PRESS RELEASE: Dr. Claudia Neuhauser, Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs at the University of Minnesota Rochester, Elected as 2011 Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science

January 4, 2012

For immediate release - January 4, 2012 - Rochester, MN

The Council of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), an international non-profit organization dedicated to advancing science around the world by serving as an educator, leader, spokesperson and professional association, has announced the elected Fellows for 2011. Each year the Council elects members whose “efforts on behalf of the advancement of science or its applications are scientifically or socially distinguished.” These individuals will be recognized for their contributions to science and technology at the Fellows Forum to be held on February 18, 2012 during the AAAS Annual Meeting in Vancouver, British Columbia. The honor of being elected a Fellow of AAAS began in 1874 and is acknowledged with a certificate and a rosette. Election as a Fellow of AAAS is an honor bestowed upon members by their peers.

Dr. Claudia Neuhauser, Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs at the University of Minnesota Rochester, was one of only six Fellows elected in the Section on Mathematics for 2011.

"We are delighted here at UMR to have Dr. Neuhauser receive international recognition through receipt of the Fellowship of the AAAS," states UMR Chancellor Stephen Lehmkuhle. "Her mathematical research in life sciences is a tribute to the quality of her scholarly work, as well as the leadership we see in her each day in building innovative programs in the health sciences at UMR."

To learn more about the AAAS, please visit the website at: http://www.aaas.org/aboutaaas/.

The University of Minnesota Rochester (UMR) is a coordinate campus of the University of Minnesota system, focused on providing the highest quality health sciences education. While the University of Minnesota has been offering higher education opportunities in Rochester since 1966, UMR was formally established as a coordinate campus in December 2006 and is located in University Square in the heart of downtown Rochester.

For more information, contact:
Sarah Oslund, Director of Communications and Public Relations
507.258.8060
soslund@r.umn.edu
www.r.umn.edu

The University of Minnesota Rochester (UMR) is a coordinate campus of the University of Minnesota system, focused on providing the highest quality health sciences education. While the University of Minnesota has been offering higher education opportunities in Rochester since 1966, UMR was formally established as a coordinate campus in December 2006 and is located in University Square in the heart of downtown Rochester.

For more information, contact:
Sarah Oslund, Director of Communications and Public Relations
507.258.8060
soslund@r.umn.edu
www.r.umn.edu