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  • Press Releases - American Academy of Arts & Sciences
    Features Emerging Voices 5 7 2009 Press Release The new issue of Dædalus the journal of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences features 18 emerging voices essays on a variety of topics as well as poems by five winners of the Academy s Poetry Prize in Honor of May Sarton The essays draw from anthropology philosophy political science and history and take up both theoretical and practical issues The issue includes the following essays David Greenberg Torchlight parades for the television age the presidential debates as political ritual Hsuan L Hsu and Martha Lincoln Health media global inequalities Sarah Song What does it mean to be an American Jennifer Ratner Rosenhagen Anti intellectualism as romantic discourse Ajay K Mehrotra The intellectual foundations of the modern American fiscal state John Jacob Kaag Pragmatism the lessons of experience Christopher Klemek The rise fall of New Left urbanism Jason Puskar Risking Ralph Ellison Chip Colwell Chanthaphonh Reconciling American archaeology Native America Sharon K Weiner Looking out looking in competing organizational interests the proliferation of Soviet WMD expertise Paul K MacDonald Rebalancing American foreign policy Crystal N Feimster General Benjamin Butler the threat of sexual violence during the American Civil War Poets included in this issue are Arda Collins From Speaking In The Fall Matthew Dickman Divinity Dawn Lundy Martin excerpts from Discipline Meghan O Rourke Ophelia To The Court Matthew Zapruder The New Lustration Dædalus was founded in 1955 and established as a quarterly in 1958 It draws on the intellectual capacity of the American Academy whose Fellows are among the nation s most prominent thinkers in the arts sciences and the humanities as well as the full range of professions and public life Each issue addresses a theme with original authoritative essays on a current topic The MIT Press publishes Dædalus

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  • Press Releases - American Academy of Arts & Sciences
    the Academy Bulletin Magazine of the Academy Books Research Papers Monographs and Project Publications Meetings Overview Induction 2015 Upcoming Meetings and Events Friday Forum 2015 2016 Schedule Past Meetings and Events Fellowships Overview Visiting 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 Lecture What Is Missing in Medical Thinking 5 4 2009 Press Release WHAT Lecture What Is Missing in Medical Thinking WHO Dr Jerome Groopman Dina and Raphael Recanati Chair of Medicine Harvard Medical School Chief of Experimental Medicine Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center staff writer in medicine and biology The New Yorker WHEN May 13 2009 6 p m WHERE American Academy of Arts and Sciences Cambridge Mass This program is by invitation only Academy in the News 2 10 2016 With money tight chancellor says UC Berkeley must reimagine its future L A Times 1 26 2016 Cleveland business leader Morton Mandel named winner of Scholar Patriot Award Crain s Cleveland Business 1 12 2016 From the Internet s founders a warning WGBH News 1 12 2016 From

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  • Press Releases - American Academy of Arts & Sciences
    Past Meetings and Events Fellowships Overview Visiting 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 Academy Hosts Workshop on Public Perceptions of Nuclear Waste Repositories 5 1 2009 Press Release The Academy hosted a workshop on the Public Perceptions of Nuclear Waste Repositories at its headquarters in Cambridge on April 30 2009 The workshop is part of the Academy s Scientists Understanding of the Public project which is examining how to improve the scientific community s understanding of public concerns about science and technology Funded by the Alfred P Sloan Foundation the project reverses the more common question of public understanding of science by asking what scientists know or should know about the public s concerns Chaired by Thomas Isaacs of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and Stanford University this workshop focused on the construction of nuclear waste repositories Workshop participants included leaders and scientists from academia national laboratories and nonprofit organizations as well as public policy experts ethicists journalists and former public officials The international group discussed the public s safety concerns with nuclear energy especially those encountered when siting a nuclear repository They also considered what obligations scientists have to understand the broader social ethical and cultural context in which their work is received by the general public The workshop is one of a series the Academy is hosting on specific topics of importance to society Other topics include the Next Generation of the Internet and the Use of Personal Genetic Information Academy in the News 2 10 2016 With money tight chancellor says UC Berkeley must reimagine its future L A Times 1 26 2016 Cleveland business leader Morton

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  • Press Releases - American Academy of Arts & Sciences
    Fund Member Login User Name Password Forgot your password President Obama Appoints Fellows of the Academy to Science and Technology Advisory Council 4 29 2009 Press Release On April 27 President Barack Obama announced the 20 members of the President s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology PCAST including eleven Fellows of the Academy The group of leading scientists and engineers will serve as advisors to the President and Vice President on policy areas where understanding of science technology and innovation is key to strengthening our economy and forming policy that works for the American people according to the White House This council represents leaders from many scientific disciplines who will bring a diversity of experience and views I will charge PCAST with advising me about national strategies to nurture and sustain a culture of scientific innovation said President Obama PCAST will be co chaired by three Fellows of the Academy John Holdren Assistant to the President for Science and Technology and Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy Eric Lander Director of the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard and Harold Varmus President and CEO of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Other Fellows appointed to PCAST include Rosina Bierbaum Dean of the School of Natural Resources and Environment at the University of Michigan Shirley Ann Jackson President of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Richard Levin President of Yale University William Press Professor of Computer Sciences at the University of Texas at Austin Barbara Schaal Professor of Biology at Washington University in St Louis Eric Schmidt Chairman and CEO of Google Inc David E Shaw Chief Scientist at D E Shaw Research LLC Ahmed Zewail Professor of Chemistry and Physics at Caltech and Director of the Physical Biology Center A full list of PCAST members including their

