Paleonet: Denver GSA 2010: PS Events of Student Interest

Christy Visaggi christy.visaggi at gmail.com
Wed Oct 20 12:46:36 GMT 2010


The current student representatives of the Paleontological Society have
asked me to pass along the below information to Paleonet regarding upcoming
activities of student interest at GSA in Denver.

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*Student Poster Competition*

All undergraduate and graduate student members of the Paleontological
Society presenting paleontology-related posters are automatically entered in
the competition.  If you are not a current PS member, but you are a student
presenting a poster at GSA... it's not too late to sign up for membership
and then be considered for the PS poster competition!  Join now at:
www.paleosoc.org.

1st Place: $250
Two Runners-Up: $100 each

Please contact Peter Harries (harries at cas.usf.edu) if you have questions or
if you're faculty interested in being a volunteer judge for the competition.

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*
PS Short Course:* Quantitative Methods in Paleobiology. Sat., 30 Oct., 8
a.m.–5 p.m.

Sponsor: The Paleontological Society.
FREE. Limit: 400. John Alroy, Macquarie University; Gene Hunt, Smithsonian
Institution.

Abstract: This short course will consist of 13 presentations explaining
essential parts of paleobiology's modern toolkit. It will cover both general
techniques and specific methods used to analyze taxonomic, ecological,
morphological, and stratigraphic data. Presenters will cover the conceptual
basis of methods as well as their practical application. This course is
targeted towards early graduate students and other individuals who wish to
increase their proficiency with the analytical tools of modern paleobiology.
There will be an accompanying printed volume available for purchase.  The
list of speakers is available on the PS website at the following link:
www.paleosoc.org/shortcourse2010.html.

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Paleontological Society Reception Buffet*

Sat., 30 Oct., 5–8 p.m. CCC, Four Seasons Ballroom 1
Professionals: $35; Students: $10

Don't miss your chance to socialize with your fellow paleontologists!

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Hope to see you all in Denver.

Cheers,
Christy V.
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