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  • Press Releases - American Academy of Arts & Sciences
    Professor at Boston University and former Poet Laureate of the United States discussed the Favorite Poem Project at the American Academy of Arts and Sciences on October 14 2011 In 1988 during his tenure as Poet Laureate Pinsky asked Americans to write a few sentences about poems they loved and would like to read aloud to document the presence of poetry in people s everyday lives With virtually no advertising budget the Favorite Poem Project received more than 18 000 submissions Pinsky said that the response proved that poetry has a vigorous presence in the American cultural landscape His goal was to document that presence and create a portrait of the USA through the lens of poetry Having real people read the poems instead of actors he said was integral to the project because poetry is a vocal art not a performance art While saying the words you can imagine the poet saying the words It is not a performance but a reading The project produced an anthology Americans Favorite Poems which includes letters from project participants and 50 short videos featuring Americans reading and speaking about their favorite poems The project website www favoritepoem org features these videos as well as a forum for teachers and students The original project was conceived as an oral project Pinsky said But once we saw a little video the faces were most interesting The face is part of how you understand the poem This is not an academic or commercial manifestation It is the person and where they feel comfortable The Favorite Poem Project generated more than 800 community poetry reading events across the country many of them in schools Pinsky is co editor of Americans Favorite Poems and Poems to Read and An Invitation to Poetry all of which grew out

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    Scholars Program Hellman Fellowship in Science and Technology Policy Policy Fellowship in the Humanities Education and the Arts Policy Fellowship in Global Security and International Affairs The Exploratory Fund Member Login User Name Password Forgot your password Statement from the American Academy of Arts and Sciences on the death of Steve Jobs 10 7 2011 Press Release The Officers of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences are deeply saddened by the death of Steve Jobs who was elected a Fellow of the Academy in 2000 We celebrate his creativity and courage his extraordinary innovation and his insight into the importance of making new technology intuitive and easy to use The Academy is dedicating the fall 2011 volume of its journal Daedalus which examines the future of the Internet to the pioneering members of the computer industry whose work has transformed our lives in so many ways and raised fundamental issues for a civil society Steve Jobs played an important role in making the Internet accessible to people everywhere and his vision forever changed how we work and play Academy in the News 2 10 2016 With money tight chancellor says UC Berkeley must reimagine its future L A Times

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    Clark in his introduction to the volume Will this website infest my machine with malicious software Will it attempt to steal information about me Will this merchant defraud me But Clark who serves as guest editor of the issue and is Senior Research Scientist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory argues against uniformly imposing strict identity mechanisms on the Internet s infrastructure layer suggesting instead that such protections should be built into applications In What are the Consequences of Being Disconnected in a Broadband Connected World John B Horrigan Vice President of Policy and Research at TechNet says society must address problems that exclude some people from the Internet such as digital illiteracy and lack of hardware As more people use broadband connected networks the cost to those not on the network rises at more than exponential rates when even a few people are excluded he writes This issue of Daedalus reminds us that the Internet is ever evolving and that we as members of a global society share the responsibility for making it safe and accessible for everyone who wants to use it said Academy President Leslie C Berlowitz In addition to the introduction by Clark and Horrigan s essay the volume includes A Contextual Approach to Privacy Online Helen Nissenbaum New York University Online Trust Trustworthiness or Assurance Coye Cheshir e University of California Berkeley Safety in Cyberspace Vinton G Cerf Google Inc Doctrine for Cybersecurity Deirdre K Mulligan University of California Berkeley and Fred B Schneider Cornell University Reconceptualizing the Role of Security User L Jean Camp Indiana University Resisting Political Fragmentation on the Internet R Kelly Garrett Ohio State University and Paul Resnick University of Michigan Who Speaks Citizen Political Voice on the Internet Commons Kay Lehman Schlozman Boston

