will emphasize major progress made since the publication of some of the early themes. This will be done in the philosophy of the magazine, that is, by combining cutting-edge research with accessibility to a non-specialist audience. This session will also be a unique occasion for delegates to discuss expectations concerning the magazine with the editorial team. The talks (19 of which are keynote lectures) will all be 30 minutes long. Check the exciting line-up at http://goldschmidt.info/2014/program/programViewThemes

Author: Seth Davis
Category: GNews