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6 May 2020

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

By AGU President Robin Bell, AGU President-elect Susan Lozier and AGU Sr. Vice President, Ethics, Diversity and Inclusion Billy Williams Today, AGU released its annual ethics report  detailing the efforts of our community to support greater diversity, equity and inclusion in the sciences. The report describes a strong foundation as AGU works to create a more welcoming community and underscores our commitment to fostering the culture change needed to create a …

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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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26 March 2020

The State and Future of AGU

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! With the uncertainty caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, I know many of us are spending more time with our loved ones and reflecting on what is important. I am fortunate that my family and friends – …

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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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6 March 2020

AGU March 2020 Council Meeting Wrap-up

By: Rosie Oakes, Early Career Scientists and Council Leadership Team We’ve come to the end of our March Council meeting, And I’ve been asked to summarize in case you’ve been sleeping.   With talk of new partners and international collaboration, I present you with a transdisciplinary science-art demonstration.   The new strategic plan was the best place to start, Determining what the AGU is at its very heart.   Are we …

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13 February 2020

President’s budget request is a disappointment for science

While a few vital science programs were funded, overall the president’s proposed budget is a severe disappointment for science and ignores the many ways in which science fuels our economy, safeguards our security, improves our health and well-being, and is critical for a thriving future.

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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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23 January 2020

Your advice will help shape AGU’s next 100 years

By Robin Bell, AGU President, and Susan Lozier, AGU President-Elect We hope your new year is off to a great start! 2020 will be a big year for AGU in many ways, but one major opportunity we have ahead of us is finalizing a new strategic plan for AGU that will set the organization’s course for the next decade and beyond. Because the strategic plan will drive the work of …

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