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Donate to Student Travel Grant Fund

16 November 2015
16 November 2015 - Your generous gift to the SSA Student Travel Grant Fund helps rising seismologists attend the professional meetings that will inspire them for years to come. Donations to the fund help young scientists and engineers make essential career connections in their field and expand their research, and prepare them to be a future advocate...
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Deadline for Annual Meeting Travel Grants: 30 November

15 November 2015
15 November 2015 - Modest travel grants are available to help defray some of the costs for some international SSA members, student SSA members and persons traveling from European Seismological Commission member-states who wish to attend the SSA Annual Meeting. To learn more, visit here.

SSA Opens Search for Editor-In-Chief of BSSA

13 October 2015
13 October 2015 – SSA is seeking a new Editor-in-Chief for the prestigious Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America (BSSA). After five years of exemplary service, BSSA Editor-in-Chief Diane Doser, who has led the journal since 2010, announced this summer that she would step down in late 2016.Andy Michael, chair of the SSA Publications...
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SSA Board of Directors Candidate Statements Now Available

14 September 2015
14 September 2015 – It's time to renew your membership and vote for the new leadership positions.Statements from the candidates for SSA Board of Directors for 2016, published in the September/October issue of Seismological Research Letters (SRL), are available online here. The election closes at 5 PM PST on Friday, 8 January 2016. Please note that...
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SSA Announces 2015 Geo-CVD Student Travel Grant Winners

5 August 2015

5 August 2015 – The SSA Government Relations Committee selected graduate students Gabrielle Tepp of the University of Rochester and Manuel Mendoza of the University of California at Riverside to attend the annual Geosciences Congressional Visits Day (Geo-CVD) in Washington, D.C., September 29-30, 2015.

Each year SSA invites U.S. graduate students to apply for a travel grant to attend Geo-CVD, supplying a grant to cover up to $2000 of travel expenses (transportation, lodging, and food costs), and winners are asked to write a brief report on the experience for publication in the SSA journal, the Seismological Research Letters (SRL). This student member opportunity would not have been possible without the ongoing generous support of SSA members. A new fund has been established for member contributions to supply ongoing support for this program. Look for it when you renew your membership.

Eastern Section SSA 2015 Annual Meeting, 6-8 October, Memphis, TN

22 July 2015

Update 1 October – Online registration has closed, but registration will be available on site.

U of Memphis University Center22 July 2015 – The 87th annual meeting of the Eastern Section of the Seismological Society of America, hosted by the Center for Earthquake Research and Information (CERI) at the University of Memphis, will be held 6-8 October 2015 on the University of Memphis campus in Memphis, Tennessee (an icebreaker event will be held the evening of October 5th).

Oral and poster presentations are welcomed in all areas of seismology, EarthScope in the CEUS, CEUS source studies, NGA East results, CUS earthquake hazards, CEUS geodynamics, CEUS geodesy and GPS, induced seismicity, and any other topic consistent with the SSA objectives. For more information please visit the meeting home page.

US Geoscientists Mark Your Calendars for the 8th Annual Geosciences Congressional Visits Days, September 29–30

20 July 2015
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July 20, 2015 – SSA, in collaboration with the American Geosciences Institute (AGI) and many other geoscience societies, invites geoscientists to come to Washington D.C. for the annual Geosciences Congressional Visits Day (GEO-CVD) on September 29–30, 2015. Decision makers need to hear from geoscientists. Join us and many of your colleagues for this two-day event uniting geoscience researchers, professionals, students, educators, engineers, and executives in Washington, D.C. to raise visibility and support for the geosciences!

Coming in SRL – Focus Sections on Induced Seismicity, the Cascadia Initiative, & the Gorkha Earthquake

15 June 2015
June 15, 2015 – Each of next three issues of Seismological Research Letters (SRL) will showcase a focus section on a timely, noteworthy topic in seismology. The July/August focus section features eight articles on injection-induced seismicity (it was “published ahead of print” online 10 June 2015; see the table of contents). The September/October SRL is scheduled...
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SSA 2015 Annual Meeting Presentations Online

4 June 2015
June 4, 2015 – Over 150 video slidecasts of oral presentations and over 140 posters from the 2015 Annual Meeting in Pasadena are now available online for viewing by SSA members (login with SSA username & password required). Click here to view slidecasts and posters from the thirty-three technical sessions including this year’s Joyner Lecture...
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