People in the News 11/26/13

by | Nov 26, 2013 | 0 comments

According to KnowledgeSpeak “the members of the American Chemical Society have elected Diane Grob Schmidt, a section head at Procter & Gamble, as ACS president-elect for 2014. During her three-year succession, Schmidt will serve as president of the society in 2015 and immediate past-president in 2016; she will also serve on the board of directors. The society, which publishes C&EN, also elected or re-elected four other board directors.

During her term in office, Schmidt plans to focus on working “to create an atmosphere that encourages growth and the addition of U.S. jobs.” Among her many honours, Schmidt received the Henry A. Hill Award from the ACS Division of Professional Relations in 2012 and was named an ACS Fellow in 2011.

In other ACS election results, George M. Bodner, the Arthur Kelly Distinguished Professor of Chemical Education and an engineering faculty member at Purdue University, won re-election as District II director for a three-year term. He defeated Alan A. Hazari, director of chemistry labs and lecturer at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville…”

InfoDOCKET has a link to the full text of a speech “Open Access to Science and Data = Cash and Economic Bonanza” by Neelie Kroes the VP of the European Commission responsible for the Digital Agenda for Europe.  The speech was made at the Berlin Open Access Conference.  Key passages are quoted and the full text of her speech is provided.

TeleRead reports that “Ray Russell, founder of the superb independent British publisher Tartarus Press, has shared the story of his “Mild Case of Bibliomania” on YouTube. And, ironically for a publisher who produces some marvelously high-quality and reasonably-priced ebooks of dark fiction and horror, he is a complete devotee of the printed word, with a book collection that needs to be seen to be believed. And for Americans, he has one of the best British reading voices going since the demise of Vivian Stanshall…”

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