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Wolfe Named AAAS Fellow

The chair of the Department of the Anthropology at East Carolina University has been named a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Linda D. Wolfe was recognized for distinguished contributions to the development of the field of ethnoprimatology, field primate ethology and anthropological ethics.

She joined the ECU faculty in 1991 as chair of the then Department of Sociology and Anthropology. Since 1993, she has been chair of the Department of Anthropology in the Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences.

Her research interests include physical anthropology, primate behavior, human evolution and women’s studies.

The American Association for the Advancement of Science awarded the distinction of fellow to 471 of its members this year. These individuals have been elevated to this rank because of their efforts toward advancing science applications that are deemed scientifically or socially distinguished, according to the AAAS.

The new fellows will be recognized during the 2008 AAAS annual meeting in February in Boston.

The AAAS is the world’s largest general scientific society and publisher of the journal, “Science,” which has an estimated readership of 1 million. AAAS was founded in 1848, and includes some 262 affiliated societies and academies of sciences, serving 10 million individuals.

This page originally appeared in the Dec. 7, 2007 issue of Pieces of Eight. Complete issue is archived at