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
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
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.
Neil Gussman, Public Affairs
SOURCE Chemical Heritage Foundation