Bulletin Governing Board member Harold A. Richman died on Thursday, July 30, 2009, in Chicago.
Richman was the Hermon Dunlap Smith Professor Emeritus of Social Welfare Policy at the University of Chicago’s School of Social Service Administration. In 1985, he founded Chapin Hall, a research center focused on influencing child welfare policies both nationally and internationally. He served as its director from 1985 to 2001; he continued as a research fellow until his retirement in 2009. During Richman’s tenure as director, Chapin Hall grew from a group of five researchers to a staff of more than 100.
Richman's work with the Bulletin began in June 2006, when he became a member of the Bulletin's Governing Board. He remained a member until his death.
The Bulletin is now accepting submissions from high school students, college undergraduates, and graduate students for its upcoming feature, Voices of Tomorrow. One lucky author will win a trip to the 2013 Doomsday Clock Symposium.
Former Governing Board Chair Bill Revelle and his wife, Eleanor, have announced that they will double every gift made to the Bulletin before May 31 for increased coverage of climate and energy issues, up to a total of $50,000.
Dr. George Poste, Co-Director and Chief Scientist, Complex Adaptive Systems (http://casi.asu.edu/) and Regents’ Professor and Del E. Webb Chair in Health Innovation at Arizona State University, has joined the Governing Board of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, effective March 2013.
Applications for the Bulletin's 2013 Leonard M. Rieser undergraduate fellowships are due March 15, 2013
Press release: The Science and Security Board of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists announces the time of the Doomsday Clock.