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  • Induction 2014 - American Academy of Arts & Sciences
    of the world s most distinguished scholars artists and institutional leaders on Saturday October 11 2014 The Induction Ceremony was part of a three day series of events welcoming the 234th class of new Fellows and Foreign Honorary Members into the Academy 2014 New Members PDF Academy Members 1780 present Video highlights of the Induction 2014 activities are included below For information and videos from past years click here 2009th Stated Meeting A Celebration of the Arts and Humanities October 10 2014 Welcome Don M Randel Chair of the Board American Academy of Arts Sciences Introduction Jonathan F Fanton President American Academy of Arts Sciences Reading Jill Lepore David Woods Kemper 41 Professor of American History and Harvard College Professor Harvard University Staff Writer The New Yorker Reading Linda Gregerson Poet Caroline Walker Bynum Distinguished University Professor of English Language and Literature University of Michigan At Work Maxwell K Hearn Douglas Dillon Chairman of the Department of Asian Art The Metropolitan Museum of Art Reading Frank Lentricchia Novelist Literary Critic Katherine Everett Gilbert Professor of Literature Duke University At Work El Anatsui Artist formerly Professor of Sculpture University of Nigeria Reading Amy Hempel Fiction Writer Senior Lecturer in English Harvard University At Work Tere O Connor Artistic Director Tere O Connor Dance Center for Advanced Studies Professor of Dance University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign Reading Mary Jo Salter Poet Krieger Eisenhower Professor and Cochair in The Writing Seminars Johns Hopkins University Adjournment Jonathan F Fanton President American Academy of Arts Sciences 2010th Stated Meeting Induction Ceremony October 11 2014 Call to Order Don M Randel Chair of the Board of the Academy Welcome Jonathan F Fanton President of the Academy Traditions of Membership Jerrold Meinwald Secretary of the Academy From the Letters of John and Abigail Adams John Fabian

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  • Press Releases - American Academy of Arts & Sciences
    Financial Model some facts about the current financial models of public research universities include Between 2000 and 2012 state appropriations to public research universities declined by 34 percent per FTE student while the number of students they educate increased approximately 23 percent While cuts to state funding over the past 20 years have been significant across all public institutions the cuts at public research universities averaging 26 percent have been the most severe Budgets at public research universities have been kept under tight control especially in light of the additional students now educated at these institutions From 2000 to 2012 education and related expenses increased less than one percent annually on average Faculty salaries at public research universities grew approximately 1 12 percent annually between 2007 08 and 2011 12 well below the average inflation rate In 2012 compared with 2002 public research universities employed 30 fewer staff per thousand FTE students However the costs of benefits for existing employees and retirees are rising and have a large impact on the operations budgets of these universities Many public research universities have responded to decreased state funding by increasing tuition At the same time some institutions are pursuing creative ways to reduce expenses and increase revenues in other areas Examples include Cost savings plans with features like shared service centers systems wide collaborations purchasing consortia and reductions in administrative layers The creation of financial models for multiyear planning and performance metrics for increased institutional accountability Increased investment in the infrastructure required for fundraising Business accelerator units and new research parks and improved intellectual property and technology transfer policies to facilitate the establishment of new businesses The work of the Lincoln Project is shedding new light on creative strategies with the potential to strengthen the financial model for public research universities said American Academy President Jonathan F Fanton A greater understanding of the full financial context both the opportunities and the challenges will inform the Lincoln Project s recommendations for how these universities can continue to provide access to higher education for Americans from all backgrounds Public research universities have responded in creative ways to budget reductions and they must continue to enhance all available revenue streams said Lincoln Project co chair Mary Sue Coleman President Elect Association of American Universities and President Emerita the University of Michigan State and federal governments along with corporations have a role to play in revitalizing the financial model of these institutions All stakeholders must recognize that investment in American public research universities is an investment in the future prosperity of the nation Understanding the Financial Model is the third in a series of publications from The Lincoln Project The first publication Public Research Universities Why They Matter demonstrated the vital public good that public research universities represent in the nation The second publication Public Research Universities Changes in State Funding examined state financing of higher education the challenges that state governments face and the prospects for greater state support in the future The co chairs

