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  • Press Releases - American Academy of Arts & Sciences
    Policy Fellowship in Global Security and International Affairs The Exploratory Fund Member Login User Name Password Forgot your password Dædalus Winter 2009 Issue Published Reflecting on the Humanities 1 30 2009 Press Release The American Academy s quarterly journal Dædalus has released its Winter 2009 issue Reflecting on the Humanities The issue coincides with publication by the American Academy of the Humanities Indicators the first comprehensive data set about the humanities in America The issue includes the following essays Patricia Meyer Spacks Leslie Berlowitz Reflecting on the humanities Don Michael Randel The public good Knowledge as the foundation for a democratic society Richard J Franke The power of the humanities Edward L Ayers Where the humanities live Francis Oakley The humanities in liberal arts colleges Gerald Early The humanities social change Michael Wood A world without literature Caroline W Bynum History now Anthony Grafton Apocalypse in the stacks The research library in the age of Google James J O Donnell The digital humanities Kay Kaufman Shelemay Performing the humanities Kathleen Woodward The future of the humanities in the present in public Harriet Zuckerman Ronald G Ehrenberg Recent trends in funding for the humanities The issue also included a poem by Rosanna Warren The Twelfth Day Dædalus was founded in 1955 as the Journal of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences 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 The MIT Press publishes Dædalus for the American Academy of Arts and Sciences To subscribe order an issue or learn more about the journal please visit http mitpress mit edu daedalus Academy in the

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    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 American Academy Project Leaders Discuss US Policy Toward Russia 1 27 2009 Press Release CAMBRIDGE Mass Robert Legvold Columbia University Academy Fellow and project leader of the US Policy Toward Russia project and members of the project s steering committee are sharing the project s findings with stakeholders around the country A result of work by a diverse group of policymakers business leaders policy analysts and academics the project has generated a scholarly reassessment of US policy toward Russia and a series of white papers with recommendations to various constituencies Project members are currently working to promote the findings within the executive and legislative branches of government the media and the policy community A select list of speaking engagements include Chicago Council on Global Affairs World Affairs Council of Houston Aspen Institute Washington DC The Commonwealth Club San Francisco Los Angeles World Affairs Council The World Affairs Council Seattle Southern Center for International Studies Atlanta Academy in the News 2 10 2016 With money tight chancellor says UC Berkeley

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  • Press Releases - American Academy of Arts & Sciences
    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 Fellows of the American Academy Appointed to Senior Positions in the Obama Administration 1 20 2009 Press Release CAMBRIDGE Mass Following a presidential election in which many Fellows of the American Academy played pivotal advisory roles in the campaigns of both major party candidates at least eight Academy members have been selected for senior roles in President Barack Obama s administration They include Steven Chu University of California Berkeley Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Secretary of Energy John Holdren Woods Hole Research Center Harvard University Assistant to the President for Science and Technology Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and Co Chair of the President s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology Elena Kagan Harvard Law School Solicitor General Eric Lander Broad Institute Co Chair of the President s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology Jane Lubchenco Oregon State University Administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Lawrence Summers Harvard University Director of the National Economic Council Cass Sunstein Harvard Law School Administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs Harold Varmus Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Co Chair of the President s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology Two Academy Fellows completed their terms as members of President George W Bush s cabinet Secretary of Energy Samuel W Bodman and Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice 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

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    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 In Search of Memory A Documentary Film about Eric Kandel by Petra Seeger 1 15 2009 Press Release WHAT Film Screening In Search of Memory WHO Emilio Bizzi Institite Professor Massachusetts Institute of Technology Eric Kandel University Professor and Director Kaveli Institute for Brain Science Columbia Unviersity Senior Investigator Howard Hughes Medical Institute Petra Seeger Writer Producer and Director In Search of Memory WHEN Monday February 2 2009 7 9 p m WHERE American Academy of Arts Sciences Cambridge Mass In Search of Memory is a documentary biopic chronicling the life and career of neuroscientist Eric Kandel winner of the Nobel Prize for Medicine Beginning with his childhood in Vienna before and after the Nazi takeover the film explores Kandel s own memories and uses them to illustrate the scientific discoveries that elucidated how memories are stored in the brain 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

