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AAS Electronic Announcement #92 -- FEB 2001

[Mailed from aas.org at 4:00pm 8 FEB 2001]

CONTENTS

  1. AJ AND APJ CONTENTS BY EMAIL
  2. DDA ABSTRACTS DUE 27 FEB
  3. GOVERNMENTAL HIRING FREEZE
  4. AIP STATE DEPARTMENT SCIENCE FELLOWSHIP

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1. AJ AND APJ CONTENTS BY EMAIL

Any reader of the online AJ or ApJ can now receive the table of contents by email, each time an issue is posted. To sign up for this free service, go to the following URLS:

AJ http://www.journals.uchicago.edu/mailman/listinfo.cgi/aj-toc
ApJ http://www.journals.uchicago.edu/mailman/listinfo.cgi/apj-toc

If you were already receiving the tables of contents, you have been subscribed to one or both of these lists and should already have received a welcome message.

Once you have subscribed, you can cancel this service at any time, or temporarily suspend it and restart it later.

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2. DDA ABSTRACTS DUE

2001 Meeting of the AAS Division on Dynamical Astronomy
22-25 April 2001, Houston, Texas

The DDA reminds participants of the upcoming annual meeting that the deadline for abstract submissions is 27 February 2001.

See: http://www.lpi.usra.edu/meetings/dda2001/

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3. GOVERNMENTAL HIRING FREEZE
Kevin B. Marvel, mailto:marvel@aas.org
Associate Executive Officer for Policy Programs

The Bush administration has put in place a government-wide hiring freeze, which could have an adverse impact on a number  of areas of the U.S. government including the Nation's astronomy  research enterprise. This includes NASA's Office of Space  Science (OSS). The NSF has received an exemption from this hiring freeze from the White House office managing the freeze implementation.

NASA has several senior positions currently in various stages of recruitment, which have also been stalled by the executive order.  This may delay some activities within OSS such as announcements of opportunity (AO's) and NASA Research Announcements (NRA's).

Although nothing is certain at this point, the hiring freeze should be lifted by mid-spring, allowing NASA to proceed with acquiring new staff.

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4. AIP STATE DEPARTMENT SCIENCE FELLOWSHIP

The American Institute of Physics and the US Department of State announce the AIP State Department Science Fellowship.

Are you a scientist with an interest in foreign policy? This is a new opportunity to utilize your technical expertise to support the work of the US Department of State and to be actively involved in the foreign policy process. AIP is now accepting applications for candidates to serve a one- to two-year Fellowship term in the State Department, beginning in the fall of 2001. Requirements include: A Ph.D. or equivalent research experience in physics or related field, membership in one or more of AIP's member societies, familiarity with or experience in, scientific or technical aspects of foreign policy, US citizenship and fellowship is contingent upon receipt of a security clearance before starting the term. For full details, see:

http://www.aip.org/mgr/sdf.html

All application materials must be postmarked no later than 15 April 2001.

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