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The American Geophysical Union announced its 1997 medals and award recipients. Scientists honored are: RAYMOND HIDE, Oxford University, England, William Bowie Medal; KARL K. TUREKIAN, Yale University, Maurice Ewing Medal; JEAN-LOUIS LE MOUEL, Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris, John Adam Fleming Medal; STANLEY R. HART, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Harry E. Hess Medal; JOHN D. BREDEHOEFT, Hydrodynamics Group of California, Robert E. Horton Medal; DONALD V. HELMBERGER, California Institute of Technology, Inge Lehmann Medal; HANS OESCHGER, University of Bern, Roger Revelle Medal; and GORDON H. PETTENGILL, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Charles A. Whitten Medal. The James B. Macelwane Medal will be awarded to EDOUARD BARD, University of Aix-Marseille III, France, MARC B. PARLANGE, The Johns Hopkins University, and ROBERT VAN DER HILST, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. JACK D. FELLOWS, Science and Space Programs, Office of Management and Budget, will receive the Edward A. Flinn III Award.

SEPM (Society for Sedimentary Geology) presented its 1997 medals and awards in April at the society's annual meeting. WILLIAM BERGGREN, NOEL JAMES, and EUGENE SHINN received Honorary Member awards. Other recipients included: ALAN H. CHEETHAM, Moore Medal; ROGER WALKER, Pettijohn Medal; MILES HAYES, Shepard Medal; and GERALD M. FRIEDMAN, Twenhofel Medal.

The society's 1997 executive council members are: RICHARD J. MOIOLA, president; LEE F. KRYSTINIK, president-elect; W. LYNN WATNEY, secretary and treasurer; WOLFGANG SCHLAGER, international councilor; HENRY W. POSAMENTIER, councilor for sedimentology; PAMELA HALLOCK- MULLER, councilor for paleontology; ISABEL P. MONTANEZ, councilor for research activities; GAIL M. ASHLEY, editor, Journal of Sedimentary Research; ROBERT A. GASTALDO and CHARLES E. SAVRDA, co-editors, PALAIOS; ROBERT W. DALRYMPLE, editor, special publications; and RAYMOND L. ETHINGTON, president SEPM Foundation.

At the annual meeting of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists in April, the society presented its 1997 honors and awards. ROBERT D. GUNN received the Sidney Powers Memorial Medal. Honorary Membership Awards were given to THOMAS D. BARBER, LEE C. GERHARD, MYRON K. HORN, and HARRISON LEE TOWNES. RAYMOND A. PRICE received the Michel T. Halbouty Human Needs Award. Distinguished Educator Awards were presented to GEORGE B. ASQUITH, ROBERT LOUIS FOLK, and HAROLD G. READING. Special Awards were presented to MARSHA A. BARBER, PAUL G. BENEDUM JR., ROBERT E. MEGILL, and EUGENE M. SHOEMAKER. SAMUEL T. PEES received the Public Service Award and ELLIOTT H. POWERS received the Pioneer Award. Distinguished Service Awards were given to LEE T. BILLINGSLEY, STEWART CHUBER, TERRY L. HOLLRAH, SUSAN B. MORRICE, DAN L. SMITH, and ANTHONY TANKARD. F. JERRY LUCIA was awarded the Wallace E. Pratt Memorial. ANTHONY TANKARD, RAMIRO SUAREZ SORUCO, and HERMAN J.A. WELSINK received the Robert H. Dott Sr. Memorial. LAUREL L. ALEXANDER and PETER B. FLEMINGS received the J.C. "Cam" Sproule Memorial.

THOMAS M. HAMILTON has been named chairman, president, and chief executive officer of ENSERCH Exploration Inc., Dallas. Hamilton is also chairman of the American Geological Institute Foundation.

West Virginia Governor Boreman and the state Senate recognized the WEST VIRGINIA GEOLOGICAL AND ECONOMIC SURVEY for 100 years of service. The organization's birthday, Feb. 26, was designated by the Senate as the annual "West Virginia Geological and Economic Survey Day." LARRY D. WOODFORK is state geologist and director of the survey.

The National Academy of Engineering elected 85 new members and eight foreign associates in February. Election to the academy is one of the highest professional honors for engineers, recognizing pioneering accomplishments in new and developing fields of technology. New members of the academy include: JAMES P. BRILL, chair, petroleum engineering department, University of Tulsa; J. BRENT HISKEY, professor, materials science and engineering, University of Arizona, Tucson; LARRY W. LAKE, chair, petroleum and geosystems engineering department, University of Texas, Austin; MARGARET A. LEMONE, senior scientist, mesoscale-microscale meteorology division, National Center for Atmospheric Research; JACK E. LITTLE, president and chief executive officer of Shell Exploration and Production Co., Houston; and ARNOLD F. STANCELL, professor of chemical engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology.

OBITUARIES FREDERICK SAUL HONKALA served as executive director of the American Geological Institute from 1975 to 1978. He earned undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of New Hampshire, University of Missouri, and University of Michigan. His professional career focused on strengthening geological education and representation within government. Honkala served as chairman of the geology department and dean of the graduate school at the University of Montana-Missoula, where a scholarship fund was established in his name. He was president of Yankton College and dean of faculty at St. Mary's College of Maryland. He worked as science adviser to Montana Sen. John Melcher, senior scientist for the Virginia State Bureau of Mines, and director in the advanced science education program of the National Science Foundation. March 9, 1997.

HANS W. SCHREIBER was an international expert in the financial analysis of mineral properties, ore reserve calculation procedures, and mineral property negotiations. Originally from Germany, Schreiber worked for many commerical mineral companies in the United States and Germany before becoming chairman of the board and chief executive officer of Behre Dolbear and Company, Inc.

Schreiber was a member of the Geological Society of America, American Institute of Professional Geologists, and Society of Mining Engineers, and a past president of the Mining and Metallurgical Society of America. He was a registered geologist in California. Nov. 6, 1996.

ROBERT E. BERGSTROM, former chief of the Illinois State Geological Survey, is credited with recognizing the importance of the emerging field of environmental geology in the early 1960s. As an internationally recognized groundwater specialist, Bergstrom travelled throughout Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, and Vietnam. In 1963, he became head of the groundwater section of the survey; he served as chief from 1981 until his retirement in 1983. Sept. 28, 1996.

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