February 11, 2008
2008 AAAS Annual Meeting
Brown at AAAS: Science and Religion to Science and Resilience
Brown University faculty will present at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the largest scientific gathering in the world, on topics ranging from global health to global warming. AAAS attracts thousands of researchers, policy-makers and journalists. AAAS will be held in Boston Feb. 14-18, 2008.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] — Seven Brown University faculty members are taking part in the biggest science meeting on the planet when the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) annual meeting convenes in Boston Feb. 14-18, 2008.
The meeting is expected to attract 10,000 scientists, engineers, educators, policy-makers, journalists and members of the general public to discuss new research and emerging trends in science and technology. AAAS is an international nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing science by serving as an educator, leader, spokesperson and professional association. AAAS also publishes Science, the world’s largest peer-reviewed science journal.
Three Brown professors will make presentations at the meeting:
In addition, Brown biology professor Osvaldo Sala has organized a symposium on sustainability science scheduled for Feb. 17, 2008. The session brings together 10 experts from across the country to talk about the concept of environmental sustainability and whether this goal can be met given global warming, population growth and other drivers of change.
Sala is the Sloan Lindemann Professor of Biology at Brown and director of the Environmental Change Initiative (ECI). Gaius Shaver from the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, Mass., and a Brown professor, is a co-organizer of the panel. Stephen Porder, an assistant professor at Brown and a faculty member in the ECI, will moderate.
For interviews with Brown faculty during the AAAS annual meeting, contact Wendy Lawton in the Office of Media Relations at Brown (401) 837-6055.
Editors: Brown University has a fiber link television studio available for domestic and international live and taped interviews and maintains an ISDN line for radio interviews. For more information, call the Office of Media Relations at (401) 863-2476.