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AEG Section/Chapter Support Committee update
The following is an update from AEG Section/Chapter Support Committee Co-Chair Marie Garsjo. The Committee's purpose is to provide support to the Sections and Chapters and help them thrive. Additionally, the Committee provides regularly scheduled training twice a year for new board members and new section officers, and it has been hosting monthly collaborative calls, one of the ideas developed by the focus groups.
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Looking for a job? Looking to hire? Look no further than AEG's career page. The career page has been recently updated to include more geoscience-specific postings, so you have a greater chance of finding the position or person that you are looking for. If you are just beginning your career in geology or just want to find something new, then AEG's career page is the place to start.

Post your resume now! If your company is seeking a new team member to round out your staff, there's no better place to begin than by posting a position through AEG. Connect on AEG's career page today!

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2014 Harrisburg Sinkhole Conference on Nov. 7
The City of Harrisburg via AEG
Hear from national speakers who will share their expertise on the best practices in sinkhole management to include the following:
  • Sinkholes 101 (The basics — how they form)
  • Federal funding programs for sinkhole identification and repair
  • Pennsylvania state government funding programs
  • Land use development ordinances
  • Insurance products ... and more
The conference will be held Friday, Nov. 7, at the Holiday Inn Crowne Plaza-Harrisburg, located at 23 South Second St., Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Contact the hotel at 717-234-5021.

Learn more and view an agenda here.

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Aspiring Professionals Networking Event on Nov. 12
Alliance of Hazardous Materials Professionals-New Jersey Chapter
Sponsored by AEG New York-Philadelphia Section; Alliance of Hazardous Materials Professionals, New Jersey Chapter; and the New Jersey Licensed Remediation Professionals Association, the inaugural Aspiring Professionals Networking Event is a special networking event open to all aspiring professionals to discuss the benefits of membership in a professional association.

The event will be from 5:30-8 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 12, at the Office Beer Bar and Grill (728 Thompson Ave.) in Bridgewater, New Jersey. Registration is $10, which can be applied toward a new membership to any of the sponsoring organizations.

RSVP online here. Contact Caryn Barnes of LSRPA at 215-446-2921 with questions.

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KCO hydrology seminar on Nov. 21
American Institute of Hydrology via AEG
The Kansas City/Omaha Section of AEG invites you to attend the 23rd Annual Kansas Hydrology Seminar from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 21, at the Kansas History Museum (6425 SW 6th Ave.) in Topeka, Kansas.

Registration begins at 8:15 a.m., and the seminar will start at 9 a.m. The registration fee of $45 includes meeting expenses, morning and afternoon refreshments and lunch. Presenters do not have to pay the registration fee. Students with current identification can register and attend the entire program for $10.

For more information and an agenda, please click here.

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Mysterious midcontinent rift is a geological hybrid
Geology Times
An international team of geologists has a new explanation for how the Midwest's biggest geological feature — an ancient and giant 2,000-mile-long underground crack that starts in Lake Superior and runs south to Oklahoma and to Alabama — evolved.
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Sediment supply drives floodplain evolution in Amazon Basin
Cardiff University via SpaceDaily
A new study of the Amazon River basin shows lowland rivers that carry large volumes of sediment meander more across floodplains and create more oxbow lakes than rivers that carry less sediment. The findings have implication for the Amazonian river system, which may be significantly altered by proposed megadams that would disrupt sediment supplies.
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