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May 8, 2014

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Emerging Leaders Alliance: cross-disciplinary leadership training

Since 2008, the Emerging Leaders Alliance (ELA) has provided cost-effective, high-quality training and networking for emerging leaders in the engineering community through intensive live training sessions, cross-disciplinary networking opportunities, followup communication and the availability of the ELA On Demand (recorded sessions). Registration for the training is covered by SME for eight attendees. For more information, contact Mona Vandervoort,, by July 11, 2014.

Emerging Leaders Alliance Cross-Disciplinary Leadership Training
Who should attend: SME members between the ages of 25-35
When: November 10-12, 2014
Where: Hyatt Regency, Reston, VA

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New from the SME Bookstore
It’s book release season at SME!
Check out the four titles released this week:
Minerals, Metals and Sustainability

Guidelines for Evaluating Water Pit Slope Stability

Solid-Liquid Separation in the Mining Industry

Statistics for Mining Engineering

Featured Events & Webinars
Critical Minerals Conference
August 3-5, 2014
Westin Denver Downtown
Denver, CO
Networking: Novice to Pro
Tuesday, May 20, 2:00 pm MDT
Tammy R. Whiston, Managing Partner, Cason Group LLC
NAT 2014
June 22-25, 2014
JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. Live
Los Angeles, CA
Supplying society with natural resources:
The future of mining - from Agricola to Rachel Carson and beyond
Thursday, May 29, 2014, 9:00 am MDT
Leigh Freeman, General Manager, Downing Teal Inc.
Visit the SME website for more news on meetings and webinars.
Noteworthy news
SME is dedicated to providing you with the latest mining news, from daily headlines at Mining Engineering Online to our technical journal Minerals & Metallurgical Processing to our Government and Public Affairs coverage.

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  • Spike in fatalities drives industry/MSHA summit.
  • BLM proposal addresses methane from mines on public lands.

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