AAAS Advances - A Monthly Newsletter for AAAS Members
Message to Members: Advancing Science Together
AAAS Announcements: Items of Interest
AAAS in Action: News in Review
Read On, Online: Science Sites
Voice Your Opinion: Research Integrity
Message to Members
ADVANCING SCIENCE TOGETHER -
AAAS Annual Meeting, 13-18 February, Denver, CO
Dear AAAS member,
Welcome to the first issue of AAAS Advances, the Association's online newsletter. Once each month, we will alert you to events and news in a single email you can print out and keep -- rather than sending you many individual announcements throughout the month.
We'd like to invite you to the 2003 AAAS Annual Meeting in Denver, CO, Thursday, 13 February through Tuesday, 18 February. "Science as a Way of Life" offers a unique interdisciplinary blend of more than 130 symposia, plenary and topical lectures. You can access accommodation and travel information, as well as specifics on presentations at http://www.aaasmeeting.org. Registration will be available on-site.
I look forward to seeing you at one of the world's largest general science conferences.
Alan I. Leshner, CEO, AAAS
ITEMS OF INTEREST
"Must Read" Website
Science editors have posted a new website listing titles and links to current book reviews; past reviews sorted by author, date published, reviewer and title; current and past books-received lists (updated weekly); plus a link to the AAAS bookstore (5% member discount). Read on: http://www.sciencemag.org/books/.
Jobs for European Members
Looking for a job? Recruiting for a job? See the special German careers feature in the 14 February issue of Science or access the article at http://www.sciencecareers.org . International job seekers will benefit from the advice of scientists and HR professionals interviewed for this feature. Information: Anna McBryde at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also access career resources for European scientists at: http://nextwave.sciencemag.org/.
Career Advancing Fellowships
Want an inside look at government while you contribute your perspectives to federal decision-making? AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellowships offer one-year assignments that give scientists and engineers valuable experience with domestic and international science policy issues in Congress and several executive branch agencies. Information: http://fellowships.aaas.org.
AAAS in Action:
NEWS IN REVIEW
NAS Honors AAAS Officer
Dr. Shirley M. Malcom, head of AAAS Directorate for Education and Human Resources, has been selected to receive the National Academy of Sciences' Public Welfare Medal. Read about Dr. Malcom's "extraordinary use of science for the public good": http://www4.nationalacademies.org/news.nsf/isbn/12112002?OpenDocument
The Online Atlas
Access the expanded, updated AAAS Atlas of Population and Environment, a 200-page book of graphics, charts, maps, and projections. Find out how other species have been forced to adapt to human conditions or risk extinction: http://www.aaas.org/news/releases/2002/1209atlasIntro.shtml
Poor Climate, Poorer Nations
The Washington Science Policy Alliance at AAAS recently sponsored a seminar in which Jeffrey D. Sachs, director of the Columbia University Earth Institute, noted how extreme climates contribute to the extreme indebtedness of poorer countries. Read about this challenge: http://www.aaas.org/news/releases/2002/1205sachsIntro.shtml
AAAS Writes the Book on Rights
The AAAS Science and Human Rights Program recently edited a book that sets standards for monitoring an international covenant that has been in place for more than 25 years. Read about Core Obligations: Building a Framework for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights: http://www.aaas.org/news/releases/2002/1218shr.shtml
FY 2003 Appropriations Bills Update
At this date, the FY 2003 appropriations process is far from concluded. Check the current status of appropriations bills at http://www.aaas.org/spp/rd/approp03.htm. Just this week, the House proposed an NIH budget that would stop short of the goal of doubling the NIH budget in five years (http://www.aaas.org/spp/rd/nih03h.pdf). AAAS will keep you posted on the record R&D increases proposed but still on hold.
"Kinetic City" is Codie Finalist
The popular AAAS online after-school science program has been named a finalist for a coveted 2003 Codie Award in the category of Best Elementary Education Instructional Solution. Find out how kids are learning science by saving a virtual world called "Vearth": http://www.kineticcity.com
Physician-Scientist, AAAS President 2003
Pediatrician, child advocate, and human rights champion, Dr. Mary Ellen Avery helped pioneer the field of neonatology in the 1950s. Welcome our new president and read about her extraordinary career: http://www.aaas.org/news/newsandnotes/inside91.shtml
Physicist, AAAS President-Elect 2004
College president, theoretical physicist, former head of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, named one of the Top 50 Women in Science by Discover magazine -- Shirley Ann Jackson, the first African-American woman to receive a doctorate from M.I.T., becomes AAAS president in 2004: http://www.aaas.org/newsandnotes/inside91.shtml
AAAS News & Notes appears in Science in the last issue of each month. Check the 31 January issue, access http://www.aaas.org/ or http://www.scienceonline.org/
Recent studies (see related article at http://www.aaas.org/news/releases/2002/1115ri.shtml) show that some 15% of postdocs will falsify data in order to get funding. Should graduate science education include formalized instruction on research integrity?
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