The American Association for the Advancement of Science, Pacific Division's 82nd Annual Meeting
Sunday to Wednesday, June 17 to 20, 2001
University of California, Irvine
The Pacific Division of the AAAS, the United States' largest scientific organization, will hold its annual meeting on the UC Irvine campus. Its 16 symposia and 15 topical lectures will feature 80 leading Western scientists, with topics ranging from the biological and physical sciences to engineering, education and social ecology.
Symposia highlights include:
Building 50 nuclear power plants a year to help supply the world's power needs by 2020
Frontiers in the science and management of coastal water quality
Creating a sustainable environment in the Pacific region
Informatics and the new biology
New perspectives on twins, virtual twins and siblings
Topical lecture highlights include:
How primate studies shed light on the human condition
Evolution and religion-conflict or concert?
Advanced developments in security technology
Future mass transportation technology and innovation
The hidden dangers of the U.S. electoral process
In addition, UCI Chancellor Ralph J. Cicerone will give a plenary lecture on "Global Climate Change and U.S. Policy." Cicerone, a leading researcher in the fields of chemistry and Earth system science, is recognized as one of the world's leading experts on global warming and the greenhouse effect.
For an updated program or more information, see the AAAS Pacific Division Web site at http://biology.umt.edu/aaas or contact Tom Vasich at UCI.
Registration is free to the media, but fees are required for the banquet and field trips. To register or for more information, contact Julie Morrison at (406) 542-8045 or E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Several area hotels are holding rooms for conference attendees. To make reservations, you may call Wide World of Travel at (800) 735-7109 or E-mail KAMANAC@aol.com.
ABOUT UC IRVINE:
Located 40 miles south of Los Angeles and five miles from the Pacific Ocean, UC Irvine is one of the premier public universities and research institutions in the United States, with nationally ranked programs in neurobiology, molecular and developmental biology, chemistry, physics, Earth system science, engineering, computer science, social ecology and social sciences.
UC Irvine also is home to top-rated regional and national research organizations, such as:
California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology, which explores emerging wireless technologies
Center for the Neurobiology of Learning and Memory, one of the world's first institutes dedicated exclusively to learning and memory research
Institute for Transportation Studies, which focuses on solutions for contemporary and future traffic issues
National Fuel Cell Research Center, an internationally renowned facility for next-generation fuel cell research
The proposed Urban Water Research Center, which will address the challenges of contemporary water quality issues
Orange County's John Wayne Airport (SNA) is two miles from campus, and numerous award-winning restaurants and major hotels are nearby. University Center, a commercial center linked to the campus by a pedestrian bridge, offers a variety of restaurants, a movie complex, various shops and a post office.
For more information on UC Irvine, visit its Web site at www.uci.edu.
ABOUT ORANGE COUNTY:
Orange County is a leading vacation destination and offers many attractions, including: the Disneyland Resort, Knott's Berry Farm, the Robert Mondavi Wine and Food Center, Orange County Museum of Art, Raging Waters, the Discovery Museum, Mission San Juan Capistrano, Dana Point Harbor and some of the nation's finest golf courses, beaches and shopping. For more information, visit the Anaheim/Orange County Visitor & Convention Bureau Web site at http://www.anaheimoc.org.
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