Gifford Miller, INSTAAR Fellow and Professor of Geological Sciences, was elected to the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters as a Foreign Member in March. The Academy (Det Norske Videnskaps-Akademi) was founded in 1857 to "advance science and scholarship in Norway”. It consists of 219 seats for Norwegian members and 183 additional seats for foreign members across all divisions of natural and social sciences and the humanities.
The new members will be presented at the Annual Meeting of the Academy in Oslo in May. Miller spent a year as a visiting professor at the University of Bergen in 1979-1980, and he taught there and at UNIS, the University Center in Svalbard, for several years. He has had an active research program on Svalbard on numerous occasions, and has worked on the paleoclimate history of Norway and Europe for many years. The University of Bergen and University of Colorado have enjoyed a lively exchange of sabbatical faculty, post-docs and graduate students over the past 40 years, enriching both programs.
Professor Jan Mangerud, a frequent visitor to Boulder and long-time colleague, nominated Giff. INSTAAR Fellow John Andrews was elected as a Foreign Member of the Academy several years ago.