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James F. Crow dies

James F. CrowJames F. Crow

The eminent geneticist James F. Crow died on January 4, 2012, at the age of 95, according to the blog of his colleague John Hawks (January 4, 2012).

The latest issue of Evolution: Education and Outreach

The latest issue of Evolution: Education and Outreach — the new journal promoting the accurate understanding and comprehensive teaching of evolutionary theory for a wide audience — is now published. The theme for the issue (volume 4, number 4) is Evolution and Medicine, edited by Kristin P. Jenkins and Michael F. Antolin.

Creationism in job discrimination case

"A Los Angeles Superior Court judge has opted to let a jury decide whether NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory discriminated against a former employee who claims he was fired for discussing intelligent design," according to the Pasadena Star-News (November 30, 2011).

Lynn Margulis dies

Lynn MargulisLynn Margulis

The eminent biologist Lynn Margulis died on November 22, 2011, at the age of 73, according to the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

Evolution: Education and Outreach for free

Evolution: Education and Outreach — the new journal aspiring to promote accurate understanding and comprehensive teaching of evolutionary theory for a wide audience — will be freely available through December 31, 2011, thanks to the generosity of its publisher, Springer.

NSTA poll on climate change education

Challenges to climate change education are common in the classroom, according to a poll of science educators conducted by the National Science Teachers Association.

Human evolution on-line

Two recent webcast symposia on human evolution are now available on-line.

Attention, bloggers!

Do you blog about evolutionary research? Then NESCent, the National Evolutionary Synthesis Center, wants to send you to North Carolina to discuss science communication.

Congratulations to Mark Terry

Mark Terry and studentsMark Terry and students

NCSE is delighted to congratulate Mark Terry on being named the 2011 recipient of the Evolution in Education Award.

Congratulations to Victor H. Hutchison

Victor H. HutchisonVictor H. Hutchison

NCSE is delighted to congratulate Victor H. Hutchison on receiving the Jack Renner Distinguished Service to Oklahoma Science Education Award from the Oklahoma Science Teachers Association.

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