Frank Press, noted geophysicist and former science adviser to President Carter, has been reelected to a second six-year term as president of the National Academy of Sciences. During his first term as president of the 15,000-member Academy, Press was credited with initiating several major science policy studies by the National Research Council and streamlining NRC's report-writing process. He has held faculty appointments at Columbia University, the California Institute ofTechnology and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Peter H. Raven, director of the Missouri Botanical Garden and Engelmann Professor of Botany at Washington University, has been elected home secretary of the Academy. Raven currently serves as chairman of the National Research Council's Committee on Research Opportunities in Biology. He will take on his new NAS post on July 1, succeeding two-term home secretary Bryce Crawford Jr., Re-gent's Professor Emeritus of Chemistry at the University of Minnesota.
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