UBC computer scientist honored by ACM
UBC computer scientist and former Faculty of Science associate dean Anne Condon has been named a fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery. Condon is cited for her “contributions in complexity theory and leadership in advancing women in computing.” Forty-one fellows were inducted by the ACM in 2010.
For more information, visit http://fellows.acm.org
AAAS recognizes UBC plant researchers
UBC researchers Joerg Bohlmann and Carl Douglas have been elected as fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
Bohlmann is cited for distinguished contributions in the field of plant biology, particularly for investigations into the genomics and biochemistry of plant defence against insects. Douglas is recognized for his research into plant cell wall biosynthesis, forestry tree genomics, and development of Populus as a model woody plant system.
The AAAS is an international non-profit organization dedicated to advancing science around the world by serving as an educator, leader, spokesperson and professional association.
For more information, visit www.aaas.org/news/releases/2011/0111fellows.shtml
Chinese Canadian Stories e-newsletter
The inaugural issue of the Chinese Canadian Stories e-newsletter is now available. This project is a UBC Library and SFU Library initiative, funded by Citizenship and Immigration Canada’s Community Historical Recognition Program.
The first issue introduces the project team and provides updates on developments, from groundbreaking research to a virtual town to mobile kiosks. View the e-newsletter at http://chinesecanadian.ubc.ca/featured/newsletter-issue-01/.
SALA public lecture program presents: Monica Ponce de Leon, Approximations
The School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture proudly hosts Monica Ponce de Leon and her talk Approximations. With experience in both the Boston and Ann Arbor areas, she is not only the Principal of Office dA, but also dean and Eliel Saarinen professor at Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, University of Michigan.
Date: Jan. 18
Time: 6 p.m.
Place: UBC Robson Square, 800 Robson St.
Info: Free admission. Open to the public. www.sala.ubc.ca
School of Journalism events
Talk: Behind the scenes at Nature
Nicola Jones, previous online news editor, now an op-ed editor for Nature, talks about the behind-the scenes activities of the scientific journal – how the magazine commissions, reviews, edits and publishes everything from research papers through the opinion section to the news, how it is adapting to new media, and its role in dealing with hot science papers and scandals, from faked stem cell lines through to ‘climategate’ and more. Discussion and questions to follow.
Date: Feb. 7
Time: 12:30 to 2 p.m.
Place: Room 104, 6388 Crescent Road
Colloquium: Perspectives on science and the changing media landscape
A discussion about how scientists and the media interact, particularly over hot issues like climate change. A panel will give short presentations, followed by lengthy discussion. The panelists are:Simon Donner, assistant professor of climatology, Dept. of Geography; Candis Callison, assistant professor, School of Journalism; and Nicola Jones, science journalist in Residence at School of Journalism and commissioning editor for the ‘comment’ section of Nature, and freelance reporter.
Date: Jan. 25
Time: 12:30 – 2 p.m.
Place: Geography building, Room 200 – 1984 West Mall