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U of M honored with two 2013 AAAS Fellows
Two faculty members at the University of Minnesota have been named Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Election as a Fellow is an honor bestowed upon AAAS members by their peers, and recognizes scientifically or socially distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications.
Borgida and Johnson represent two University campuses and were chosen in two separate AAAS sections:
Eugene Borgida, professor, Department of Psychology, College of Liberal Arts, University of Minnesota Twin Cities
Elected in the Section on Psychology, Borgida’s research interests include social cognition, attitudes and persuasion, psychology and law, and political psychology.
Thomas C. Johnson, professor, Department of Geological Sciences, University of Minnesota Duluth
Elected in the Section on Geology and Geography, Johnson’s research interests include paleoclimatology, sedimentary processes, acoustic remote sensing of lake basins and water sustainability and climate in the Great Lakes region of East Africa.
Borgida and Johnson, along with the other 386 AAAS Fellows elected in October, will be recognized for their contributions to science and technology at the Fellows Forum during the AAAS Annual Meeting in February 2014.
The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) is the world’s largest general scientific society, and publisher of the journal, Science.
For more information, see the news release.
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