Vinod P. Bhatnagar was recently appointed senior staff physicist in the Department of the Environment of Moniteq Ltd. in Concord, Ontario. Formerly of the University of Western Ontario's physics department, Bhatnagar is also a consultant to the Centre for Research in Experimental Space Science at York University in Downsview, Ontario.

Gordon Eaton will become the dean of geosciences at Texas A&M University on September 1. He succeeds Earl Cook, who has held the post for 10 years. Eaton, a former associate chief geologist with the U.S. Geological Survey's geologic division, is known for his research in the volcanic history of Yellowstone National Park and for tectonic studies on the western United States.