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28 September 2020

AGU receives NSF funding to launch a new diversity, equity and inclusion academy for the geosciences

We are excited to announce that we have received funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF)* to launch a new initiative that will create and support diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) champions. This new initiative — AGU LANDInG (American Geophysical Union Leadership Academy and Network for Diversity and Inclusion in the Geosciences) — will spark the culture shift needed to develop an equitable, inclusive and welcoming environment in geosciences, and …

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13 August 2020

AGU commits to 8 action areas to combat systemic racism

AGU leadership has resolved to take eight bold, meaningful actions now.

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10 August 2020

Student Resources for #AGU20

As a part of our continued commitment to the next-generation and future of the Earth and space sciences community, #AGU20 will provide students a number of resources and opportunities.

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6 August 2020

2019 Annual Report: Celebrating our Centennial and looking to the future

AGU released our 2019 Annual Report

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5 August 2020

AGU mourns the passing of Mike Freilich

Mike was a tremendously important friend and colleague to each of us.

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31 July 2020

AGU won two ASAE Power of A Awards

We are celebrating with all of you who were integral in creating Centennial experiences.

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29 June 2020

AGU journal GeoHealth continues its healthy growth

We are excited to share that GeoHealth, AGU’s gold open access journal covering the increasingly important intersection among the Earth, environmental and health sciences, has crossed several important milestones recently.

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9 June 2020

AGU Action on Confronting Racism in STEM

To join the national conversation on confronting racism in STEM, we will be doing the following.

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31 May 2020

AGU demands diversity, equity and inclusion

Like the rest of the world, when we watched the horrific killing of George Floyd, we were filled with a range of emotions, from anger to grief. We also knew that the injustice and discrimination that we saw would be felt beyond Minnesota.

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28 May 2020

AGU’s next CEO and Executive Director will be Randy Fiser

We are excited to announce Randy Fiser will be AGU’s CEO and executive director, effective 17 August 2020.

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6 May 2020

AGU continues its work and commitment for a more diverse and inclusive geoscience community

Today, AGU released its annual ethics report  detailing the efforts of our community to support greater diversity, equity and inclusion in the sciences.

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17 March 2020

AGU Announces Interim CEO

The executive committee is pleased to announce that Julie Freeman will serve as AGU’s interim executive director and CEO. Julie will start 30 March, which will overlap with Chris’ last two days at AGU. She most recently served as the interim executive director of the California Society of Anesthesiologists. Previously, Julie was the president of the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) as well as the executive director of the Professional Picture Framers …

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3 February 2020

AGU Posts Position Description for CEO Search

I want to update you on our progress for AGU’s next CEO and executive director. As previously announced, Russell Reynolds Associates is our executive search firm. During Fall Meeting 2019, we were pleased that so many of you spoke with RRA’s Stephanie Tomasso and Jamie Hechinger to share your insights. We have also created a search committee. In addition to myself, it is comprised of: Susan Lozier, AGU President-elect, Board …

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5 December 2019

AGU CEO Search Update

I am writing to share a brief update on the search process for the AGU’s next CEO and executive director. As announced in October, Chris McEntee will be departing AGU at the end of the March 2020. A Search Committee is being formed and will be responsible for evaluating a wide range of candidates and, ultimately, recommending a final candidate for hire to the Board of Directors. We hope to …

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8 October 2019

AGU CEO Announces Leadership Transition

It is with mixed emotions that I am announcing that Chris McEntee, our CEO and executive director, has informed us that she will be departing AGU at the end of the first quarter of 2020.  During her tenure, her remarkable leadership has positioned AGU as the leading voice and convener of Earth and space science globally. She has led key initiatives that have increased the relevance and value of Earth …

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12 February 2019

Strengthening Our Science: AGU Launches Ethics and Equity Center

In the next century, our species will face a multitude of challenges. A diverse and inclusive community of researchers ready to lead the way is essential to solving these global-scale challenges. While Earth and space science has made many positive contributions to society over the past century, our community has suffered from a lack of diversity and a culture that tolerates unacceptable and divisive conduct. Bias, harassment, and discrimination create …

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1 March 2018

In Celebration of Women’s History Month: The Door is Open

This year, I decided to watch my carbon footprint so instead of driving to our off-the grid cabin for a long weekend, I took a bus. Bus connections are not perfect. So, the next thing I knew, I was standing in a museum looking at portraits of suffragettes and anti-suffragettes. The white dressed suffragettes stared straight at me holding their umbrellas with messages like “Come March with Us” and “Rain …

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10 December 2017

AGU Council Recommends “Cool Science” at Fall Meeting

We are experimenting with the introduction of scientific “neighborhoods” – Earth Interior, Earth Covering, Beyond Earth, and Scientific Nexis – in New Orleans at the Fall Meeting. The convention center is very long and spread out, and so to make more time for conversation between disciplines and reduce travel time, the Poster Hall and Session rooms will be oriented around these neighborhoods. Today the AGU Council, AGU’s scientific leadership as …

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25 August 2017

Looking to the Past and Looking to the Future: Thoughts on Science and Women’s Equality Day

On 21 August, 2017, a solar eclipse swept across North America. Many AGU members were observing this wonder of our universe using everything from cutting-edge instruments to cardboard glasses ordered online. How different the faces studying the geophysics are now than they were in 1878 when Maria Mitchell of Vassar College was explicitly not invited to join the government supported expedition observing an eclipse. Refusing to miss the chance of …

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2 May 2017

March for Science: Reflections from AGU President-elect Robin Bell

Editor’s Note: This week, we’ll be sharing reflections on the March for Science from AGU leaders. This is part two of three. Click here for part one and part three.   As I stepped onto the train to Washington, D.C., I immediately sensed a palpable science vibe throughout the train.  In the café car, the tables were filled with people editing manuscripts and children with their science textbooks open.  Up and down …

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