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14 September 2020

AGU demands NOAA appointment be rescinded

AGU urges revocation of David Legates’ appointment as the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Observation and Prediction at NOAA.

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14 August 2020

The Transition Continues

I leave this role confident that AGU has the capacity to achieve its vision.

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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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7 August 2020

Show us your #AGYou

Share how you’re getting ready for #AGU20

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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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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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16 July 2020

#AGU20: Online Everywhere Experience

Fall Meeting is less than five months away. Our goal, with your input and counsel, is to co-create the most diverse, engaging and dynamic online experience to help advance your science and enhance your career.

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9 July 2020

AGU supports international students

Despite the pandemic and health experts predicting the fall will bring an increase in the number of cases, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) announced its new rule on 6 July to require those who are studying in the U.S. on visas (F-1 and M-1) to be enrolled with in-person classes or risk deportation.

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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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11 June 2020

AGU Fall Meeting is virtual (mostly) and remains global (always)

We are excited to announce that #AGU20 will be mostly virtual. “Mostly” because if science and health professionals tell us it is safe for groups to convene, AGU would like to host a regional gathering in San Francisco.

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30 July 2018

AGU and AAS: Working Together to Expand the Understanding of Exoplanets

AGU and AAS are the fortunate recipients of a major grant from The Kavli Foundation that brings together our communities to advance the science of exoplanets. I’m proud to be a part of these institutions, particularly at critical junctures in with exoplanetary research, since this is exactly the kind of action that needs to be taken at the institutional level to help move the science forward. Exoplanet science ranks among those discoveries that inspire humankind to look beyond and think above …

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21 June 2018

How the Cryosphere Sciences Section Will Celebrate 100 Years of AGU

AGU’s Centennial is just around the corner, officially kicking off at the 2018 Fall Meeting in Washington, D. C., and running through the 2019 Fall Meeting in San Francisco, Calif. I look forward to a celebration marked by a variety of elements that will highlight the talents and drive of both our scientific sections and our membership. The Centennial offers us the opportunity for a coast-to-coast celebration of scientific achievement. …

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19 June 2018

100 Years of AGU: Our Building Legacy

By Janice Lachance, Executive Vice President of Strategic and Operational Excellence Editor’s Note: This blog post was originally shared on AGU’s building blog.  While AGU will formally kick off our Centennial in December of this year, we are building excitement this week by sharing information on the many programs Centennial will touch during our 2019 celebration. AGU’s building renovation project is one of those. Our existing headquarters was built in …

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18 June 2018

AGU Launches Its Centennial Celebration

When AGU was founded, nearly 100 years ago, the world was a very different place. However, despite the century’s worth of change between 1919 and today, the ability of Earth and space science to improve our society—and the desire of scientists to provide those benefits to humanity—has remained the same. That’s why, as we approach the celebration of our Centennial, we are using the energy of the past to start the …

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12 June 2018

Tackling Harassment in the Sciences

Since AGU adopted its revised ethics policy in September 2017, and even prior to that time, we have seen a movement toward creating a safe, inclusive environment for science. As AGU President Eric Davidson, President-elect Robin Bell and Past President Margaret Leinen wrote, “We’ve seen and heard of too many instances, stories, and studies that show harassment in the sciences is happening and that the problem is significant.” We heard …

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7 June 2016

Major Milestone Achieved in Path to AGU Headquarters Renovation Approval

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 when the Historic Preservation Review Board (HPRB) of the District of Columbia unanimously supported our …

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28 March 2016

AGU’s Mission and Science Drive Recently Approved Conceptual Design for Headquarters Renovation

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 useful life and a renovation becoming necessary, the Board realized that they had a choice …

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22 January 2016

Sexual Harassment and Scientific Community

By Margaret Leinen, President, American Geophysical Union, Eric Davidson, President-elect, American Geophysical Union, and Carol Finn, Past President, American Geophysical Union UPDATE, 29 January 2016: On Thursday, 28 January, an opinion piece titled, “Steps to Building a Zero-Tolerance Culture for Sexual Harassment,” was published on Eos.org. The piece, authored by three AGU members, Erika Marín-Spiotta, Blair Schneider, and Mary Anne Holmes, outlined ways that AGU can lead the way in building an …

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28 July 2014

Welcome to From the Prow!

It is with great pleasure that we welcome you to AGU’s newest blog, From the Prow . . . The first question you might ask is why we are calling the blog From the Prow? The answer has a lot to do with the intent behind this new effort. In a 1994 Eos article about AGU’s new headquarters it was noted that the building’s glass prow – which now houses …

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