Professor of Economics and History Deidre McCloskey has been named a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Election as a fellow is an honor bestowed upon AAAS members by their peers for socially distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications.
Professor McCloskey was cited for her outstanding contributions to world economic history and for provocative scholarship on the practice of economics, extending the field in humanistic and scientific ways.
This year AAAS elected 702 fellows. They were announced last week in the journal Science and will be presented with a certificate and a gold-and-blue rosette pin in February during the AAAS annual meeting in Boston.
Founded in 1848, the American Association for the Advancement of Science is the worlds largest general scientific society, which includes 261 affiliated societies and academies of science and serves 10 million individuals. The non-profit is open to all and fulfills its mission to advance science and serve society through initiatives in science policy, international programs and science education. AAAS is publisher of the journal Science, which has the largest paid circulation of any peer-reviewed general science journal in the world and an estimated total readership of 1 million.
Submitted by Bill Burton, UIC News