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
     neilg@chemheritage.org
 
 
 
 

SOURCE Chemical Heritage Foundation

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