The congressional board of the Office of Technology Assessment appointed four new members to four-year terms on the Technology Assessment Advisory Council, effective February 1988: Neil Han, Charles F. Curtiss Distinguished Professor of Economics, Iowa State University; James C. Hunt, chancellor of the Health Science Center and vice president for health affairs, University of Tennessee; Joshua Lederberg, president, Rockefeller University; and Sally Ride, Stanford University. Center for International Security and Arms Control.

Charles Elachi, former manager of the California Institute of Technology and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Earth and Space Sciences Division, became the first assistant laboratory director for JPL’s new Office of Space Science and Instruments November 2. He has served as principal investigator on several NASA projects and conducted research on the applications of spaceborne imaging radar.

Thomas E. Lovejoy, scientist, conservationist and former executive vice president of the...

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