UA Dean of Science and GSA President Joaquin Ruiz gave the Presidential Address last night in Denver as the Geological Society of America Annual Meeting got underway. He spoke on "From the Core of the Earth to the Top of the Mountains: A Renaissance in the Earth Sciences."
Following that, medals and awards were presented, including the prestigious Arthur Day Medal to UA geologist George Gehrels (right).
George will present one of the GSA Gold Medal Lectures later this morning.
George Davis, also in UA Geosciences, was recognized for his Career Contributions Award from the Structure & Tectonics Division, which will be given Tuesday evening.
Another UA geoscientist, Victor Baker gives the Quaternary Geology & Geomorphology Division Distinguished Career Award Lecture at 5 pm this evening.