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Flagstaff 1998

Mark Farmer farmer at emlab.cb.uga.edu
Thu Jan 29 09:02:15 EST 1998

A Grand Event in 1998.

This summer the Society of Protozoologists (SOP) will meet together
with the Phycological Society of America (PSA) in Flagstaff Arizona. 
The meeting will take place August 3 - 7, 1998 and will be held on the
campus of Northern Arizona University.  Immediately preceding the
SOP/PSA meetings the International Society of Evolutionary
Protistology (ISEP) will be holding their 12th biannual meeting
(August 1 - 4) at the same venue, thus it promises to be a full, fun
filled week for protistologists, protozoologists, and phycologists
alike!  The tentative schedule is as follows: 

Saturday August 1 - ISEP Registration and opening reception. 
ISEP Council Meeting. 
Sunday August 2 - ISEP morning and afternoon sessions.  President's 
address  (Ojvind Moestrup)
Monday August 3 - ISEP morning and afternoon sessions. Registration 
and evening reception for SOP/PSA. SOP Executive Council Meeting. 
Tuesday August 4 -  "Origins of Mitochondria and Chloroplasts" 
Symposium jointly sponsored by  SOP/PSA/ISEP and 
"Harmful Algal Blooms" Symposium.  Afternoon sessions
with student competitions for the Hutner award (SOP) and Bold award
Wednesday August 5 - Morning and afternnoon sessions followed
by an evening barbeque on Lake Mormon. 
Thursday August 6 - Daytrip to the Grand Canyon National Park 
with an evening banquet. 
Friday August 7 - Final sessions and general business meetings 
(SOP & PSA). 

Registration materials are being mailed out with the following Society

SOP - Mike Adl       adl at zoology.ubc.ca
PSA - Dave Millie   dmillie at nola.srrc.usda.gov
ISEP - Lynn Rothschild   LRothschild at mail.arc.nasa.gov

For those who have never seen the Grand Canyon or this part of Arizona
you are in for a treat but remember that Flagstaff is not Tucson. 
Located 7000 feet above sea level Flagstaff enjoys mild summer
temperatures with an average daytime high of 27o C and evening lows
near 10 o C.  America West Express Airlines [Tel: 800-235-9292, for
reservations and information] provides connecting flights from Phoenix
International Airport to Flagstaff Pulliam Airport or one can make the
2 1/2 hour drive from Phoenix by car.  You can even take a drive on
historic Route 66 which runs through downtown Flagstaff.  For those
who would like to travel by train Amtrak [Tel: 800-872-7245] has a
station in Flagstaff.  

In addition to the Grand Canyon, there are numerous natural and
historic sites to see in and around Flagstaff.  Meteor Crater which is
considered to be the best-preserved impact site on Earth, the
Petrified Forest National Park and the Painted Desert are all within
driving distance of Flagstaff.  Atop the mesa just west of downtown
Flagstaff sits one of the oldest astronomical observatories in the
southwest.  Founded in 1894 by Boston businessman, author, and
scientist, Percival Lowell, Lowell Observatory has enjoyed a long
history of research at the forefront of astronomy and is open daily
for tours. If you would like to know more about Flagstaff, Northern
Arizona State University, the Grand Canyon National Park or the Lowell
Observatory, check out their respective websites at: 


See you there!

Mark Farmer

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