TONIGHT: NOAA's Jane Lubchenco to Speak at AU
For DC readers, NOAA administrator Jane Lubchenco will be speaking at American University tonight. Details are below
In 1998, Lubchenco as president of AAAS argued for a new social contract for science that requires scientists and their organizations to "communicate their knowledge and understanding widely in order to inform decisions of individuals and institutions." Her commitment to "civic science" led her to found the Aldo Leopold Leadership Fellows program, which over the past decade has trained up to 20 mid-career scientists per year in public affairs and communication. For background on the role of "civic scientists" in public communication and policy, see the articles in this past special issue of the journal Science Communication.
Department of Environmental Science - Distinguished Speaker Series
Dr. Jane Lubchenco
Talk Title: "NOAA Climate Science and Services".
Dr. Lubchenco is the ninth administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). NOAA is the nation's top science agency for the climate, oceans, and the atmosphere. Dr. Lubchenco is the first woman, and the first marine ecologist, to lead NOAA.
November 19th, 2009, 7 PM
Abramson Family Recital Hall, Katzen Arts Center
4400 Massachusetts Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20016
The event is free and open to the public
Free parking available in Nebraska & Katzen Lots (after 5 PM)
Free shuttle from Tenleytown-AU Metro Station (bus stop at Albermarle & 40th St NW)
For more information, please contact:
Dr. Kiho Kim, 202.885.2181,email@example.com
The way that you think about stress can actually transform the effect that it has on you – and others.
- Stress is contagious, and the higher up in an organization you are the more your stress will be noticed and felt by others.
- Kelly McGonigal teaches "Reset your mindset to reduce stress" for Big Think Edge.
- Subscribe to Big Think Edge before we launch on March 30 to get 20% off monthly and annual memberships.
Three scientists publish a paper proving that Mercury, not Venus, is the closest planet to Earth.
- Earth is the third planet from the Sun, so our closest neighbor must be planet two or four, right?
- Wrong! Neither Venus nor Mars is the right answer.
- Three scientists ran the numbers. In this YouTube video, one of them explains why our nearest neighbor is... Mercury!
The blood of horseshoe crabs is harvested on a massive scale in order to retrieve a cell critical to medical research. However, recent innovations might make this practice obsolete.
- Horseshoe crabs' blue blood is so valuable that a quart of it can be sold for $15,000.
- This is because it contains a molecule that is crucial to the medical research community.
- Today, however, new innovations have resulted in a synthetic substitute that may end the practice of farming horseshoe crabs for their blood.
The distance between the American dream and reality is expressed best through literature.
- Literature expands our ability to feel empathy and inspires compassion.
- These 10 novels tackle some facet of the American experience.
- The list includes a fictional retelling of the first Native American to graduate from Harvard, and hiding out in inner-city Newark.
SMARTER FASTER trademarks owned by The Big Think, Inc. All rights reserved.