Ralph Cicerone to Present 2006 Ullyot Public Affairs Lecture at Chemical Heritage Foundation
PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- On 16 November 2006, Ralph J. Cicerone, the president of the National Academy of Sciences, will deliver the 2006 Ullyot Public Affairs Lecture at the Chemical Heritage Foundation (CHF). The title of his lecture will be "How Humans Can Cause Global Climate Change." About Ralph J. Cicerone Cicerone became president of the National Academy of Sciences in 2005. His research in atmospheric chemistry and climate change has involved him in shaping science and environmental policy at the highest levels, nationally and internationally. His research was recognized on the citation for the 1995 Nobel Prize in Chemistry awarded to his colleague at the University of California at Irvine, F. Sherwood Rowland. In 2001 he led a National Academy of Sciences study requested by President Bush on the current state of climate change and its impact on the environment and human health. The result of the study was the influential report "Climate Change Science." The American Geophysical Union awarded him its James B. Macelwane Award in 1979 for outstanding contributions to geophysics and its 2002 Roger Revelle Medal for outstanding research contributions to the understanding of Earth's atmospheric processes, biogeochemical cycles, or other key elements of the climate system. In 2004 the World Cultural Council honored him with the Albert Einstein World Award in Science. Cicerone is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the American Philosophical Society. He has served as president of the American Geophysical Union. From 1999 to 2005 he served as the fourth chancellor of the University of California at Irvine. About the Ullyot Public Affairs Lecture The Ullyot Public Affairs Lecture was established in 1990 to emphasize to the general public the positive role that the chemical and molecular sciences play in our lives. Ullyot Lectures are held annually and are open to the public. Ullyot lecturers are distinguished in their fields, nationally recognized, and able to communicate to a nonscientific audience. The Ullyot Public Affairs Lecture is jointly sponsored by the Chemical Heritage Foundation, the Department of Chemistry at the University of Pennsylvania, the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of the Sciences, and the Philadelphia Section and Delaware Section of the American Chemical Society. About the Chemical Heritage Foundation The Chemical Heritage Foundation serves the community of the chemical and molecular sciences, and the wider public, by treasuring the past, educating the present, and inspiring the future. CHF carries out a program of outreach and interpretation in order to advance an understanding of the role of the chemical and molecular sciences, technologies, and industries in shaping society; maintains a world-class collection of materials that document the history and heritage of the chemical and molecular sciences, technologies, and industries; and encourages research in its collections. Contact: Neil Gussman, Public Affairs 215-873-8262 717-314-2494 email@example.com
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