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Award Announcement

Public Release: 15-Feb-2007
2007 AAAS Annual Meeting
Merck and AAAS announce 2007 winners of Outstanding Undergraduate Research Programs
Fifteen colleges and universities across the nation are winners of the 2007 awards for the Merck/AAAS Undergraduate Science Research Program (USRP), sponsored by the Merck Institute for Science Education (MISE) and the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Each award provides up to $60,000, paid over three years, for joint use by the biology and chemistry departments at each recipient institution.
American Association for the Advancement of Science, Merck Institute for Science Education

Contact: Lonnie Shekhtman
lshekhtm@aaas.org
202-326-6434
American Association for the Advancement of Science

Public Release: 14-Feb-2007
2007 AAAS Annual Meeting
2006 AAAS International Scientific Cooperation Award goes to Arizona State U. landscape ecologist
Jianguo Wu, director of the Landscape Ecology Modeling Laboratory at Arizona State, was cited for his outstanding contributions to sustainable science, including his conceptual modeling activities, his career-long involvement with landscape ecological research in China, and his great enthusiasm and energy in training advanced students and mentoring young scholars.
American Association for the Advancement of Science

Contact: Lonnie Shekhtman
lshekhtm@aaas.org
202-326-6434
American Association for the Advancement of Science

Public Release: 14-Feb-2007
2007 AAAS Annual Meeting
2006 AAAS Philip Hauge Abelson Prize awarded
Charles M. Vest, president emeritus of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, has been awarded the 2006 AAAS Philip Hauge Abelson Prize for his outstanding contributions to public policy, education and university research.
American Association for the Advancement of Science

Contact: Lonnie Shekhtman
lshekhtm@aaas.org
202-326-6434
American Association for the Advancement of Science

Public Release: 14-Feb-2007
2007 AAAS Annual Meeting
Educators in Georgia and Maryland earn top 2006 Mentoring Awards from AAAS
A professor of mathematics at the University of Maryland and the head of the school of electrical and computer engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology and have been honored by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) for their diligent efforts to help underrepresented students earn doctoral degrees in the sciences.
American Association for the Advancement of Science

Contact: Lonnie Shekhtman
lshekhtm@aaas.org
202-326-6434
American Association for the Advancement of Science

Public Release: 14-Feb-2007
2007 AAAS Annual Meeting
Authors, illustrator win AAAS/Subaru SB&F Prize for Excellence in Science Books
Four authors and an illustrator of children's science books won the 2007 AAAS/Subaru SB&F Prize for Excellence in Science Books for recently published works that promote scientific literacy, are scientifically sound, and foster an understanding and appreciation of science in readers of all ages.
American Association for the Advancement of Science,Subaru

Contact: Lonnie Shekhtman
lshekhtm@aaas.org
202-326-6440
American Association for the Advancement of Science

Public Release: 14-Feb-2007
2007 AAAS Annual Meeting
AAAS honors defenders of evolution with Scientific Freedom and Responsibility Award
Eugenie Scott, executive director of the National Center for Science Education, and nine science teachers who have been on the front lines of the battle to prevent introduction of "intelligent design" into science classrooms as an alternative to evolution, are recipients of the 2006 AAAS Award for Scientific Freedom and Responsibility.
American Association for the Advancement of Science

Contact: Lonnie Shekhtman
lshekhtm@aaas.org
202-326-6434
American Association for the Advancement of Science

Public Release: 14-Feb-2007
2007 AAAS Annual Meeting
Physicist S. James Gates, Jr. receives AAAS award
AAAS, the world's largest general scientific society, today named physicist S. James Gates, Jr. of the University of Maryland as the winner of the 2006 Public Understanding of Science and Technology Award for his outstanding contributions to the popularization of science.
American Association for the Advancement of Science

Contact: Lonnie Shekhtman
lshekhtm@aaas.org
202-326-6434
American Association for the Advancement of Science

Public Release: 12-Feb-2007
2007 AAAS Annual Meeting
Winners of the 2006 AAAS Science Journalism Awards
A compelling story on the current scientific understanding of Alzheimer's disease, a series on the impact of climate change in the American West, and a lively look at efforts to grow a better banana are among the winners of the 2006 AAAS Science Journalism Awards from the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).
American Association for the Advancement of Science, Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceutical Research & Development, L.L.C.

