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Academy of Arts and Sciences elects 13 from UC Berkeley

– Thirteen University of California, Berkeley, scholars were elected fellows of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences today (Tuesday, May 6), bringing the campus total to 229.

The 2003 class of electees, which includes 187 new fellows and 29 foreign honorary members, will be inducted at an annual ceremony at the academy's headquarters in Cambridge, Mass., in October.

UC Berkeley's new fellows are Lawrence Craig Evans, professor of mathematics; Iain Johnstone, professor of statistics and biostatistics; Donald A. Glaser, Professor of the Graduate School in the departments of molecular and cell biology and of physics; Carolyn R. Bertozzi, professor of chemistry and of molecular and cell biology, a staff scientist at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, and a Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator; William E. Dietrich, professor of earth and planetary science; William Kahan, professor of mathematics and of electrical engineering and computer science; Jennifer Doudna, professor of molecular and cell biology and a Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator; Marvalee Wake, professor of integrative biology; Martin Trow, Professor of the Graduate School and emeritus chair of the Goldman School of Public Policy; Henry E. Brady, professor of political science and of public policy and director of UC Data Archive & Technical Assistance (UC DATA); Harry N. Scheiber, director of the Earl Warren Legal Institute at the School of Law (Boalt Hall) and the Stefan A. Riesenfeld Professor of Law and History; Thomas A. Brady, Jr., professor of history; and Charles F. Altieri, professor of English.

The academy was founded in 1780 by John Adams, James Bowdoin, John Hancock and other scholar-patriots "to cultivate every art and science which may tend to advance the interest, honor, dignity, and happiness of a free, independent, and virtuous people."

For more information, link to the academy's website, http://www.amacad.org/news/new2003.htm.