On April 27, APS Secretary and Fellow Gün R. Semin was awarded the position of Officer of the Order of Orange-Nassau. The is a military and civil order of the Netherlands that is open to “everyone who has earned special merits for society” for the special way in which they have carried out their activities. It is comparable with the Order of the British Empire in the UK. The award was announced in this statement from Utrecht University, The Netherlands.
Semin, who is an Alexander von Humboldt Fellow (among other honors), studies communication, social cognition, and language as well as language usage in social interaction. Semin is also interested in the embodied grounding of meaning and communication. He has an Academy Professorship with the Royal Netherlands Academy, is a member of the Communication, Social Cognition and Language research group at the Utrecht University, The Netherlands and is also a professor at Koç University, Istanbul.
For more information the visit the Kanselarij der Nederlandse Orden webpage.