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National Academy Reelects Alberts
11 February 1999 7:00 pm
WASHINGTON, D.C.--Biochemist Bruce Alberts has been reelected to a second 6-year term as president of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS). The 60-year-old Alberts, formerly at the University of California, San Francisco, has championed national standards for science education in public schools and increased NAS's links with other national academies to work on such global issues as population growth, the environment, and sustainable agriculture.
Alberts's was the only name on the ballot mailed to the NAS's 2100 members, the results of which were announced yesterday. Also running unopposed was R. Stephen Berry, a chemistry professor at the University of Chicago, who won a 4-year term as the academy's home secretary. Berry, 67, will succeed Peter Raven, a 12-year veteran of the post, which includes heading up the panel that vets reports from the National Research Council, the academy's operating arm.
Alberts must step down at the end of his second term, which expires in June 2005.