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Kudos for NCSE's Reid

Ann Reid

"Ann Reid has been a researcher, a policy wonk, and a program manager. In January, she will put on a new hat — as first responder to attacks on science education," reported Science Insider (November 20, 2013), taking notice of NCSE's announcement of Reid's appointment as its new executive director, succeeding Eugenie C. Scott.

A final defeat for Freshwater

In a 4-3 decision issued on November 19, 2013, the Supreme Court of Ohio upheld the termination of John Freshwater.

NCSE's new executive director

Ann Reid

NCSE is pleased to announce that Ann Reid will be the new executive director of NCSE. Reid succeeds Eugenie C. Scott, who served as executive director for twenty-seven years, 1986 to 2013.

Creationism's last stand in Texas?

As the Texas state board of education is preparing for its final public hearing on science textbook adoption, the Dallas Observer (November 14, 2013) published a marvelously detailed look at Texas antievolutionism past and present.

A preview of Shaping Humanity

Shaping Humanity

NCSE is pleased to offer a free preview (PDF) of John Gurche's Shaping Humanity: How Science, Art, and Imagination Help Us Understand Our Origins (Yale University Press, 2013).

NSTA's advice to Texas

The executive director of the National Science Teachers Association called on the Texas state board of education to "reject any pressure to promote any nonscientific views in its textbooks or classrooms."

Polling climate in Canada

Canada

What do Canadians think about climate change?

Wallaceana!

Alfred Russel WallaceIn honor of the centenary of the death of Alfred Russel Wallace, NCSE is pleased to list a number of on-line resources on Wallace's life and work.

NCSE on Facebook: n > 30,000

A milestone: there are now over 30,000 fans of NCSE's Facebook page. Why not join them, by visiting the page and becoming a fan by clicking on the "Like" box by NCSE's name?

Congratulations to Leonard Krishtalka

Leonard KrishtalkaLeonard Krishtalka

NCSE congratulates Leonard Krishtalka for becoming the namesake of Nyctitherium krishtalkai, "a fossilized 50-million-year-old insect-eating mammal, about the size of a shrew or small hedgehog," according to a press release issued on October 28, 2013, by the University of Kansas.

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