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The Paleontological Society Position Statement: Evolution

Evolution is both a scientific fact and a scientific theory. More information.


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Fourth International Paleontological Congree (IPC4)
September 28-October 3, 2014. Mendoza, Argentina

Annual Meeting of the Geological Society of America
October 19-22, 2014. Vancouver, BC, Canada

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Over the past year, the Council of the Paleontological Society has voted in favor of:

•  ratifying the September 16, 2013, “Consensus Statement on Ethics in the Geosciences” signed by President Carlson and Secretary Wilson in Washington, DC.

•  signing the November 2013 “Message to the Texas State Board of Education” from the National Center for Science Education regarding school textbook adoptions.

•  authorizing President Carlson to sign the December 19, 2013, Coalition for National Science Funding (CNSF) letter to Congressman Lamar Smith.

•  endorsing the 1940 Statement of Principles on Academic Freedom and Tenure and joining the list of its institutional supporters.

• President Carlson's letter to the US Forest Service regarding the Paleontological Resources Preservation Act (PRPA).

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Past issues: Summer 2014, Winter 2014, Winter 2013, Summer 2012, Winter 2012, Spring 2011, Summer 2008, Special Edition 2007, Spring 2007, 2006, Fall 2005, Fall 2004, Winter 2004, Spring 2003, Spring 2002, Fall 2002, 2001

What's New

GSA 2014 Vancouver is approaching fast! Don't forget to check out the PS short course Reading and Writing of the Fossil Record: Preservational Pathways to Exceptional Fossilization on Saturday October 18. See the program here.

Congratulations to Ann "Nancy" Budd on being awarded the 2015 Moore Medal from SEPM.

Apply for the AWG Winifred Goldring Award, presented to an outstanding female student interested in pursuing a career in paleontology. Students should apply by the September 2014 deadline.

Apply for the AWG Takken Travel Grant, a competitive award that provides women geoscience students with support to present their research at a national or international professional geoscience meeting other than GSA. February 10 deadline.

Congratulations to the 2014 Paleontological Society Award winners:

Strimple Award
: Héctor Gerardo Porras Múzquiz

Schuchert Award: Shanan Peters (University of Wisconsin)
Paleontological Society Medal: Erle Kauffman (Indiana University)

Paleontological Society enters partnership with Cambridge University Press to publish the Journal of Paleontology and Paleobiology beginning January 1, 2015.

• Congratulations to IPC4 student travel grant awardees:
Javier Luque, Univ. of Alberta
Zuzanna Wawrzyniak, Univ. of Silesia
Heda Agic, Uppsala Univ
Evan Anderson, CU Boulder
Robyn Dahl, UC Riverside
Mike Donovan, Penn State 
Daniel Field, Yale
John Fronimos, Univ. of Michigan 
Montana Hodges, Univ. of Montana
Gary Motz, Univ. of Cincinnati
Sarah Sheffield, Univ. of Tennessee
Lidia Tackett, Univ. of Southern California
Jessica Tashman, Kent State 
Ryan Oliver Roney, Univ. of Tennessee
Erin E. Saupe Finley, Univ. of Kansas 

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