RIVERSIDE, Calif. David Reznick, a professor of biology at the University of California, Riverside, has been elected a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, one of the nation's most prestigious honorary societies and a leading center for independent policy research.
With his election as a member of the academy, Reznick joins some of the world's most accomplished leaders from academia, business, public affairs, the humanities, and the arts. Members contribute to studies at the academy of science and technology policy, global security, social policy and American institutions, the humanities, and education.
A total of 212 new members 196 fellows and 16 foreign honorary members were elected to the academy this year. Among the 2011 class of scholars, scientists, writers, artists, civic, corporate, and philanthropic leaders are winners of the Nobel, Pulitzer, and Pritzker Prizes; the Turing Award; MacArthur and Guggenheim fellowships; and Kennedy Center Honors, Grammy, Golden Globe, and Academy awards.
The new class will be inducted at a ceremony on Oct. 1, at the headquarters of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in Cambridge, Mass.
"This is a wonderful surprise and honor," Reznick said. "I value this recognition a great deal because I know that it represents some assessment of my career by a group of peers. I had no idea I was being considered for any such recognition. It just came out of the blue."
At UC Riverside, Reznick studies evolution as a contemporary process and performs experiments on natural populations of organisms. He also studies how complex traits evolve in organisms. In addition, his lab studies the evolution of animal life cycles and conducts experiments for testing predictions from different facets of mod
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