Roger stepped down as Director of NSIDC in April 2008. He went to half time in January 2009 (through Dec 2010). The World Data Center library was named the Roger G. Barry Resource Office for Cryospheric Studies (ROCS). Roger was awarded a Humboldt Fellowship for Geophysics for 2009-10 and will spend mid-May - early November at the Glaciology Commission of the Bavarian Academy of Sciences in Munich, Germany. He took an Upper Division German language class in the Fall and is currently taking "Germany in an integrating Europe."