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From the American Geophysical Union’s Twitter feed ( @theAGU ): Looking for a geoblogger to discuss blogging at Communicating your Science workshop Sunday Dec. 13 morning #AGU09 Contact mjvinas@agu.org (I’m not going. Have fun in San Francisco – I’ll be at home, grading.)

Jess is looking for posts about outreach that we’ve done. I’d like to talk about outreach that other people have done. This month, many of the bloggers here at Sb have been participating in Donors Choose, a campaign to raise money for schools. October is a crazy month for anyone who goes to the Geological…

The DonorsChoose social media challenge ends tomorrow at the end of next week. Rumor has it that HP has a large pot of money (like $200,000) to split amongst the groups that raised at least 1% of the total… and they’ll split the money at the end of the day tomorrow. If we raised that…

My other half sent me this link on Friday: from Wired, rating weapons used to kill zombies (in Zombieland, and elsewhere). Their number 13: 13. Rock hammers Not to be confused with tremendous mallets, these things are faster to wield and don’t leave you exhausted after two or three swings. Used for busting rocks, they…

Blogging geoscience meetings

Over the past year, as live-blogging and live-tweeting conferences have become more common, scientific societies have had to figure out what to do about bloggers. What are we? We don’t usually wear press badges (although there are professional journalists who blog, and there are bloggers who write about new research in a way that’s similar…

I confess that I didn’t know the geological conventions for abbreviating time until I started teaching the geology writing class and looked them up. (That’s despite having published a paper on argon-argon geochronology. Sometimes, just doing whatever the co-authors and reviewers say is the right thing to do…) So I don’t have any strong opinions…

Water expertise on Sb, now official

Anne Jefferson, a hydro-geomorpho-climate geologist at UNC-Charlotte, has officially joined Highly Allochthonous as Chris Rowan’s co-blogger. Anne’s been unofficially co-blogging there for a while, but it’s great to see her role made more official. And it’s especially great to see someone with expertise in water and surface processes on Sb. (Anne and I are also…

Geobloggers (and tweeters) are very social, but we often exist in our own world apart from the rest of the science bloggers. Here are some opportunities to remind the rest of the science-blogging world how cool we are: 1st: ScienceOnline 2010 is a conference devoted to science on Web 2.0 and to open-access science. This…

Earth Science Week 2009 will be October 11-17 (ending on the 20th anniversary of the Loma Prieta earthquake!). This year’s theme is “Understanding Climate.” There are photo, visual arts, and essay contests, and Thursday is going to be the first “Women in Geosciences” day. (And then Friday will be “frantically put posters together for GSA”…

Last month, another structural geologist came to town to check out possible sites for a future field class. While we were out looking at one of my favorite teaching sites, he commented that geologists seem unusually willing to share their secrets with one another. (We had met at one of the Cutting Edge workshops, where…