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  • Press Releases - American Academy of Arts & Sciences
    science policy Morton Mandel is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Parkwood LLC headquartered in Cleveland Ohio With his brothers Jack and Joseph he founded the Premier Industrial Corporation which later became one of the world s leading industrial parts and electronic components distributors Morton Mandel served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Corporation from 1957 to 1996 when it merged with a British company Mandel also serves as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Jack Joseph and Morton Mandel Foundation which funds numerous social leadership initiatives in the United States and Israel The work of the Foundation is grounded in the belief that exceptional leaders inspired by powerful ideas are key to improving society and the lives of people around the world The Mandel Foundation has identified five areas of engagement that influence its decisions for giving which include leadership of nonprofits management of nonprofit and public sector institutions Jewish education humanities in education and the arts and urban renewal In addition to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences organizations that have received philanthropic support from the Mandel Foundation include Brandeis University Case Western University the Cleveland Clinic Hebrew University and the Mandel Leadership Institute in Jerusalem The American Academy of Arts and Sciences was founded by patriots who devoted their lives to cultivate every art and science which may tend to advance the interest honor dignity and happiness of a free independent and virtuous people said President Fanton The Academy established the Scholar Patriot Award in honor of those founders and their vision of service to our fledgling nation Recipients of this award are in that distinguished company characterized above all by their service to others For his model of leadership in business as well as his leadership in philanthropy Morton Mandel is most deserving of this honor Through his generous support of greater engagement among the Academy s members Mort Mandel has unlocked the potential of our distinctive membership said Don Randel Chair of the Board of the Academy He has taken to a new level our ability to gather leaders from around the world and facilitate discussions of issues both current and abiding through which the Academy may advance the common good Mandel has received honorary degrees from 11 institutions of higher education including Ben Gurion University Brandeis University Case Western Reserve University Hebrew University and Yeshiva University He serves on the Board of Governors of the Hebrew University in Jerusalem and is a Life or Honorary Trustee of Case Western Reserve University the Cleveland Museum of Art the United Way of Cleveland the Jewish Federation of Cleveland the Jewish Community Centers of North America and the Jewish Federations of North America He is the author of It s All About Who Jossey Bass 2012 He was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2011 Founded in 1780 the American Academy of Arts and Sciences is one of the country s oldest learned societies and independent policy research

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  • Press Releases - American Academy of Arts & Sciences
    How could we attain both security and privacy in the face of trends that seem to offer neither And what role do public institutions such as libraries have in an environment that becomes more privatized by the day These are some of the questions addressed in the Winter 2016 issue of Dædalus on The Internet As guest editors David D Clark Senior Research Scientist at the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory and Yochai Benkler Berkman Professor of Entrepreneurial Legal Studies at Harvard Law School and Faculty Co Director of the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University have observed the Internet has become increasingly privately owned commercial productive creative and dangerous Some of the themes explored in the issue include The conflicts that emerge among governments corporate stakeholders and Internet users through choices that are made in the design