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    Fellowship in Science and Technology Policy Policy Fellowship in the Humanities Education and the Arts Policy Fellowship in Global Security and International Affairs The Exploratory Fund Member Login User Name Password Forgot your password Boston Globe editorial salutes American Academy 10 1 2011 Press Release The Boston Globe cited the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in an October 1 2011 editorial as a prime example of how private initiatives can and should step up and brainstorm solutions for the country s most vexing problems EDITORIAL Problem solving An academy shows the way As political leaders from opposite sides of the spectrum bicker in Washington leaders from the public and private sectors are coming together in Cambridge this weekend as the American Academy of Arts and Sciences an honorary society and thriving research center convenes to induct 180 new members To many the group of inductees which includes singer songwriter Paul Simon groundbreaking cancer researcher Clara Bloomfield New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft and the first female American Bar Association president Roberta Ramo may seem like an incompatible bunch of business people artists and thinkers But when John Adams John Hancock and others founded the nation s first think tank in 1780 their goal was to bring together experts from radically different fields who could put politics aside and brainstorm solutions for the country s most vexing problems We could use more of that today Last year Congress wisely called on the academy to establish a bipartisan commission to identify concrete ways America can strengthen education in humanities and the social sciences The academy is a prime example of how private initiatives can and should step up when public policy and institutions stumble Academy in the News 2 10 2016 With money tight chancellor says UC Berkeley must reimagine its

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    Fellowship in Science and Technology Policy Policy Fellowship in the Humanities Education and the Arts Policy Fellowship in Global Security and International Affairs The Exploratory Fund Member Login User Name Password Forgot your password Congressional leaders salute American Academy on its 2011 Induction 10 1 2011 Press Release CAMBRIDGE Mass United States Senators John F Kerry D MA and Scott Brown R MA and United States Representative Michael E Capuano D MA have entered statements into the Congressional Record saluting the American Academy of Arts and Sciences on the occasion of the Induction of its 2011 Class of new members on October 1 2011 Capuano s Resolution extends heartfelt congratulations to the Academy and its newest members wishing them good luck and Godspeed with future endeavors Kerry s statement reads in part The American Academy of Arts and Sciences is currently chaired by Louis W Cabot and led by President Leslie C Berlowitz and is a vital center of knowledge focused on the great challenges and concerns of the day I wish Academy members all the best and thank them for their contributions Brown s statement reads It is an honor and pleasure to recognize their continuing service and intellectual leadership not only in Massachusetts but also nationally and across the world I wish the Academy good luck and continued success in their future endeavors The 2011 Class of the Academy includes leading scientists authors and business executives to the heads of academic philanthropic and cultural institutions in the United States and abroad Those elected this year are winners of Nobel Pritzker and Pulitzer prizes the Turing Award MacArthur and Guggenheim Fellowships Kennedy Center Honors and Grammy Golden Globe and Academy awards Academy in the News 2 10 2016 With money tight chancellor says UC Berkeley must reimagine its future

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    recognizes extraordinary individual achievement and marks a commitment on the part of new members to provide fundamental non partisan knowledge for addressing today s complex challenges said American Academy President Leslie C Berlowitz The 231st Class of the Academy 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 will also be inducted Participants in the ceremony will include groundbreaking researcher and biologist Frances Arnold of the California Institute of Technology author and literary critic Denis Donoghue University Professor and the Henry James Professor of English and American Letters at New York University Rachel Hadas renowned poet essayist and the Board of Governors Professor of English at Rutgers University Hollywood film producer Kathleen Kennedy Will Miller President of the Wallace Foundation David Page renowned geneticist and Director of the Whitehead Institute at Massachusetts Institute of Technology Annette Gordon Reed Harvard University historian and Pulitzer Prize winning author of The Hemingses of Monticello An American Family and Sir Adam Roberts President of the British Academy and one of the foremost experts on international strategic affairs New members scheduled to attend the Induction include in the humanities and the arts novelist Oscar Hijuelos Shakespeare scholar James Shapiro singer songwriter Paul Simon novelist and short story writer Luisa Valenzuela and landscape architect Michael Van Valkenburgh In the sciences groundbreaking cancer researcher Clara Bloomfield who proved that adult acute leukemia can be cured Julio Frenk former Minister of Health for Mexico and Dean of the Faculty at Harvard School of Public Health and Nobel laureate and chemist Ei Ichi Negishi In the social sciences Anthony Bryk President of the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching Russian studies scholar Timothy Colton sociologist Claude Fischer whose research illuminates social networks in urban settings Nancy Foner an influential scholar of the American immigrant experience macroeconomist Monika Piazzesi and Roberta Ramo the first woman to serve as president of the American Bar Association In public affairs civic leadership philanthropy and business veteran diplomat Edward Djerejian Wanda Austin Aerospace Corporation Hugh Grant Monsanto Company Robert Haas Levi Strauss Company Robert Kraft New England Patriots and The Kraft Group and Robert Reischauer Urban Institute College and university presidents include Francisco Cigarro a University of Texas Linda Katehi University of California Davis Joseph Klafter Tel Aviv University Steven Knapp George Washington University David Skorton Cornell University and Debora Spar Barnard College An alphabetical list of the new Academy members announced today is located at https www amacad org content members members aspx The new class listed by discipline is located at https www amacad org content members members aspx Weekend events also include a Friday gallery tour and reception at the Museum of Fine Arts with new Academy members Malcolm Rogers director of the MFA and installation artist Jenny Holzer and two panel discussions on Sunday Oct 2 The Constitution the Practice of

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    with the U S military than at any time this past century In more than a dozen essays contributors from a range of disciplines examine the implications of the military s changing relationship to civil society as well as issues such as the evolution of U S strategic doctrine the demographic makeup of the all volunteer force advances in weapons technology the increasing use of private contractors for tasks once performed by uniformed service members portrayals of the military in popular culture the question of women in combat roles and the psychological toll of modern combat In addition to the foreword by Perry and introduction by Kennedy the volume includes The Counterrevolution in Strategic Affairs by Lawrence Freedman King s College London The U S Armed Forces View of War by Brian McAllister Linn Texas A M University Weapons The Growth and Spread of the Precision Strike Regime by Thomas G Mahnken U S Naval War College Johns Hopkins University former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Policy Planning American Military Culture from Colony to Empire by Robert L Goldich formerly of the Congressional Research Service Manning and Financing the Twenty First Century All Volunteer Force by Lawrence J Korb Center for American Progress and David R Segal University of Maryland Military Contractors and the American Way of War by Deborah D Avant University of California Irvine and Renée de Nevers Syracuse University Filming War by Jay M Winter Yale University The Future of Conscription Some Comparative Reflections by James J Sheehan Stanford University Whose Army by Andrew J Bacevich Boston University The Military Industrial Complex by Charles J Dunlap Jr Duke University School of Law former Deputy Judge Advocate General U S Air Force Defending America in Mixed Company Gender in the U S Armed Forces by Martha E

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    leaders researchers evaluation specialists and education officials explored how better collaboration and communication between the philanthropic sector and educators can improve instruction and student outcomes Participants discussed model initiatives in the Chicago Boston and New York City public school systems including efforts to collect data and inform practice in the schools School districts are drowning in data but lack staff to analyze it said Thomas J Kane professor of education and economics at Harvard University Graduate School of Education Mary M Brabeck dean of New York University s Steinhardt School of Culture Education and Human Development called for a focus on translating basic research into teachable knowledge In education as in medicine she said the tendency of researchers to work in silos has created a theory practice gap How do we continue to have civic engagement and well rounded individuals who are informed key to any thriving democracy if they re not educated and literate asked Anthony Miller U S Deputy Secretary of Education The K 12 school system desperately needs breakthrough innovations and a weak education system affects the country s national security and economic prosperity he told the gathering But Miller questioned whether the public understands the seriousness of the challenge Academy President Leslie C Berlowitz convened the meeting to give philanthropists and grantees a forum to discuss best practices and to identify areas where greater collaboration would benefit education theory and practice Groups represented at the Academy meeting included the Research Alliance for New York City Schools Boston Plan for Excellence the Consortium on Chicago School Research the New York City Department of Education Harvard University Graduate School of Education Technical Education Research Center The Boston Foundation J P Morgan Chase The Pioneer Institute the Lynch School of Education at Boston College the NYU Steinhardt School of

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