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Award Announcement

Public Release: 11-Feb-2009
2009 AAAS Annual Meeting
AAAS honors Dr. Drummond Rennie
The 2008 American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Scientific Freedom and Responsibility Award will honor Drummond Rennie, M.D., journal editor and educator, "for his career-long efforts to promote integrity in scientific research and publishing." Rennie's award also recognizes "his outspoken advocacy for the freedom of scientists to publish in the face of efforts to suppress their research."
AAAS

Contact: Molly McElroy
mmcelroy@aaas.org
202-326-6434
American Association for the Advancement of Science

Public Release: 11-Feb-2009
2009 AAAS Annual Meeting
2008 AAAS Philip Hauge Abelson Prize awarded to Richard A. Meserve
Richard A. Meserve, president of the Carnegie Institution for Science, has been selected to receive the 2008 Philip Hauge Abelson Prize of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in honor of an exemplary career spent advancing and promoting the use of science in the service of the public interest.
AAAS

Contact: Molly McElroy
mmcelroy@aaas.org
202-326-6434
American Association for the Advancement of Science

Public Release: 11-Feb-2009
2009 AAAS Annual Meeting
Carnegie's Richard Meserve to receive AAAS Abelson Award
The American Association for the Advancement of Science will present Richard A. Meserve, president of the Carnegie Institution, the 2008 Philip Hauge Abelson Award for "advancing and promoting the use of science in the service of the public interest, and for exceptional contributions to the institutions [he has] served, to the scientific community at large, and to the general public, both in the US and abroad."

Contact: Tina McDowell
tmcdowell@ciw.edu
202-939-1120
Carnegie Institution

Public Release: 11-Feb-2009
2009 AAAS Annual Meeting
2008 AAAS Lifetime Mentor Award goes to Percy A. Pierre of Michigan State University
Percy A. Pierre, vice president and professor emeritus of electrical & computer engineering at Michigan State University in East Lansing has been honored by the American Association for the Advancement of Science for his extraordinary dedication to increasing the number of African-American and Hispanic-American Ph.D.s in engineering.
American Association for the Advancement of Science

Contact: Molly McElroy
mmcelroy@aaas.org
202-326-6434
American Association for the Advancement of Science

Public Release: 11-Feb-2009
2009 AAAS Annual Meeting
2009 AAAS/Subaru Science Books & Film Prizes help promote science literacy
Children's science books exploring sibling relationships in the animal world, global climate change, and neuroscience earned top honors in the 2008 AAAS/Subaru Science Books & Film competition, sponsored by Subaru of America, Inc. The 2009 prizes, intended to promote science literacy by drawing attention to the importance of good science writing and illustration, honored 10 authors, one illustrator, and a total of seven books.
Subaru of America, Inc.

Contact: Molly McElroy
mmcelroy@aaas.org
202-326-6434
American Association for the Advancement of Science

Public Release: 11-Feb-2009
2009 AAAS Annual Meeting
The Kavli Foundation endows the AAAS Science Journalism Awards
The Kavli Foundation has provided a $2 million endowment that will ensure the future of the prestigious Science Journalism Awards program of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Since their inception in 1945, the independently juried awards have honored distinguished reporting on science by professional journalists. The awards are an internationally recognized measure of excellence in science journalism for a general audience.
Kavli Foundation

Contact: Earl Lane
elane@aaas.org
202-326-6431
American Association for the Advancement of Science

Public Release: 11-Feb-2009
2009 AAAS Annual Meeting
Merck and AAAS announce 2009 winners of outstanding undergraduate research programs
Fourteen colleges and universities have been selected for awards from the Merck/AAAS Undergraduate Science Research Program. Sponsored by the Merck Institute for Science Education and the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the program awards provide up to $60,000, paid over three years, for use by the biology and chemistry departments at the recipient institution.
Merck Institute for Science Education, American Association for the Advancement of Science

Contact: Molly McElroy
mmcelroy@aaas.org
202-326-6434
American Association for the Advancement of Science

Public Release: 11-Feb-2009
2009 AAAS Annual Meeting
Career diplomat Thomas Pickering wins 2008 AAAS International Scientific Cooperation Award
The American Association for the Advancement of Science, the world's largest general scientific society, has named a career diplomat and distinguished ambassador as winner of the 2008 AAAS International Scientific Cooperation Award. Ambassador Thomas Pickering was honored "for his extraordinary contributions to science and technology in U.S. foreign policy," AAAS announced.
American Association for the Advancement of Science

Contact: Molly McElroy
mmcelroy@aaas.org
202-326-6434
American Association for the Advancement of Science

Public Release: 11-Feb-2009
2009 AAAS Annual Meeting
2008 AAAS Mentor Award goes to Sylvia T. Bozeman of Spelman College
Sylvia T. Bozeman, a professor of mathematics at Spelman College in Atlanta, Ga., has been honored by the American Association for the Advancement of Science for her commitment toward increasing the number of African-American women with doctoral degrees in mathematics.
American Association for the Advancement of Science

Contact: Molly McElroy
mmcelroy@aaas.org
202-326-6434
American Association for the Advancement of Science

Public Release: 11-Feb-2009
2009 AAAS Annual Meeting
2008 AAAS Newcomb Cleveland Prize recognizes science paper on limb regeneration in newts
A United Kingdom research team's discovery of a new molecular cue that promotes limb regeneration in newts -- a finding that could help guide the field of regenerative medicine -- received the 2008 Newcomb Cleveland Prize of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
Affymetrix

Contact: Molly McElroy
mmcelroy@aaas.org
202-326-6434
American Association for the Advancement of Science

Public Release: 11-Feb-2009
2009 AAAS Annual Meeting
Biologist receives the 2008 AAAS Public Understanding of Science and Technology Award
The American Association for the Advancement of Science has named Kenneth R. Miller, professor of biology in the Department of Molecular Biology, Cell Biology and Biochemistry at Brown University as winner of the 2008 AAAS Award for Public Understanding of Science and Technology. Miller was cited for "his sustained efforts and excellence in communicating evolutionary science." He will receive the award during a Feb. 14 ceremony at the 2009 AAAS Annual Meeting in Chicago.
American Association for the Advancement of Science

Contact: Molly McElroy
mmcelroy@aaas.org
202-326-6434
American Association for the Advancement of Science

Public Release: 5-Feb-2009
2009 AAAS Annual Meeting
AAAS and EurekAlert! deepen engagement with Latin America through journalism fellowships
EurekAlert!, the global science news service operated by the American Association for the Advancement of Science, is happy to announce the recipients of the 2009 Fellowships for Science Reporters from Developing Regions, sponsored by Elsevier.
Elsevier

Contact: Tiffany Montero
tmontero@aaas.org
202-326-6718
American Association for the Advancement of Science

Public Release: 22-Dec-2008
2009 AAAS Annual Meeting
Chemistry professor 1 of only 3 at UH to achieve prestigious AAAS status
The University of Houston's Monte Pettitt has been awarded the distinction of Fellow from the AAAS. He is one of only three researchers in UH's history to hold this distinction and is among 16 Texas honorees this year. As part of the section on chemistry, he was elected for distinguished contributions to computational and theoretical chemistry, particularly for discoveries concerning the thermodynamics of aqueous solutions and the properties of biopolymers.

Contact: Lisa Merkl
lkmerkl@uh.edu
713-743-8192
University of Houston

Public Release: 18-Dec-2008
2009 AAAS Annual Meeting
Denise Galloway and Gerald Smith named AAAS Fellows
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center scientists Denise Galloway, Ph.D., a microbiologist, and Gerald Smith, Ph.D., a geneticist and microbiologist, have been awarded the distinction of AAAS Fellow.

Contact: Kristen Woodward
kwoodwar@fhcrc.org
206-667-5095
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Public Release: 18-Dec-2008
2009 AAAS Annual Meeting
AAAS and Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine announce 2008 Fellow
Joseph H. Nadeau, Ph.D., James H. Jewel Professor and Chair of Genetics Department at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine has been awarded the distinction of AAAS Fellow. Election as a Fellow is an honor bestowed upon AAAS members by their peers. As part of the genetics department at the School of Medicine, Dr. Nadeau was elected as an AAAS Fellow for sustained and significant contributions to mouse genetics and mouse genome informatics and analysis.

Contact: Christina DeAngelis
christina.a.thompson@case.edu
216-368-3635
Case Western Reserve University

Public Release: 18-Dec-2008
2009 AAAS Annual Meeting
5 Brown faculty elected to world's largest scientific body
The American Association for the Advancement of Science has elected five Brown University professors -- David M. Berson, Mark D. Bertness, John P. Donoghue, Susan A. Gerbi and Jimmy Xu -- as fellows for their significant contributions to the life and physical sciences.
American Association for the Advancement of Science

Contact: Mark Hollmer
Mark_Hollmer@brown.edu
401-863-1862
Brown University

Public Release: 18-Dec-2008
2009 AAAS Annual Meeting
2 Wake Forest University chemistry professors named 2008 AAAS Fellows
Wake Forest University faculty members Mark Welker, William L. Poteat Professor of Chemistry and associate provost for faculty affairs, and Dilip Kondepudi, Thurman D. Kitchin Professor of Chemistry, have been elected as 2008 Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Contact: Eric Frazier
frazieef@wfu.edu
336-758-5237
Wake Forest University

Public Release: 18-Dec-2008
2009 AAAS Annual Meeting
LSUHSC's Hill selected as Fellow of AAAS
James M. Hill, Ph.D., professor of ophthalmology, pharmacology, microbiology and neuroscience at the LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans School of Medicine, has been awarded the distinction of American Association for the Advancement of Science Fellow.

Contact: Leslie Capo
lcapo@lsuhsc.edu
504-452-9166
Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center

Public Release: 18-Dec-2008
2009 AAAS Annual Meeting
UCI tops all universities in number of researchers named Fellows of leading scientific society
The 20 UC Irvine science and engineering researchers named today as Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science represent the largest class this year of any university or institution in the US.

Contact: Tom Vasich
tmvasich@uci.edu
949-824-6455
University of California - Irvine

Public Release: 18-Dec-2008
2009 AAAS Annual Meeting
WPI Professor David Adams named American Association for the Advancement of Science Fellow
David S. Adams, professor of biology and biotechnology at Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Worcester, Mass., has been named a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the world's largest general scientific society. Adams is being honored for distinguished contributions to the field of biology, particularly his successful replication of Alzheimer's disease in a mouse model.

Contact: Michael Dorsey
mwdorsey@wpi.edu
508-831-5609
Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Public Release: 21-Nov-2008
2009 AAAS Annual Meeting
The 2009 AAAS/Science dance contest winners are announced
The results of the 2009 AAAS/Science dance contest are in. Using a sexy tango, a soulful modern dance solo, an exuberant mix of breakdance and ballet, and a folkdance-like piece for a quartet of begoggled dancers, four scientists have expressed their Ph.D. theses in dance form.

Contact: Natasha Pinol
npinol@aaas.org
202-326-7088
American Association for the Advancement of Science

Meeting Announcement

Public Release: 14-Feb-2009
2009 AAAS Annual Meeting
Virtual studies answer real questions
USC's Dmitri Williams was the first game researcher to be granted access to a major online world’s database. As a result, he was able to match hard data about in-world behavior with survey responses. Here are some questions Williams was able to answer.

Contact: Carl Marziali
marziali@usc.edu
213-219-6347
University of Southern California

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