Scott Edwards, Updates

12/11/2012

Dear SSE Colleagues:

There are a number of items to bring to the attention of SSE members before the year closes.  First, I thank those who have renewed their SSE membership for next year.  If you have not already done so, please do make certain that you have renewed your membership by December 31, lest you lose access to Evolution online come January 1.  Renewing now before the end of the year provides you with uninterrupted benefitsand ensures that you are on the mailing lists for our e-newsletters and for Evolution in print.  RENEW ONLINE NOW:  https://payments.evolutionsociety.org/joinsse/

Election Results and More:
I would like to extend my congratulations to the winners of the 2013 Election.  Your new SSE President will be, Mohamed A. F. NoorBiology Department, Duke University. Elected to the SSE Council are Luke Harmon, University of Idaho and Kim Hughes,Florida State University.  Thank you to all who voted.  We had a great turnout for the election!  I would also like to announce that Dr. Ruth Shaw from the University of Minnesota will be taking over as Editor of Evolution from Daphne Fairbairn in July.  We thank Daphne for her years of service and diligent work to take Evolution to an even higher level of global recognition.

NAS Colloquium:
The National Academy of Sciences is hosting a meeting this January 10-12, 2013 in Irvine, California that many of you will be interested in attending.  In the Light of Evolution VII: The Human Mental Machinery  will bring together leading scientists who have worked on several aspects of human morals and aesthetics considered as mental traits, their evolution, and their relationship with related behaviors in other primates.

Call for Early Career Nominations:
The Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Michigan invites nominations of outstanding scientists early in their careers to take part in an exciting international symposium on the conceptual and methodological integration of paleontological and phylogenetic approaches to the study of macroevolution. The symposium events will take place from 15-17 March 2013, in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Nine early-career scientists will be selected to present their work alongside two plenary speakers and participate in panel discussions. We welcome nominations of scientists who are studying any aspect of macroevolution using paleontological, molecular phylogenetic, or theoretical approaches. We are especially interested in scientists whose work recognizes the promises and/or challenges of developing a unified neontological and paleontological framework for understanding macroevolutionary patterns.  Nominations are due by January 15.  More information is available at: http://sitemaker.umich.edu/ecss2013.

EVOLUTION 2013:
Save the date!! Next year we will meet in Snowbird, Utah from June 21-25.  We expect to open registration and the talk submission site in January.  The meeting organization is in the capable hands of past SSE Executive Vice President Charlie Fenster and details have begun to be posted on the meeting web site.  Visit the site to learn more about student volunteer opportunities, the general program schedule, and sponsorship opportunities.  http://www.evolutionmeeting.org/

Thank you for your dedication and loyalty to the Society for the Study and Evolution.  Wishing you a very happy holiday season!

Best wishes,
Scott Edwards, President

 

11/16/2012

Dear SSE Colleagues:

Just a quick reminder to renew your SSE membership now before the busy holiday season. I hope you will take the time today to make a commitment to the Society and our mission for 2013. Renewing before the end of the year provides you with uninterrupted benefits and ensures that you are on the mailing lists for our e-newsletters and for Evolution in print. RENEW ONLINE NOW: https://payments.evolutionsociety.org/joinsse/

A few key points about SSE membership:
Membership dues remain at the same low rate as last year. ($20 for Students/K-12 Educators/Emeritus members and $40 for Professional members)
Online access to the journal is included with your membership dues
Evolution in print continues to be a terrific value ($40 for professional members and $20 for other membership types)
You may be interested to note that the Society puts the vast majority of dues and meeting revenue back into our mission through research and travel awards.
SSE members receive discounted registration rates to the annual Evolution meeting
Many awards are only available to SSE members

EVOLUTION 2013:
Save the date!! Next year we will meet in Snowbird, Utah from June 21-25. The meeting organization is in the capable hands of past SSE Executive Vice President Charlie Fenster and details have begun to be posted on the meeting web site: http://www.evolutionmeeting.org/

Thank you for your dedication and loyalty to the Society for the Study and Evolution. These are exciting times at the SSE and we want you to be a part of it. Please note the business contacts for the Society: Bill Dahl and Heather Cacanindin are ready to help with any membership questions you might have.

Best wishes,
Scott Edwards, President
Society for the Study of Evolution


10/25/2012

Dear SSE Colleagues:

First of all, I want to thank you for your past support of the Society for the Study of Evolution. Many of you joined us in Ottawa for a fantastic scientific meeting and we are planning another must-attend conference for you in Snowbird, Utah. You and your contributions to our field are the reason we have such a terrific mission-driven community and I thank you for that.  The time to renew your membership is now. I hope you will take the time today to make a commitment to the Society and our mission for 2013. Renewing before the end of the year provides you with uninterrupted benefits and ensures that you are on the mailing lists for our e-newsletters and for Evolution in print.  RENEW ONLINE NOW: https://payments.evolutionsociety.org/joinsse/

A few key points about SSE membership:
» Membership dues remain at the same low rate as last year. ($20 for Students/K-12 Educators/Emeritus members and $40 for Professional members)
» Online access to the journal is included with your membership dues
» Evolution in print continues to be a BARGAIN ($40 for professional members and $20 for other membership types)
» You may be interested to note that the Society puts the vast majority of dues and meeting revenue back into our mission through research and travel awards.
» SSE members receive discounted registration rates to the annual Evolution meeting
» Many awards are only available to SSE members

GIFT MEMBERSHIPS:
To assist in the continued growth of the Society we encourage your efforts to recruit new student members from your labs and classrooms. To help make your recruiting easier, we have added the ability to give a student a NEW membership for only $10 when you renew your own membership online. Look at the students around you and give a gift membership or two this year. We also invite you to take advantage of the opportunity of giving gift associate memberships to colleagues from developing countries at the rate of $10. This is an easy way to introduce promising young professionals to our community. In addition, student memberships are just $20 for those that join on their own, so please pass along the news about what a valuable membership SSE provides.  We would certainly like to grow our student population, so please consider this invitation.

EVOLUTION 2013:
Save the date!! Next year we will meet in Snowbird, Utah from June 21-25.  The meeting organization is in the capable hands of past SSE Executive Vice President Charlie Fenster and details will be posted on the SSE web site soon.

EVOLUTION 2012 WRAP-UP:
The results of several awards given out at the annual meeting in Ottawa are now posted on the SSE web site.  Just click on the AWARDS tab near the top and select an award to visit.  Congratulations again to our award winners!  Also, the a complete video of the 2012 address by David Quammen, the 2012 Stephen Jay Gould Award winner, is available on the web site.  Take a moment to listen and watch again the many inspiring messages from this address.  The SSE council is currently discussing and exploring possible ways to involve graduate students in the council's activities and deliberations.  The Council envisions graduate students as an excellent and long-overdue conduit to the opinions and perspectives of our student members, which form the bulk of SSE membership. 

Thank you for your dedication and loyalty to the Society for the Study and Evolution. These are exciting times at the SSE and we want you to be a part of it. Please note the business contacts for the Society: Bill Dahl and Heather Cacanindin are ready to help with any membership questions you might have.

Best wishes,
Scott Edwards, President
Society for the Study of Evolution

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