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 United States National Academies - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The National Academy of Sciences was created by an Act of Incorporation in 1863, which was signed by the President of the United States Abraham Lincoln.
The United States National Academies comprises four organizations: the United States National Academy of Sciences (NAS), the United States National Academy of Engineering (NAE), the Institute of Medicine (IOM), and the United States National Research Council (NRC).
The National Academies are a national academy for the United States (US).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/United_States_National_Academies   (203 words)

  
 United States National Academy of Sciences - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The National Academy of Sciences has an annual meeting in Washington, D.C. The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences is the scholarly journal of the National Academy of Sciences.
In 2005 the national science academies of the G8 nations (including the U.S. National Academy of Sciences) - and Brazil, China and India, three of the largest emitters of greenhouse gases in the developing world, signed a statement on the global response to climate change.
The National Academy of Sciences is an institutional member of the International Council of Scientific Unions (ICSU).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/United_States_National_Academy_of_Sciences   (476 words)

  
 Calcium intake levels in the United States: issues and considerations
Many national surveys show that vitamin and mineral supplement use is widespread in the United States, with the proportion of users generally ranging from 35 to 40 percent of the population (Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology, 1995).
In 1994, the United States National Institutes of Health (NIH) sponsored a consensus conference on optimal calcium intake to consider in depth the levels of calcium intake that could be considered optimal not merely in terms of optimal growth, but in terms of disease prevention.
Estimates of dietary calcium intakes of United States population groups have shown that the mean and median intakes of many age groups, particularly adolescent girls and adult women, are substantially lower than the 1989 recommended dietary allowances (RDAs) and the 1994 National Institutes of Health recommendations.
www.fao.org /docrep/W7336T/w7336t06.htm   (5036 words)

  
 Maize and Biodiversity: Advisory Group
Snow currently serves on advisory panels for the US National Academy of Sciences and many other organizations.
Raven is himself a renowned botanist and recipient of the National Medal of Science-the highest award for scientific accomplishment in the United States.
He is the chairman of the National Geographic Society's Committee for Research and Exploration and chair of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
www.cec.org /maize/board/index.cfm?varlan=english   (2059 words)

  
 Healy & Baillie: An International Law Firm
Just prior to the press date for this issue of "MAINBRACE" the United States National Academy of Sciences released pre-publication copies of the long awaited report of its study prompted by the March 1989 grounding of the EXXON VALDEZ.
The report notes that on the average 9,000 tons of oil are spilled annually into United States waters with large spills (those in excess of 10,000 U.S. gallons) causing nearly 95 percent of the accidental spillage.
Given the requirements now in effect or recommended for new vessels, the report states that serious consideration should be given to requiring that all existing crude oil tankers promptly meet IMO provisions for pollution prevention, including the requirements for segregated ballast tanks, crude oil washing, and possibly protective location of ballast tanks.
www.healy.com /article.ihtml?id=195&iss=22   (405 words)

  
 National Academy of Sciences (United States)
The National Academy of Sciences is an organization of scientists and engineers which was established on 3 March 1863 by act of Congress.
In 1916 the Academy established the National Research Council which were designed to coordinate the activities of scientists and engineers in a wide variety of different situations such as universities, industry, and government.
It was set up to give advice to the government on all scientific and technological matters.
www-groups.dcs.st-and.ac.uk /~history/Societies/NAS.html   (72 words)

  
 The National Academies
The Research Council was organized by the National Academy of Sciences in 1916 to associate the broad community of science and technology with the Academy's purposes of further knowledge and advising the federal government.
The National Research Council is part of the National Academies, which also comprise the National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering and Institute of Medicine.
Functioning in accordance with general policies determined by the Academy, the National Research Council has become the principal operating agency of both the National Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Engineering in providing services to the government, the public and the scientific and engineering communities.
www.nationalacademies.org /nrc   (177 words)

  
 National Academy of Sciences and Royal Society Statement
The Royal Society and the National Academy of Sciences
science and technology may not be able to prevent either irreversible degradation of the environment or continued poverty for much of the world.
The application of science and technology to global problems is a key component of providing a decent standard of living for a majority of the human race.
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 National Academy of Sciences: National Academy of Sciences Home
National Academy of Sciences: National Academy of Sciences Home
InterViews features first-person accounts of the lives and work of Academy members in which they talk about their research, why they became scientists, and other aspects of their research and careers.
The purpose of the Colloquium is to present the fundamental breakthroughs that will impact the future of food and agriculture, and the technical and non-technical challenges of bringing discoveries to the consumer.
www.nasonline.org /site/PageServer   (181 words)

  
 Diary of the Planet News
The United States National Academy of Sciences warns that sudden, unexpected climate change—on a scale that could cause widespread drought or plunge Earth into a deep freeze—poses a more immediate danger.
Shot, trapped, and poisoned for many decades, America's national bird was almost exterminated in the lower 48 states by 1963.
Sign up for our free Inside National Geographic newsletter.
news.nationalgeographic.com /news/diary.html   (905 words)

