Geological Society signs Declaration on Diversity, Equality and Inclusion

GSL Executive Secretary Edmund Nickless and Council member Natalyn Ala signing the declaration (Image credit: GSL)

By Sarah Day, Geological Society of London Writer  (@geowriter) The Geological Society has today made a commitment to improving diversity within the geosciences by signing the Science Council’s Declaration on Diversity, Equality and Inclusion. The Declaration on Diversity, Equality and Inclusion brings together the Geological Society with other learned and professional...

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IAGD Events at the 2014 Geological Society of America Annual Meeting

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Accessible Field Trip On Saturday, October 18, thirty-five geoscience faculty and students from across the US, Canada, the UK and New Zealand came together to participate in the first fully accessible geology field trip offered at the Geological Society of America annual meeting:  Field Trip 416, Full Access to...

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US Department of Labor Launches New Employment and Accessible Technology Web Portal

US Labor Department’s Office of Disability Employment Policy announces launch of Web portal on accessible workplace technology WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy today announced the launch of – a comprehensive Web portal spearheaded by ODEP’s Partnership on Employment & Accessible Technology....

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Course Opens International Field Research to College Students with Disabilities

Stawamus Chief Mountain (photo by Brett Gilley)

A UC researcher leads the trip that ends with participation in the Geological Society of America’s Annual Meeting. By: Dawn Fuller Phone: (513) 556-1823 A group of 15 graduate and undergraduate college students from the U.S. and Canada are packing for an adventure they’ve never had before – a chance...

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Application Deadline Extended! Minorities Striving and Pursuing Higher Degrees of Success in GEO REU Professional Development Program

The application deadline for the Minorities Striving and Pursuing Higher Degrees of Success in GEO REU (MS PHD’S–GEO REU) Professional Development Program has been extended to September 22, 2014! This exciting new program hosted by the Institute for Broadening Participation (IBP) offers full financial support to attend the 2014...

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Studying the Worlds Oceans through Adaptive Technologies

Dr. Amy Bower, Senior Scientist in the Department of Physical Oceanography at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution has been chasing ocean currents in the Atlantic and Indian Oceans for over 25 years, primarily by releasing acoustically tracked floats far below the sea surface. Legally blind since her mid-20s, Amy uses...

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June 2014 IAGD Newsletter: IAGD Community Quick Hits

9.   IAGD Community Quick Hits The IAGD membership continues to expand! The IAGD Network is growing exponentially.  IAGD members can be found in 16 countries, 42 US states, and the District of Columbia. States still needing representation: Alabama, Florida, Idaho, Indiana, Mississippi, North Dakota, Vermont, and Wyoming. Please...

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Disclaimer: This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 0939645. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.


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