APS News

June 1998 (Volume 7, Number 6)

Bylaw Revision for Thesis Awards

In accordance with a recommendation from the 1998 Task Force on Prizes and Awards, Council has approved a revision to the APS Bylaws regarding the thesis awards bestowed by several APS Divisions. The Bylaws state at present that prize and award recipients shall be approved by the Executive Board but Council voted to allow units to present thesis awards without this approval. The rationale for the revision is that some divisions understandably wish to select winners and present these awards at their annual meetings, immediately following competitive presentations from the candidates. The revision appears below in bold italics. Comments are invited from the membership. These should be sent by e-mail, regular mail, or fax (301) 209-0865 to Amy Halsted at APS Headquarters. Please respond by September 4.


2. Approvals.-The Council shall approve the criteria for all Prizes and Awards awarded by the Society. Individual recipients of Prizes and Awards shall be approved by the Executive Board, with the exception of any dissertation awards bestowed by Divisions or Topical Groups.

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Editor: Barrett H. Ripin

June 1998 (Volume 7, Number 6)

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