news and notes NSF Deputy Director Appointed University of Minnesota she held the rank of professor Anne C. Petersen, vice president for research and of adolescent development and pediatrics. Priorto her dean of the Graduate School at the University of arrival at Minnesota, she was dean of the College of Minnesota from 1992 to 1994, was confirmed by the Health and Human Development from 1987 to 1992 U.S. Senate on 1 July 1994 to be the ninth deputy and was head of the Department of Individual and director of the National Science Foundation (NSF). As Family Studies from 1982 to 1987 at The Pennsylva- deputy director, Petersen's primary role is that of chief nia State University. operating officer, providing overall organizational Her earlier positions include director of the Labora- management to improve agency performance in imple- tory for the Study of Adolescence at Michael Reese menting its mission. In addition, she oversees and Hospital and Medical Center in Chicago from 1975 to coordinates NSF's activities in its eight strategic re- 1982, associate professor in the Department of Psy- search areas, including global change, high perfor- chiatry at the University of Chicago from 1980 to 1982, mance computing and communications, and advanced and associate director of the Health Program at the manufacturing technologies. With an annual budget of MacArthur Foundation from 1980 to 1982. more than $3 billion, NSF promotes U.S. science and A native of Little Falls, Minnesota, Petersen earned engineering research and education, supporting nearly a B.A. in mathematics, an M.S. in statistics, and a 20 000 grants annually in the natural and social Ph.D. in measurement, evaluation, and statistical sciences, engineering, and education. analysis from the University of Chicago in 1966,1972, As vice president for research and dean of the and 1973, respectively. graduate school at the University of Minnesota, She is a founding member of the Society for Re- Petersen oversaw the university's research policies search on Adolescence, serving as president and a and practices, including academic integrity, selected member of its council, is past-president of the Devel- university-wide research centers, and university-in- opmental Psychology Division of the American Psy- dustry collaborations. As dean of the Graduate School, chological Association, and is a fellow of the American she oversaw 175 university-wide graduate programs, Association for the Advancement of Science, the including allocation of internal funds for research, American Psychological Association, and the Ameri- graduate fellowships, and graduate programs. At the can Psychological Society. • A New Undergraduate Course in Professional Meteorology Saint Louis University announces the formation of the new Henry E. Sever Institute of Geophysical Technology, Rev. James B. Macelwane, S.J., Dean, beginning September 13, 1944, as a result of a considerable endowment under terms of a will. The curriculum in professional meteorology covers the third and fourth years and includes in the third year, synoptic meteorology—12 hours; thermo- dynamics, hydronamics, hydrology, elements of potential theory—11 hrs; introduction to geophysics, differential equations, advanced calculus, and vector analysis—12 hrs; and electives—5 hrs; total— 40 hrs. In the fourth year, courses in dynamic meteorology, air-mass analysis, forecasting, climatology, advanced problems in meteorol- ogy, and force fields of the earth run through the year and total 34 semester hours. Electives account for the other 6. Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 25,314. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society
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