A new GGR activity this past year is the GGR sponsorship of student speaker awards at the regional gravity conferences. A new activity, long in the development, is the presentation of the Einstein awards, at a special Awards session (b6, Saturday 14:30) of the April APS meeting in Philadelphia. As always, a business meeting of our topical group will be held during the April meeting.
Awaiting us further in the future is the international celebration of the World Year of Physics in 2005. Judy Franz, Executive Director of the APS, is the head of US participation in the event. The inspiration for all this is the centenary of Einstein's 1905 papers, so GGR -- as the APS unit most closely associated with Einstein -- should play some role. The Executive Committee has been discussing ways in which this is to be done, but would benefit from suggestions.