Community:Email 22may13

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This is a generic mailing to the CEDAR community sent 22 May 2013. Meetings and jobs are listed at under 'Community' as 'Calendar of Meetings' and 'CEDAR related opportunities'. CEDAR email messages are under 'Community' as 'CEDAR email Newsletters'. All are in 'Quick Links' on the main page.

(1) Two new Geospace Section Program Directors at NSF

From Rich Behnke (rbehnke at

I am pleased to announce that two distinguished scientists have joined the NSF Geospace Section.

Dr. Ilia Roussev, formerly an Associate Professor of Astronomy (with tenure) at the University of Hawaii, is now the permanent Program Director for Solar Terrestrial Research (STR). Dr. Roussev obtained his PhD in Solar Physics from Queen's University Belfast, Northern Ireland and worked at the University of Michigan and at the High Altitude Observatory at NCAR before joining the University of Hawaii. Ilia replaces Dr. Paul Bellaire who retired after more than ten years of service last December.

In addition, Dr. Anne-Marie Schmoltner has now taken over as the permanent Aeronomy Program Director. Dr. Schmoltner received her PhD in Chemistry from the University of California, Berkeley. Anne-Marie has worked at NSF since 1995, first as the Program Director for Atmospheric Chemistry, then as the Section Head for the Atmosphere Section and recently as a Program Manager in the Office of International Science and Engineering (OISE). Anne-Marie replaces Dr. Anja Stromme who has returned to SRI International after an all too brief one-year term of dedicated service here at NSF.

Please join me in welcoming Ilia and Anne-Marie to our Section!

Rich Behnke, Head Geospace Section, AGS/GEO

Dr. Roussev ( can be reached at 703-292-7436

Dr. Schmoltner ( can be reached at 703-292-4716