  
 National Academies definition - Medical Dictionary definitions of popular medical terms
National Academies: Collectively, the four National Academies of the United States -- the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, the Institute of Medicine, and the National Research Council.
The National Academy of Sciences was created in 1863 by a congressional charter approved by President Abraham Lincoln at the height of the Civil War.
To keep pace with the growing importance of science and technology, the institution that was founded in 1863 eventually expanded to include the National Research Council in 1916, the National Academy of Engineering in 1964, and the Institute of Medicine in 1970.
www.medterms.com /script/main/art.asp?articlekey=18439   (405 words)

  
 Ventria Bioscience - Our Network
Eric, a member of the National Academy of Sciences, is a pioneer in the biosynthesis and utilization of cyanide in higher plants.
Gurdev, a member of the United States National Academy of Sciences, retired as the principal plant breeder and head of the Plant Breeding, Genetics and Biochemistry Division of the International Rice Research Institute.
Roger, a member of the United States National Academy of Sciences, is internationally known for his work on virus-resistant plants.
www.ventria.com /aboutus/ournetwork.asp   (460 words)

  
 Strategian: Strategic Guide to Quality Web/Internet Sites in Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Mathematics, Medicine, Physics, and Psychology
The National Academy Press is the publishing arm of the National Academies of the United States--the National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, Institute of Medicine, and the National Research Council.
The National Academy Press Web site is very straightforward and easy to use for the most part.
The panels and commissions that author the reports are often composed of leading experts on the various topics, and the information in the reports has a deserved reputation for being authoritative and objective.
www.strategian.com /webcs.html   (1243 words)

  
 Past Guests and Lecturers
He is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and has held a Guggenheim Fellowship and fellowships at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences and the National Humanities Center.
Mueller is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, has been a John Simon Guggenheim Fellow, and has received grants from the National Science Foundation and the National Endowment for the Humanities.
From 1994-1995, she served as Director for Russian, Ukrainian, and Eurasian Affairs at the National Security Council, where she was responsible for national security policy toward Russia and the former Soviet states and for policies to reduce the threat of nuclear smuggling and terrorism.
is.owu.edu /events01.html   (5470 words)

  
 News from Trinity University
He is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and is a member of the United States National Academy of Sciences and the American Philosophical Society.
Professor Ehrlich proposed further plans for the panel to be sponsored by the United Nations and supported by the world governments encouraging a broad spectrum of participation.
Professor Ehrlich recently spoke at the 89th annual meeting of the Ecological Society of America (ESA) in Portland, Ore., in which he called for the creation of a Millennium Assessment of Human Behavior (MAHB) panel, which would work toward the prevention of the destruction of the delicate balance between humanity and its life-support systems.
www.trinity.edu /departments/public_relations/news_releases/0928ehrlich.htm   (323 words)

  
 USATODAY.com - Climate change report puts Bush on spot
The report, released Wednesday, was written by scientists chosen by the National Academies of Sciences, a private scientific organization, which was created by Congress in 1863 to give scientific advice to the government.
In March, the administration surprised European leaders by saying the United States didn't support the Kyoto Protocol, a treaty that placed mandatory caps on each industrialized nation's emissions of greenhouse gases.
The report, requested by the White House, states that warming is indeed taking place and that human activity probably accounts for much of it.
www.usatoday.com /news/science/climate/2001-06-07-nrc-climate.htm   (433 words)

  
 Conservogram: International Interest
In the United States, the National Academy of Sciences is the IUSS national member, representing all U.S. soil scientists regardless of society membership through its U.S. National Committee for Soil Science:
We are defining a "U.S. soil scientist" as one who views the United States as his or her home country, regardless of national origin or citizenship.
Each national member of the IUSS is conducting the election for its own membership.
news.swcs.org /e_000109472000033120.cfm?x=b11,0,w   (280 words)

  
 United States National Academy of Sciences - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The National Academy of Sciences has an annual meeting in Washington, D.C. The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences is the scholarly journal of the National Academy of Sciences.
In 2005 the national science academies of the G8 nations (including the US' National Academy of Sciences) - and Brazil, China and India, three of the largest emitters of greenhouse gases in the developing world, signed a statement on the global response to climate change.
The National Academy of Sciences (NAS) is a corporation in the United States whose members serve pro bono as "advisers to the nation on science, engineering, and medicine."
www.wikipedia.org /wiki/National_Academy_of_Sciences   (476 words)

  
 SJSU Virtual Museum
He was elected a member of the Deutsche Akademie der Naturforscher (1932), the United States National Academy of Sciences (1942), the American Gastroenterological Association (1946), and the American College of Surgeons (1947).
He traveled to the United States of America as a Rockefeller Fellow and was associated with the University of Chicago.
He also showed that sympathetic reflexes could be evoked by stimulation of the medulla of the brain.
www.biologie.uni-hamburg.de /b-online/library/history/lim.html   (282 words)

