I see from C&EN that our member and former ACS president Gordon L. Nelson (not a known relative of mine) is the acting president of the Council of Scientific Society Presidents <http://thecssp.us/>
The news is in the second paragraph of the C&EN article at <http://cen.acs.org/articles/92/web/2014/09/Madeleine-Jacobs-Named-President-CEO.html>
Perhaps we could get a press release on this for our newsletter as a note about what one of our members is doing to promote, fund, and implement long-range planning for the science community.
He's "our guy" and it is appropriate for us to express our pride in his recent activity.
-- Ralph Nelson
The American Chemical Society’s Fellows Oversight Committee is delighted to announce that Dr. Darlene K. Slattery of the Orlando Section has been selected as a member of the 2014 class of ACS Fellows. ACS Fellows are nominated by their peers and selected for their outstanding achievements in and contributions to the sciences/profession and for providing excellent volunteer service to the ACS community. Please join the Committee in recognizing Dr. Slattery on being a part of this distinguished group of ACS members!
The 2014 ACS Fellows will be honored at a special ceremony during the ACS National Meeting in San Francisco, CA on Monday, August 11, 2014 from 2:00–4:30 p.m. The event will be held at the Hilton San Francisco Union Square in the Grand Ballroom B and is open to all attendees. You are invited to attend as the newly elected Fellows are honored.
The list of 2014 ACS Fellows appeared in the July 14 issue of Chemical & Engineering News and the article is at http://cen.acs.org/articles/92/i28/2014-ACS-Fellows.html. The ACS Office of Public Affairs has also issued a press release and it is at http://www.acs.org/content/dam/acsorg/funding/fellows/2014_ACS%20Fellows_press%20release.pdf. Information about the ACS Fellows Program, including lists of Fellows named in earlier years and more details about the 2014 class, is available on the ACS website at http://www.acs.org/fellows.