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Berne, Wulf Elected to Arts & Sciences Academy

From Inside UVA
April 28, 1995

Two University faculty members are among 162 leaders in their fields from across the nation recently elected Fellows of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. They bring the number of U.Va. faculty in the society to 19.

Emeritus physiology professor Robert M. Berne and engineering professor William A. Wulf were named to the society, which was founded in 1780 by John Adams and other early leaders of the nation to recognize distinguished contributions to science, scholarship, public affairs and the arts.

Mr. Berne, professor emeritus and former Alumni Professor of Physiology, is an internationally recognized expert on the regulation of blood flow and developer of the use of adenosine, a substance produced naturally within the body, to treat heart problems such as Association's Gold Heart Award, the Virginia Lifetime Achievement Award and the Inventor of the Year Award given by the U.Va. Alumni Association. The University holds a number of patents resulting from his discoveries related to adenosine. Mr. Berne is also the author of more than 100 scientific papers.

Mr. Wulf, AT&T Professor of Engineering and Applied Science and a member of the faculty since 1988, is an internationally known expert on computer architecture, programming languages and systems. In 1993 he was elected to the National Academy of Engineering, one of the highest honors in his field, for his contributions to programming systems and computer architecture. Last year he was elected as a member of the governing council of the Association for Computer Machinery, the leading educational and scientific computer society.

Mr. Wulf also has served as assistant director of computer and information science and engineering activities for NSF. He is the author of three books and more than 70 scientific papers.


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