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The American Institute of Physics Statistical Research Center has published two new reports on underrepresented minorities among college students and faculty in physics, astronomy, and related fields.

The National Science Board has produced an interactive, online resource featuring new and updated data and graphics on education and careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).

Balloting for the next election of AAS Officers and Councilors opens in mid-December 2014 and closes at the end of January 2015.

There's still space available in the AAS Astronomy Ambassadors workshop on effective outreach to be held at the 225th AAS meeting in Seattle, Washington. Apply by Monday, 27 October 2014.

The NASA/IPAC Extragalactic Database team seeks feedback on your NED usage and your priorities for potential new or improved features. Deadline: 30 November 2014.

The Large Synoptic Survey Telescope, now under construction, has a new science advisory committee, and its members are open to any input you'd like to provide to the project.

Kevin B. Marvel

Kevin Marvel highlights some new or relatively unknown AAS activities that benefit our members and profession and about which you can learn more via links at the bottom of our website.

With no dues increase and a "stellar" lineup of benefits, there isn't a better time than now to renew your commitment to the AAS.

The conference, in February 2015, will celebrate what has been done with the Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE), what is being done with NEOWISE, and what will be done in the future.

Our third annual AAS Astronomy Ambassadors workshop on effective outreach will be held at the 225th AAS meeting in Seattle, Washington, in January. Applications are due on Monday, 20 October 2014.