!!BarceloNews - Newsletter of the Barcelona Knowledge Hub
!No. 05/2016, April 1, 2016
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!Eugene Garfield receives the ''Honoris Causa'' Doctorate at the University of Barcelona
Barcelona, April 14, 2016. 

In the Paranymph of the historical building of the UB (see photo), __Eugene Garfield__ (New York, 1925) will receive the ''Honoris Causa'' Doctorate, upon the recommendation of the Faculty of Library and Information Science. Garfield is the foremost authority in the field of scientometrics and bibliometrics. He founded the Institute for Scientific Information (ISI, Philadelphia, 1960) and launched ''Current Contents'' (several fields),
the ''Science Citation Index'' (several fields), the , and the science news magazine ''The Scientist''. Those publications and the activities of the former ISI currently belong to Thomson Reuters, one of the leaders in world-wide scientific information.
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__This activity counts on the [collaboration of the BKH of the Academia Europaea|http://barcelona.acadeuro.org/event/eugene-garfield-receives-the-doctorate-honoris-causa-for-the-university-of-barcelona].__
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!“Researching, Educating, Dialoguing. The lessons that we learnt from J.M. Gago (1948-2015)”
Madrid, June 1-2, 2016. 
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An [International Symposium|http://barcelona.acadeuro.org/event/international-symposium-in-honour-of-jmgago-1948-2015] organised by the Fundación Ramón Areces, in collaboration
with the BKH-AE and Ciência Viva (the Portuguese Agency for Scientific and Technological Culture).
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This Symposium will pay a tribute to __José Mariano Gago__ on the first anniversary of his death by remembering
his work, which was essential to improve the Portuguese university system, and for developming
several organisms that have allowed the implementation of programmes of the highest
scientific, technological and innovative significance at the EU level. Participating speakers include:
__Manuel Heitor__ (Minister of Science of Portugal), __Sheldon Glashow__ (Nobel Prize in Physics 1979),
__Sierd Cloetingh__ (AE president), __Rosalia Vargas__ (Ciência Viva president), __Andreu Mas-Colell__
(former minister of Economy of the Generalitat de Catalunya), __Enric Banda__ (former secretary of the
ESF), __Núria Sebastian__ (ERC vicepresident), __María A. Blasco__ (CNIO director), __Joan J. Guinovart__
(IUBS president), __Teresa Riera__ (UIBalears) and __Salvador Giner__ (UB).
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!Girona Seminar on Predictive Catalysis, Centre Cultural La Mercè 
April 17-20, 2016. Chaired by __Marcel Swart__, YAE, ICREA-University of Girona.
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Since 1993, the Girona Seminars have been held every two years in this historic city of Catalonia,
with the aim of bringing together young and senior scientists in a beautiful environment and
in a friendly atmosphere to discuss the chemistry of everything. The 2016 edition will address
__Transition-Metal Reactivity__ by Design, and have front-line plenary and keynote speakers from
all over the world. Young researchers opt for poster prizes and talk awards sponsored by Nature
Chemistry, RSC Organic Chemistry Frontiers, and Wiley.
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!VIDEO. José Mariano Gago. On the “BKH-AE in Action” [Video Channel|https://vimeo.com/160787406]
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On April 17, 2015, J.M. Gago (1948-2015) died in Lisbon, the city where he was born. Gago was former
Minister of Science and Technology (1995-2002) and Minister of Science, Technology and Higher Education
(2005-2011) of Portugal. He played a crucial role in the development of science, technology and
innovation, not only in his country but throughout Europe. This video was shown in Lisbon
on Nov. 20, 2015, in a symposium on his honour chaired by Manuel Heitor.
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