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15 January 2021
The issues that this team will be addressing – from COVID-19 to the climate crisis to removing systemic racism – are paramount to re-establishing a civil society that values science and facts. AGU’s community is ready to assist to foster a safe and healthy planet for all.
18 December 2020
Thursday marked the final day of live programming for #AGU20, concluding 13 full days over three weeks of presenting, learning and connecting.
16 December 2020
If you missed some sessions from Tuesday, 15 December, don’t worry – you can check them out, along with all other sessions, on demand until 15 February.
15 December 2020
The first day of the last week of #AGU20 continued with full programming, two innovative sessions, two plenaries and some great events – all available on demand through 15 February for attendees.
14 December 2020
Full #AGU20 programming continues on Tuesday with two plenaries, another innovative session and regular oral, elightning and poster sessions.
9 July 2020
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.
29 June 2020
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.
22 May 2020
After the final steps of a long run in early March, Greg Finstad took his pulse rate. His heart was at 38 beats per minute. Perfect. The reindeer biologist and marathon runner was in top shape to run this year’s Boston Marathon. From there, things did not follow the plan for Finstad, head of the Reindeer Research Program at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. After reaching his peak of fitness, not long after he was alone in his bedroom, gasping for what he thought might be his last breath. Finstad was infected with the COVID-19 virus. It knocked him down and almost took him out.
14 May 2020
Each April or May, the Fall Meeting Program Committee (FMPC) meets to begin the planning for the AGU Fall Meeting. In early May, the group convened 100% virtually for the first time.
24 April 2020
On these wet, mushy April days, as returning ducks set their wings for landing at Creamer’s Field in Fairbanks, spring breakup is proceeding as it always has. This year is different, though, noticed in the striking quiet of places that would usually be hopping… One exception to this is the Alaska State Virology Laboratory.
22 April 2020
[Editor’s Note: This morning, AGU sent the following email to its members. We wanted to make sure everyone received the information, so we posted it here too.] By: Robin Bell, Board President and Brooks Hanson, Executive Vice President, Science The 50th anniversary of Earth Day this year occurs as humanity is working to control a global pandemic. A solution will depend critically on partnership and cooperation among virologists, epidemiologists, health care …
17 April 2020
By Lexi Shultz, AGU Vice President, Public Affairs The COVID-19 pandemic has had devastating effects on lives and communities around the world. At the same time, it has also upended scientific work and research. Not only are many labs, facilities and field sites suddenly out of reach, but the uncertainty of when campuses might reopen has led to STEM workforce reductions. In many cases, students and early career scientists are …
14 April 2020
Listen to this global playlist of songs that are currently getting us through these times. Hopefully they will help you too!
10 April 2020
[Editor’s Note: This afternoon, AGU sent the following email to past Fall Meeting participants. We wanted to make sure everyone received the information, so we posted it here too.] By: Guy Brasseur, Fall Meeting Program Committee Chair; Sabine Stanley, Meetings Committee Chair; and Lauren Parr, Vice President, Meetings We are living through tremendous uncertainty and confusion due to this worldwide pandemic. But we are also living through one of the most selfless times in …
8 April 2020
A few weeks ago, when I opened the FedEx package with my new AGU laptop, I also found the book, Managing Transitions, by William Bridges.
31 March 2020
to encourage social solidarity in our dispersed global community of groundwater nerds, I suggested we share:
A picture of our #StayAtHomeAndStaySafeView
A song that is working for you right now, for our very own ‘pandemic playlist’ (ideally from an artist from our region)
A rose, thorn and bud of our current situation where:
Rose = something that is working well or something positive;
Thorn = something that isn’t working or something negative;
Bud = an area of opportunity or idea yet to be explored.
26 March 2020
When I announced I would be leaving AGU in October 2019, 31 March seemed so far away. But now that it’s only a few days from now, I realize time flew by so quickly!
22 March 2020
Steve Chillrud from LDEO of Columbia University reached out to Robin to flag that many of our members and many in the Earth and space scientific community work in labs where there are N95 masks, eye protection, face shields and other protective gear that the medical professionals need (#GetMePPE).
20 March 2020
It has been almost a week since our last update, so I thought it was important to let you know how our staff are doing.