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  • 11/09 AIBS Submits Comments on Interior Strategic Plan Framework »read

  • 10/09 Scientists Issue Statement on Climate Change »read

  • 10/09 Natural History Collections Survey Underway: Please Participate  »read

  • 10/09 Vote Online now for AIBS Board of Directors. The general election is underway. Polls close 26 October 2009. »vote

  • 08/09 Ask President Obama to Support Science Collections »read

  • 08/09 Biological Sciences Congressional District Visits Week  »read

  • 07/09 ALERT: AIBS Asks Scientists to Help Secure Increased Funding for AFRI  »read

  • 07/09 Call for Participants for the 1st Biological Sciences Congressional District Visits Week—Registration Extended   »read

  • 06/09 AIBS, ESA Coauthor Analysis of President's FY 2010 R&D Budget   »read

  • 06/09 ALERT: AIBS Asks Scientists to Help Secure Increased Funding for NSF   »read

  • 06/09 ALERT: AIBS Asks Scientists to Help Secure Increased Funding for USGS  »read

  • 06/09 AIBS Comments on Louisiana Science Education Rule  »read

  • 06/09 NOW FREE ONLINE: Lectures from the 2009 AIBS Annual Meeting, "Sustainable Agriculture: Greening the Global Food Supply"; talks on food security and supply; biofuels, the professional science masters program and more.  »read

  • 06/09 2009 AIBS Annual Meeting Talks Online. "Sustainable Agriculture: Greening the Global Food Supply." A Year of Science 2009 event. »free viewing

  • 05/09 AIBS honors diversity in the biological sciences   »read

  • 05/09 AIBS honors outstanding contributions to the biological sciences  »read

  • 05/09 AIBS Annual Meeting 2009 to be Streamed Live Online 18 - 19 May: Watch by Webcast  »read

  • 04/09 2010 Graduate Student Emerging Public Policy Leadership Award. Applications will be available late 2009  »read

  • 04/09 ALERT: Write to the President about Science  »read

  • 03/09 AIBS Urges Congress to Fund Science  »read

  • 02/09 NEW! AIBS Launches Legislative Action Center »read more

  • 02/09 American Institute of Biological Sciences Teams with University of Oklahoma on Introductory Biology Experience Project »read more

  • 02/09 AIBS book on Communicating Science primes scientists for successful media interviews  »read

  • 01/09 Year of Science 2009 Gets Underway »read more

  • 01/09 AIBS Accepting Applications: 2009 Graduate Student Emerging Public Policy Leadership Award. Deadline 6 February 2009.  »read

  • 01/09 AIBS is accepting applications and nominations for two awards geared toward promoting the participation of underrepresented minorities in the sciences. Deadline 15 January 2009. »read

  • 01/09 AIBS is accepting entries for the 2009 AIBS Media Award for outstanding reporting on biological research. Deadline 15 January 2009.  »read

  • 10/08 Join Us! Coalition on the Public Understanding of Science & Year of Science 2009 »here's how

  • 10/08 Scientists Brief Policymakers on Carbon Sequestration by Ecosystems  »read

  • 10/08 Biologists, Educators Recognize Excellence in Evolution Education: Dr. Randy Moore receives 2008 Evolution Education Award »read

  • 10/08 U.S. Presidential Candidates Science Forums on Health, Energy, and Technology »view online

  • 10/08 "Illuminating Biology: An Evolutionary Perspective" - symposium and educator workshop held at NABT meeting on October 16-17, 2008 »presentations will be online soon

  • 10/08 Vote Online now for AIBS Board of Directors. The general election is underway. Polls close 10 October 2008. »vote

  • 09/08 2009 AIBS Media Award brochure and entry form is now online. Deadline 15 January 2009 »read

  • 09/08 University of California Press to provide Publishing Services to AIBS for BioScience  »read

  • 07/08 Videos Online: AIBS 2008 Annual Meeting Lectures, "Climate, Environment, and Infectious Diseases" »view

