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Announcements published in Computing Research News.

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January Announcements


Taulbee Announcement
Reminder: The main section of the Taulbee Survey (student and faculty numbers) is due January 18.

2016 AAAS Fellows
The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) has announced its 2016 Elected Fellows. Both former CRA Board Treasurer Phillip Bernstein (Microsoft Research) and current CRA Board Member Josep Torrellas (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) were elected Fellows.

2016 Class of ACM Fellows
Recently, the ACM named 53 of its members as ACM Fellows for major contributions in areas including artificial intelligence, cryptography, computer architecture, high performance computing, and programming languages. Congratulations to Carla Brodley (CRA-W), Shwetak Patel (CCC), Holly Rushmeier (CCC and CRA-W), Valerie Taylor (CRA and CRA-W) and Manuela Veloso (CRA-W).

CRA-E Graduate Fellows Program Accepting Applications
The Computing Research Association Education Committee (CRA-E) is now accepting applications for the CRA-E Graduate Fellows Program. The program provides opportunities for Ph.D. candidates in computing fields to contribute to CRA-E projects, network with computer science education advocates on the committee, engage in advocacy for mentoring undergraduate students, and promote undergraduate research and education at the national level.

CRA Board Member Named in Women You Should Know List
CRA Board Member Ellen Zegura was named one of the “10 Women in Networking/Communications That You Should Know” by Networking Networking Women (N2 Women), a discipline-specific community of researchers in the communications and networking research fields. Zegura is a faculty member at Georgia Tech and also a member of the CRA executive committee.

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John Hopcroft Receives China’s Friendship Award


John Hopcroft, 2007 CRA Distinguished Service award recipient, recently received the Friendship Award, China’s highest award given to “a foreign expert who has made an outstanding contribution to China’s economic and social progress.” Hopcroft is a faculty member at Cornell University. He has lectured frequently in China and helped several Chinese universities upgrade their advanced teaching programs.

From Cornell’s announcement:
“We cannot waste a significant fraction of the world’s talent,” Hopcroft said. “Improving education in China is an opportunity to improve the lives of tens of millions of individuals. This is also an opportunity for Cornell to truly become an international university – by committing to help other countries improve their educational systems.”