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vol. 49, no. 9
18 Assessing University Research, the British Way
An invasive review system by the U.K. government makes the call on who gets research dollars and who's on the chopping block.
24 Building Geology for the Future: Cui Bono?
Developing an engaged scientific community is the only way to strengthen and save university geology departments.
Lisa A. Rossbacher and Dallas D. Rhodes
28 Broadening Horizons for Students
Some geology departments are taking a growth tactic for survival: opening their doors to a wide breadth of complementary geoscience subjects.
32 Undergrad Forums: It's All About the Process
Who says that serious research and presentation are only for graduate students? Undergrads have more opportunities than you might think.
Transforming Teachers into Designers
A new program is asking teachers to think big when planning their earth science curriculum.
8 NEWS NOTES
Solar storms strip water off Mars * A mistaken link in human history * Ediacaran fossil up close * Warming up to rock falls * Measuring sea-level rise * Magnetic murals * Global science standings * Hurricanes' green thumb * Slower cooling in Oregon * Illegal uranium mining in the Congo
17 POLITICAL SCENE
Mr. Smith in Washington: Fighting for Science
In the cynical world of Capitol Hill politics, there are still some people who inspire optimism among science advocates.
44 ENERGY & RESOURCES
64 GEOLOGIC COLUMN
4 From the Editor
6 Letters: Perspectives from readers
36 Where on Earth?
52 Benchmarks: Looking back in Geotimes
55 Classifieds: Career Opportunities
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