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The AAS Executive Office seeks volunteers to judge posters for the Chambliss Astronomy Achievement Student Awards at the 223rd AAS meeting in Washington, DC, in January 2014. You can sign up when you register or submit your own abstract for the meeting.

The National Optical Astronomy Observatory invites observing proposals for the period 1 February - 31 July 2014. Time is available on telescopes at Kitt Peak, Cerro Tololo, Mauna Kea, and other observatories. Deadline: 26 September 2013.

The American Physical Society and American Institute of Physics will jointly sponsor a science policy fellowship at the US Dept. of Education. The selected fellow will spend up to two years working on science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education policy and programs. Deadline: 20 September.

The AIP Statistical Research Center's latest publication shows that the representation of women among physics faculty members continues to grow, reaching 14% in 2010. In astronomy-only departments, women account for 19% of faculty.

The National Science Board seeks nominations for its 2014 awards honoring exemplary science leadership and public service. Deadline: 30 October 2013.

NASA invites observing proposals for the Infrared Telescope Facility on Mauna Kea, Hawaii, for the 2014A semester. Deadline: 1 October 2013.

AAS members will elect new officers and councilors in early 2014. A preliminary slate of candidates is now in hand, and additional nominations are welcome. Deadline: 16 September.

With Executive Officer Kevin Marvel on sabbatical, other managers on the AAS staff are taking turns writing this column. In this installment, Kim Earle, Director of Meeting Services, reports on the inaugural events in the new AAS Topical Conference Series.

Sigma Xi, the Scientific Research Society, invites applications from undergraduates and graduate students for grants up to $5,000. Deadline: 15 October 2013.

The Long Wavelength Array invites applications for observing time between 1 March and 1 December 2014. Deadline: 1 November 2013.