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August, 2002
At 2:00 p.m. on August 26, 2002, the Bureau of Economic Geology hosted a reception for Dr. Peter T. Flawn, UT President Emeritus and former Bureau Director, to celebrate the publication of his new book, Texas Geologist and the Bureau of Economic Geology, 1949-1970. This book presents Dr. Flawn's recollections of his tenure at the Bureau. As he states in the Preface, "This … is a personal history of my experiences as a geologist in Trans-Pecos Texas during the decades of the 1950's and 1960's, and of a remarkable organization called the Bureau  
Dr. Peter T. Flawn
of Economic Geology of The University of Texas." Those interested in purchasing a copy of this book should contact Publication Sales. (more photographs) 08/26/02

Dr. Scott Tinker (left), Bahamian Prime Minister The Hon. Perry Gladstone Christie (center), and College of the Bahamas President
Dr. Leon Higgs (right).
Recently Scott Tinker and Charlie Kerans traveled to the Bahamas to investigate the possibility of a long-term research partnership with both the Government and the College of the Bahamas. The association may lead to the establishment of a Research Station near Nassau on New Providence Island. Dr. Edward J. Buskey from the UT Marine Science Institute traveled with Drs. Tinker and Kerans. 08/20/02
(front row, left to right) Stuart Cove, Dr. Ed Buskey, and
Dr. Georgina Bustamante.
(back row, left to right) Casuarina McKinney, Sir Nicholas Nuttall,
Dr. Scott Tinker, Paul Hardy, and Dr. Charlie Kerans.

  Bureau researcher Shinichi Sakurai was awarded the Society of Professional Well Log Analysts' (SPWLA) 2002 Best Poster Award for his poster presented at the 2002 SPWLA Annual Symposium in Oiso, Japan, June 2–5, 2002. His poster presentation is titled "Petrophysical Evaluation of Miocene-Pliocene Gas Reservoirs: Veracruz and Macuspana Basins, Mexico" and coauthors include PEMEX
researchers F. Grimaldo-Suárez, L. Aguilera-Gomez, J. Rodríguez-Larios, and Bureau researchers Bill Ambrose, David Jennette, Mark Holtz, Shirley Dutton, Khaled Fouad, Tim Wawrzyniec, and Edgar Guevara.
(posters in PDF format 1 | 2 | 3 | 4) 08/13/02

A view of the Santa Catalina Mountain foothills from Pima Canyon Trail just north of Tucson, Arizona.
Sigrid Clift represented the Bureau at the EarthScope Education and Outreach meeting August 4–7, 2002, in Tucson, Arizona. EarthScope is a program that will apply the latest technologies to investigate the structure and evolution of the North American continent and the physical processes that control earthquakes and volcanic eruptions. The meeting brought together scientists and educators from all across the country to develop an education program that will bring the goals and results of EarthScope to schools and the public. Please visit the EarthScope Website for more information. 08/08/02


left to right, Dr. Larry T. Faulkner, Lord John Browne, and Bureau Director Dr. Scott W. Tinker

On Friday, August 2, 2002, BP Chief Executive Officer Lord Browne of Madingley, presented to UT President Larry T. Faulkner the BP drilling core research facility in Houston and a valuable collection of earth core samples from oil and gas wells. This gift, valued at $7.5 million, was made to The University of Texas at Austin on behalf of the Bureau of Economic Geology. The donation includes $2.4 million for the research facility's operating expenses, more than 12 acres of land, 108,000 square feet of warehouse and office space, machinery, equipment, furnishings, more than 200,000 boxes of core samples and 200,000 boxes of rock cuttings. Over 100 people attended the presentation ceremony. (more information) 08/05/02