  • 06/08 Scientific Societies Ask Louisiana Governor to Oppose Bad Science Bill  »read

  • 06/08 AIBS Asks Louisiana House Members to Oppose Science Bill  »read

  • 06/08 AIBS Comments on American Academy of Arts and Sciences White Paper  »read

  • 05/08 AIBS and AAAS co-host NSF Conversation in Undergraduate Biology / AIBS Biology Education Summit in Washington, DC »next steps

  • 05/08 AIBS honors diversity in the biological sciences  »read

  • 04/08 AIBS honors outstanding contributions to the biological sciences   »read

  • 03/08 COMING EVENT: 2008 AIBS Council Meeting of Member Societies and Organizations, 14 May in Washington DC. »Register now

  • 03/08 COMING EVENT: 2008 AIBS Annual Meeting, 12 - 13 May in Washington DC: "Climate, Environment, and Infectious Diseases" »Register now

  • 02/08 AIBS names 2008 Emerging Public Policy Leaders  »read

  • 02/08 NSF requests a quotation to write a manuscript for a History of Biology and the NSF Circa 1975 to 2004. Response Date is Feb 20, 2008. »read

  • 02/08 AIBS Public Policy Office Posts 2007 Annual Report With a New Look! See the accomplishments, learn how you can participate. »read

  • 01/08 Call for Nominations, AIBS Awards: Distinguished Scientist; Education; Outstanding Service. Please Submit by 1 Feb. »read

  • 01/08 2008 AIBS Board of Directors Takes Office   »read

  • 01/08 Graduate Student Policy Training Opportunity: Applications Now Being Accepted for the 2008 AIBS Emerging Public Policy Leader Awards. Deadline 31 January 2008.  »read

  • 12/07 In Memoriam: Terry L. Yates  »read

  • 12/07 AIBS President Comments on Evolution Controversy in Texas »read

  • 11/07 2008 AIBS Board Election Results  »read

  • 09/07 Vote Online now for AIBS Board of Directors. General election underway. Polls close 9 November 2007. »read

  • 08/07 William F. McComas Wins 2007 NABT Education Award, Sponsored by AIBS and BSCS  »read

  • 08/07 AIBS Comments on National Science Board STEM Education Plan »read

  • 07/07 AIBS President-Elect Rita Colwell Receives 2006 National Medal of Science  »read

  • 07/07 Join us! The COPUS Coalition and Year of Science 2009 Promote Public Understanding of Science   »read

  • 07/07 Videos Online: AIBS 2007 Annual Meeting Lectures, "Evolutionary Biology and Human Health" »read

  • 07/07 Photographs from the 2007 AIBS Annual Meeting  »read

  • 05/07 AIBS 2007 Science, Education, and Service Awards Presented at Annual Meeting »read

  • 05/07 AIBS 2007 Media Awards Presented at Annual Meeting »read

  • 05/07 Free Public Session on "Speaking Science 2.0" at AIBS Annual Meeting and Awards, 14 May  »read

  • 02/07 AIBS Names 2007 Emerging Public Policy Leaders »read

  • 01/07 Notice of 2007 AIBS Council Meeting: 15 May and 16 May in Washington DC. »read

  • 01/07 2007 AIBS Media Award brochure & entry form is now online (72 KB PDF) »read

  • 01/07 AIBS Education and Outreach Office Expands in 2007 under New Leadership  »read

  • 12/06 Action Alert: Support NSF, Contact Congress Before January 4  »read

  • 11/06 AIBS Diversity Scholars and Diversity Leadership Award: Applications and Nominations due January 15, 2007!  »read

  • 11/06 Biologists Celebrate Evolution Education Victory in Ohio; Warn Scientists Not to Become Complacent »read

  • 11/06 AIBS President Reacts to Kansas Board of Education Election Results »read

  • 11/06 Graduate Student Policy Training Opportunity: Applications for the 2007 AIBS Emerging Public Policy Leader Award are now available.  »read

