AAAS to honor Kutzbach as fellow

January 22, 2010

Professor Emeritus John Kutzbach (atmospheric and oceanic sciences/environmental studies) has been elected a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). He will receive his award in the organization's annual meeting next month in San Diego. The AAAS cited Kutzbach for "distinguished contributions in the field of climate change, particularly for studies of how changes of the Earth's orbit produce ice ages and monsoon variations." He was director of the Nelson Institute Center for Climatic Research for 32 years until his retirement from the faculty in 2002. He continues his work as associate director and senior scientist at CCR. Founded in 1848, AAAS is the world's largest general scientific society. An international nonprofit organization , it publishes the journal Science as well as many scientific newsletters, books and reports, and spearheads programs dedicated to advancing science around the globe.