Emeritus Professor Alexander R. McBirney (Mac) passed away on Sunday April 7, 2019 following a stroke. He was 94 years old. Mac’s arrival at the University of Oregon in 1965 marked a turning point in the trajectory of the Department of Earth Sciences when he and colleagues established the Center for Volcanology which put the […]
I would like to draw your attention to an AGU Union session on implicit bias in Earth and Space Sciences which will take place at the upcoming Fall meeting in Washington DC, on Friday the 14th of December 2018 from 1:40-3:40 pm. https://agu.confex.com/agu/fm18/preliminaryview.cgi/Session50265 Title: The Challenges of Recognizing Implicit Bias in Earth and Space Sciences […]
Hello VGPers, Here is a full list of Volcanology, Geochemistry and Petrology sessions for the 2018 AGU Fall meeting. You can also view the list with all of the convenors here. V001 Accessorize It: Controls on the mobility of trace elements during subduction V002 Advances in Metamorphic Processes: Mechanisms, Conditions, Rates, and Drivers V003 Advancing Earth […]
The National Academy of Sciences has announced the election of 84 new members and 21 foreign associates in recognition of their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research. This includes our AGU-VGP President-Elect & Meetings Chair, Michael Manga. Michael is a Professor of Earth and planetary sciences in the department of earth and planetary science, […]
Gas mixtures play a crucial role in distributing elements between different parts of Earth and planet-forming systems (e.g., Venus, early Mars, and moons of Earth, Jupiter and Saturn). Despite the fundamental role of gases in geochemical cycles, there are few reviews on this topic. This Short Course will review how gas-solid reactions influence magmatic systems […]
Here are a few pictures taken during the VGP reception at the Fall AGU Meeting in San Francisco. The Bowen Award was presented to the two 2016 Awardees, Tim Elliott and Dante Canil; the Kuno Award was given to Esteban Gazel; and the MSA Dana Medal was given to Sumit Chakraborty.
The VGP reception at AGU this year will celebrate the Bowen and Kuno awards, as well as recipients of other prizes including the MSA Dana Medal. Volcanology, Geochemistry and Petrology Reception: Date: Tuesday, 13 December 2016 Time: 6:30PM – 8:00PM Venue: San Francisco Marriott Marquis, Salon 9 See you all in San Francisco!
Colleagues will be greatly saddened to learn of the untimely death of Jon Davidson on Monday 26th September 2016 after a long battle with leukemia. After an undergraduate degree at Durham University (UK), Jon completed his PhD at the University of Leeds (UK) in 1984. He then headed off to the USA – first […]
This year at the Fall Meeting, VGP will hold a networking event for students, in partnership with the Planetary Sciences section. The goal of this event is to help students connect with others in their subdiscipline, learn more about related research being presented at the Fall Meeting, and encourage future collaborations. This event will be held […]
It is September, which means it is time for VGPers to plan for the Fall AGU meeting in December in San Francisco. It promises to be another great meeting. VGP received just under 900 abstracts for the Fall meeting; they report results on the “cutting edge” of research in our science. The VGP sessions represent […]