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22 March 2020

Please Donate Your Medical-Grade Supplies Now

By: Robin Bell, AGU Board President and Chris McEntee, AGU Executive Director and CEO 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). We created a Google doc to assemble …

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20 March 2020

Update from AGU on Travel & Telework

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. To date, we are not aware of anyone on staff or in our Earth and space science community who has contracted COVID-19. We are extremely grateful that our team is healthy and safe. Please do keep us posted though if anything changes for you or …

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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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16 March 2020

AGU Update and Resources

We appreciate the many inquiries we’ve received from all of you about our staff’s well-being, so we thought we’d write a Prow post to keep you updated on how and what we’re doing. First, we are relieved that, to date, none of the AGU staff have contracted COVID-19. Effective Monday, 16 March, we are requiring staff (except the few that maintain the building operations) to telework so that we are …

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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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9 December 2019

AGU Revises Climate and Data Position Statements: Declares World in Climate Crisis and Reaffirms Data as a World Heritage

In a revised climate position statement released today, based on the overwhelming research and scientific evidence, AGU is declaring the world to be in a climate crisis. In a concurrent updated data position statement, AGU describes scientific data as a world heritage and calls for a culture that supports, enables, and nurtures data that is equitable, accessible, and ethical. AGU position statements articulate the views of our community on key …

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5 December 2019

AGU CEO Search Update

I am writing to share a brief update on the search process for the AGU’s next CEO and executive director. As announced in October, Chris McEntee will be departing AGU at the end of the March 2020. A Search Committee is being formed and will be responsible for evaluating a wide range of candidates and, ultimately, recommending a final candidate for hire to the Board of Directors. We hope to …

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31 October 2019

Special Election to Fill AGU Board Vacancy Begins 4 November

Owing to unforeseen family circumstances, AGU Board director Chris Ballentine recently resigned. Chris was in his second term on the Board and was due to rotate off in December 2020. AGU president Robin Bell asked the Leadership Development and Governance Committee to explore how best to fill the vacancy. The Leadership Development and Governance Committee recommended that AGU hold a special election. Because the usual biennial process to identify and …

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8 October 2019

AGU CEO Announces Leadership Transition

It is with mixed emotions that I am announcing that Chris McEntee, our CEO and executive director, has informed us that she will be departing AGU at the end of the first quarter of 2020.  During her tenure, her remarkable leadership has positioned AGU as the leading voice and convener of Earth and space science globally. She has led key initiatives that have increased the relevance and value of Earth …

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24 September 2019

AGU Releases Report to Address Flooding in Communities

AGU’s global community of Earth and space scientists has contributed research and expertise to our understanding of—and solutions for—climate change, natural hazards, and their related impacts on people. Climate change, the increasing severity of extreme weather, and resulting floods are health and economic crises that we cannot ignore. To highlight the role that science plays to help address and mitigate issues such as flooding in communities across the United States, …

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