FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, May 4, 1999
Chuck McFadden (510) 9879193
charles.mcfadden@ucop.edu

FOURTEEN UC FACULTY ELECTED TO NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES

Fourteen of the 60 new members of the National Academy of Sciences are University of California faculty members, UC President Richard C. Atkinson
announced today.

"Election to membership in the National Academy of Sciences is one of the highest honors a scientist may receive," Atkinson said.

"This year's results are another confirmation of the continuing high accomplishment of the university's faculty," Atkinson added.  The total number of UC faculty holding membership in the NAS now totals 299.

The new NAS members were selected "in recognition of their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research," the academy said in its announcement.

Following is a list of the new NAS members from UC and their campus affiliation:

UC Berkeley

UC Davis

UC Irvine

UCLA

UC San Diego

UC San Francisco

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For additional information on the National Academy of Sciences, go to http://www.nas.edu