Page:Popular Science Monthly Volume 72.djvu/292
��POPULAR SCIENCE MONTHLY
���Professor Franz Boas, Vice-president of the Section for Anthropology.
few years of its history a position in scientific research rivaled only by Har- vard and Columbia.
The four vice-presidents of the asso- ciation whose portraits are given are Dr. Ludwig Hektoen, professor of pathology in the University of Chicago and director of the Memorial Institute for Infectious Diseases, known for his work in pathological anatomy and bac- teriology; Dr. E. B. Wilson, professor of zoology in Columbia University, eminent for his contributions to cytol- ogy and experimental morphology ; Dr. Franz Boas, of Columbia Univer- sity, whose researches have given him the leading place among anthropolo- gists in the country, and Dr. Henry P. Talbot, one of those who has made the Massachusetts Institute of Technology a great center for chemical research as well as instruction. When the Amer- ican Association can secure officers such as those mentioned here, we can with satisfaction place our working men of science beside those of any other nation.
We regret to record the death of Mr. Morris K. Jesup, president of the Am-
��Professor Henry P. Talbot, Vice-president of the Section of Chemistry.
erican Museum of Natural History. By his will $1,000,000 is given to the museum. Professor Henry F. Osborn, curator of vertebrate paleontology and professor in Columbia University, has been elected president of the institu- tion to succeed Mr. Jesup.
The hundredth anniversary of the birth of Charles Darwin, which oc curred on February 12, 1909, and the fiftieth anniversary of the publication of the origin of species, which occurred on November 24, 1859, will be cele- brated by the American Association for the Advancement of Science at its Baltimore meeting a year hence. Cam- bridge University also proposes an ade- quate celebration.
Professor Reginald W. Brock, professor of geology in the School of Mining, Kingston, has been appointed director of the Geological Survey of Canada. — M. Bailloud, of the Toulouse Observatory, has been appointed di- rector of the Paris Observatory. — M. Henri Becquerel has been elected presi- dent of the Paris Academy of Sciences, and is succeeded in the vice-presidency bv M. Bouchard.