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Achievement recognized by academy

first_imgTwenty Harvard professors are among 179 of the nation’s most influential artists, scientists, scholars, authors, and institutional leaders who were inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences at an Oct. 1 ceremony in Cambridge.Founded in 1780, the academy is one of the nation’s oldest and most prestigious learned societies, and an independent research center that draws from its members’ expertise to conduct studies in science and technology policy, global security, the humanities and culture, social policy, and education.“Induction recognizes extraordinary individual achievement and marks a commitment on the part of new members to provide fundamental, nonpartisan knowledge for addressing today’s complex challenges,” said the academy’s President Leslie C. Berlowitz.The 231st class includes winners of Nobel, Pritzker, and Pulitzer prizes; the Turing Award; MacArthur and Guggenheim fellowships; Kennedy Center honors; and Grammy, Golden Globe, and Academy awards. Foreign honorary members from Argentina, India, Israel, Japan, and the United Kingdom were also inducted.Inductee Farish Alston Jenkins Jr., professor of biology and curator of vertebrate paleontology; Alexander Agassiz Professor of Zoology; and professor of anatomy at Harvard, joined the 231st class.The fellows from Harvard follow:James Ireland Cash Jr., James E. Robison Professor of Business Administration Emeritus, Harvard Business SchoolTimothy J. Colton, Morris and Anna Feldberg Professor of Government and Russian StudiesDavid Paul Corey, professor of neurobiology, Harvard Medical SchoolGeorge Q. Daley, professor of biological chemistry and molecular pharmacology; professor of pediatrics, Harvard Medical SchoolPhilip A. Fisher, Felice Crowl Reid Professor of EnglishJulio Frenk, dean of the Harvard School of Public Health; T & G Angelopoulos Professor of Public Health and International DevelopmentAnnette Gordon-Reed, professor of law; Carol Pforzheimer Professor at the Radcliffe Institute; professor of history in the Faculty of Arts and SciencesDaniel Arie Haber, Kurt J. Isselbacher/Peter B. Schwartz Professor of Oncology, Harvard Medical SchoolRobert F. Higgins, senior lecturer of business administration, Harvard Business SchoolJay Harold Jasanoff, Diebold Professor of Indo-European Linguistics and PhilologyFarish Alston Jenkins Jr., professor of biology and curator of vertebrate paleontology; Alexander Agassiz Professor of Zoology; professor of anatomyAlex S. Jones, director of the Joan Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy; Laurence M. Lombard Lecturer in the Press and Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy SchoolFrances Myra Kamm, Littauer Professor of Philosophy and Public Policy, professor of philosophy, Harvard Kennedy SchoolThomas Forrest Kelly, Morton B. Knafel Professor of MusicRobert E. Kingston, professor of genetics, Harvard Medical SchoolDavid Laibson, Robert I. Goldman Professor of EconomicsLouis Menand, Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Professor of EnglishW. Jason Morgan, visiting scholar, Department of Earth and Planetary SciencesMichael R. Van Valkenburgh, Charles Eliot Professor in Practice of Landscape Architecture, Harvard Graduate School of DesignDaniel Martin Wegner, John Lindsley Professor of Psychology in Memory of William JamesFrances Myra Kamm, Littauer Professor of Philosophy and Public Policy, professor of philosophy, Harvard Kennedy School, was inducted on Oct. 1.last_img read more