It’s not what you say, it’s what they hear

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  During the course of my career, I have received many valuable tips for delivering effective talks and presentations. One I’m sure you are familiar with is, “Communication isn’t what you say, it’s what they hear.” Another I picked up during the advance executive program I took at the Kellogg School of Management. As the […]

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Improving AGU’s Honors and Recognition Program

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By Mary Anne Holmes, 2015-2016 Honors and Recognition Committee Member In late May, I was able to participate in the AGU Honors and Recognition Committee’s (H&RC) annual spring meeting. This committee is charged with oversight of all of the Union’s awards, medals, prizes and Fellows selection. Through member volunteers serving on selection committees for each […]

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AGU Names 2015 Section and Focus Group Awardees and Named Lecturers

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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 […]

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The U.S. National Space Weather Strategy and You

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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 […]

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What Does the Future Hold for Science In the Challenging American Political Environment?

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As scientists, AGU members know how important their research is. Earth and space science satisfies society’s natural curiosity and desire to understand how the world around them works. It also provides real and tangible benefits that drive our economy, protect our communities, and improve our quality of life. All of us benefit, around the world […]

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Protecting Academic Freedom and Holding Ourselves Accountable

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Update (3 March 2015): In the last few days we have received several comments regarding the situation with the Natural Resources Committee, and as such, I want to expand a bit on what I previously wrote here. AGU unwaveringly supports a scientist’s right to academic freedom, and nothing in my previous post should be interpreted […]

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Comets, Probes, and Gender Inequality In Science

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By Carol Finn, President, American Geophysical Union, Margaret Leinen, President-elect, American Geophysical Union, and Eric Davidson, Incoming President-elect, American Geophysical Union During the Rosetta probe’s successful deployment of Philae on Wednesday, a male European Space Agency scientist speaking for the project was captured by the TV cameras wearing a shirt that featured images of partially naked women. While he […]

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