Ralph Cicerone has been elected to a second 6-year term as head of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences. An atmospheric scientist and former chancellor of the University of California, Irvine, Cicerone also serves as head of the National Research Council.
In other news from scientific societies, William Press of the University of Texas, Austin, has been elected president of AAAS, which publishes ScienceInsider. A computational biologist and theoretical astrophysicist who goes by the name of Bill, he is also a member of the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology. He will assume the honorary AAAS post in February 2012.