Dr Karen Hitchcock has been appointed president of Queen’s Univ, the first non-Canadian ever chosen for the position. She replaces Dr William Leggett who has completed a 10-year term. The US-born Hitchcock was most recently president of Univ at Albany, State University of New York, where sponsored research income rose 46% over the past six years to $16 million. She was also instrumental in attracting $1 billion in new facilities and infrastructure financing at the Univ of Albany, establishing a new campus devoted to biotechnology and related business incubation and starting the first School of Nanosciences and Nanoengineering in the world. Hitchcock received a BSc in biology from St Lawrence Univ (Canton NY) and a PhD in anatomy from the Univ of Rochester….