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April 29, 2004

Ruhl appointed to SCAR for 6 year term

John Ruhl has been appointed by the Polar Research Board (a unit of the National Academies) to a 6-year term as one of the twelve US Representatives (four in each of Life sciences, Geosciences, and Physical Sciences) to SCAR, the international "Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research". The mission of this organization is noted on its web site: "SCAR is charged with the initiation, promotion and coordination of scientific research in Antarctica. It also provides scientific advice to the Antarctic Treaty System."

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