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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.

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.

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).

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.

A preview of Reality Check

NCSE is pleased to offer a free preview (PDF) of Donald R. Prothero's Reality Check: How Science Deniers Threaten Our Future (Indiana University Press, 2013).

RNCSE 33:5 now on-line

NCSE is pleased to announce that the latest issue of Reports of the National Center for Science Education is now available on-line.

Congratulations to Randy W. Schekman

Photograph: Peg SkorpinskiNCSE is delighted to congratulate Randy W. Schekman for receiving the 2013 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine.

NCSE's Branch in GeneWatch

GeneWatch coverNCSE's deputy director Glenn Branch contributed "Bad Science: Genetics, as Misread by Creationism" to GeneWatch (pp. 29-30), the magazine of the Council for Responsible Genetics.

A second glimpse of The Tangled Bank

The Tangled Bank, second editionNCSE is pleased to offer a free preview (PDF) of the second edition of Carl Zimmer's The Tangled Bank: An Introduction to Evolution (Roberts and Company, 2013).

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