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A call for technical working group chairs or 'reporters'
By Gary Luce, AEG Past President

Over the past few years as the membership of AEG has declined, so has the activity of many of our technical working groups. The list below shows the active groups and those that are currently inactive (lack a chair). Should you be interested in chairing one of these focus area groups, the responsibilities are listed below.

I would also like to call for volunteers to act as "reporters" for any of the focus areas. If a member has an interest either through research or by belonging to another organization, please consider sharing your knowledge with AEG's membership. Technical reports are always welcomed in AEG News or in the Insider. Forwarding interesting articles, reporting on a technical meeting or voicing concerns about professional practice would be of great benefit to our membership.

Remember that the Pittsburgh meeting is now only nine months away and would be a great place to present an abstract in a technical session — or perhaps even reform a technical working group!
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Deadline for inclusion in AEG Directory nears
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Section holiday meetings are in full swing
Visit the AEG website to check out a list of AEG Section holiday meetings and events, including the Oregon Section. Dates and details are listed under "Upcoming Events" in the right column of the homepage.

Don't see your Section's event? Be sure to submit details via email to be included.

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EPA accepting nominations for Science Advisory Board committee
Environmental Protection Agency
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is now accepting expert nominations to be considered for the EPA Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office Director's appointment to the following SAB committee: 2015 Scientific and Technological Achievement Awards (STAA) Committee.

Any interested person or organization may nominate qualified individuals for possible service on the 2015 EPA SAB STAA Committee. The new appointments will begin their work on the STAA Committee in the spring of 2015, and nominations should be submitted in time to arrive no later than Dec. 19.

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Science highlights

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New research highlights the key role of ozone in climate change
Geology Times
Many of the complex computer models which are used to predict climate change could be missing an important ozone "feedback" factor in their calculations of future global warming, according to new research led by the University of Cambridge and published in the journal Nature Climate Change.
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Los Angeles considers most sweeping earthquake readiness plan in
city history

The Christian Science Monitor
How prepared is Los Angeles for a major earthquake? On Dec. 8, the city's new mayor, Eric Garcetti, handed southern Californians a wake-up call in the form of a year-long study his office commissioned to answer that question. The findings are sobering, suggesting thousands of people would die in the most vulnerable wooden and concrete structures unless they are strengthened to withstand a major seismic event.
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At what point will the viaduct be unsafe? Washington state: It's complicated
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