Contact: Lonnie Shekhtman
lshekhtm@aaas.org
202-326-6434
American Association for the Advancement of Science

Public Release: 11-Jan-2007
2007 AAAS Annual Meeting
AAAS/EurekAlert! refocus on China with 2007 Fellowships for Science Reporters in Developing Regions
EurekAlert!, the premier global science-news source, in cooperation with the American Association for the Advancement of Science, after three years is returning its focus on China, identifying six journalists from the region to attend and cover the AAAS Annual Meeting in February. These young, promising reporters are the winners of the 2007 AAAS Fellowships for Science Reporters in Developing Regions, sponsored by Elsevier.
Elsevier

Contact: Rahman A. Culver
rculver@aaas.org
202-326-6213
American Association for the Advancement of Science

Science Business News Release

Public Release: 17-Feb-2007
2007 AAAS Annual Meeting
Energy insecurity -- a weapon of mass disruption?
For years we've all heard the statistics -- and warnings -- about U.S. imports of oil and natural gas, for example, and our dependence on foreign sources. At a panel discussion today, energy and national security experts will discuss this and other related topics, including how geopolitics of energy security may require "kid gloves" diplomacy to get what we need.

Contact: Andrea Turner
andrea.turner@pnl.gov
509-375-3893
DOE/Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Public Release: 17-Feb-2007
2007 AAAS Annual Meeting
Breakthrough for The Planet
Today, February 17, the Web site The Planet Infact was launched in English. The Planet -- a science portal, a TV series on prime time and a movie -- turned out to be one of the most successful Swedish campaigns ever in communicating global change issues.

Contact: Britt Olofsdotter
britt.olofsdotter@formas.se
Swedish Research Council

Public Release: 15-Feb-2007
2007 AAAS Annual Meeting
USC researchers begin tests on next generation of retinal implant
Researchers at the University of Southern California are moving into their next phase of an artificial retinal implant project.
US Department of Energy, National Science Foundation, NIH/National Eye Institute, Research to Prevent Blindness, W.M. Keck Foundation, Albaugh Family Trust

Contact: Jon Weiner
jon.weiner@usc.edu
323-442-2830
University of Southern California

Public Release: 13-Feb-2007
2007 AAAS Annual Meeting
Embedded communicators: Bringing them along for the science ride
Often, it's like scientists are from Mars, and communications specialists are from Venus. The professions usually have different languages, different paces and deadlines, different cultures. But their common ground -- the audience -- is crucial. Saturday, Jack Liu and Sue Nichols from Michigan State present "Worlds Collide: Why Embedded Communicators Make Sense for Science" at AAAS. The goal: Inspire communicators and researchers to work together to tell the story of science and research to the public.

Contact: Sue Nichols
nichols@msu.edu
517-282-1093
Michigan State University

Meeting Announcement

Public Release: 19-Feb-2007
2007 AAAS Annual Meeting
AAAS Oceans Panel examines advances in science and technology to boost fishery sustainability
A fisheries panel at American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) annual conference in San Francisco will look at whether advances in science and innovations in technology can produce a spectrum of sustainable fisheries and minimize environmental degradation within an ecosystem. The panel on improving fisheries sustainability takes place Monday, February 19, 9:15 AM to12:15 PM in the Renaissance Parc 55, Ballroom 3.

Contact: Vidar Wespestad
adminmca@ak.net
206-619-2449
Marine Conservation Alliance

Public Release: 18-Feb-2007
2007 AAAS Annual Meeting
Panel presents Agricultural Biosecurity & Sustainability Strategies at 2007 AAAS Meeting
The world's economy and the well-being of its citizens depend on the security and sustainability of agriculture. Livestock, often raised among dense populations in unsecured facilities, and crops, often grown in remote areas, are vulnerable to pathogens that are introduced naturally or intentionally. Effective measures to protect crops and livestock against natural or weaponized pathogens, and to respond to such pathogens, are needed to ensure economic and food security, as well as human health.

Contact: Amy Steigman
asteigman@scisoc.org
651-994-3802
American Phytopathological Society

Public Release: 18-Feb-2007
2007 AAAS Annual Meeting
Virtual activities: Virtuous or perilous?
Three USC experts present in Virtual Worlds Seminars on Sunday, Feb. 18. Topics include public diplomacy, mental health therapy and virtual learning.

