Important information regarding the recent AMS power outage.

The transformer that provides electricity to the AMS building in Providence went down on Sunday, April 22. The restoration of our email, website, AMS Bookstore and other systems is almost complete. We are currently running on a generator but overnight a new transformer should be hooked up and (fingers crossed) we should be fine by 8:00 (EDT) Wednesday morning. This issue has affected selected phones, which should be repaired by the end of today. No email was lost, although the accumulated messages are only just now being delivered so you should expect some delay.

Thanks for your patience.

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Robert Simpson Woodward


5. Robert Simpson Woodward (1849-1924)

President, 1899-1900

C.E. University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 1872; Hon. Ph.D. University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 1892

Woodward had a life-long interest in the earth--its shape, its tides, its atmosphere, and in geophysical problems. He was a remarkably successful teacher and administrator at Columbia University (New York, New York) from 1893-1904. Woodward served as president of the Carnegie Institution of Washington, D.C. from 1904-1921, and was a member of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences.

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