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    Affairs The Exploratory Fund Member Login User Name Password Forgot your password Global Nuclear Future Initiative Holds Workshop on Reducing Risk 1 12 2009 Press Release CAMBRIDGE Mass Experts in nuclear materials security gathered for a workshop on Jan 8 and 9 2009 at the Center for International Security and Cooperation at Stanford University as part of the American Academy s Global Nuclear Future Initiative directed by Steven Miller Harvard University and Scott Sagan Stanford University Convened by Sagan the workshop Protecting Nuclear Materials and Weapons New Approaches to Reducing Risk featured 25 representatives from the Department of Defense Department of Energy Harvard University the Hewlett Foundation the National Laboratories at Argonne Idaho Lawrence Livermore Los Alamos and Sandia the Nuclear Regulatory Commission the Nuclear Threat Initiative the University of California at Berkeley and Stanford University The workshop supported by the Hewlett Foundation was the first time that many of the attendees had the opportunity to interact and share ideas about their varied approaches to the physical security of nuclear plants and materials Participants debated the strengths and weaknesses of the Design Basis Threat approach to nuclear security currently in use by the United States and promoted by the International Atomic Energy Agency and discussed how the threat of nuclear terrorism is unique in that the vulnerabilities of any one state are a threat to all The workshop produced a consensus about the need to create a security culture both in the U S and abroad that promotes open dialogue about threat perceptions best practices challenges and past incidents of security breaches or near breaches Sagan will present conclusions from this workshop at the International Atomic Energy Agency symposium on security in Vienna in April The American Academy will host a meeting with participants from other countries later this year

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  • Press Releases - American Academy of Arts & Sciences
    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 After the Election How Will They Govern Political Experts to Discuss What to Expect in Washington at Academy Program on Jan 14 1 8 2009 Press Release WHAT Panel Discussion After the Election How Will They Govern WHO David Ellwood Scott Black Professor of Political Economy and Dean Kennedy School of Government Harvard University Thomas E Mann Senior Fellow and W Averell Harriman Chair Brookings Institution Norman Ornstein Resident Scholar American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research WHEN Wednesday January 14 2009 5 30 7 00 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

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    User Name Password Forgot your password American Academy of Arts and Sciences Launches Humanities Indicators Prototype 1 7 2009 Press Release CAMBRIDGE Mass In January the Academy unveiled the Humanities Indicators a prototype set of statistical data about the humanities in the United States This online data set the first of its kind attracted extensive attention in the news media and in the blogosphere and the website received more than 250 000 hits originating from 38 countries The prototype includes 74 indicators and more than 200 tables and charts Select coverage of the Humanities Indicators First National Picture of Trends in the Humanities Is Unveiled Chronicle of Higher Education The State of the Humanities Inside Higher Ed First Group Takes Pulse of Humanities in U S Education Week Metrics for the Humanities The Society for Scholarly Publishing s blog The Scholarly Kitchen So Much for Oprah and Harry Potter Daniel W Drezner s blog ForeignPolicy com The Indicators provide scholars policymakers and the public with a comprehensive picture of the state of the humanities from primary to higher education to public humanities They will be updated as new information becomes available including data from a survey administered by the Academy

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    nurturing the next generation of scholars and artists said Leslie Berlowitz Chief Executive Officer In recent years we have established several fellowships to support the research of postdoctoral students and junior faculty in the humanities the social sciences and science policy studies With our May Sarton Poetry Prize we expand that effort by recognizing the work of early career creative writers Winners of the Academy s 2008 Poetry Prize are Arda Collins Arda Collins is a candidate in the Ph D program in poetry at the University of Denver She holds an M F A from the University of Iowa Writers Workshop where she was a Glenn Schaeffer Fellow Her poems have been published in The New Yorker A Public Space The American Poetry Review and elsewhere Her collection of poems It Is Daylight won the 2008 Yale Series of Younger Poets Award and is forthcoming from Yale University Press Matthew Dickman Matthew Dickman is the author of All American Poem winner of the 2008 APR Honickman first book prize from the American Poetry Review and Copper Canyon Press His work has recently appeared in Tin House The Boston Review The American Poetry Review Dossier Magazine and The New Yorker He has received fellowships or residencies from Oregon Literary Arts the Michener Center for Writers at the University of Texas at Austin the Breadloaf Writers Conference the Vermont Studio Center and the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown Massachusetts He lives and works in Portland Oregon Dawn Lundy Martin An assistant professor at the University of Pittsburgh Martin is a founding member of the Black Took Collective a group of experimental black poets co founder of the Third Wave Foundation and co editor of The Fire This Time Young Activists and the New Feminism Anchor Books 2004 Her books include The Morning Hour a collection of poems that was selected in 2003 for the Poetry Society of America s National Chapbook Fellowship and A Matter of Gathering A Gathering of Matter University of Georgia Press 2007 which won the 2006 Cave Canem Book Prize Her work has appeared in Hambone FENCE nocturnes Encyclopedia and Callaloo Meghan O Rourke O Rourke grew up in Brooklyn where she now lives After earning her B A from Yale University in 1997 she joined The New Yorker as an editorial assistant and became an editor there in 2000 In 2005 she was named poetry co editor of the Paris Review She is the 2005 recipient of the Union League Civil and Arts Award Her poetry and prose have appeared in The New Yorker The New Republic Kenyon Review Poetry The New York Times Book Review and elsewhere Her first book of poems Halflife was published by W W Norton in 2007 Matthew Zapruder Zapruder is the author of two collections of poetry American Linden published by Tupelo Press in 2002 and The Pajamaist published by Copper Canyon in 2006 The Pajamaist was winner of the William Carlos Williams Award from the Poetry Society of

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