of the Internet The challenges including those of privacy and security that materialize in the evolution from fixed terminals to ubiquitous computing The role of public institutions in shaping the Internet s privately owned open spaces The ownership and security of data used for automatic control of connected devices and Consumer demand for free services developed and supported through the sale of user data to advertisers In Choices Privacy and Surveillance in a Once and Future Internet Susan Landau Worcester Polytechnic Institute reviews the concerns about privacy and security for both individuals and society that are part of our progressively more connected world She outlines the tensions in a medium that supports applications as diverse as search engines maps Twitter Netflix Uber and Massive Open Online Courses MOOCs While the current Internet has become indispensable to citizens and nations alike Landau describes precisely how its signals provide rich content for anyone listening in Peter Kirstein University College London presents the quandary posed by the Internet of Things or the IoT the billions of special purpose machines with embedded sensors all around us What will it take to build an Internet that can scale to the billions or trillions of nodes that the IoT will require With the establishment of such a network a pressing question arises Who owns these data and how are they secured so that unauthorized actors do not have the capacity to act maliciously upon them from a distance In their essay Reassembling Our Digital Selves Deborah Estrin Cornell Tech and Weill Cornell Medical College and Ari Juels Cornell Tech contrast the design choices that are conducive to big data the collection of information by large data processors in order for example to learn about and influence customers versus choices that are friendly to small data Through their discussion of small data Estrin and Juels explore potential paths to empowering users to access their personal data and use it to manage their own lives And in Design Choices for Libraries in the Digital Plus Era John Palfrey Phillips Academy argues for the continued vitality and essential role of public institutions in order for society

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  • Press Releases - American Academy of Arts & Sciences
    Moving Prodigal and Phoebe Her first collection of published poems Disorder University of Chicago Press 2015 features a series of authentic narratives that cut across generations and geography In describing Pravin s collection Academy Member and former U S Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky observed A central challenge for American art has been the confluence of immigrant histories Pravin s Disorder attains a global and historical perspective uniquely personal yet wide ranging May Sarton was a poet novelist and teacher who throughout her career actively encouraged the work of gifted young poets Through our poetry prize named for her the American Academy demonstrates its commitment to nurturing a new generation of artists for the benefit of the common good said Jonathan F Fanton President of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences Each time we award this prize to a rising talent like Vanesha Pravin we honor the memory of May Sarton Presented for the first time in 2008 the Sarton Prize recognizes emerging poets of exceptional promise and distinguished achievement Previous Sarton Prize recipients and their most recent work include Arda Collins It is Daylight Yale University Press Matthew Dickman All American Poem The American Poetry Review Dawn Lundy Martin A Gathering of Matter A Matter of Gathering University of Georgia Press Meghan O Rourke The Long Goodbye Riverhead Books and Matthew Zapruder Sun Bear Cooper Canyon Press Founded in 1780 the American Academy of Arts and Sciences is one of the country s oldest learned societies and independent policy research centers convening leaders from the academic business and government sectors to respond to the challenges facing the nation and the world In its work the Academy focuses on higher education the humanities and the arts science and technology policy global security and energy and American institutions and the public

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  • Press Releases - American Academy of Arts & Sciences
