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AEG: Meet Emily Corkery
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The AEG Insider is proud to announce that we will feature short bios for either one of the six AEG Insider editors or a leader in the AEG community. Here is an introduction to one of the AEG leaders — Emily Corkery.

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AEG would like to thank all volunteers who help put each AEG Insider together. This week's brief compilation was completed by Amanda Rock.


Join or renew for your chance at a Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.0
AEG
AEG is running a membership drive through Dec. 31. Join or renew your membership by the deadline to be entered in a drawing to receive one of two Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.0 devices, donated by Creek Run LLC.
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Frogs croak ... so do geologists!
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What will be your legacy? Get off your lily pad, and join the Legacy Circle of the AEG Foundation. Name the AEG Foundation in your will, or trust and keep the profession alive and well for the future. Simple? Yes!

Let the AEG Foundation know, and you are automatically in the Legacy Circle. Be remembered for more than loud noise and delicious legs.

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Photos from 2013 AEG Annual Meeting on Google+
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Check out the photos from the 2013 AEG Annual Meeting in Seattle. Don't have a Google+ account? No problem! You can still view and download photos. If you have a Google+ account, you can add comments and tag yourself. Visit AEG's Google+ page to view photos of the fun in Seattle.
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Brazilian Symposium 2014 abstract due date extended to Dec. 2
ARMA
ARMA is pleased to announce that the Brazilian Rock Mechanics Committee and ARMA are cohosting the sixth Brazilian Symposium of Rock Mechanics (VI SBMR) to be held Sept. 9-13, 2014, in Goiania, Brazil. This symposium represents an important forum for discussing and presenting scientific research and technology, geotechnical design and engineering work related to rock mechanics. The symposium will be held in parallel to the Brazilian Congress of Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering.
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AGI/Schlumberger Fellowship in Geoscience Communication
American Geosciences Institute
The American Geosciences Institute is accepting applications for the AGI/Schlumberger Fellowship in Geoscience Communication. The successful candidate will play a leading role in AGI's Critical Issues program, a new initiative to improve the understanding and use of geoscience information by decision makers at federal, state, local and individual levels.
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Crossrail unveils its first completed tunnel
BBC News
The first completed tunnel in the Crossrail project has been unveiled. Tunnel machine Phyllis bored 4.25 miles between Royal Oak and Farringdon in London in an 18-month operation. Crossrail's seven giant tunnelling machines have completed 15 miles of the 26 miles of new train tunnels.

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A Note from AEG's newest Executive Council member
AEG
The following is a note from Dale C. Andrews, PG, AEG 2013-14 Secretary and the association's newest Executive Council member. Andrews' involvement with AEG began by attending monthly Allegheny-Ohio Section meetings as a member of the Kent State student chapter back in 1997.

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Kansas City geologist: 'Sinking homes' shouldn't surprise builder
KSHB-TV
Within a couple weeks, families who lived in the duplexes in Falcon Falls, a rental community in Kansas City, Mo., felt their homes start to collapse. The only choice left was to demolish. Those displaced families don't understand why the homes were built in the first place. Falcon Falls said they hired a company that drilled down and found the issue.

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'Energy from the Earth:' A geoscience energy congressional briefing series
American Geosciences Institute
The American Geosciences Institute, in collaboration with the Geoscience Energy Briefing Consortium, announces the debut event of the "Energy from the Earth: Practical Geoscience to Inform Energy Legislation" briefing series.
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Treatment Wetlands December course
Florida Gulf Coast University
From Dec. 12-14, instructors William J. Mitsch, Ülo Mander and James S. Bays will be offering a Wetlands Treatment course in Naples, Fla. The course introduces the basics of using wetlands for improving water quality, particularly for treating domestic wastewater, nonpoint source pollution and stormwater runoff.

Design parameters including hydrology, water quality, soil physics and chemistry and vegetation will be discussed. In addition, wetland management after construction including wildlife issues, carbon sequestration and greenhouse gases, mosquitos, pathogens, hydrologic management and economics will be presented. Field trips will be to successful domestic wastewater and stormwater runoff wetlands in south Florida, including the stormwater treatment areas created to improve water quality of the Florida Everglades.

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New room discovered high in the ceiling of Carlsbad Caverns
Caving News
What began as a routine climb to a cave passage high inside the ceiling of the main cavern at Carlsbad Caverns National Park, turned into a night of excitement for two cavers who discovered a colorful new room on Halloween night.
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National technical guidelines and best practices related to landslides: A national initiative for loss reduction
Natural Resources Canada
The Earth Science Sector of Natural Resources Canada, through its Geoscience for Public Safety Program, has initiated the development of national technical guidelines and best practices related to landslides. With this initiative, Canada, as a world leader in the field, will actively contribute to reduce losses from landslides, with an aim to contribute to sustainable development.
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Geosciences Bulletin Board
AEG

Compiled by Elaine J. Hanford
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Landslides and large dams — the presentation file and full paper from the
Vajont 2013 conference

American Geophysical Union
A little over a month ago, one blogger gave a talk at the Vajont 2013 conference on the topic of landslides and large dams. Included here is a Powerpoint file on landslides, large dams and much more.
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