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    In 59 BC, one of the earliest known newspapers, the Acta Diurna, is believed to have been founded by Julius Caesar. In 1450, Johannes Gutenberg invented the printing press. In 1974, an online only publication, the News Report, was launched on the PLATO system – a predecessor to today’s internet – at the University of […]

    The post Moments that Changed History – 9 December 2014 appeared first on From The Prow.


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  • 12/09/14--08:34: Welcome to Eos.org!
  • A few weeks ago I shared some very exciting news with you about a new addition to the AGU family (Moments that Changed History – 9 December). Well, the big day has finally arrived . . . Eos, the flagship newspaper of the Earth and space science community is now a robust, dynamic, open, and […]

    The post Welcome to Eos.org! appeared first on From The Prow.


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    By David Sibeck (NASA/GSFC), President, Space Physics and Aeronomy Section While the effects of most space-weather events are not as immediately recognizable as floods, hurricanes, or tsunamis, they can be just as detrimental. Extreme space-weather events could cause prolonged losses of electrical power that would be incredibly destructive to the lives and livelihoods of millions […]

    The post The U.S. National Space Weather Strategy and You appeared first on From The Prow.


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    By Eric Davidson, President-elect, American Geophysical Union (AGU) and Chair, AGU Council, and Sam Mukasa, Chair, 2015-2016 Honors and Recognition Committee On behalf of AGU leaders and staff, we give our heartfelt congratulations to all of this year’s Section and Focus Group awardees and named lecturers. Listed below are the scientists, in various stages of […]

    The post AGU Names 2015 Section and Focus Group Awardees and Named Lecturers appeared first on From The Prow.


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    AGU’s mission and vision center on advancing Earth and space science for the benefit of humanity, and communicating its power to ensure a sustainable future for us all. Our ability to collaborate with organizations that share our values – who can also help to amplify the reach and impact of our work – is critical […]

    The post AGU Introduces New Organizational Support Policy appeared first on From The Prow.


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    AGU is committed to providing ways for students to receive support for and be recognized for their research, from in-person presentations at our meetings and publishing in AGU’s journals, to career advice and opportunities, and participating on Union committees and task forces. In particular, we recognize how important presenting research is to Earth and space […]

    The post Calling All Students: Share, Explore, and Review Your Research from the Comfort of Your Home appeared first on From The Prow.


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    AGU has occupied our current 62,000-square foot, five-story headquarters building, located in the Dupont Circle neighborhood in Washington, D.C., since 1994. While the building has served us well for more than two decades, many of its systems are reaching the end of their useful life, making them unreliable and less efficient. Not only does this […]

    The post Renovating AGU’s Headquarters: Advancing our Mission; Serving As A Role Model appeared first on From The Prow.


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    The 2015 AGU Fall Meeting is just around the corner and we at AGU are making final preparations for what promises to be another remarkable convening of the Earth and space sciences. In addition to the robust scientific program that is the heart of the meeting, I’m excited about the diversity of activities we are […]

    The post AGU Meetings – Scientific & Social By Design appeared first on From The Prow.


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    UPDATE: As a result of scheduling issues, the Board of Directors decision on the potential change in location for the 2017 and 2018 Fall Meetings has been delayed until later in February. The results of that vote – as well as the results of the member/attendee survey that was conducted to help inform their decision […]

    The post Board Action: 2017-2018 Fall Meeting Locations appeared first on From The Prow.


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    By Margaret Leinen, President, American Geophysical Union; Eric Davidson, President-elect, American Geophysical Union; and Chris McEntee, Executive Director/CEO, American Geophysical Union As we notified you last December, the Moscone Center’s renovation plans pose a significant risk to our ability to deliver a successful scientific program at the Fall Meeting. While the end result will leave San Francisco […]

    The post AGU Announces New Locations for the 2017 and 2018 Fall Meetings appeared first on From The Prow.


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    From ocean sciences and geology to seismology and planetary sciences, when our headquarters building was designed in the early 90s every effort was made to have the structure be representative of the broad array of sciences comprised by AGU’s membership. More than 20 years later, with that building’s critical infrastructure reaching the end of its […]

    The post AGU’s Mission and Science Drive Recently Approved Conceptual Design for Headquarters Renovation appeared first on From The Prow.


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    As you know from my previous messages, the question of AGU’s relationship with ExxonMobil (and our relationship with the larger oil and gas industry) has been a topic of great discussion for the last few months. When the most recent request to end ExxonMobil sponsorship and address questions about how our community should respond to […]

    The post AGU Board Votes to Continue Relationship with ExxonMobil and to Accept Sponsorship Support appeared first on From The Prow.


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    Earlier this Spring I shared a progress report on our plans to renovate AGU’s headquarters, with the goal of having the building become a living representation of our mission and the sciences we represent, celebrate and help to advance. I’m pleased to let you know that in late May we took a significant step forward […]

    The post Major Milestone Achieved in Path to AGU Headquarters Renovation Approval appeared first on From The Prow.


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    When AGU undertook the project to renovate our headquarters building nearly two years ago we had three goals in mind to ensure that the project would provide the highest level of benefit to our members: 1) to enhance visibility of and create a destination attraction for Earth and space science; 2) to advance the adoption […]

    The post AGU Receives City Zoning Approval to Move Forward with Final Project Planning Stages appeared first on From The Prow.


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    By Margaret Leinen, President, American Geophysical Union and Eric Davidson, President-elect, American Geophysical Union Last week the AGU Board of Directors discussed the organization’s April decision to continue engagement with ExxonMobil after receiving additional information from several sources. The Board maintained its original decision after another careful and systematic review of hundreds of pages of […]

    The post UPDATE: AGU Board Maintains Its Decision Regarding ExxonMobil appeared first on From The Prow.


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  • 10/11/16--13:53: Election Results Announced
  • On behalf of the Governance Committee, I am pleased to announce the newly elected members of the AGU Board and Council. As I said in my September post, these individuals will play an essential role within and outside the AGU community. They will collaborate with committees, task forces, other volunteers and staff to achieve our […]

    The post Election Results Announced appeared first on From The Prow.


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    Today, I am delighted to announce that our project team has reached the final stage and approval for the renovation of AGU’s headquarters building. This weekend, after a multiyear process, the project received final approval from AGU’s Board of Directors and is now ready to begin construction in March 2017. As I have shared previously, […]

    The post AGU Board of Directors Approves Groundbreaking Building Renovation to Start in Early 2017 appeared first on From The Prow.


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    Today, AGU issued this letter to federal agency heads and press release to science-interested media. AGU expressed its concern over recent reports related to scientific integrity and open communication of scientific information generated by federal agencies to the public. We will continue to monitor what’s happening to science at the federal agency level and speak out […]

    The post AGU Urges U.S. Agencies to Protect Scientific Integrity and Open Communication of Scientific Information appeared first on From The Prow.


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    I wanted to let you know that Susan Avery has resigned from the AGU Board of Directors. She is joining the ExxonMobil Board of Directors on 2 February. Given that there could be a perceived conflict of interest, she offered to resign from her AGU Board position. While we were excited that she was elected […]

    The post Susan Avery Steps Down from AGU Board of Directors appeared first on From The Prow.


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    If the thought had ever crossed my mind when I first joined AGU in 1990 that I might one day join its leadership, I would have dismissed it as highly unlikely. As a graduate student, I had imprinted on a community of soil scientists and ecologists. I attended my first AGU meeting to stand in […]

    The post AGU President Eric Davidson: The Path Before Us appeared first on From The Prow.


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