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Thursday,
17 February

7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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21 February

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AAAS Annual Meeting

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Award Announcement

Public Release: 17-Feb-2011
2011 AAAS Annual Meeting
2010 International Science and Engineering Visualization Challenge winners announced
The winners of the 2010 International Science and Engineering Visualization Challenge, sponsored jointly by the journal Science and NSF, share spectacular photographs, graphics, illustrations and video that engage viewers by conveying the complex substance of science through different art forms.

Contact: Natasha D. Pinol
npinol@aaas.org
202-326-7088
American Association for the Advancement of Science

Public Release: 16-Feb-2011
2011 AAAS Annual Meeting
Draft sequence of Neandertal genome wins the 2010 AAAS Newcomb Cleveland Prize, supported by Affymetrix
Composed of more than 4 billion nucleotides, a draft sequence of the Neandertal genome won the 2010 Newcomb Cleveland Prize of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). The association's oldest prize, now supported by Affymetrix, the Newcomb Cleveland Prize annually recognizes the author or authors of an outstanding paper published in the Research Articles or Reports sections of the journal Science between June and the following May.

Contact: Katharine Zambon
kzambon@aaas.org
202-326-6434
American Association for the Advancement of Science

Public Release: 16-Feb-2011
2011 AAAS Annual Meeting
2010 AAAS Philip Hauge Abelson Award presented to the Honorable Rush Holt, Ph.D., for supporting science in Congress
The Honorable Rush Holt, US Representative for New Jersey's 12th Congressional District, has been chosen to receive the 2010 AAAS Philip Hauge Abelson Award in honor of his work as an advocate for investments in research and development as well as education to expand America's scientific workforce.

Contact: Katharine Zambon
kzambon@aaas.org
202-326-6434
American Association for the Advancement of Science

Public Release: 16-Feb-2011
2011 AAAS Annual Meeting
AAAS/Subaru Science Books & Film Prizes celebrate the legacy of Henrietta Lacks, environmental science and science literacy
Four science books exploring global climate change, the collapse of honey bee colonies, 50 daring experiments, and the gripping tale of Henrietta Lacks, whose cells gave rise to the now-ubiquitous HeLa cell line, earned top honors in the 2010 AAAS/Subaru Science Books & Film competition.

Contact: Katharine Zambon
kzambon@aaas.org
202-326-6434
American Association for the Advancement of Science

Public Release: 16-Feb-2011
2011 AAAS Annual Meeting
2010 AAAS Science Diplomacy Award goes to Glenn E. Schweitzer for building international relations through scientific cooperation
The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the world's largest general scientific society, has named Dr. Glenn E. Schweitzer, a tireless advocate for international science cooperation and the role of science in foreign relations, to receive the 2010 AAAS Science Diplomacy Award.

Contact: Katharine Zambon
kzambon@aaas.org
202-326-6434
American Association for the Advancement of Science

Public Release: 16-Feb-2011
2011 AAAS Annual Meeting
Immunologist J. John Cohen receives the 2010 AAAS Public Understanding of Science and Technology Award
The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) has named Dr. J. John Cohen, professor of immunology and medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, as winner of the 2010 AAAS Public Understanding of Science and Technology Award.

Contact: Katharine Zambon
kzambon@aaas.org
202-326-6434
American Association for the Advancement of Science

Public Release: 16-Feb-2011
2011 AAAS Annual Meeting
2010 AAAS Lifetime Mentor Award goes to Dr. Joel D. Oppenheim of New York University School of Medicine
Dr. Joel D. Oppenheim of New York University School of Medicine has been honored by the American Association for the Advancement of Science "for his extraordinary leadership to increase the numbers of African and Hispanic Americans in the Ph.D. biomedical workforce."

Contact: Katharine Zambon
kzambon@aaas.org
202-326-6434
American Association for the Advancement of Science

Public Release: 16-Feb-2011
2011 AAAS Annual Meeting
'False memory' investigator Dr. Elizabeth Loftus receives the 2010 AAAS Scientific Freedom and Responsibility Award
The 2010 American Association for the Advancement of Science Scientific Freedom and Responsibility Award will honor "false memory" investigator Dr. Elizabeth Loftus of the University of California, Irvine. Dr. Loftus is "an ideal example of a scientist who is distinguished for both advancing science and applying it to make critical contributions to society," the association said.

Contact: Katharine Zambon
kzambon@aaas.org
202-326-6434
American Association for the Advancement of Science

Public Release: 16-Feb-2011
2011 AAAS Annual Meeting
2010 AAAS Mentor Award goes to Dr. Joseph M. DeSimone of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and North Carolina State University
For his dedication to advancing the diversity of doctoral-level chemists entering the workforce, the 2010 Mentor Award of the American Association for the Advancement of Science will be bestowed upon Dr. Joseph M. DeSimone.

