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Future SICB Annual Meeting Dates

January 4-8, 2000
Atlanta Hilton and Towers
Atlanta, Ga.

January 3-7, 2001
Chicago Hilton and Towers
Chicago, Ill.

Call for Symposia

2001 SICB Annual Meeting
Symposia applications are now being accepted for the 2001 SICB Annual Meeting, Jan. 3-7, 2001, in Chicago. The deadline for receipt of symposia proposals is June 7, 1999. For an application and guidelines, please e-mail Wilma Salvatore ( with the name of the organizers, sponsoring divisions and working title. The application and guidelines will be mailed to you on receipt.

Call for Abstracts

2000 SICB Annual Meeting
Participate in the 2000 SICB Annual Meeting by presenting a poster or oral presentation. You can help maintain the excellent scientific quality of this meeting by sharing your research efforts with your colleagues. Watch your mail and the SICB web site for Abstract Guidelines.

Strategic Planning

During the weekend of July 16, SICB will convene a strategic planning meeting to develop goals, set priorities and formulate action items for the next few years. In preparation for this meeting, ad hoc task forces have been appointed to address four major areas of opportunity and/or concerns

  • Science
  • Education
  • Relationships
  • Administration and Organization

Each task force will be composed of SICB members who do not sit on the Executive Committee. They are charged to produce a report that would present specific recommendations for change or maintaining the status quo. A link to a complete account of the task force charges, membership and the strategic planning process is available on-line at: If you have input for any of these task forces, please send an e-mail to

SICB Evolves into an Electronic Society

Beginning this year the SICB News, dues renewals, abstract processing and other printed pieces will move to an electronic format. When an item is posted on the SICB web site, members will be notified by e-mail with a hot link to the appropriate area. If you are an SICB member and don't have access to the Internet, call SICB at 800/955-1236 to ensure that you will continue to receive Society communications.

Members who have not already checked their membership records for accuracy, particularly their e-mail address, should do so immediately to ensure uninterrupted electronic notification of the SICB News. Current membership information is listed at

The SICB Executive Committee believes moving to an electronic format will prove convenient and cost effective for the Society. Please support these efforts to make your membership dollar go farther.

SICB Annual Meeting T-Shirts on Sale Now!

It's not too late to get a 1999 SICB Annual Meeting T-shirt. This popular shirt is available for the after-meeting price of only $10.

This dark green shirt is made from quality Fruit-of-the-Loom 100% preshrunk cotton and features the 1999 Annual Meeting logo. It comes in Large, X-Large and XX-Large.

How can I get a T-shirt?
SICB will accept a check, money order, Visa, Mastercard or American Express. If you wish to charge to a major credit card, please call the SICB Business Office and we will be happy to take your order over the phone. Please note that there will be a $2.00 shipping and handling fee added to each order. Please specify Large, X-Large or XX-Large.

Send your check or money order to:

    Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology
    P.O. Box 809278
    Chicago, IL 60680-9278

If you wish to order by phone or have additional questions, please contact the SICB Membership Services Coordinator at: 312/527-6697 or 800/955-1236, Fax: 312/527-6705; E-mail:

In Memoriam

SICB is saddened to learn of the deaths of these SICB members.

Kerry B. Clark
Florida Institute of Technology
Division of Invertebrate Zoology
Division of Systematic and Evolutionary Biology

Donald G. Dunlap
University of South Dakota
Division of Ecology and Evolution
Division of Systematic and Evolutionary Biology

Berta Scharrer
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Honorary Member

Thomas B. Thorson
University of Nebraska
Division of Ecology and Evolution

SICB Members Receive Discounted Journals

Don't miss out! SICB members can take advantage of special offers on these scientific journals. Prices and contacts are as follows:

Brain, Behavior and Evolution
Subscription price: Students, postdoc's, non-faculty - $199.50; Faculty - $365.75
Contact: S. Karger AG Basel, Journals Distribution, P.O. Box CH-4009 Basel, Switzerland,

The Biological Bulletin
Subscription price: $95
Contact: Patty Burns, 508/289-7402,

Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology
Subscription price: Part A - $118; Part B - $118; Part C - $93; Combined parts A,B,C - $248
Contact: SICB Business Office

General and Comparative Endocrinology
Subscription: If your institution subscribes - $129; If your institution doesn't subscribe - $192
Contact: SICB Business Office

Journal of Morphology
Subscription price: Members residing in North America - $195; Members not residing in North America - $267
Contact: Miriam Pedone, John Wiley & Sons, 212/850-8780,

Physiological Zoology
Subscription price: Members residing in the US - $55; Members residing outside the US and Canada - $66; Members residing in Canada - $69.85
Contact: University of Chicago Press, 773/753-3347,

Contributors to SICB Funds

August 21, 1998 to February 8, 1999

The following list includes contributors to SICB funds for the period specified above. SICB wishes to thank all individuals who have so generously supported the society and its initiatives.

