The National Academy of Sciences has announced that Distinguished Professor of Anthropology Patricia Crown has been elected as a member. This is one of the highest honors accorded to scientists and is given in recognition of distinguished and continuing achievement in original research. New members are elected by current members based on outstanding achievement and commitment to service.

“The university is honored to have Patricia Crown as a member of our faculty and we welcome this recognition of the extraordinary quality of her research through the years,” said UNM President Robert G. Frank. “UNM’s Department of Anthropology is one of the best in the nation and we are proud to offer students an opportunity to work with faculty members of the National Academy of Sciences.”

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