Four CU-Boulder faculty named prestigious AAAS fellows

Published: Dec. 3, 2014

Four faculty members from the University of Colorado Boulder have been named fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). The honor recognizes their scientifically or socially distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications.

This year, 401 members of AAAS were named fellows. The four CU-Boulder fellows, all faculty in the College of Arts and Sciences, are David Jonas, professor of chemistry and biochemistry; Lise Menn, professor emerita of linguistics; Jim White, professor of geological sciences and director of the Institute for Arctic and Alpine Research; and Mark Winey, professor and chair of molecular, cellular and developmental biology.

“Arts and Sciences is pleased that AAAS, one of the world’s most prestigious organizations, has recognized the outstanding contributions of our faculty,” said Steven Leigh, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. “Our newest fellows span a broad range of disciplines, which clearly reflects our significant strengths across a range of fields.”

The new fellows, who join more than 20 previous CU-Boulder faculty AAAS fellows, will be presented their awards on Feb. 14 at the 2015 AAAS Annual Meeting in San Jose, California.

AAAS, which was founded in 1848, is the world’s largest general scientific society and publisher of the journal Science.