Faces In The Crowd

November has been a busy time for personnel moves at important science policy positions in and around the government. They include:

John Toll, a physicist and former chancellor of the University of Maryland, who was named president of the Universities Research Association Inc. URA, a consortium of 72 schools with strong programs in particle physics, operates the Superconducting Supercollider laboratory being built outside Dallas under contract with the Department of Energy. Toll succeeds Edward Knapp, who returned last summer to Los Alamos National Laboratory after four years at URA.

Deborah Wince-Smith, who breezed through a routine confirmation hearing last month as assistant secretary of technology policy for the new Technology Administration within the Department of Commerce. Wince-Smith, a former assistant secretary for international affairs under William Graham at the Office of Science and Technology Policy, will be working at an agency created last year...

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