    and George Shultz in 2008 for their collective efforts to reduce the global threat of nuclear weapons On behalf of the American Academy I am pleased to present the Rumford Prize to Dr Capasso and Dr Cho for their achievements said Jonathan F Fanton President of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences Along with Louis Agassiz Alexander Graham Bell Albert Einstein Niels Bohr and others they are part of a distinguished lineage of scientists who have been Academy members We are proud to have highly accomplished scientists like Dr Capasso and Dr Cho as part of our membership Federico Capasso is the Robert L Wallace Professor of Applied Physics and Vinton Hayes Senior Research Fellow in Electrical Engineering at the Harvard John A Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences which he joined in 2003 after 27 years at Bell Labs where he was Member of Technical Staff Department Head and Vice President for Physical Research While at Bell Labs he was a Member of Technical Staff Department Head and Vice President for Physical Research A member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences he is also a member of the National Academy of Sciences the National Academy of Engineering the Academia Europaea and a foreign member of the Accademia dei Lincei Lincean Academy He has received numerous awards recognizing his achievements in nanoscale science and technology which include the IEEE David Sarnoff Award in Electronics 1991 the Materials Research Society Medal 1995 the Wetherill Medal of the Franklin Institute 1997 the Rank Prize in Optoelectronics 1998 the Robert Wood Prize of the Optical Society of America 2001 the American Physical Society s Arthur Schawlow Prize in Laser Science 2004 the IEEE Edison Medal 2004 the King Faisal International Prize for Science 2005 the Berthold Leibinger Zukunft Prize 2010 the Jan Czochralski Award for lifetime achievements in Materials Science 2011 the European Physical Society s Prize for Applied Aspects of Quantum Electronics and Optics 2013 and the SPIE Gold Medal 2013 Alfred Y Cho is the Adjunct Vice President of Semiconductor Research at Alcatel Lucent s Bell Labs Dr Cho is a member of several honorary societies including the American Academy of Arts and Sciences as well as the National Academy of Sciences the National Academy of Engineering the Academia Sinica the Third World Academy of Sciences and a foreign member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences He has received numerous awards recognizing his contributions to science and technology including the American Physical Society International Prize for New Materials 1982 the Solid State Science and Technology Medal of the Electrochemical Society 1987 the Gaede Langmuir Award of the American Vacuum Society 1988 the Industrial Research Institute Achievement Award of the Industrial Research Institute Inc 1988 the World Materials Congress Award of ASM International 1988 the New Jersey Governor s Thomas Alva Edison Science Award 1990 the National Medal of Science 1993 the IEEE Medal of Honor 1994 the Materials Research Society Von Hippel Award 1994 the Elliott Cresson

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  • Press Releases - American Academy of Arts & Sciences
    Testimony on Foreign Language and Cultural Competency to Senate Subcommittee Apr 25 2012 Promoting strategies for U S energy policy New Dædalus emphasizes local over global approaches Apr 17 2012 Hillary Rodham Clinton Tyler Jacks Andre Previn and Melinda F Gates Elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences Apr 5 2012 On eve of threatened rocket launch American Academy forum to examine North Korea s nuclear program Mar 27 2012 Strengthening the Nuclear Nonproliferation Regime Mar 15 2012 American Academy of Arts and Sciences honors leader in fight against prostate cancer Mar 8 2012 American Academy report offers fuel cycle strategy to deal with spread of peaceful nuclear energy Mar 2 2012 Major foundations provide 1 million to support American Academy s Global Nuclear Future Initiative Feb 24 2012 White House s online Bill of Rights reflects American Academy s work on Internet security Feb 14 2012 Fellows Receive 2011 National Humanities Medal and National Medal of Arts Feb 8 2012 Energy industry gathering will feature American Academy report on adoption of alternative technologies Jan 26 2012 What is the American Narrative Leading Authors and Scholars Examine the topic in Dædalus Jan 24 2012 From brain surgery gone awry an enduring gift American Academy program recalls the man who couldn t remember Jan 9 2012 Leading philanthropies support American Academy s Commission on the Humanities and Social Sciences 2011 Dec 13 2011 War with Iraq Costs and Consequences Nov 15 2011 Social science vital to country s energy future American Academy report says Nov 9 2011 American Academy presents prize to behavioral economics pioneer Daniel Kahneman of Princeton University Oct 25 2011 Induction 2011 videos available online Oct 21 2011 Five members of the American Academy win 2011 Nobel Prizes in medicine physics and economics Oct 21 2011 Six American Academy members receive nation s top science award at White House ceremony Oct 14 2011 Robert Pinsky Discusses Poetry at the Academy Oct 7 2011 Statement from the American Academy of Arts and Sciences on the death of Steve Jobs Oct 5 2011 Protecting the Internet Dædalus looks at security accessibility concerns amid an uncertain future Oct 1 2011 Boston Globe editorial salutes American Academy Oct 1 2011 Congressional leaders