AWARDS AND KUDOS
Gifford Miller collecting fossil emu eggshells in Australia.
Professor Gifford Miller elected a fellow of the American Geophysical Union
Geological sciences Professor Gifford Miller has been elected a fellow of the American Geophysical Union, an international organization made up of 45,000 member scientists from more than 130 countries. Miller, also a fellow of INSTAAR, was honored for “his pioneering work in dating methods as well as his insights into the Quaternary climates and the role of humans in ecological change." For more information see the press release.
Adjoint Professor Susan Solomon inducted into Women's Hall of Fame
Susan Solomon, adjoint professor at NOAA and fellow of the University of Colorado at Boulder's CIRES Institute, has been inducted into the Women's Hall of Fame. An internationally recognized leader in the field of atmospheric science, Solomon pioneered the theory explaining why the ozone hole occurs in Antarctica, and obtained some of the first chemical measurements that established manmade chlorofluorocarbons as the cause. A celebration acknowledging Solomon and nine other inductees will be held in Seneca Falls, New York, Oct. 10-11, 2009. Seneca Falls was the location of the first women's rights convention, held in 1848.
Professor Margaret Tolbert awarded for research in atmospheric chemistry
Chemistry and biochemistry Professor Margaret Tolbert has been awarded the American Chemical Society's Creative Advances in Environmental Sciences and Technology Award for her groundbreaking research in atmospheric chemistry. Tolbert, also a fellow at CIRES, has published a number of scientific articles during her career that have had a major influence on the field of atmospheric chemistry, including contributions to the understanding of the chemistry and climate of Earth. For more information see the press release.