George Mason University’s Bethany Usher Elected as 2023-2024 CUR President

Dr. Bethany Usher, Associate Provost for Undergraduate Education at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, has been elected to serve as president of the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR). Usher will become president-elect on July 1, 2022, taking a seat on CUR’s Executive Board, and succeeding 2022-2023 CUR president Ruth Palmer (emeritus College of New Jersey) in the summer of 2023.

Lerman Takes the Reins as AACI President

USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center Director Caryn Lerman, PhD, is the new president of the Association of American Cancer Institutes (AACI). She begins her two-year term early due to Karen E. Knudsen, MBA, PhD, stepping down to become the new CEO of the American Cancer Society.

Cancer Organizations Urge Priority Access to COVID-19 Vaccine for Cancer Patients, Survivors

130 cancer centers and other cancer organizations sent a letter to President Joseph R. Biden, key members of his administration, and leading state public health officials to strongly encourage prioritizing patients with cancer and survivors of cancer when administering lifesaving COVID-19 vaccines.

Joe Biden gives hopes to millions who stutter

Recently inaugurated President Joe Biden is a positive role model to people who stutter and will raise awareness of stuttering worldwide, according to Rodney Gabel, stuttering expert and professor at Binghamton University, State University of New York. He also serves…

Experts on the Presidency, Fascism, Conflict and Social Media Available to Comment on Riots at the U.S. Capitol

As consequences of this week’s protests and violence at the U.S. Capitol continue to be revealed, California State University, Fullerton faculty members can offer expert analysis and comments on the presidency, the history of fascism, group conflict, race relations and…

25th Amendment, Mike Pence’s political future, IU experts available to comment

INDIANAPOLIS and BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — In the wake of violence that erupted at the U.S. Capitol during Congress’ initial efforts to certify the 2020 election and President Donald Trump’s response that incited the mob, Republican and Democratic lawmakers have called…

Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey Chair of Radiation Oncology and Associate Vice Chancellor Named President-Elect of the RSNA Board

The Radiological Society of North America (RNSA) is an international society of radiologists, medical physicists and other medical professionals across the world, with the mission of promoting excellence in patient care and health care delivery through education, research and technologic innovation. This year, Bruce G. Haffty, MD, associate vice chancellor for cancer programs and chair, radiation oncology at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey has been named president-elect of the society.

WHOI names Peter de Menocal President and Director

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) today announced that Dr. Peter de Menocal has been named the eleventh President and Director of the Institution. De Menocal is a marine geologist and paleo-oceanographer who studies deep-sea sediments as archives of past climate change, illuminating centuries of climate history and ocean circulation patterns in the geological record and drawing connections to the human dimensions of climate change today

How Will COVID-19 Impact the 2020 Election? University of Kentucky Experts Have Insight

While the 2020 general election is still more than six months away, the COVID-19 pandemic has sidelined much of the presidential campaign. Meanwhile, state and county officials across the U.S. are already preparing ways to allow voters to cast their ballots safely. University of Kentucky faculty members with expertise in politics have been closely monitoring the evolving situation.