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MSA goes international

Past and future developments

[MSA logo]Of the 2100 individual members in the MSA, 41% are non-US residents. The MSA has expanded representation on its committees to include many members from abroad. Ian Parsons, of the Dept of Geology and Geophysics, U. of Edinburgh, was the first Mineralogical Society of America’s (MSA) Distinguished Lecturer who did not reside in North America. The first short course organized by the MSA in a country outside North America, was held in Cambridge, England in 2001. The MSA will co-sponsor the 18th General Meeting Int’l Mineralogical Assn (IMA), in Edinburgh, UK in September, 2002. For the year 2001 Endowment Fund of MSA’s total contributions now stands at $19,663.00 which is an increase of $6,742.00 (52%) over last year, 23% of which was from abroad. At the Annual Meeting of the Geological Society of America in early November, 2001, the Awards Luncheon, the Roebling Medal will be awarded to Peter J. Wyllie, the MSA Award will be given to Peter C. Burns, and the Distinguished Public Service Medal will be presented to Jeffrey E. Post. The Spring MSA-Sponsored meeting will be in conjunction with the American Geophysical Union meetings in Washington where the second Dana Medal will be awarded to Michael F. Hochella, Jr.

Cornelis ('Kase') Klein, MSA President