The United Nations Development Program has chosen a SSA member Eric Calais, a professor of earth and atmospheric sciences at Purdue University, to lead an effort to reduce the risks and damage from earthquakes in Haiti. Calais is taking a one-year leave of absence to serve as science adviser for the program.

Meanwhile, SSA member Sue Hough of the U.S. Geological Survey in Pasadena reports that she is the first-ever Embassy Science Fellow in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, where she has been camping (yes, in a tent) for a month.

SSA member Arben Pitarka recently moved from Quantum Technology Sciences, Inc.,...

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