Raven Advances at AAAS
The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) will ring in the millennium with a new president-elect: Peter Raven, director of the Missouri Botanical Garden and Engelmann professor of botany at Washington University in St. Louis. Raven succeeds Mary Good, who moves up to president at the end of Stephen J. Gould's term. Raven told The Scientist, "I'm very proud to have been elected. I'm impressed by the way AAAS has developed, and I want to do what I can to support its ongoing programs." He also looks forward to promoting four issues close to his heart: sustainable development, including conservation of biodiversity; a more international outlook; expanding the role of women and minorities in science; and evolution vs. creationism.
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