Event Description

Talk: Public Policy and the Funding of Scientific Research

Date: Monday, November 20, 2006

Time: 7:00 p.m.
Campus Theme 2006-07: Science and Society
Location: Utica College Library Concourse

How does scientific research get funded? Who sets the priorities? Students, faculty, staff, and guests are invited to this informative public discussion at Utica College.

Featured speakers:

Dr. Ralph J. Cicerone, president, National Academy of Sciences

Dr. Ralph J. Cicerone

President of the National Academy of Sciences
A renowned atmospheric scientist, Dr. Cicerone's extensive research in atmospheric chemistry and climate change, including greenhouse gases and ozone depletion, has involved him in shaping science and environmental policy at the highest levels both nationally and internationally. His research was recognized on the citation for the 1995 Nobel Prize in chemistry, which was awarded to his University of California, Irvine colleague F. Sherwood Rowland. Dr. Cicerone has received several of the scientific community's most distinguished awards, including the World Cultural Council's Albert Einstein World Award in Science (2004) and the American Geophysical Union's Roger Revelle Medal (2002) for outstanding research contributions to understanding Earth's atmospheric processes.

Congressman Sherwood L. Boehlert '61

Congressman Sherwood L. Boehlert '61

A 12-term member of the House of Representatives from the New York's 24th Congressional District, Congressman Boehlert is chair of the House Science Committee. In his position, he assumed a leadership role in the investigation of the space shuttle Columbia tragedy. He is also a senior member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and the House Homeland Security Committee. Recognized for his work on issues relating to the environment, Boehlert has received numerous awards, including most recently the League of Conservation Voters "Legacy of Leadership" award and New York University's Presidential Medal for "leader[ship] in advancing scientific and technological research".

Congressman Boehlert is a distinguished alumnus of Utica College and a member of the College's Board of Trustees.

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