Nov. 22, 2004

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Two KU scientists elected fellows of the AAAS

LAWRENCE -- Two KU scientists, Mabel Rice and Jeffrey Aubé, have been elected fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in Washington, D.C.

The AAAS is the world's largest general scientific organization and publishes Science magazine. Since 1874, the AAAS has elected fellows whose “efforts on behalf of the advancement of science or its applications are scientifically or socially distinguished.”

Rice is a professor of speech-language-hearing. She is the Fred and Virginia Merrill distinguished professor of advanced studies, director of the Merrill Advanced Studies Center and director of KU's interdisciplinary child language doctoral program.

She was honored by the AAAS section of linguistics and language science for outstanding contributions to research on first-language acquisition by children with language impairments and for service to national professional organizations and early-education programs.

Aubé is professor and interim chair in the Department of Medicinal Chemistry. He also is director of the KU Chemical Methodology and Library Development Center of Excellence. Aubé was cited by the AAAS chemistry section for distinguished contributions to the synthesis of pharmaceutical and pharmacological agents, for commitment to education and for service to the AAAS.

Rice and Aubé will be recognized at the annual meeting of the AAAS in February in Washington.


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