  
 News
Dr. Breslow is a member of the United States National Academy of Sciences and chaired the Chemistry Division from 1974 to 1977.
He is a foreign fellow of the Indian National Science Academy; honorary member of the Korean Chemical Society, the Royal Society of Chemistry of Great Britain, the Chemical Society of Japan, and a fellow of the World Innovation Foundation.
The lecture, among a series at YU given by renowned scientists, is supported by Dr. Ira Kukin, vice chairman of the university's board of trustees and chairman of its committee on academic affairs.
www.yu.edu /news_stories/oct2003/kukin.html   (280 words)

  
 Schindler joins U.S. National Academy of Sciences - ExpressNews - University of Alberta
The U.S. National Academy of Sciences is "one of the world's most influential bodies on science policy-making in the world," said Schindler.
On top of the fact that they are all prestigious, national bodies of scholarship and science, they also all have world-renowned ecologist and University of Alberta Professor David Schindler as a full member.
Schindler up for national award (ExpressNews, October 29, 2001): http://www.expressnews.ualberta.ca/expressnews/articles/news.cfm?p_ID=1215
www.expressnews.ualberta.ca /article.cfm?id=2545   (475 words)

  
 USMA Department of Social Sciences -- Home Page
On 8 March, the Deputy Head of the Department of Social Sciences, Colonel Cindy Jebb, was made a Permanent Professor of the United States Military Academy in a ceremony led by LTG Lennox.
She was responsible for advising the President, White House Chief of Staff and National Security Advisor on defense issues, the Secretary of Defense's annual review and for the President's annual meeting with the Combatant Commanders; developing Presidential policy initiatives; and orchestrating interagency coordination for all long-term defense planning and coalition maintenance issues.
The partnership between the Department of Social Sciences and the Port Authority was an idea that was jointly initiated by Mr.
www.dean.usma.edu /sosh   (1384 words)

  
 UCR News: UC Riverside Professor Elected Foreign Secretary of the United States National Academy of Sciences
The National Academy of Sciences was chartered by the US Congress and signed into being by President Abraham Lincoln on March 3, 1863, at the height of the Civil War.
Serve on an executive committee that manages the affairs of the US National Academy of Sciences.
Manage liaisons with the science academies of other countries, with the particular goal of addressing science-based policy issues of broad international concern.
www.newsroom.ucr.edu /cgi-bin/display.cgi?id=172&type=email   (368 words)

  
 Science Show - 13/03/99: Cyberwarfare in Australia?
In a speech earlier this year to the United States National Academy of Sciences, President Bill Clinton took aim at cyberwarfare.
He announced measures to protect the U.S. from computer-based terrorism and from major international conflicts in which computers and high technology are used as weapons - and as targets.
Now, cyberwarfare might seem to be the stuff of American rhetoric with no relevance to Australia, but as Leigh Dayton reports, there have already been a number of severe attack incidents on the Internet involving Australia and Australian sites.
www.abc.net.au /rn/science/ss/stories/s21303.htm   (89 words)

  
 The National Academies Press Home Page
Investigates factors that influence a high school laboratory experience, looking closely at what currently takes place and what the goals of those experiences are and should be.
Explores the ideas and tools that are needed to assess science learning at the state level.
Examines how spatial thinking might be incorporated into existing standards-based instruction across the school curriculum.
www.nap.edu   (207 words)

  
 Academy of Leisure Sciences home page
Thus, the Academy of Leisure Sciences, with the support of the Society of Park and Recreation Educators, is soliciting the assistance of academic programs in these fields to help identify good candidates for potential recruitment into doctoral programs.
A new feature for the Academy of Leisure Sciences website and a resource for visitors to the site: Academy Experts lists the areas of expertise and recent publications of about three dozen of our members.
The Academy of Leisure Sciences was created in 1980 by 30 founding members.
www.academyofleisuresciences.org   (472 words)

  
 Bibliography: Discovery of Global Warming
GARP (National Academy of Sciences, United States Committee for the Global Atmospheric Research Program) (1975).
"Quaternary Paleotemperatures and the Duration of High-Temperature Intervals." Science 178: 398-401.
"The Heat Is On." National Geographic, Sept., pp.
www.aip.org /history/climate/bib.htm   (10621 words)

  
 Welcome to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE)
The NAE is the portal for all engineering activities at the National Academies, which along with the NAE include the National Academy of Sciences, the Institute of Medicine, and the National Research Council.
The National Academy of Engineering (NAE) mission is to promote the technological welfare of the nation by marshaling the knowledge and insights of eminent members of the engineering profession.
Welcome to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE)
www.nae.edu   (224 words)

  
 Research-Doctorate Programs in the United States: Continuity and Change
Washington, D.C. Copyright 1995 by the National Academy of Sciences.
Research-Doctorate Programs in the United States: Continuity and Change
www.nap.edu /readingroom/books/researchdoc   (19 words)

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