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At its May 22,1996, meeting, the AGU Council established a medal for outstanding contributions to the understanding of the Earth's mantle and core. This medal honors Inge Lehmann, the discoverer of the inner core and the only woman (to date) to be awarded AGU's Bowie Medal. The Lehmann Medal may not be awarded more often than biennially. The awarding of the Bucher Medal and the Lehmann Medal is expected to alternate. The Council also approved an award for Excellence in Geophysical Education. Members will be invited to submit nominees for each of these new honors.