MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT
Dear Friends and Colleagues,
As Professor Hubert Farnsworth is famously wont to say, “Good news, Everyone!” The ISBIS nominating committee (chaired by Nalini Ravishanker, and the other members are Kristina Lurz, Galit Shmueli, Refik Soyer, David Steinberg, and Kwok Tsui—we owe them our thanks for their service) has produced an outstanding slate of nominees to replace those officers stepping down from the ISBIS Council and Executive Committee. And, under our by-laws, if the current Council and Executive Committee approve, those nominees are automatically elected to office. So I am delighted to report that the new president-elect will be Fabrizio Ruggeri (Italy), the new Vice-President for the Scientific Program will be Irena Ograjenšek (Slovenia), the new Vice-President for Communications will be Román ViverosAguilera (Canada), the new Vice-President for Membership and Outreach will be Daniel Jeske (USA), and the new Vice-President for y-BIS will be Tahir Ekin (USA/Turkey). Additionally, the incoming Council members will be Olawale Awe (Nigeria), Yili Hong (USA/China), Julie Novak (USA), and Rahim Mahmoudvand (Iran).