  • 11/06 Position Open: AIBS Education and Outreach Manager »read

  • 10/06 NEON Update, Call for Comments »read

  • 09/06 Evolutionary Biology and Human Health. AIBS 2007 Annual Meeting. Register Online Now. »read

  • 09/06 AIBS 2006 Annual Meeting Lectures Online. Biodiversity: Science, Valuation, and Policy »read

  • 09/06 Photos from the 2006 AIBS Annual Meeting Available Online  »read

  • 09/06 Voting for AIBS Board of Directors is underway. Polls close 27 October 2006.  »read

  • 09/06 AIBS Special Symposium. 14 October 2006. Macroevolution: Evolution above the Species Level »read

  • 08/06 Biologists Respond to Kansas Board of Education Primary Election Results »read

  • 07/06 Open letter from the NEON, Inc. Board Chairman »read

  • 07/06 AIBS Diversity Scholars and Diversity Leadership Awards: Applications and nominations due 15 August 2006!  »read

  • 07/06 AIBS Executive Director's Blog »read

  • 06/06 2006 AIBS Salary Survey now underway: All biologists encouraged to participate. Closes 28 July.   »read

  • 05/06 Rep. Sherwood Boehlert Receives Award from AIBS  »read

  • 05/06 ACTION ALERT: Please Tell Senators Today to Support All Science at NSF  »read

  • 05/06 AIBS 2006 Science, Education and Service Awards »read

  • 05/06 AIBS 2006 Media Awards »read

  • 05/06 AIBS Council and general membership meeting, 23-24 May »read

  • 05/06 AIBS and ESA Letter to House Appropriators in Support of FY 2007 NSF Appropriations »read

  • 04/06 AIBS Letter to Canada's Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Regarding the Importance of Evolution »read

  • 04/06 AIBS Submits Senate Appropriations Testimony in Support of Increased FY 2007 Funding at the US Geological Survey »read

  • 04/06 AIBS Submits Senate Appropriations Testimony in Support of Increased FY 2007 Funding at the National Science Foundation »read

  • 03/06 AIBS Submits House Appropriations Testimony in Support of Increased FY 2007 Funding at the National Science Foundation »read

  • 03/06 AIBS Submits House Appropriations Testimony in Support of Increased FY 2007 Funding at the US Geological Survey »read

  • 03/06 UMBC Grad Student Named 2006 AIBS Emerging Public Policy Leader  »read

  • 03/06 Cornell Grad Student Named 2006 AIBS Emerging Public Policy Leader  »read

  • 03/06 CALL FOR POSTERS, 2006 AIBS Annual Meeting, 24-25 May »read

  • 03/06 CALL FOR NOMINATIONS, 2006 AIBS Science, Education, and Service Awards. Deadline extended to 10 March. »read

  • 01/06 Online: Presentations from AIBS Symposium at 2005 NABT Annual Meeting, "Evolution and the Environment" »read

  • 01/06 DATE CHANGE for AIBS Emerging Public Policy Leader Award Competition. Deadline 3 Feb 2006  »read

  • 01/06 Add a URL link from your website to the AIBS and ActionBioscience websites. Here's how.

  • 12/05 Media Advisory: AIBS to Cosponsor Dec. 21 Teleconference on Dover Verdict  »read

  • 12/05 Biologists Applaud Dover Evolution Decision »read

  • 12/05 AIBS Diversity Scholars and Diversity Leadership Awards. Applications and Nominations due 15 Jan 2006  »read

  • 12/05 AIBS Emerging Public Policy Leader Award  »read

  • 11/05 Kansas Board of Education Adopts Standards That Demean Science »read

  • 10/05 New AIBS/BSCS Evolution Book and DVD now in the AIBS Webstore

  • 10/05 BioScience Online, all Issues, 1951-Present  »read

  • 09/05 AIBS and Natural Science Collections Alliance Sign Strategic Agreement  »read

