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  • AGU Award Nominations are open

    Posted 01/12/16

    VGP section Award Nominations are due by April 15: Union Award Nominations are due by March 15: Union Fellow Nominations are due by March 15:  

  • Todd Feeley tribute

    Posted 05/16/15

    Todd Christian Feeley, born in September of 1961, took his life in March, 2015. We have lost a thoughtful colleague and a steadfast friend. He distinguished his career with a long string of insightful papers that integrate geology and petrology of volcanic rocks. His work was always soundly based in field geology and his coworkers […]

  • A (Brief) Tour of Exciting Topics in Experimental Petrology

    Posted 03/24/15

    A (Brief) Tour of Exciting Topics in Experimental Petrology Christy B. Till1 & Michael Krawczynski2 1School of Earth and Space Exploration, Arizona State University 2Dept. of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Washington University, St. Louis One of the main techniques we use in our research is experimental petrology. For those who might not be familiar, experimental […]

  • VGP Wordcloud 2015

    Posted 02/06/15

    This is a wordcloud made using the answers provided by the VGP members who answered the survey about scientific trends last summer. The size of the words in the cloud is proportional to the number of times it was used in your answers. The winners are Earth, processes and understanding! Isn’t that a nice summary […]

  • 2014 VGP reception

    Posted 01/30/15

    VGP reception during the 2014 Fall meeting in San Francisco.  Please find several pictures of the VGP reception in San Francisco in 2014. People who were in the room might like trying to find themselves on the pictures and people who could not come to the reception will get a sense of the great event […]

  • Former VGP president Steve Sparks wins the 2015 Vetlesen Prize

    Posted 01/23/15

    Announcement:  Former VGP President Professor Stephen Sparks of the University of Bristol has been awarded the 2015 Vetlesen Prize. This award has been termed the Nobel Prize of the earth sciences and is awarded to an earth scientist whose work has resulted in a “clearer understanding of the Earth, its history, or its relations to the […]

  • Surviving and Thriving at AGU

    Posted 12/05/14

    Surviving- and Thriving at AGU Jessica Ball, Mendenhall Postdoc at the USGS, Menlo Park and Jenny Riker, Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Bristol   The AGU Fall Meeting is one of the most dynamic annual scientific events in the fields of volcanology, geochemistry, and petrology. For students, and especially first-time attendees, the experience can be equal […]

  • Adam Kent’s Ten Favo(u)rite Melt Inclusion Papers

    Posted 12/01/14

    Adam Kent’s Ten Favo(u)rite Melt Inclusion Papers Sorby HC (1858) On the microscopic structures of crystals, indicating the origin of minerals and rocks. Geological Society of London Quarterly Journal 14:453-500. Cited 204 times. The first known paper describing many microscopic structures of igneous crystals, including melt and fluid inclusions. Also the source of this great […]

  • Orange is the New Black (Lava): Syracuse University Lava Project

    Posted 11/26/14

    Orange is the New Black (Lava): Syracuse University Lava Project Every year the fury and beauty of volcanic eruptions burst upon the headlines. Although typically not as catastrophic as pyroclastic eruptions, lava flows are no less formidable [Cashman and Sparks, 2013]. Active eruptions at Holuhraun, Iceland and Kīlauea, Hawaii have generated considerable interest and concern. […]

  • A VGP Alphabet Part 1

    Posted 11/15/14

    A VGP Alphabet Part 1 by Catherine McCammon, outgoing VGP president   A is for the Abstract submission deadline, and who can forget 2014 ( B is for the Bowen award, which will be conferred for the 50th time in 2015 or 2016 ( C is for Catherine, a good name for getting elected ( […]

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