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Professor Ralph Bolton Honored by Prestigious Science Organization

Pomona College Professor of Anthropology Ralph Bolton has been named a fellow in the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).

Bolton is a 1961 graduate of Pomona College and has been a professor at Pomona since 1971. His research interests lie primarily in the domains of human sexuality and medical anthropology, particularly AIDS prevention issues. The emphasis in his recent work is on gay male sexuality and gay culture. He is also investigating the life of Witter Bynner, a gay poet who was a major figure in Santa Fe, New Mexico, society and intellectual circles in the early 20th century.

In September, the AAAS Council elected 348 members as Fellows of AAAS. These individuals will be recognized for their contributions to science at the Fellows Forum to be held on February 14, 2004, during the AAAS Annual Meeting in Seattle. The new Fellows will receive a certificate and a blue-and-gold rosette pin as a symbol of their distinguished accomplishments.

Founded in 1848, the American Association for the Advancement of Science is the world's largest general scientific society, publisher of Science. AAAS and its journal, Science, report nearly 140,000 individual and institutional subscribers, plus 272 affiliated organizations in more than 130 countries, serving a total of 10-million individuals.

Pomona College, founding member of the prestigious Claremont Colleges, is one of the nation’s premier liberal arts institutions. Pomona College is located in the eastern end of Los Angeles County in the city of Claremont.