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Smithsonian Conference, Oct. 31-Nov. 1: Making Science Global: Reconsidering the Social and Intellectual Implications of the IPYs and IGY

9/25/2007 This NSF-supported conference examines the impetus for the 1882-83 and 1932-33 polar years and the International Geophysical Year and their impacts upon science, society and culture. More

Ice Age Extinction Claimed Highly Carnivorous Alaskan Wolves

6/22/2007 Scientists have added a highly carnivorous form of wolf that lived in Alaska, north of the ice sheets, to list of large mammals that became extinct at the end of the Ice Age. More

Smithsonian at the Poles: Contributions to International Polar Year Science

4/10/2007 A polar science symposium held at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington D.C. in early May 2007 was envisioned as an inaugural U.S. contribution to IPY. More

Smithsonian Lecture April 13: "The Arctic: A Friend Acting Strangely"

4/9/2007 Igor Krupnik and Bill Fitzhugh, curators from the Smithsonian Institution’s Arctic Studies Center, discussed how accelerated climate change is affecting the Arctic at a public lecture in Washington D.C. on Friday, April 13. The men curated the exhibit “A Friend Acting Strangely.” More

Wondrous Cold: An Antarctic Journey - Traveling Exhibit

5/18/2006 Traveling exhibit of 50 color and black-and-white photographs by Joan Myers. More