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[Mix] Task Group on the Future of the Mossbauer Effect Data Center
- From: Frank Berry <f.j.berry AT open.ac.uk>
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- Subject: [Mix] Task Group on the Future of the Mossbauer Effect Data Center
- Date: Wed, 29 Jul 2009 00:31:26 +0200 (CEST)
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Greetings Mossbauer Researchers,
I have just returned from the International Conference on the Applications of the Mossbauer Effect - Vienna, where I was asked to chair the Task Group on the Future of the Mossbauer Effect Data Center (MEDC). This was in response to the surprise announcement at the Conference from John Stevens, Director of MEDC, that while he was en- route to the Conference he had received an email from the University of North Carolina at Asheville, who has hosted MEDC for over 40 years, that they were taking immediate actions to close MEDC. Emergency meetings of the MEDC International Advisory Board and the International Board on the Applications of the Mossbauer Effect were held during the Conference. Actions from these two boards resulted in the formation of the Task Group for the Future of MEDC, and each Board has requested the University of North Carolina that MEDC should remain fully active with its current staff for one year. During this period, the Mossbauer community, through this Task Group, will explore and recommend actions on what MEDC will look like in the future and where it might be located.
If you wish, you can greatly support this effort by having your institution and/or research group and/or you as a Mossbauer researcher communicate to UNCA the need for MEDC to remain intact during a one- year transition period. If we are collectively successful in achieving a one-year planning period, the Task Group will be in contact with you for your views on MEDC's future.
Email communications should be sent directly to Chancellor Anne Ponder (aponder AT unca.edu), and Cc's to the following: Dr. Jane Fernandez, Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, University of North Carolina at Asheville (jfernand AT unca.edu) Dr. Keith Krumpe, Dean of Natural Sciences, University of North Carolina at Asheville (kkrumpe AT unca.edu) Professor Dr. John Stevens, Director of the Mössbauer Effect Data Center (stevensjohng AT gmail.com) Professor Dr. Frank Berry, Chair of the Task Group on the Future of MEDC (F.J.Berry AT open.ac.uk)
Chair of the Task Group on the Future of MEDC
- [Mix] Task Group on the Future of the Mossbauer Effect Data Center, Frank Berry, 07/29/2009
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