I hope all of you have
had a restful and rewarding summer and are looking forward to a
Audrey Aronowsky (Student/Post-doc representative, elect) and Anne
Maglia (Chair, elect) on winning their respective elections. Thanks
to all who agreed to run for these posts.
One of the main pieces
of business facing the division in the coming year is election of the
next Program Officer. Rachel Collin assumes the mantle from Michelle
Nishiguchi after the Phoenix meeting. We will need to choose Rachel's
eventual replacement, who will serve as P.O. elect during the second
year of Rachel's term. Anyone willing to throw their hat in the
ring, or interested in serving on the nominating committee should
contact any of the current officers.
The other main piece
of business is upgrading the DSEB web page. SICB is working on a
major overhaul of society's website (see Spring Newsletter message
from Secretary Lou Burnett). Now would be a good time to freshen our
look and also to provide some real content (in addition to these
enthralling newsletters). Anyone with suggestions for content or
graphics should contact their favorite officer.
I look forward to
seeing you in Phoenix; by all accounts it promises to be a great
Message from the Program
I just got back from
the PO meeting in Phoenix, doing the giant matrix thing. All went
well, we have over 1000 presenting authors, which will make Phoenix
the second largest SICB meeting (next to New Orleans, which has been
the largest). The rest of the info for Phoenix is on the web, but I
can let you know that it will be a nice venue (easy access between
the hotel and the convention hall, clement weather at that time of
year, decent places to eat, etc.).
As for the next (San
Antonio) meetings, there will be only one society-wide symposium,
Evolution in the Classroom, which DSEB is co-sponsoring. The other
symposia will be Go with the Flow, Crustacean Phylogenetics,
Vertebrate Head Segmentation, Yolk Hormones, Reptile Genomics,
PharmEcology, and Neurobiology. I will stress that DSEB is only
sponsoring two symposia (the other one is Crustacean Phylogenetics),
so symposium organizers should see me regarding funding for symposia
that would be relevant to systematics.
The Phylogenetics for
Dummies workshop will be on Saturday from 6-8 pm. DSEB will be
doing a joint social with DEE, DIZ, and ACS, and it will be on Friday
night (and should be fun with all those folks involved). The
society-wide symposium will be on Saturday night, following the
workshop, from 8-10 pm.
I'll also need
volunteer judges for the student awards; please contact me if you
would like to help out.
Message from the Secretary
Congratulations to Audrey Aronowsky (Student/Post-doc representative,
elect) and Anne Maglia (Chair, elect) on election, and thanks to the
other candidates and members of the nominating committee. Please
consider running for office in the future. If you are interested,
drop me a message at email@example.com,
or contact any of the officers. Marta deMaintenon takes over as
Secretary of DSEB after the next meeting in January; her e-mail
address is: firstname.lastname@example.org. Hope to see you all in Phoenix!
Link to officer list on DSEB page