Subject: [DPS Members] DPS Mailing #07-11: Prize announcements,

May 21st 2007

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   1)  2007 DPS Prize Winners
   2)  Hartmann Student Travel Grant Fund
   3)  AGU to provide reference lists to ADS
   4)  Senior Advisor for Research and Analysis at NASA HQ
   5)  Proposed Europa book: Call for participation
   6)  Job Announcements
   7)  Upcoming Conferences and Workshops
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2007 DPS PRIZE WINNERS

The DPS Committee is pleased to announce the following recipients of DPS
prizes for 2007:

The Gerard P. Kuiper Prize:

Dr. Andrew Ingersoll, Caltech, for theoretical and observational
contributions to the study of planetary atmospheres.

The Harold Masursky Award:

Dr. Thomas Gehrels, U. of Arizona, for his efforts in developing the  
Space
Sciences Series of the University of Arizona Press.

The Harold C. Urey Prize:

Dr. Francis Nimmo, U. C. Santa Cruz, for fundamental contributions to  
the
understanding of terrestrial planets and icy satellites and their
evolution.

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HARTMANN STUDENT TRAVEL GRANT FUND

The DPS has established the Hartmann Student Travel Grant Fund, an
endowed fund which will be used to support student travel to the
annual DPS meeting.  The DPS Committee thanks all of those who have
already contributed to the fund.  There is some indication, however,
that some of the contributions have not been correctly attributed to
the Hartmann fund.  If you have contributed to the fund, please
contact Nadine Barlow, the DPS Treasurer, (Nadine.Barlow@nau.edu) so
she can verify that your contribution appears on the list.

If you have not yet contributed, now is a great time to do so.  If you
wish to charge your contribution to a credit card, you can use the AAS
online contribution page at https://members.aas.org/contributions/.
If you prefer to write a check, please send it to

American Astronomical Society
PO Box 79305
Baltimore, MD  21279-0305

Please indicate "Hartmann Endowment" in the memo line of your check so
it will be deposited into the correct account.  Remember also that the
DPS is matching all contributions up to $100,000, so your contribution
will go even further.

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AGU TO PROVIDE REFERENCE LISTS TO ADS

As noted in previous DPS newsletters, a serious problem has existed in
the citation listing of the Astrophysics Data System (ADS). Up to now,
when authors publishing in Icarus and AGU publications referenced your
work, those references were not showing up in the citation lists
because these journals have not provided reference lists to ADS.  Thus
anyone using those citation lists to evaluate your scientific
achievement will not know how often you are being cited in the most
widely read planetary sciences journals.

Fortunately, the American Geophysical Union has recently decided to
begin sending reference lists to ADS, so this problem will be fixed
for AGU journals (e.g. JGR and GRL).  The problem remains for
Icarus. The DPS committee is continuing to pursue this issue.

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SENIOR ADVISOR FOR RESEARCH AND ANALYSIS AT NASA HQ

This notice was sent the NSPIRES mailing list on May 1st:

NASA Science Mission Directorate Informational Notice:
Meet SARA (sara@nasa.gov)

Dr. Alan Stern, Associate Administrator for NASA's Science Mission
Directorate, has created an entirely new position within the Science
Mission Directorate designed specifically to advise, adjust, and
streamline NASA's Science Research and Analysis Programs to maximize
the scientific return on NASA's investment. Dr. Yvonne Pendleton, an
infrared astrophysicist formerly at NASA Ames Research Center, is the
person tasked with this responsibility.  She comes to the position
with the experience of many years as an active researcher within NASA,
and with the experience of serving as Chief of the Space Science and
Astrobiology Division at NASA's Ames Research Center for the past two
years. Her new title is Senior Advisor for Research and Analysis
(SARA).  The position is advisory directly to the Associate
Administrator and has oversight of the R&A activities across the
directorate.

In order to improve communication between the science community and
the Science Mission Directorate, you can now send email to Yvonne at
sara@nasa.gov.  If you have an issue, complaint, concern (or praise!)
specific to a NASA Science R&A program, please contact the appropriate
NASA program officer first.  However, if your issue is of a more
general nature, if you have not received a response within 24 hours,
or the response requires elevation to a higher level, please contact
Yvonne through the sara@nasa.gov address. The mail and your identity
will be kept confidential.  Information provided will be used in a
discrete manner to illuminate issues that can be fixed and to rectify
communication problems if they exist.  A web page devoted to R&A
issues will be up shortly, and you will be notified through NSPIRES
when this has occurred. After the web page is up and running, we will
not use the NSPIRES system to further update the community. We will
ask you to sign up on the web site for updates and thereby preserve
the NSPIRES email list for its current purpose.

There will be SARA presentations at many of the upcoming scientific
conferences, including the AAS in May, Bioastronomy in July, the DPS
in October, and the AGU in December. Look for updates from Yvonne
Pendleton at these meetings through the NASA night or town hall
presentations.

Comments or questions regarding this informational notice should be
addressed to Dr. Yvonne Pendleton, Senior Advisor for Research and
Analysis, Science Mission Directorate, NASA, Washington, DC, 20546;
Email: sara@nasa.gov.

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PROPOSED EUROPA BOOK: CALL FOR PARTICIPATION

EUROPA: A proposed new volume in the University of Arizona Press Space
Science Series.

The time is right for an edited book on Europa. After a decade of
interpretation and modeling of the Galileo data, our understanding of
Europa has reached a high level of maturity. We have the opportunity
to bring forward within the University of Arizona Press Space Science
Series a volume on Europa that describes: "What we know.  How do we
know it.  Where do we go from here."

The purpose of this message, sent on behalf of the Editors and the
currently forming Scientific Organizing Committee (SOC), is to invite
you to volunteer to participate in the EUROPA project.  You may
volunteer to participate in the SOC, propose to write a chapter,
or recommend chapters and topics for the book.

CALL FOR CHAPTER PROPOSALS.  For details, see:
http://www.igpp.ucla.edu/europa

To capitalize on our current state of knowledge, and to take advantage
of an immediate available opening in the production schedule for the
Space Science Series, we wish to bring this book together in a very
timely fashion.

Responses must by received by June 1, 2007, with chapter selection by
June 15, and chapters due no later than October 15, 2007.

Reply to: robert.pappalardo@jpl.nasa.gov, mckinnon@wustl.edu,
kkhurana@igpp.ucla.edu

-Bob Pappalardo, Bill McKinnon, and Krishan Khurana

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JOB ANNOUNCEMENTS

1) Research Associate position at Space and Atmospheric Physics Group,
Imperial College London, U.K. (deadline: May 31, 2007)
More info at: http://www3.imperial.ac.uk/employment/research/ns200767kc

2) Director, Hawaii Institute of Geophysics and Planetology (HIGP),
position number 89123, UHM SOEST , (Manoa).

http://workatuh.hawaii.edu/zoom_job.php?7626

Review of applicants will begin on July 1st and will continue until
the position is filled.

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UPCOMING CONFERENCES AND WORKSHOPS

Workshop on Planetary Atmospheres 2007, November 6-7, 2007,
Baltimore/Washington DC Area

See http://www.lpi.usra.edu/meetings/patm2007

SPONSORS: Lunar and Planetary Institute, NASA

CONVENER: Philippe Crane, Planetary Atmospheres Discipline Scientist,  
NASA
Headquarters

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