  • 09/05 Voting for AIBS Board of Directors is underway. Polls close 15 October 2005.   »read

  • 09/05 AIBS Katrina Support Network for Biologists  »read

  • 08/05 On 7 Oct 2005: AIBS/BSCS special session on defending the teaching of evolution »read

  • 08/05 On 7 Oct 2005: AIBS/BSCS/NESCent evolution symposium »read

  • 08/05 AIBS Criticizes President's Statement on Intelligent Design »read

  • 08/05 AIBS membership expansion welcomes societies, institutions, academic units, corporations. »read

  • 08/05 NEON updates: www.neoninc.org

  • 05/05 Report on 2005 AIBS Council Meeting and Open Access Publishing Meeting  »read

  • 04/05 AIBS annual awards, lecture on Millennium Ecosystem Assessment, 7 May, Washington DC »read

  • 04/05 AIBS Council of member societies and organizations meets 7 and 8 May, Washington DC »read

  • 04/05 AIBS Council meets 9 May to discuss Open Access journal publishing »read

  • 04/05 Action Alert: Ask your Representative to support increased funding for NSF  »read

  • 04/05 Cornell graduate student named 2005 AIBS Emerging Public Policy Leader   »read

  • 04/05 Winners of 2005 AIBS Media Awards announced  »read

  • 03/05 Position Open at AIBS: Public Affairs Representative »read

  • 03/05 AIBS Emerging Public Policy Leader Award competition closes 1 April  »read

  • 03/05 NEON Design Consortium and Project Office activities at AIBS continue  »read

  • 03/05 AIBS Media Awards results to be announced May 2005 »read

  • 12/04 The National Evolutionary Synthesis Center and AIBS partner on education  »read

  • 11/04 Now online: AIBS/ESA/BSA survey on BIO2010 education report   »read

  • 11/04 Now online: readership surveys of BioScience and ActionBioscience.org  »read

  • 11/04 AIBS/BSCS/NABT evolution-education symposium, 12-13 Nov. 2004, at NABT Annual Convention

  • 11/04 Homeland Security: new international student visa fees  »read

  • 09/04 VOTE online now! 2004 AIBS Board elections are underway. Polls close 22 October.

  • 07/04 Scientific societies issue statement on peer review in public policy process.  »read

  • 06/04 AIBS education and ActionBioscience.org updates: »read

  • 06/04 The National Academies seek comments on science and technology Presidential and Federal advisory committee appointments. The deadline for receipt of comments is 1 July 2004.  »read

  • 06/04 157 members of Congress sign letter in support of NSF  »read

  • 06/04 Department of Homeland Security Hosts a Technology Workshop on Countering Threats from Truck, Suicide and Public Transportation Bombs, June 15 and 16, 2004.

  • 06/04 Now online for free viewing. Plenary lectures from the 2004 AIBS Annual meeting (Invasive Species)

  • 06/04 AIBS members support and benefit from AIBS Public Policy Office operations. You can, too!

  • 06/04 BioScience for $12 a year! Bulk-Purchase for AIBS Member Societies and Organizations.  »read

  • 05/04 ACTION ALERT: Letter to increase funding for the National Science Foundation circulating in the U.S. House. Your help needed! Deadline extended to 7 June 2004.  »read

  • 05/04 Ask Your Representative to Cosponsor Legislation Recognizing the Value of the USGS  »read

  • 04/04 Department of Homeland Security Hosts a Two-day Workshop on Strategies for the Detection of Low Vapor Pressure Chemicals on April 6, 2004 and April 7, 2004

  • 03/04 AIBS letter to House Science Committee leaders concerning funding for NSF, natural history collections, and collections-based research »read

  • 03/04 BioOne / BioScience content online free in Developing Countries  »read

  • 03/04 Jane Lubchenco, Rita Colwell, John Jungck, Tyrone Hayes honored with AIBS awards.  »read

