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About the Cover
This globe is a visualization of over 300,000 earthquake hypocenters recorded over a period of 24 years. Data are supplied courtesy of the National Geophysical Data Center in Boulder, Colo.
The image was created by Paul Morin of the University of Minnesota Department of Geology and Geophysics, Steffen Heise of the University of Michigan Media Union, and Peter van Keken of the University of Michigan Department of Geological Sciences. 
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From shrubs to sand
Asteroid family trees
Geologic mapping takes congressional stage
New USGS lab offers 'world-class' analysis
Karst modeling and 'desktop geology'
Spain gets first approved meteorite in 50 years


Computers in the Classroom
Computers are valuable educational tools — when used correctly. Beware of bringing computers into the classroom just for the sake of using technology. The authors offer suggestions on how to make computers work for teachers and students.
Kent Kirkby, Paul Morin, Richard Sedlock, Rich Busch,
Dirk Slawinski, and Patrick Lynch

Recruiting University Geoscience Students
How can geoscience professors recruit students into their departments, even when the geology job market is hard to define? A professor calls for a shift in faculty attitudes to create not only future geoscientists but future responsible citizens.
Barbara Tewksbury

Creating a Corps of Earth Science Teachers
The United States may have to replace its entire teaching corps of 2.8 million in the coming decade. How can the geoscience community ensure that knowledgeable earth science teachers are part of that corps? The solution begins with university geoscience programs.
Robert W. Ridky and Christopher M. Keane

A Teacher’s Perspective on Changing Curricula
Since the American Geological Institute released its Earth Science Curriculum Project in the 1960s, requirements and methods for teaching science have been evolving. A teacher describes his perspective on changes in pedagogy and how today’s teachers can use the Internet to help students respond to modern challenges.
Michael J. Passow

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