EAPS Program Chair News

Monday, September 14, 2015

In EAPS Program Chair changes, Taylor Perron takes over from Ben Weiss at PGGG; Weiss from Rick Binzel at PPS.

EAPS is excited to announce changes in its Program Chair roster this fall. Effective September 1, Prof. Taylor Perron takes over from Acting PGGG Chair Prof. Ben Weiss, as Chair of the Program in Geology, Geochemistry, and Geobiology (PGGG), while Prof. Weiss relieves Prof. Richard Binzel as Chair of the Program in Planetary Sciences (PPS). Prof. Richard Binzel had been PPS's Acting Chair since long-time Chair Prof. Sara Seager stepped aside last year to focus on TESS. They join continuing Chairs: Prof. Dale Morgan (the Program in Geophysics, PG) and Prof. Raffaele Ferrari (the Program in Atmospheres, Oceans, and Climate, PAOC.)

In other faculty news, Prof. Binzel and Prof. Roger Summons begin full–year sabbatical leaves effective September 1. Colleagues Prof. Alan Plumb, and Prof. Paola Rizzoli are each taking half-year sabbaticals this fall, while Prof. Hilke Schlichting, and Prof. German Prieto enjoy half-year Junior Faculty Leaves. Prof. David McGee will take his half-year Junior Faculty Leave in the spring of 2016.