Sidney Nagel, Professor in Physics, and Gerald Suttles, Professor in Sociology, have been elected Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Nagel was cited for "his many significant contributions toward the understanding of materials," and Suttles for "his original contributions to our understanding of the pattern of urban settlement, interethnic relations and shared conceptions of community in American cities."
Raymond Rogers, graduate student in Geophysical Sciences, was awarded the Romer Prize at the annual meeting of the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology. The Romer Prize is given each year for the best student paper presented at the meeting. Rogers' talk was on large-scale patterns that arise in the preservation of fossils due to geologic factors.