ASPB News President’s Letters

The ASPB President writes a letter to membership that is  published every two months in the ASPB News. Read the latest letter below.

SUMMER 2022
The Power of ASPB Is You
by Katie Dehesh

SPRING 2022
The Power of Communication
by Katie Dehesh

WINTER 2022
The United Power of Green
by Katie Dehesh

NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2021
The Power of Engagement
by Katie Dehesh


SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2021
Code Red
by Maureen McCann

JULY/AUGUST 2021
A Difficult Decision
by Maureen McCann

MAY/JUNE 2021
Critical Infrastructure
by Maureen McCann

MARCH/APRIL 2021
All Together Now
by Maureen McCann

JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2021
Moving Forward
by Maureen McCann

NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2020
Here’s Hoping
by Maureen McCann


SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2020
The Transparency Project: Not the Final Episode
by Judy Callis

JULY/AUGUST 2020
The Transparency Project: Next Stop—Nominations
by Judy Callis

MAY/JUNE 2020
The New Normal
by Judy Callis

MARCH/APRIL 2020
The Value of Our ASPB Community
by Judy Callis

JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2020
The Transparency Project: Episode 2
by Judy Callis

NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2019
The Transparency Project
by Judy Callis


SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2019
Be the Change
by Rob Last and Mary Williams

JULY/AUGUST 2019
Big Challenges Require Broad Thinking
by Rob Last

MAY/JUNE 2019
Into the Second Century: ASPB 2024
by Rob Last

MARCH/APRIL 2019
Gazing into the Crystal Ball: Next-Gen Careers
by Rob Last

JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2019
Securing the Future of Plant Biologists
by Rob Last

NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2018
#ASPBForward: Where We Are Going
by Rob Last


SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2018
ASPB and the Current State of Plant Science Research Funding
by Harry Klee

JULY/AUGUST 2018
Feeding the World: Reasons for Optimism
by Harry Klee

MAY/JUNE 2018
Your ASPB: The Things You Most Value
by Harry Klee

MARCH/APRIL 2018
A Case for More Plant Science Research Funding
by Harry Klee

JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2018
Why Are you an ASPB Member?
by Harry Klee

NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2017
A Challenging Time to Assume the Presidency
by Harry Klee


SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2017
Where Do We go from Here?
by Sally Mackenzie

JULY/AUGUST 2017
The System Can Still Work, But Not Without Your Help
by Sally Mackenzie

MAY/JUNE 2017
The Many Legacies of ASPB
by Sally Mackenzie

MARCH/APRIL 2017
How Should We Speak Up?
by Sally Mackenzie

JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2017
Adjusting to an Uncertain Future
by Sally Mackenzie

NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2016
Roll Up Your Sleeves!
by Sally Mackenzie


SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2016
Looking to the Future
by Richard Dixon

JULY/AUGUST 2016
New Academies Report Reflects ASPB’s Position on GE Crops
by Richard Dixon

MAY/JUNE 2016
Funding Plant Biology in Hard Times
by Richard Dixon

MARCH/APRIL 2016
Your Society Needs Your Vote!
by Richard Dixon

JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2016
Service and Recognition in Our Society
by Richard Dixon

NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2015
A Lot to Think About
by Richard Dixon


SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2015
What’s Cooking
by Julian Schroeder

JULY/AUGUST 2015
Addressing Global Challenges
by Julian Schroeder

MAY/JUNE 2015
Time to PhD—Time to Publish
by Julian Schroeder

MARCH/APRIL 2015
Democracy Rules
by Julian Schroeder

JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2015
Looking Ahead
by Julian Schroeder

NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2014
Time to Speak Up
by Julian Schroeder


SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2014
ASPB and the Plant Science Community—We Are One and the Same
by Alan M. Jones

JULY/AUGUST 2014
A New Order for Plant Biology PhD Training
by Alan M. Jones

MAY/JUNE 2014
Your New Society Celebrates an Old Tradition
Meeting the Needs of the Plant Science Community!
by Alan M. Jones

MARCH/APRIL 2014
Provide Vision
by Alan M. Jones

JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2014
Celebrate Our Success
by Alan M.Jones

NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2013
We Are One Voice
by Alan M. Jones


SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2013
To Die For?
by Peggy G. Lemaux

JULY/AUGUST 2013
Is It Time to Think Outside the Box About Funding for Agricultural R&D?
by Peggy G. Lemaux

MAY/JUNE 2013
“Egg-citing!” ASPB’s STEPs at the White House
by Peggy G. Lemaux

MARCH/APRIL 2013
GMO Labeling? Open Borders? Nuclear Energy Proliferation? Raising Taxes?
by Peggy G. Lemaux

JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2013
Plant Biology Researchers Face Their Own Fiscal Cliff
by Peggy G. Lemaux

NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2012
The Year Ahead Filled with Challenges and Opportunities
by Peggy G. Lemaux


SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2012
Thank You, ASPB!
by Steve Huber

JULY/AUGUST 2012
ASPB Can Prosper—But Only with Your Help!
by Steve Huber

MAY/JUNE 2012
See You in Austin!
by Steve Huber

MARCH/APRIL 2012
Walk the Talk to Spread the Word—Communicating Plant Biology to the General Public
by Steve Huber

JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2012
Teaching Tools in Plant Biology—They’re Not Just for Educators!
by Steve Huber

NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2011
ASPB—Cultivating a Dynamic Future in Plant Sciences
by Steve Huber


SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2011
“May You Live in Interesting Times…”
by Nick Carpita

JULY/AUGUST 2011
Plants and Bioenergy
by Nick Carpita

MAY/JUNE 2011
ASPB and Global Food, Water, and Energy Security
by Nick Carpita

MARCH/APRIL 2011
Making the Most of Your ASPB Membership
by Nick Carpita

JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2011
The Department of Defense and the National School Lunch Program
by Nick Carpita

NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2010
A New Land-Grant Mission for the 21st Century
by Nick Carpita


SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2010
Ongoing Business
by Tuan-hua David Ho

JULY/AUGUST 2010
Is There a Clear Dividing Line Between Basic and Applied Plant Research?
by Tuan-hua David Ho

MARCH/APRIL 2010
Voting Is Important, and It Is Easy and Simple
by Tuan-hua David Ho

JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2010
Broadening and Enhancing Participation in the Nominating Process
by Tuan-hua David Ho

NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2009
Globalization of Plant Biology and ASPB
by Tuan-hua David Ho


SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2009
ASPB: An International Society
by Sally Assmann

JULY/AUGUST 2009
Bridging the Culture Gap
by Sally Assmann

MAY/JUNE 2009
Perennialism and Stewardship
by Sally Assmann

MARCH/APRIL 2009
Election 2009!
by Sally Assmann

JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2009
Thanksgiving and Giving Thanks
by Sally Assmann

NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2008
ASPB Members and the U.S. President-Elect
by Sally Assmann


SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2008
Turn! Turn! Turn!
by Rob McClung

JULY/AUGUST 2008
A Model Citizen
by Rob McClung

MAY/JUNE 2008
Let Them Eat Cake? One Dickens of a Dilema
by Rob McClung

MARCH/APRIL 2008
Power to the People
by Rob McClung

JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2008
Leave Nothing but Footprints
by Rob McClung

NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2007
A Time of Transition
by Rob McClung


SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2007
The Energy Pie
by Rick Amasino

JULY/AUGUST 2007
Do You Believe the Universe Is Expanding?
Evolution, Elections, and Education

by Rick Amasino

MARCH/APRIL 2007
Time to Vote Again!
by Rick Amasino

JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2007
Energy and Plant Biology
by Rick Amasino

NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2006
Looking Forward
by Rick Amasino


SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2006
Thank You
by Mike Thomashow

JULY/AUGUST 2006
ASPB in an Open Access World
by Mike Thomashow

MARCH/APRIL 2006
Voting: A Good and Important Thing to Do!
by Mike Thomashow

JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2006
Plant Biologists and the Development of Renewable Energy Sources
by Mike Thomashow

NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2005
ASPB On My Mind
by Mike Thomashow


SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2005
Sleepless in Seattle
by Roger Hangarter

JULY/AUGUST 2005
In the Line of Fire
by Roger Hangarter

MAY/JUNE 2005
A Perfect World (Yes, another Clint Eastwood movie title) by Roger Hangarter

MARCH/APRIL 2005
For a Few Dollars More
by Roger Hangarter

JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2005
Genetically Engineered Plants and Ballot Measures: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
by Roger Hangarter

NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2004
Presidential Mandates
by Roger Hangarter


SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2004
Plant Biology 2004: A Wonderful Success!
by Mary Lou Guerinot

MARCH/APRIL 2004
SPRINGing into Action
by Mary Lou Guerinot

JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2004
Publish or Perish
by Mary Lou Guerinot

NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2003
The Year Ahead
by Mary Lou Guerinot


SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2003
Plant Biology 2003: A Wonderful Success!
by Daniel R. Bush

MAY/JUNE 2003
Get Involved in ASPB: Vote!
by Daniel R. Bush

MARCH/APRIL 2003
How to Get Involved in ASPB
by Daniel R. Bush

JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2003
Membership: The Foundation of a Successful Professional Society and a Key to a Successful Career
by Daniel R. Bush

NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2002
ASPB: A Dynamic, Proactive Society of Plant Biologists
by Daniel R. Bush


SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2002
Reflections on the Year
by Vicki Chandler

MAY/JUNE 2002
Vote, Vote, Vote!
by Vicki Chandler

MARCH/APRIL 2002
Confronting Change
by Vicki Chandler

JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2002
Acquiring Information
by Vicki Chandler

NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2001
One Community
by Vicki Chandler