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    Arts Policy Fellowship in Global Security and International Affairs The Exploratory Fund Member Login User Name Password Forgot your password International Scholars Gather at the Academy to Discuss Amazonian Research Institute 4 16 2009 Press Release On April 14 and 15 an international group of scientists and academics from the United States and Brazil met in at the Academy in Cambridge to discuss the formation of a new institute for collaborative research in the Amazon In a day long session led by Jerrold Meinwald Goldwin Smith Professor Emeritus at Cornell University and Secretary of the Academy more than two dozen participants discussed the opportunity for collaborative research on energy the environment and biodiversity in the Brazilian rainforest Last August Meinwald Fellow Koji Nakanishi of Columbia University and Academy President Emilio Bizzi visited the Brazilian Institute for Advanced Studies in São Paulo During that trip they conferred with the Minister for Science and Technology in Brasilia and others about the possibility of establishing a new research center to be affiliated with the Amazonas State University campus in Manaus This initiative which has been under discussion for several years will receive its initial funding from the Brazilian federal government Academy in the

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    Fellowship in Global Security and International Affairs The Exploratory Fund Member Login User Name Password Forgot your password Russia Scholar Discusses Putin and the Petrostate at the Academy 4 6 2009 Press Release Since its 1998 financial collapse Russia has used its ever expanding energy resources to reassert its place as a global power On April 4 2009 Marshall Goldman professor of economics emeritus at Wellesley College and scholar of contemporary Russia gave a talk at the Academy titled Putin and the Petrostate Goldman addressed how Russia has fared in the last decade under the leadership of current Prime Minister Vladimir Putin who steered the country through an unprecedented period of economic growth and prosperity Given the link between Russia s oil production and economic success Goldman discussed how Russia s energy industry will weather the global recession Goldman an internationally recognized authority on Russian economics politics and environmental policy authored Gorbachev s Challenge Economic Reform in the Age of Technology The Piratization of the Russian Economy and most recently Petrostate Putin Power and the New Russia He was the Associate Director and currently is a Senior Scholar at Harvard University s Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies Academy

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    Member Login User Name Password Forgot your password Schekman to Brief CDC Institute on ARISE Findings 4 3 2009 Press Release On April 7 Randy Schekman University of California at Berkeley and Howard Hughes Medical Institute will present the recommendations of the American Academy s report ARISE Advancing Research in Science and Engineering to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention s CDC National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health NIOSH Schekman a member of the Academy committee that developed the ARISE report will address senior NIOSH leaders at a meeting of senior leaders from CDC in Washington DC about high risk high reward research and explain the rationale for targeted programs and policies to support early career investigators ARISE documents obstacles facing faculty as they launch their independent careers as well as the dearth of support for potentially transformative science and technology research It sets out a series of steps that government academic research institutions and private foundations can take to maintain a steady pipeline of science and engineering talent Recommended actions include targeted grants and seed funding programs for early career faculty formalized mentoring for early career scientists adjustments to university promotion and tenure policies and attention to

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    acceptance of rulings by the Court Souter warned Where history s meaning is missing cynicism will take its place Dr Randel spoke about the need for the humanities to justify themselves in tough times He said that the humanities contribute to leading a richer more meaningful life develop a quality of mind a way of life in which the mind never ceases to be filled with wonder at the world and all of its people in which there is an unquenchable thirst to understand more to be moved by more kinds of beauty and to share all of this with one s fellow human beings Ms Stonesifer described her personal journey from a career in high technology including senior management positions at Microsoft to the head of the world s largest philanthropic foundation to the governing board of the Smithsonian one of the nation s premier custodians of culture and the humanities Reflecting on her work at the Gates Foundation she noted the importance of humanities inspired activities such as radio drama street theater and poetry in reaching at risk members of society in the developing world President Ayers a historian of the American South spoke optimistically about the promise of digital technology to interpret and explain history as well as to elevate and enhance the practice of all humanities disciplines He also discussed the practical life skills derived from the study of the humanities They bring profoundly useful gifts of broadened vision they prepare people to see the largest context and consequences of things to make subtle distinctions create new experiences to deal with ambiguity and novelty and complexity In her introduction Berlowitz commented on the Academy s more than decade long commitment to the humanities through scholarship data collection and advocacy She noted the pivotal role that the

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