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Mann honored by EGU

Michael E. MannMichael E. Mann

NCSE is delighted to congratulate Michael E. Mann on receiving the European Geoscience Union's Hans Oeschger Medal for 2012, in honor of "his significant contributions to understanding decadal-centennial scale climate change over the last two millennia and for pioneering techniques to synthesize patterns and northern hemispheric time series of past climate using proxy data reconstructions."

NCSE's Scott honored by AAPA

Eugenie C. ScottEugenie C. Scott

NCSE's executive director Eugenie C. Scott was presented with the Gabriel W. Lasker Service Award by the American Association of Physical Anthropologists at the organization's 81st annual meeting, held April 11 through April 14, 2012, in Portland, Oregon.

Repeal effort fails in Louisiana

Louisiana's Senate Bill 374 (PDF) was rejected on a 2-1 vote in the Senate Committee on Education on April 19, 2012, according to the Alexandria Town Talk (April 19, 2012).

RNCSE 32:2 now on-line

NCSE is pleased to announce that the latest issue of Reports of the National Center for Science Education is now available on-line.

What next in Tennessee?

What difference will Tennessee's new monkey law make in the state's science classrooms? That was the question asked by the Nashville Tennessean (April 15, 2012).

NCSE at USA Science & Engineering Festival

NCSE will be participating in the Science Expo of the USA Science & Engineering Festival, April 28 and 29, 2012, in the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington DC.

Continued boos for Tennessee's monkey law

Tennessee's monkey law continues to attract editorial condemnation within the state and around the country.

Freshwater appeals again

John Freshwater, the middle school science teacher in Mount Vernon, Ohio, who was fired over his inappropriate religious activity in the classroom — including teaching creationism — is now taking his case to the Ohio Supreme Court.

Boos for Tennessee's monkey law

With Governor Bill Haslam's April 10, 2012, decision to allow Tennessee's House Bill 368 — nicknamed "the monkey bill" — to become law without his signature, comment is coming fast and furious.

"Monkey bill" enacted in Tennessee

Governor Bill Haslam allowed Tennessee's House Bill 368 to become law without his signature on April 10, 2012, according to the Memphis Commercial Appeal (April 10, 2012).

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