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June 2014 (Volume 23, Number 6)

APS Elections Now Open

APS general election voting began on May 15 and is open until the end of June. Members can cast their vote for vice president, the chair-elect of the Nominating Committee, international councilor, and general councilor.

The vice president is the entry point in the presidential line, and assumes the role of president in the third year of service. Running for vice president are Laura Greene from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Margaret Murnane at the University of Colorado.

The chair of the Nominating Committee serves three years on the committee, first as chair-elect, the second as chair, and lastly as past chair. The Nominating Committee selects candidates for the presidential line, chairs of the Nominating Nommittee, and international and general councilor. The candidates for the chair of the Nominating Committee are Paul Chaikin of New York University and Anthony Starace of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

The international councilor is a member who resides outside the U.S. and sits on the APS Council, the Society’s main governing body. The candidates are Eliezer Rabinovici of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Yifang Wang from the Institute of High Energy Physics in Beijing.

The general councilor is elected by the whole membership and sits on the Council. Running for general councilor are Gail McLaughlin of North Carolina State University and Sherry Yennello of Texas A&M University.

Members have been sent an email with instructions on voting. The candidates’ full statements are available at the APS election website; to vote, members can go to the APS homepage (and log in).

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Editor: David Voss
Staff Science Writer: Michael Lucibella
Art Director and Special Publications Manager: Kerry G. Johnson
Publication Designer and Production: Nancy Bennett-Karasik

June 2014 (Volume 23, Number 6)

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APS Elections Now Open
Physicists Widen the Search for Dark Matter Particles
More Basic Research at the National Ignition Facility
Alpha Particles Target Cancer
Leadership Changes at Top US Science Organizations
APS Bridge Program Selects New Sites
Golden Goose Award for Unorthodox Research
Finding New Physics Among Earthquake Lights
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Members in the Media
This Month In Physics History
Diversity Corner
Inside the Beltway
Profiles in Versatility
Zero Gravity: The Lighter Side of Science
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