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NAS annual meeting, April 25-28

From April 25 to 28, the U.S. National Academy of Sciences will hold its 146th annual meeting, at which new Academy members will be elected. Election results will be available online at noon EDT on April 28 at Reporters can register in advance to receive the list of new members via e-mail. Various public sessions will be held in the auditorium of the National Academy of Sciences building, 2100 C St., N.W., Washington, D.C.


APRIL 25, 8 P.M. TO 9 P.M. Induction ceremony and signing of the "Registry of Membership" for members elected in 2008. A reception will follow from 9 p.m. to 10 p.m.

APRIL 26, 2 P.M. TO 3:30 P.M. Awards Ceremony

Recipients of 2009 NAS awards will be honored, including Neal Lane, the Malcolm Gillis University Professor and senior fellow of the James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy at Rice University, who will receive the Academy's most prestigious award, the Public Welfare Medal. For the list of award recipients, visit

APRIL 27, 8:30 A.M. TO 9:15 A.M. Annual Address by NAS President

NAS President Ralph J. Cicerone will address the members. His speech will be audio webcast at

APRIL 27, 3 P.M. TO 5:30 P.M. Symposium on Developments in Evolutionary Biology

This symposium will explore advances in molecular biology, developmental genetics, and evolutionary theory that have led to discoveries far beyond anything that Charles Darwin could have imagined.


Contact: Maureen OLeary
National Academy of Sciences

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