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Dutrow Elected to GIA’s Board of Governors

Barbara L. Dutrow, Adolphe G. Gueymard Professor of Geology at the Louisiana State University (USA), was elected to the Board of Governors of the Gemological Institute of America (GIA). Prof. Dutrow is one of two research scientists on the GIA’s board of 17 (joining Prof. John Valley). She was selected for her expertise in mineralogy, her experience in field work and analytical instrumentation, and her work with professional societies. The GIA is the international leader in providing education, laboratory services, and state-of-the-art research to the gem and jewelry industry with a mission to ensure the public’s trust in gems and jewelry. The GIA has 13 laboratories and schools in the USA, Europe, Asia, and Africa and are the developers of the famous “four Cs” (carat weight, cut, color, clarity) for diamond grading.


Hawthorne Appointed Companion of Order of Canada

Frank C. Hawthorne, Distinguished Professor at the University of Manitoba (Canada) was appointed a Companion of the Order of Canada on 29 December 2017. Companions of the Order of Canada, the highest level of the Order of Canada, have demonstrated the highest degree of merit to Canada and humanity, on the national or international scene. He was appointed for “his groundbreaking contributions to geology as an internationally renowned authority on mineralogy and crystallography.” Hawthorne is the author of over 700 reviewed journal articles on the atomic arrangements of atoms in solids. He is a Life Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, a Foreign Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences, and an Honorary Fellow of both the Società Italiana di Mineralogia e Petrologia and the Russian Mineralogical Society. Dr. Hawthorne has also received numerous awards, including the Willet G. Miller Medal of the Royal Society of Canada, the 1995 Schlumberger Medal of the Mineralogical Society of Great Britain and Ireland, the 2008 Killam Prize in Natural Sciences from the Canada Council, the 2010 IMA Medal of the International Mineralogical Association, and the 2013 Roebling Medal of the Mineralogical Society of America.

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