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2008 News in Brief



Dara Entekhabi succeeds Penny Chisholm as ESI director

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Professor Dara Entekhabi, director of Parsons Laboratory, will become the new director of the Earth System Initiative, effective July 1. Entekhabi succeeds Professor Penny Chisholm, who helped conceive of the initiative and served as its director for its first five years. “Guiding ESI has been filled with rewarding challenges and opportunities, and I have learned a lot. I am as committed to ESI as ever, and will continue to help behind the scenes,” said Chisholm. “Dara will bring new energy and new dimensions to the Initiative and I look forward to working with him as we embark on the second chapter.” ESI is an interdisciplinary research initiative dedicated to studying the physical, chemical and biological processes of planet Earth.