National Academy of Sciences President Ralph Cicerone To Speak on Human Causes of Global Climate Change
Posted: September 5, 2006
CHANGE OF VENUE NOTICE:Please note that the Cicerone lecture has been moved from Slayter Hall toSwasey Chapel. The time remains 8 p.m. on Thursday (Sept. 7)
Cicerone will speak at 8 p.m. on Thursday (Sept. 7) inSwasey Chapel(please note the change in venue) on "How Humans Can Cause Global Climate Change." This lecture is free and open to the public and is sponsored by the Ronneberg Lecture Fund.
Cicerone has earned a number of awards for his research in atmospheric chemistry and climate change. In 1997 he received a United Nations Environment Program Ozone Award for research in ozone and protecting the Earth's ozone layer. The Franklin Institute recognized his outstanding contributions to the understanding of greenhouse gases, ozone depletion and his fundamental research in biogeochemistry with the 1999 Bower Award and the Prize for Achievement in Science. The Bower Award also recognized his public policy leadership in protecting the global environment.
In 1995 the citation for the Nobel Prize in chemistry awarded to UCI colleague F. Sherwood Rowland noted Cicerone's contributions. He chaired the 2001 study requested by President Bush of the current state of climate change and its impact on the environment and human health. The American Geophysical Union, which he served as president, awarded him 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 and its James B. Macelwane Award in 1979 for outstanding contributions to geophysics. In 2004, the World Cultural Council honored him with the Albert Einstein World Award in Science.
Cicerone also is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the American Philosophical Society.
After earning a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute if Technology, where he was also a varsity baseball player, Cicerone earned master's and doctoral degrees at the University of Illinois in electrical engineering with a minor in physics. Cicerone held research and faculty positions at the University of Michigan, was a research chemist at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California at San Diego and was a senior scientist and director of the Atmospheric Chemistry Division at the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colo.
CALENDAR LISTING: Denison University, Granville -- Ronneberg Lecture Series featuring Ralph Cicerone, president of the National Academy of Sciences, speaking on "How Humans Can Cause Global Climate Change"; 8 p.m., Thursday (Sept. 7), Swasey Chapel (100 Chapel Drive). Free and open to the public. Call 740-587-6266 to confirm information.
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