Dwight Davis Fund
Robert Boord
Alfred Goldschmid
John Hermanson
Susan Peters
Judith Shardo
Ranier Zangerl

George A. Bartholomew Fund
Nicholoas Collias
William Dawson
Jeannette Doeller
Malcolm Gordon
Raymond Huey
Clifford Hui
Linda Mantel
Kenneth Nagy
Neal Smatresk
Bruce Wunder

Student Support Program
David Alexander
Richard Alperin
Douglas Anderson
Robert Bacon
Charles Booth
Peter Bushnell
James Clegg
Judith Grassle
Thomas Hoogenduk
Hans Laufer
Li-Lian Liu
Mark Martindale
Susan Peters
Robert Podolsky
Mary Beth Saffo
Richard Strathmann
Paul Yancey
Jerrold Zar

John A. Moore Fund
Aubrey Gorbman
Edward Hodgson
Mary Price

Libbie H. Hyman Fund
Kenneth Armitage
James Carlton
John Dearborn
William Dewel
Daphne Fautin
William Fennel
Cadet Hand
Thomas Honegger
Amy Ringwood
Paul Schroeder
Stephen Stancyk
Kenyon Tweedell
Donna Wolcott

Grants-In-Aid of Research Fund
David Alexander
Richard Alperin
Kenneth Armitage
Peter Bushnell
John Cairns
Ann Cheek
Even Chipouras
Jeannette Doeller
Daphne Fautin
Jeremy Fields
Malcolm Gordon
John Hermanson
John Larsen
Marcia Loeb
Mark Martindale
F.M. McNabb
Robert Podolsky
Amy Ringwood
Greta Rosen
Mary Beth Saffo
Paul Schroeder
Brian Trainor
Thomas Vandergon
Judith Weis
Paul Yancey
Zvi Yaron
Jerrold Zar

For more information on these funds, read below:

Grants-in-Aid of Research Program
The Grants-in-Aid of Research program provides awards to SICB graduate student members to support scientific investigation in the field of integrative and comparative biology. Proposals are reviewed at SICB Annual Meetings, with $1,000 being the maximum award for any single grant.

Student Support Program
The Student Support program enables many of SICB's graduate student members to attend SICB Annual Meetings by assisting them with their lodging and registration expenses. As a condition to receive this award, each student must agree to donate time as an assistant during some of the sessions.

Libbie H. Hyman Memorial Scholarship Fund
This scholarship fund was established by the Division of Invertebrate Zoology in memory of Dr. Libbie H. Hyman and provides assistance for students to participate in courses or to conduct research at a marine, terrestrial or freshwater field station. The grant is meant to enable a first experience for a student who may be an advanced undergraduate or beginning graduate student.

George A. Bartholomew Fund
SICB's Division of Comparative Physiology and Biochemistry awards an outstanding young investigator in that field with this fund. The winner of this award presents a special session at the SICB Annual Meeting.

D. Dwight Davis Fund
Donations to this fund support the Division of Vertebrate Morphology's Davis prize. This award is presented to the best student oral contributed paper for this division at the SICB Annual Meeting.

John A. Moore Lectureship Fund
Named in honor of John A. Moore, the creator of the Science as a Way of Knowing (SAAWOK) series, the fund supports an SICB Educational Council lecturer at the SICB Annual Meeting.

To obtain a donation form, click below.

SICB Donation Form

Submit Your Manuscripts to Experimental Biology Online

Experimental Biology Online (EBO) is a multimedia electronic journal sponsored by three societies with a membership of over 6,000 scientists worldwide: SICB, Society for Experimental Biology, and the Australian and New Zealand Society for Comparative Physiology and Biochemistry. The journal specializes in short, topical research papers on experimental biology in its broadest sense, ranging from the molecular and cellular boundaries to the integrative study of whole organisms, including the experimental analysis of behavior.

All papers are submitted and peer-reviewed electronically either via e-mail or anonymous FTP server. This usage of the Internet at every step of the reviewing process leads to exceedingly short publication times of only a few weeks.

Take a closer look at the journal. Visit EBO at or If you think you may have a slow connection, please access EBO at

SICB Business Office Information

SICB Business Office Information
Business Office Line 312/527-6697
U.S. Toll Free Line 800/955-1236
Fax 312/527-6705

Staff Listing

Executive Director
Peter Studney, ext. 3291

Account Manager
Susan Heckman, ext. 3774

Membership Coordinator
Janice Nason, ext. 3429

Convention Manager
Wilma Salvatore, ext. 3294

Convention Assistant
Kara Pliscott, ext. 3182

Marketing and Communications Manager
Christine Bennett, ext.3302

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