Navigation Links
Woods Hole lecture series explores range of scientific topics
Date:5/15/2009

WASHINGTON The National Academies announced today this summer's lineup of lectures called Distinctive Voices@The Jonsson Center. The public events in Woods Hole, Massachusetts, feature diverse subjects for those curious about science, technology, and medicine. This year, the program will explore science and technology's role in diplomacy, space exploration, climate change, globalization, aging, and creativity. Award-winning scientists and engineers -- many of whom are members of the Academies -- will speak about recent findings and research developments.

To give attendees the chance to engage in stimulating conversations sparked by the presentations, a reception follows each event. The events are free and open to the public. For more details, visit www.voicesatjonsson.org. A list of the summer events follows.

Tuesday, May 26, 7 p.m. -- Science and Technology Diplomacy: Rebooting Development Cooperation in Turbulent Times, by Calestous Juma, Ph.D. (NAS), Harvard University, Cambridge

Wednesday, June 17, 7 p.m. -- The Frontiers of the Heliosphere: New Insights from Voyagers 1 and 2, by J. Randy Jokipii, Ph.D. (NAS), University of Arizona, Tucson

Tuesday, June 30, 7 p.m. -- Climate Change and Public Health, by Howard Frumkin, M.D., MPH, Dr.PH., Centers for Disease Control, Atlanta

Monday, July 13, 7 p.m. -- 9 Billion People + 1 Planet = ?, by Andrew Revkin, New York Times, New York City

Monday, July 27, 7 p.m. -- The Flat World: How Globalization is Transforming Science and Technology, by Ruth David, Ph.D. (NAE), Analytic Services Inc. Arlington, Va.

Thursday, Aug. 6, 7 p.m. -- Challenges and Opportunities of an Aging Society, by John W. Rowe, M.D. (IOM), Columbia University, New York City

Tuesday, Aug. 11, 7 p.m. -- Creativity: Unlocking Hidden Potential, by Richard Foster, Ph.D., Millbrook Management Group, New York

The Distinctive Voices lecture series began in 2006 with Distinctive Voices@The Beckman Center, held at the National Academies' conference center in Irvine, California. It was expanded to the Academies' Woods Hole facility to make the program available to residents and visitors of Cape Cod from May to October.


'/>"/>

Contact: Maggie Collins
mcollins@nas.edu
508-237-5625
National Academy of Sciences
Source:Eurekalert

Related biology news :

1. 3 Woods Hole scientific institutions forge alliance to address societal issues
2. Wildflower declines in Thoreaus Concord woods are due to climate changes
3. Cold water corals conference to be held in Woods Hole
4. August LabBits: A media tip sheet from the MBL in Woods Hole
5. New round of Environmental Venture Projects from Stanfords Woods Institute
6. Woods Hole Research Center debuts new image mosaic that will strengthen global forest monitoring
7. Woods Hole Research Center to lead undergraduate initiative in the Siberian Arctic
8. MIT: Jeremy Nathans to deliver Scolnick Prize lecture
9. Annual Michael & Susan Dell lectureship in child health
10. AIUM presents 2009 William J. Fry Memorial Lecture award
11. Dinner, lecture series to honor legacy of distinguished UH professor
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:3/10/2016)... --  Unisys Corporation (NYSE: UIS ) today announced ... testing its biometric identity solution at the Otay Mesa border ... identify certain non-U.S. citizens leaving the country. ... determine the efficiency and accuracy of using biometric technologies in ... until May 2016. --> the United States ...
(Date:3/9/2016)... Nigeria . Recently, ... 23,000 public service employees either did not exist with ... unlawfully.    --> Nigeria . ... than 23,000 public service employees either did not exist ... salary unlawfully.    --> DERMALOG, the biometrics ...
(Date:3/8/2016)... RALEIGH, N.C. , March 8, 2016 /PRNewswire/ ... biometric sensor technology, today announced it has secured ... led by GII Tech, a new venture fund ... LLC, with additional participation from existing investors TDF ... use the funds to continue its triple-digit growth ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:5/27/2016)... -- At present, the Biotech sphere is in ... that volatility is what makes this industry interesting to consider. ... Corp. (NASDAQ: SNTA ), CTI BioPharma Corp. (NASDAQ: ... ), and Heat Biologics Inc. (NASDAQ: HTBX ). ... for these stocks at: http://www.activewallst.com/register/ ...
(Date:5/26/2016)... Despite the volatility that continues to ... Today,s pre-market research on ActiveWallSt.com directs the investor community,s focus ... RDUS ), Cerus Corp. (NASDAQ: CERS ), ... Prime Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: FPRX ). Register with ... http://www.activewallst.com/ On Wednesday, shares in ...
(Date:5/25/2016)... ... May 25, 2016 , ... Lajollacooks4u has become a ... consistently been rated one of its top attractions. Fortune 500 companies, such as ... in a unique and intimate team-building experience. , Each event kicks off with an ...
(Date:5/25/2016)... ... May 25, 2016 , ... ... issued by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) outlining ... if clinically relevant data were available when and where it was needed. The ...
Breaking Biology Technology: