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04/29/2014

Inez Fung Elected to AAAS

Source:  Inez Fung and Dan Hawkes

Inezfung_smallThe American Academy of Arts and Sciences (AAAS) recently announced its 2014 Class of Fellows and Foreign Honorary Member Elected to its membership, and among them was ESD climate scientist Inez Fung. Elected within the Astronomy and Earth Sciences category, Fung was part of this year’s class of 188 fellows and 16 foreign honorary members, coming from 24 states and 10 countries, and representing over 80 institutions. The new members will be inducted at a ceremony on October 11, 2014, in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

As stated on its website, the AAAS is made up of “leaders in the sciences, social sciences, humanities, arts, business, public affairs, and the nonprofit sector. One of the nation’s most prestigious honorary societies, the Academy is also a leading center for independent policy research. Members contribute to Academy publications and studies of science and technology policy, energy and global security, social policy and American institutions, and the humanities, arts, and education.” The site also notes that members of the 2014 class “include winners of the Nobel Prize; the Wolf Prize; the Pulitzer Prize; National Medal of the Arts; MacArthur, Guggenheim, and Fulbright Fellowships; and Grammy, Emmy, Oscar, and Tony Awards.”

Congratulations, Inez!

To read further about LBNL electees, go to:

http://today.lbl.gov/2014/04/24/american-academy-of-arts-and-sciences-elects-two-from-berkeley-lab/

To read more about the AAAS Class of 2014, go to:

https://www.amacad.org/content/news/pressReleases.aspx?pr=217