- The National Institute of Food and Agriculture has a new director to oversee the program's research, extension, and education missions. Dr. Sonny Ramaswamy was previously the dean of the College of Agricultural Sciences at Oregon State University. He holds a Ph.D., M.S. and B.S. in entomology, and is a fellow of the Entomological Society of America.
- On 5 June 2012 from 2:00-3:00 p.m., the Natural Science Collections Alliance will hold a science briefing for policymakers in Washington, DC on digitizing science collections. The briefing will explore how scientists and natural science collections managers are working to digitize the nation's natural science collections to press forward the frontiers of research, spur new technology, and provide information to answer pressing societal problems. The event is free and open to the public. Learn more and RSVP at http://aibs.org/rsvp/digitization.html.
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