The Geological Society of America issued a statement today about the shootings in Tucson on Saturday. UA Dean of Science Joaquin Ruiz is currently President of GSA.
"GSA is shocked and saddened by the recent violence against U.S.
Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ) and her staff and constituents.
Giffords' office is host to the 2010-2011 GSA-USGS Congressional Science
Fellow, Larry Meinert. "Representative Giffords has been an enlightened
supporter of higher education and science," said GSA President Joaquin
Ruiz. "I have known her for many years and have always been impressed by
her commitment to our Country and her humanity." GSA, along with all of
Giffords' friends and colleagues in the geoscience community, wish her
and everyone affected by this event a fast and complete recovery. Our
condolences extend to the families of the victims of this senseless