  • 03/04 2004 AIBS Council Meeting, 15 - 16 March, Washington DC  »read

  • 03/04 Department of Interior releases code of scientific conduct.  »read

  • 03/04 AIBS 2004 Annual Meeting on Invasive Species, 16 - 18 March, Washington DC

  • 03/04 Sarah Staples and Daniel Grossman Win 2004 AIBS Media Awards

  • 02/04 Department of Homeland Security Hosts Detection Systems for Radiological and Nuclear Countermeasure (DSRNC) Bidder's Conference on February 18, 2004

  • 12/03 AIBS letter to National Park Service concerning the sale of a young-Earth creationist book at Grand Canyon National Park.  »read

  • 12/03 The National Commission for Science on Sustainable Forestry (NCSSF) has released a 2003 Request for Proposals for its Sustainable Forestry and Biodiversity program.  »read

  • 12/03 Department of Homeland Security Hosts One-day Workshop on Bioinformatics & Assay Development for Homeland Defense (PDF)

  • 12/03 Science Educators Needed to Help Review New Evolution Education Resource.  »read

  • 12/03 AIBS comments to OMB on draft peer review plan.

  • 12/03 AIBS Emerging Public Policy Leader Awards  »read

  • 12/03 Department of Homeland Security Hosts One-day Seminar for Academic Institutions (PDF)

  • 12/03 All issues of BioScience, back to 1951, to go online with JSTOR.  »read

  • 11/03 On Nov. 10th, Join the AIBS/IBRCS NEON Coordination and Implementation Conference, Part 2  »read

  • 10/03 Department of Homeland Security Hosts One-day R&D Best Practices Workshop for Industry  »read

  • 10/03 Ecosystem science funding survey. Closes 10 November 2003.

  • 10/03 The 2004 AIBS Media Award brochure & entry form is now online (PDF).

  • 10/03 IBRCS NEON Coordination and Implementation Conference draft report now open for comment.  »read

  • 09/03 Vote online now in the AIBS Board of Directors election — polls close 17 October 2003.

  • 07/03 Take the BioScience challenge: name the most beautiful experiment in biology.  »read

  • 03/03 AIBS Council News  »read

  • 11/02 Form an AIBS Student Chapter—Here's how.

  • 09/02 AIBS and ESA join forces to launch the Biological and Ecological Sciences Coalition (BESC).

  • 06/02 Resources for Research and Teaching in Evolution.

  • 11/01 Resources and Information about Bioterrorism.  »read

  • 03/00 Scientific Community Unites Against Kansas Board of Education Evolution Decision  »read

  • 03/00 AIBS and NABT present a Town Meeting on Teaching Evolution  »read

  • 03/00 Noted Biologists to Gather at the Smithsonian  »read

  • 03/00 From the AIBS Presidents' Summit: Read the BioScience report and the 11 initiatives for collaborative membership action.

  • 12/99 AIBS Year 2000 Readiness statement  »read

  • 03/99 AIBS SPARS Manages Sentinel Species Review for US Army Environmental Health Research Center  »read

  • 03/99 AIBS Media Award Deadline is April 1st  »read

  • 01/99 AIBS Congressional Science Fellowship 1999 - 2000  »read

  • 01/99 NCEAS/AIBS Study on Habitat Conservation Plans Now Available  »read

  • 12/98 AIBS Endorses Document Supporting Research and Education in Evolution  »read

  • 10/98 Vote! AIBS Elections Underway!  »read

  • 10/98 Message from the President: optimum service.  »read

  • 08/98 AIBS unveils a new www.aibs.org!  »read

  • 08/98 On Monday, September 14 an ESA / AIBS-organized forum on flooding will be held in Washington D.C.  »read

  • 08/98 1998 AIBS Annual Meeting Opening Remarks — Balancing The Biocomplexity of the Planet's Living Systems: A 21st Century Task for Science  »read

  • 08/98 1998 AIBS Annual Meeting Plenary Address — Restoring the Chesapeake Bay Ecosystem: A Challenge for Science and Society  »read

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