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Bob Daverman Elected AAAS Fellow

Bob Daverman was elected as a Fellow of the AAAS (the American Association for the Advancement of Science), which is the world’s largest general scientific society. To quote from Bob’s award letter, “Each year the Council elects members whose ‘efforts on behalf of the advancement of science or its applications are scientifically or socially distinguished.’ The honor of being elected a Fellow of the AAAS began in 1874 and is acknowledged with a certificate and rosette. You are being honored for distinguished contributions to geometric topology, taming of high dimensional manifolds, cell-like decompositions os such manifolds, and for service to the profession, particularly as Secretary of the American Mathematical Society.” Bob was one of only six mathematicians selected this year as AAAS fellows, the others being Walter Craig, Rick Durrett, Alex Nagel, Jacob Rubinstein, and William Velez. An article on the new AAAS Fellows from the April 2009 Notices of the AMS can be accessed at: The induction ceremony was held in Chicago on February 14, 2009, at the AAAS annual meeting. For more information about the AAAS, please see