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  • Volcanology, Geochemistry, and Petrology Section Awards Announced

    Posted 07/31/19

    Congratulations to the 2019 awardees Hisashi Kuno Award Marion Garçon, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique–Laboratoire Magmas et Volcans Clermont-Ferrand Daniel A. Stolper, University of California, Berkeley Norman L. Bowen Award and Lecture Graham Pearson, University of Alberta Mary R. Reid, Northern Arizona University Reginald Daly Lecture Marie Edmonds, University of Cambridge

  • Loss of a giant in igneous petrology and volcanology

    Posted 04/15/19

    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 […]

  • AGU Panel Discussion on Implicit Bias in Earth and Space Sciences

    Posted 10/22/18

    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. Title: The Challenges of Recognizing Implicit Bias in Earth and Space Sciences […]

  • 2018 AGU Fall meeting VGP sessions

    Posted 07/29/18

    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 […]

  • Michael Manga elected a member of the National Academy of Science

    Posted 05/02/18

    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, […]

  • Mineralogical Society of America Short Course: High-Temperature Gas-Solid Reactions in Earth and Planetary Processes, August 10-12, 2018. Boston University, Boston MA USA.

    Posted 03/21/18

    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 […]

  • AGU VGP Reception Photos

    Posted 01/04/17

    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.      

  • Volcanology, Geochemistry and Petrology Reception

    Posted 10/24/16

    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!

  • Jon Davidson Tribute

    Posted 09/27/16

    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 […]


    Posted 09/23/16

    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 […]

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