Wendy Hall elected to the Royal Society

From: Stevan Harnad <amsciforum_at_GMAIL.COM>
Date: Mon, 18 May 2009 06:58:39 -0400

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Forwarded from Peter Suber's Open Access News :

Wendy Hall elected to the Royal Society

Wendy Hall has been elected a Fellow of the Royal Society for her
work in computer science, which includes important work on OA.  See
the announcement from the University of Southampton or
theannouncement from the Royal Society, both from May 15, 2009. 
(Thanks to Stevan Harnad). 

At the time Hall was appointed a Dame Commander of the British Empire
(DBE), Stevan Harnad, her colleague in the University of Southampton
School of Electronics and Computer Science, summarized her
contributions to OA:

      An invaluable friend to Open Access, University of
      Southampton's Professor Wendy Hall, as Head of the School
      of Electronics and Computer Science from 2002 to 2007,
      not only presided over the adoption and implementation of
      the world's first Green OA Self-Archiving Mandate, but
      she quietly went on to help get Green (ID/OA) Mandates
      adopted at the European level, as a founding member of
      the Scientific Council of theEuropean Research Councilas
      well as President of the British Computer Society (BCS)
      and member of the Prime Minister?s Council for Science
      and Technology. It is no small thanks to Wendy's support
      that the UK in particular and Europe in general are
      leading the world in its inexorable progress toward the
      optimal and inevitable outcome for scientific and
      scholarly research, at long last. And this is but one
      part of what Wendy has done for computer science, and
      science in general....

Also see our past posts on Hall and her OA work.
Received on Mon May 18 2009 - 11:59:18 BST

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