Contact: Carl Marziali
marziali@usc.edu
213-219-6347
University of Southern California

Public Release: 18-Feb-2007
2007 AAAS Annual Meeting
USC Annenberg Center fellow Danah Boyd to speak at AAAS
"MySpace is primarily a public articulation of offline social networks. It is complementary to the offline, not separate from it. Thus, when we fetishize purely online stuff, we do ourselves a disservice. This is not where the majority of people are going."

Contact: Bryan Schneider
bschneider@annenberg.edu
213-718-6827
University of Southern California

Public Release: 18-Feb-2007
2007 AAAS Annual Meeting
Gene chips forecast ecological impacts of climate change
The AAAS conference topic is "Something Borrowed, Something Blue: Using Innovative Technologies To Explore Oceans."

Contact: Gail Gallessich
gail.g@ia.ucsb.edu
805-680-2592
University of California - Santa Barbara

Public Release: 18-Feb-2007
2007 AAAS Annual Meeting
Humans, habitat, hurricanes and horrors
The AAAS topic is "Living on the Edge: Hurricanes and Hazards Along America's Coastlines."

Contact: Gail Gallessich
gail.g@ia.ucsb.edu
805-680-2592
University of California - Santa Barbara

Public Release: 18-Feb-2007
2007 AAAS Annual Meeting
Science for long-term management of the Marine Life Protection Act
The AAAS topic is "Emerging Information Needs for Long-Term, West Coast Marine Resource Management."

Contact: Gail Gallessich
gail.g@ia.ucsb.edu
805-680-2592
University of California - Santa Barbara

Public Release: 17-Feb-2007
2007 AAAS Annual Meeting
Ocean governance: Evolving systems
The AAAS topic is "Roving Bandits, Complex Systems, and the Closing Blue Frontier."

Contact: Gail Gallessich
gail.g@ia.ucsb.edu
805-680-2592
University of California - Santa Barbara

Public Release: 17-Feb-2007
2007 AAAS Annual Meeting
Bombs and bodies: Children living in extremes
Bombings in Baghdad, bodies floating in New Orleans. Even as these events numb adult minds, they have left children insecure and frightened. This AAAS symposium will describe the effects of danger and trauma on children, and examine the factors that promote child resilience and well-being.

Contact: Mark Wheeler
mwheeler@mednet.ucla.edu
310-562-8843
University of California - Los Angeles

Public Release: 16-Feb-2007
2007 AAAS Annual Meeting
Institute for OneWorld Health hosts global health seminar at AAAS Annual Meeting
The Institute for OneWorld Health, the first nonprofit pharmaceutical company in the United States, will bring together a distinguished group of the world's experts in global health for an all-day seminar on Friday, February 16, at the Annual Meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in San Francisco. The seminar will highlight the intersection of science and global health and its positive impact on improving the health and well-being of people in the developing world.

Contact: Hal Kane
hkane@prandcompany.com
415-307-7092
Institute for OneWorld Health

Public Release: 16-Feb-2007
2007 AAAS Annual Meeting
Bioenergy from the forest: Can it be made sustainable?
John Stanturf, project leader of the Center for Forest Disturbance Science in Athens, GA, will present "Bioenergy From The Forest: Can It Be Made Sustainable?" at the 2007 American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) annual meeting, as part of the Friday, Feb. 16 session, "Renewable Energy from Biomass: Technology, Policy, and Sustainability."

Contact: Zoe Hoyle
zhoyle@fs.fed.us
828-257-4388
USDA Forest Service ‑ Southern Research Station

Public Release: 16-Feb-2007
2007 AAAS Annual Meeting
Tools to measure and restore connectivity in agricultural landscapes
Michele Schoeneberger, project leader of the National Agroforestry Center in Lincoln, NE, will present "Measuring and Restoring Connectivity in Agricultural Landscapes" at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) 2007 meeting as part of the Saturday, February 17th, 2007 session "Taming Agroindustry?" Scheoneberger will discuss how incorporating vegetated buffer zones into intensively cultivated and/or grazed lands connects the 3 Ps (processes, people, and programs) to create more ecologically sound and cost-effective conservation efforts.

Contact: Zoe Hoyle
zhoyle@fs.fed.us
828-257-4388
USDA Forest Service ‑ Southern Research Station

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