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AEG debuts redesigned website
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The following is a message from AEG President Ken Fergason:

Did you see the recent announcement for the new and improved AEG website? Details are provided below, but in brief, AEG is very excited to have a new and more efficient website that provides an improved user experience and registration for membership, the Annual Meeting, and other events is easier than ever.

A secondary benefit to our new website that more completely integrates the website with our database management system is that it comes at a lower cost to AEG than our previous system. Please follow the instructions below to setup your new login at the website and please contact us with any comments (positive and negative) regarding the new system.

Get started

Please visit the Getting Started page to set a new password and review your profile before logging into the new site for the first time.

AEG members: After setting a new password and reviewing your profile, you need to log in whenever you wish to see member pages on the site, purchase items on the site, register for events or access other member features.

We will be releasing more community features over the next few months.

If you need assistance, please use our Contact Form or call us from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Eastern at 844-331-7867 (toll-free).
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2015-2016 Jahns lecturer
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The Jahns Distinguished Lectureship, established in 1988, is sponsored by the Association of Environmental and Engineering Geologists and the GSA Engineering Geology Division. Its purpose is to provide funding for distinguished engineering geologists to present lectures at colleges and universities in order to increase awareness of students about careers in engineering geology. The lectureship is named in honor of Dr. Richard H. Jahns (1915-1983), an engineering geologist who had a diverse and distinguished career in academia, consulting and government.

This year's lecturer is Jerome (Jerry) De Graff. During most of his 36 years in the U.S. Forest Service, Jerry served in positions designated as being either an environmental or engineering geologist on national forests in Utah and California. In those capacities, he collected and interpreted geologic information needed for sustainable development, multiple-use management of natural resources and emergency response. He acted as the in-house geologist providing information about geomorphic processes, groundwater conditions and other relevant geologic information.

The main talk being offered by Jerry is "Fire, Earth & Rain: Emergency Response for Wildfire-Induced landslide Hazards." For a complete biography and other lecture topics, click here.

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Call for abstracts: 2015 AEG Annual Meeting Dams Symposium
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Symposium theme: "Geologic Considerations in the Assessment of New and Aging Dam Infrastructure"

The Dams Technical Working Group of the Association of Environmental and Engineering Geologists (AEG) is currently accepting abstracts for papers and presentations for this one-day symposium that will be part of the 2015 AEG Annual Meeting. The 2015 AEG Annual Meeting will be held Sept. 19-26 in Pittsburgh, with the Dams Symposium held on Thursday, Sept. 24.

Potential topics include (but are not limited to):
  • Dam and Reservoir Siting Studies
  • Risk Analyses of Dams
  • Dam Safety Evaluations
  • Potential Failure Mode Evaluations
  • Foundation Improvements
  • Foundation Grouting Advancements
  • Seismic Hazard Characterization
  • Site Investigation Techniques
  • Training, Mentoring, Knowledge Transfer
  • Construction Foundation Mapping
  • Instrumentation Monitoring & Surveillance
  • Lessons Learned from Notable Case Histories
  • Future Trends and Research Needs

Abstracts should be submitted by Friday, May 1, and should include:
  • The title of the presentation
  • The author(s) names, affiliation(s), and contact information
  • A brief abstract (250 words or less) of the paper
  • See instructions HERE for abstract formatting

Abstracts should be submitted via e-mail to: Brian Greene, Kerry Cato and Heather Clark.

Abstract submissions will be reviewed and selected for presentation the co-conveners of the symposium. When your submission is accepted, a confirmation notification will be sent via e-mail.

Note: A formal paper is not required for the Annual Meeting, simply an abstract and a PowerPoint presentation at the conference not to exceed 18 minutes.

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The AEG 58th Annual Meeting has gone mobile!
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We strongly encourage you to download our mobile guide to enhance your experience at AEG 58th Annual Meeting, which will take place Sept. 19-26, 2015 in Pittsburgh. You'll be able to plan your day with a personalized schedule, browse exhibitors, maps and general show info, and connect with other meeting attendees.

The app is compatible with iPhones, iPads, iPod Touches and Android devices. Windows Phone 7 and Blackberry users can access the same information via our mobile site here.

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Philippines: China's island reclamation activities damaging reefs
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China's activities in the South China Sea have increasingly raised the ire of its neighbors. With each new island reclamation project or offshore oil exploration effort, tensions are tightened. Now, the Philippines are once again pointing their finger accusingly — this time arguing that China's island-building work is causing irreparable damage to vulnerable coral reefs and the marine life they support.
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Science highlights
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Explore the large spaces of Mendip's massive GB cave
Caving News
VideoBrief Join the South Wales Caving Club for a visit to the impressive gorge and main chamber of GB cave, one of the largest caves in England's Mendip Hills. Filmed on a rainy day, the cavers used powerful lighting to illustrate the caves huge volume and superb roof formations.
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