salute American Academy on its 2011 Induction Sept 27 2011 American Academy of Arts and Sciences to induct 231st Class of Members July 20 2011 The Modern American Military Dædalus Examines Challenges Facing an Institution in Transition July 11 2011 Private Philanthropy in Public Education Measuring Impact and Improving Results July 8 2011 White House Requests ARISE II Briefing from Academy June 23 2011 Humanities and Social Sciences are Vital to U S Competitiveness Says Academy of Arts and Sciences Commission June 20 2011 American Academy of Arts and Sciences Paper Assesses the Future of Nuclear Power in a Changing World May 6 2011 Academy President Leslie Berlowitz Receives Honorary Degree Apr 25 2011 Race Inequality and Culture Apr 19 2011 American Academy of Arts and Sciences Announces 2011 Class of Members Apr 18 2011 The Andrew W Mellon Foundation and the National Endowment for the Humanities Award 640 000 to the American Academy to Advance Comprehensive Data Collection for the Humanities Mar 24 2011 American Academy of Arts and Sciences Presents Scholar Patriot Award to Yo Yo Ma Mar 23 2011 American Academy of Arts and Sciences Releases Primer on Nuclear Reactors Feb 17 2011 Commission on the Humanities and Social Sciences Established by American Academy of Arts and Sciences Feb 1 2011 Are College Students Learning Enough Science Jan 31 2011 Race in the Age of Obama 2010 Nov 17 2010 Experts Meet to Discuss the Nuclear Future in Southeast Asia Oct 25 2010 American Academy of Arts Sciences Names Leslie Berlowitz President Oct 15 2010 Scientific Literacy and the Press Aug 19 2010 The Challenges of Mass Incarceration in America June 29 2010 Do Scientists and Engineers Understand the Public May 12 2010 Diplomats Candidly Discuss Nuclear Nonproliferation at Closed Door Academy Meeting May 5 2010 Multinational Approaches to the Nuclear Fuel Cycle May 5 2010 Shared Responsibilities for Nuclear Disarmament A Global Debate May 4 2010 From the Academy Archives A new online resource Apr 23 2010 American Academy CEO Leslie Berlowitz Describes the Case for Humanities Data Apr 20 2010 Dædalus Spring 2010 Issue Published The Future of News Apr 19 2010 American Academy Announces 2010 Class of Fellows and Foreign Honorary Members Apr 7 2010 As Leaders Pursue Universal Education Experts Ask What Are the Goals Mar 22 2010 Eighty eight Representatives Seek Increase in NEH Funding Mar 1 2010 Humanities Enjoy Strong Student Demand but Declining Conditions for Faculty Feb 22 2010 Humanities Indicators Receive Obama Administration Support Jan 14 2010 Nuclear Power Weapons Proliferation and Climate Change 2009 Dec 22 2009 Experts Meet in Abu Dhabi to Discuss the Nuclear Future in the Middle East Dec 14 2009 Three Foundations Award 1 6 Million in Grants to American Academy s Global Nuclear Future Initiative Dec 1 2009 Academy Program Considers How Corporate America Can Help Solve Social Challenges in the Post Crisis Economy Nov 30 2009 Challenges to Business and Society in the 21st Century The Way Forward Oct 20 2009 Academy Members Win 2009 Nobel Prize Oct 11 2009 The Energy Future Oct 9 2009 American Academy Inducts 229th Class of Scholars Scientists Artists Civic Corporate and Philanthropic Leaders Oct 9 2009 Nuclear Power Weapons Proliferation and Climate Change Oct 8 2009 Neal Lane of ARISE Panel Gives Congressional Testimony Sept 17 2009 Symposium on the Challenges of Mass Incarceration in America Sept 8 2009 American Academy Convenes Online Dialogue on the Health Care Crisis July 30 2009 Academy Sponsors Space Policy Briefing on Capitol Hill July 30 2009 Experts Urge Reformulation of U S Space Policy American Academy Issues Three White Papers June 15 2009 Can Good Judgment Be Taught June 4 2009 Academy Publishes New Volume of Essays Examining the Use and Misuse of fMRI to Recognize

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  • From Local to Global: Public Research Universities in the 21st Century - American Academy of Arts & Sciences
    Academy Data Forum Humanities Arts and Education Science Engineering and Technology Global Security and International Affairs American Institutions and the Public Good Publications Overview Dædalus Journal of 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 From Local to Global Public Research Universities in the 21st Century UCLA Robin Albert Carnesale Commons Palisades Ballroom February 4 2016 Welcome Call to Order Jonathan F Fanton President American Academy of Arts and Sciences Video Presentations Gene Block Chancellor UCLA Video Marcelo M Suárez Orozco Wasserman Dean UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies Video Kim A Wilcox Senior Program Officer Stephen D Bechtel Jr Foundation Video Upcoming Meetings and Other Events View the Academy calendar of upcoming meetings and events Friday Forum Schedule View the 2015 2016 Friday Forum schedule Past Meetings Lectures and Other Events Click on the

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