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AMS Philadelphia 2009: CFP
Follow the link to see the call for papers. Deadline: 15 January, 5 p.m. EST.

AMS Awards presented in Nashville
See the list of honorary and corresponding members, and book, article, performance, and other awards presented in Nashville, 8 November 2008.

AMS publication subvention deadline looms
The deadline for receipt of applications for the next round of publication subventions is 15 September. Follow the link for full details.

Janet Levy Award deadline extended
The deadline for this round of Janet Levy Award applications has been extended to 30 September. See the Web site for information on application.

Welcome, Al Hipkins, to the AMS office
The AMS office is pleased to welcome Al Hipkins to the position of Office Manager. Al comes to us with a great deal of experience in small society management. He will be very active at the Nashville registration desk; say hello to him if you get a chance!

AMS/SMT Nashville Conference Registration Now Open
Conference registration is open-- you may register online, via PDF, or wait for a paper registration form, coming to members in the mail.

Updated Nashville Preliminary Program now available
A number of revisions have been made to the Preliminary Program. See the REVISED AMS Newsletter now available at the Nashville Web site.

AMS MPD Travel Grants: Application Available
AMS Membership & Professional Development Travel Grants to attend the Nashville meeting 6-9 November are available.

See www.theams.us/mpd/2008-mpd-travel-app-form.php for full details.


AMS Forums
We've set up an online Forums site for the AMS. For starters, student members of the Society are encouraged to enroll and participate. There are several forum categories restricted to student members. But some categories are open to all, and those interested are invited to participate.

AMS Newsletter: Send your info!
Send info and news for inclusion to the AMS now in order for it to be included in the August 2008 AMS Newsletter!

Fond Farewell to Kristen Lavoie
The AMS bids a fond farewell to Kristen Lavoie, who leaves the post of Executive Assistant at the AMS to pursue other career opportunities. Kristen worked for the AMS from the time the organization moved to Maine in the summer of 2006.

Powers Grant Recipient Announced
The 2008 recipient of the AMS Harold Powers Travel Grant is Max Katz (University of California, Santa Barbara).

Wolf Grant Recipients Announced
The 2008 recipients of the AMS Eugene K. Wolf Travel Grant are Adeline Mueler (University of California, Berkeley) and Amber Youell-Fingleton (Columbia University).

Bartlet Grant Recipients Announced
The 2008 recipients of the AMS M. Elizabeth C. Bartlet Grant are Will Gibbons (University of North Carolina) and Jennifer Saltzstein (University of Oklahoma).

Nashville Program in progress
The AMS Program Committee has made its selections, and is now piecing together sessions and identifying session chairs.

AMS Board passes resolution against torture
Text of the resolution passed 15 March 2008.

Nashville small meetings and receptions web site
Use this form if you'd like a small meeting or reception at AMS/SMT Nashville 2008.

Library of Congress / AMS lecture by Judith Tick: coming up!
This lecture is scheduled for 7 p.m., Wednesday 26 March, at the Library of Congress. Please come if you can! Admission is free.

Renewal notices and JAMS 61/1
JAMS 61/1, Spring 2008, is nearly ready to be sent to the membership. We want to make sure those who wish to renew do so prior to the release of the JAMS issue, to be sure they receive their copy in a timely way. If you're a member and have not yet renewed for 2008, please do so now.

We sent out "Second Notice" forms a week ago, and an email notification a couple of days ago. If you're not sure, log in at www.theams.us and you can see your current membership status.

Those who renew prior to March 18 will be assured of receiving JAMS 61/1 this month.


AMS Board of Directors and Program Committee meets
The office is currently preparing for two meetings coming up this weekend. The Program Committee gathers Friday to Sunday to deliberate and choose the Nashville program. They received 548 proposals, 144 of which will be selected.

The AMS Board of Directors meets Saturday and Sunday in Nashville as well. They have a full agenda, including setting next year's budget.

The office staff have been hard at work preparing for these two meetings for the past month or so.


AMS Publications subventions: deadline is Monday 3/17/08
Subventions are offered to individuals and presses. See the web site for full details. Materials must be in hand at the AMS office Monday 3/17.

Session Chairs for Nashville
Session chair nominations (including self-nominations) for the AMS Nashville meeting are requested. If you send in your nomination by March 11 the committee will take it into consideration. Send to Bob Judd at the AMS office.

Member access to JSTOR
Just in case members are not aware: the AMS recently entered into an agreement with JSTOR (www.jstor.org) to permit those with no affiliation to access JSTOR via the AMS members-only Web site.

AMS Administrative Handbook: 2007 update now available
The AMS Administrative Handbook has been revised and updated. It is available via the link above.

Nalini Ghuman is home
Nalini Ghuman has received a new visa and is back in California!

Deadlines approaching
The deadline is looming for three AMS travel awards:

* the M. Elizabeth C. Bartlet fund for travel and research in France
* the Harold Powers world travel fund
* the Eugene K. Wolf travel fund for research in Europe

The guidelines for these travel awards are located at the AMS Web site: see


for full details.

The deadline for applications to be received is 5 p.m. EST, 3 March 2008.

Please spread the word to your students, teachers, and/or colleagues who may be interested.


RSS at the AMS
Today Bob put RSS at the AMS Web site for the Web pages New Books in Musicology, Musicology in the News, and a new section about general activities regarding the AMS (this page).

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