Contact: Katharine Zambon
kzambon@aaas.org
202-326-6434
American Association for the Advancement of Science

Public Release: 16-Feb-2011
2011 AAAS Annual Meeting
Dr. Lynford L. Goddard receives the 2010 AAAS Early Career Award for Public Engagement with Science and Technology
The American Association for the Advancement of Science has recognized Dr. Lynford L. Goddard of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign as the first recipient of the newly established AAAS Early Career Award for Public Engagement with Science.

Contact: Katharine Zambon
kzambon@aaas.org
202-326-6434
American Association for the Advancement of Science

Public Release: 16-Feb-2011
2011 AAAS Annual Meeting
Joshua E. Neimark Memorial Travel Assistance Award winners investigate stem cell transplantation, sustainable growth, women in academia, and conservation science
Four newly named beneficiaries of the Joshua E. Neimark Memorial Travel Assistance Endowment are investigating a new stem cell transplantation technology, the macroeconomics of sustainability, women in academia and conservation science, respectively.

Contact: Katharine Zambon
kzambon@aaas.org
202-326-6434
American Association for the Advancement of Science

Public Release: 24-Jan-2011
2011 AAAS Annual Meeting
EurekAlert! announces the 2011 fellowship recipients for international science journalism
EurekAlert! is pleased to announce the four recipients of the 2011 AAAS-EurekAlert! Fellowships for International Science Reporters.

Contact: Jennifer Santisi
jsantisi@aaas.org
202-326-6213
American Association for the Advancement of Science

Public Release: 14-Jan-2011
2011 AAAS Annual Meeting
University of Houston professor named 2010 AAAS Fellow
University of Houston professor Richard Willson Named a 2010 Fellow of American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Contact: Laura Tolley
ljtolley@uh.edu
713-743-0778
University of Houston

Public Release: 12-Jan-2011
2011 AAAS Annual Meeting
Dartmouth Medical School faculty named fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science
The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) has elevated four Dartmouth professors to the rank of Fellow, including three members of the faculty of Dartmouth Medical School.

Contact: Rick Adams
clarence.r.adams@hitchcock.org
603-653-1913
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

Meeting Announcement

Public Release: 20-Feb-2011
2011 AAAS Annual Meeting
Panelists to discuss evolution of human brain size, skin color and diet at AAAS meeting
How did early humans adapt to different climates and diets as they split off from other primates and spread across the globe? And what does that mean for humans living today? A panel of scholars from the fields of genetics and anthropology will present their findings on Sunday February 20th at the AAAS meeting in Washington, DC, as part of a session titled "Humans Without Borders: Evolutionary Processes at Work In Humans and Their Relatives."

Contact: Robin Ann Smith
rsmith@nescent.org
919-668-4544
National Evolutionary Synthesis Center (NESCent)

Public Release: 19-Feb-2011
2011 AAAS Annual Meeting
Federal Natural Resource Trustees announce next step in BP Deepwater Horizon spill Gulf restoration
To advance the ongoing natural resource restoration planning process following the BP Deepwater Horizon spill in the Gulf of Mexico, NOAA and the Department of the Interior (DOI) today announced plans to develop a Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (PEIS) in cooperation with state co-trustees as part of the ongoing Natural Resource Damage Assessment (NRDA). The first step in the PEIS process will be public scoping meetings in each of the affected Gulf Coast states.

Contact: Ben Sherman
ben.sherman@noaa.gov
202-253-5256
NOAA Headquarters

Public Release: 16-Feb-2011
2011 AAAS Annual Meeting
Media advisory -- events at AAAS
Members and staff of the National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, Institute of Medicine, and National Research Council will participate.

Contact: Maureen O'Leary
news@nas.edu
202-334-2138
National Academy of Sciences

Public Release: 4-Feb-2011
2011 AAAS Annual Meeting
Science news from the German Southwest: Baden-Wuerttemberg at the 2011 AAAS Annual Meeting
Baden-Wuerttemberg, the German Southwest, is the most innovative region in Europe, particularly dedicated to science and education. A share of 4.4 percent of the state's GDP is invested in research and development -- more than in most countries all around the world. On the occasion of the AAAS Annual Meeting, Feb. 17-21 in Washington, D.C., scientists from some of Germany's premier universities will present highlights of recent scientific achievements in a wide variety of disciplines.

Contact: Katja Stempfle-Eberl
katja.stempfle-eberl@bw-i.de
Baden-Wurttemberg International

Public Release: 1-Feb-2011
2011 AAAS Annual Meeting
Linhardt to discuss drug safety and the impacts of globalization on pharmaceutical manufacturing
Robert J. Linhardt will discuss drug safety in an increasingly global economy during the 2011 AAAS Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C.

Contact: Gabrielle DeMarco
demarg@rpi.edu
518-276-6542
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

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