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Volume XXIII, Issue 48

Editor: Peter Chi
Co-Editor: Guan Le
Distribution Support: Sharon Uy, Marjorie Sowmendran, Todd King, Kevin Addison
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Table of Contents

1. JGR-Space Physics Editor Blog Monthly Highlights

2. The Maha Ashour-Abdalla Scholarship in Space Physics

3. MEETING: DAP-2017 Abstract Deadline September 30, 2017

4. JOB OPENING: Research Scientist Position at Section 'Earth's Magnetic Field' at GFZ (Germany)



JGR-Space Physics Editor Blog Monthly Highlights

From: Mike Liemohn (liemohn at umich.edu)

AGU has many blogs on their website, which I briefly introduce in a post this month.  Here are some other highlights from August.

August 5:  some space science editors are writing at AGU's Editors' Vox

August 29: more on "bro culture," including a book recommendation

August 31:  working with AGU's Public Information Office

Main Website:   http://liemohnjgrspace.wordpress.com/


The Maha Ashour-Abdalla Scholarship in Space Physics

From: Jean Berchem (jberchem at ucla.edu)

On Friday September 9, UCLA will celebrate the life of Maha Ashour-Abdalla, who died May 1, 2016.  The celebration will be held at UCLA’s Faculty Center starting at 4:00 pm. 

In lieu of sending flowers, contributions are requested to the Maha Ashour-Abdalla Scholarship in Space Physics, which is managed by the American Geophysical Union. 

The scholarship will encourage and support women who are starting graduate studies in space physics. 

To contribute, go to http://giving.agu.org/campaign/vcc/ and choose the Maha Ashour-Abdalla Scholarship Fund from the “Student Grants, Scholarships, Activities” drop-down menu. 

If you prefer, you may send a check, payable to the American Geophysical Union and with the note “Ashour-Abdalla Fund” on the memo line, to: Development Department, American Geophysical Union, 2000 Florida Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20009.


MEETING: DAP-2017 Abstract Deadline September 30, 2017

From: Mihaly Horanyi (horanyi at colorado.edu)

The Dust, Atmosphere and Plasma environment of the Moon and Small Bodies (DAP-2017) workshop will be held at LASP in Boulder, Colorado on January 11th-13th, 2017.  

The workshop will be a forum to (i) discuss current understanding of the surface environment of the Moon, the moons of Mars, and comets and asteroids, (ii) share new results from past and ongoing missions to airless bodies and comets, and (iii) describe expectations for planned upcoming missions to airless bodies and comets. 

The meeting web site is hosted at http://impact.colorado.edu/dap_meeting.html where you can learn more. 

DAP-2017 is a NASA/SSERVI follow up on two previous NASA/NLSI-SSERVI workshops, LDAP-2010 and DAP-2012. Contributions to LDAP-2010 and DAP-2012 were published in special issues of Planetary and Space Sciences. A similar volume is planned to report the contributions to DAP-2017. 

The workshop is hosted by M. Horányi and A. Stern, and supported by NASA's Solar System Exploration Research Virtual Institute (SSERVI): Institute for Modeling Plasma, Atmospheres, and Cosmic Dust (IMPACT), the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP), and the Center for Integrated Plasma Studies (CIPS) of the University of Colorado. 
Planned invited talks include:

Surface Properties of Asteroids: Dan Britt/U. Central Florida and SSERVI
Rosetta Results on Cometary Plasmas: Jim Burch/SwRI
Physical Plasma Environment of the Moon: Jasper Halekas/U. Iowa
Osiris Rex: Vicky Hamilton/SwRI
Europa Dust Environment: Sascha Kempf/U. Colorado and SSERVI
Search for the Dust Torus Around Mars: Mark Showalter/SETI
Dust Environment of the Moon: Jamey Szalay/SwRI
Mars, Phobos, Deimos Dust Environment: Alexander Zakharov/ITEP Moscow

The DAP-2017 abstract deadline is Sept. 30th, 2016; submit your abstract to dusty.meetings at gmail.com


JOB OPENING: Research Scientist Position at Section 'Earth's Magnetic Field' at GFZ (Germany)

From: Claudia Stolle (cstolle at gfz-potsdam.de)

GFZ invites applications for an attractive position as research scientist with strong interest in geomagnetism

GFZ seeks a research scientist with strong interests in geomagnetism to establish a high quality research group within Section 2.3 'Earth's 
Magnetic Field'. Applying ground and satellite-based geomagnetic observations and supporting data sets, analyzing and modeling variations 
of the Earth’s magnetic field, and understanding their sources and associated processes in Earth and/or near-Earth's space are main aims of 
the Section. The successful candidate is expected to conduct independent research and be ready to lead a research group including students and 
post docs. She/he will be encouraged to teach.


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