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New Faculty Join Science Steering Committee


The Center for Global Change is pleased to announce the addition of the following new members to its Science Steering Committee. Richard Boone, with the Department of Biology and Wildlife and the Institute of Arctic Biology, David McGuire, with the Alaska Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, and Ronald Doel, with the Geophysical Institute and History Department.

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"Humans in the Earth System" to be Offered


An interdisciplinary course developed by the Center for Global Change will be offered by Dr. Rich Boone in fall semester 1996 (MWF 10:30-11:30; W 2:00-5:00).

The course (BIOL 273X, 4 Cr) is entitled: "Humans in the Earth System" and covers such topics as climate change, nutrient cycles, deforestation, greenhouse gases, biodiversity, and use of models. Dr. Boone, (Biology and Wildlife, Institute of Arctic Biology) can be reached at 474-7682 or e-mail ffrdb@aurora.alaska.edu. We recommend this course to students interested in environmental and earth system science.

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New International Science Policy Course to be Offered Fall Semester


A new course will be offered by Dr. Ronald Doel in Fall 1996 (TU 6:00 - 9:00). The course (HIST 493, Northern Studies - EVI 693, 3 Cr) is entitled: "International Science Policy in the 20th Century North" and will focus on the history of science in world affairs. Topics include: imperialism and colonialism, international cooperation in the Arctic and Antarctica, weapons research and reparations policy after WWII, technology transfer, origins and impact of Big Science, science and technology development in Alaska and Siberia, international biology and medicine, and national and global environmental concerns. Dr. Doel, (History Department and Geophysical Institute) can be reached at 474-6998 or e-mail ffred@aurora.alaska.edu.

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