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31 May 2020

AGU demands diversity, equity and inclusion

By: AGU President Robin Bell; AGU President-elect Susan Lozier; AGU past President Eric Davidson; and Chair of AGU’s Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Committee Lisa White 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. Floyd’s death …

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28 May 2020

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

By: AGU President Robin Bell and AGU President-elect Susan Lozier We are excited to announce Randy Fiser will be AGU’s CEO and executive director, effective 17 August 2020.   Randy was the clear choice for this position because he is passionate about AGU’s mission and vision, has a demonstrated ability to creatively lead organizations and shares AGU’s commitment to advancing diversity and inclusion. Randy is a skilled executive with strong collaborative and administrative …

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14 May 2020

Fall Meeting 2020 Update

By: Guy Brasseur, Fall Meeting Program Committee Chair; Sabine Stanley, Meetings Committee Chair; and Lauren Parr, Vice President, Meetings 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. In-person, virtual or both? As one would expect, COVID-19 was top-of-mind. As indicated previously, we started planning for both a fully …

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29 April 2020

AGU filed response to OSTP on open access research

By: Brooks Hanson, EVP, Science and Matt Giampoala, VP, Publications Last December, scholarly publishers learned that the Trump Administration was considering an executive order that would have extended the 2013 White House memorandums to require immediate public access to scientific data and publications for U.S. federally funded grants. AGU would likely have been able to comply with the rumored guidance, as we have worked to expand communication and public access …

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23 April 2020

AGU Announces New Strategic Plan

[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 Susan Lozier, Board President-Elect and Council Chair Thanks to input from many of you and the rest of our members, AGU has a new strategic plan that sets the vision for the future of Earth and space science and …

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22 April 2020

The 50th anniversary of Earth Day: A teachable moment

[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 …

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16 April 2020

#AGU20 Fall Meeting Sessions Due 23 April

By: Guy Brasseur, Fall Meeting Program Committee Chair; Sabine Stanley, Meetings Committee Chair; and Lauren Parr, Vice President, Meetings We need your help for more session proposals! While we’re pleased that the submissions so far seem to be outstanding, we still need your ideas for new subjects and ways to share your research with our Earth and space science community at AGU Fall Meeting 2020, 7-11 December in San Francisco, CA. No matter …

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10 April 2020

AGU Fall Meeting 2020 Update

[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 …

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9 April 2020

Connecting with Fellows

By: Rana Fine, Chair, AGU College of Fellows As we navigate through these difficult times with unprecedented challenges, we recognize that students and early-career scientists may experience an outsized impact from the COVID-19 pandemic. With field work in jeopardy and limited access to campus labs and resources, the College of Fellows community is here to help graduate students, post-docs and early career scientists stay connected and energized about their education, research …

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8 April 2020

A new chapter for AGU

By: Julie Freeman, Interim Executive Director and CEO 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. I was excited to receive it because managing AGU’s transition from Chris McEntee’s leadership to the new CEO is one of my main responsibilities as Interim CEO. Transitions from one leader to another are never easy. Staff …

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