On Monday, September 21st, 2020 the Council of the European Mineralogical Union held its last meeting. During the meeting with all representatives of the European mineralogical societies the Council and its President Michael Carpenter (PhD, Cambridge University) officially ended their terms of office.
The new Council for 2020-2024 was elected. Ewa Słaby, professor and the Director of the Institute of Geological Sciences, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw was appointed the new President of the European Mineralogical Union (EMU). Professor Słaby previously held the position of the Vice-president of the EMU. This is the first time a Polish scientist has been elected to become president of the EMU.
Here is the information published by the EMU news directly after the Council’s meeting:
“33rd Council meeting
The 33rd Council meeting was held by zoom on Monday 21st September. At that meeting a new slate of Officers was elected for 2020-2024:
President: Ewa Slaby (Institute of Geological Sciences, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw)
Vice-Presidents: Isabelle Daniel (University of Lyon, France), Alessandro Pavese (University of Turin, Italy)
Treasurer: Helen King (Utrecht University, Netherlands)
Secretary: to be announced
Commissioning Editor: Michael Plötze (ETH Zürich, Switzerland)”
Celebrating this unique event the employees of the Institute’s Research Centre in Warsaw congratulated Professor Słaby on behalf of all co-workers and colleagues and presented a bouquet of flowers to the newly elected Madam President.