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    model for public research universities Download the publication New essays published in Dædalus offer insight and implications about the future of The Internet Read more about this issue The Heart of the Matter Around the Country details discussions and impact made by the Academy s Commission on the Humanities and Social Sciences Read the report Drawing from national leaders in education business and government the Academy will study the current state of undergraduate education and the nation s education needs by 2035 Learn more The second publication from the Lincoln Project examines state funding patterns for public research universities Download the publication Read more about the Innovation Imperative Phil S Baran Sally Haslanger Darren Walker Patricia Churchland and Roland Fryer representing each of the Academy s five classes offered remarks during Induction Read more about this year s inductees In response to a bipartisan request from Congress the Academy is creating a national commission to examine the current state of language education Learn more Participants at the Global Nuclear Future meeting in New Delhi advance the dialogue on nuclear energy among governments experts and the public Read the press release Author Phil Klay Academy Fellow and 19th U S Poet

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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    and the burden of indebtedness and doubts in many quarters that colleges are prepared to take advantage of emerging technical opportunities to teach better at a lower cost Perhaps most worrisome for all the progress in increasing access to college the gaps in college completion rates by race and by income level continue to grow As an initial step in understanding the system and working to improve it the Commission on the Future of Undergraduate Education has convened an advisory group of economists and other experts to curate the available data in order to create a portrait of how Americans are currently receiving their postsecondary education and to identify the trends Using this portrait the commission will identify both problems and promise inherent in those trends The commission will also use the curated research to develop a working hypothesis about what the United States will look like if those trends persist and recommend corresponding changes to benefit students Higher education remains one of the most important avenues of opportunity in our society and yet it is at an inflection point said American Academy President Jonathan F Fanton The Commission on the Future of Undergraduate Education will work in pursuit of greater understanding of the preparation that Americans of all backgrounds will need to lead productive and fulfilling lives that contribute to the health of our country its economy culture and democratic community The Academy has received 2 2 million from Carnegie Corporation of New York for this three year initiative Spencer Foundation President Michael S McPherson and TIAA CREF President and CEO Roger W Ferguson Jr will co chair the commission The critical issues in this area cost financing models accessibility dramatic changes in learning patterns and in technological possibilities require our attention and close scrutiny on behalf of all Americans McPherson said Just as high quality research is the bedrock of improvement in education so will it undergird the recommendations of the Commission on the Future of Undergraduate Education Ferguson added Our work will be guided by our data driven examination of the existing landscape of higher education and by partnerships with colleagues who are conducting new research We will use these inputs to foster an open highly informed national discourse on projected trends and on changes that will help maximize access outcomes and personal fulfillment for all students In addition to McPherson and Ferguson members to date of the commission include Joseph E Aoun President Northeastern University Deborah Loewenberg Ball Dean University of Michigan School of Education Sandy Baum Senior Fellow the Urban Institute Rebecca M Blank Chancellor University of Wisconsin Madison John Seely Brown former director Xerox PARC research Carl A Cohn Clinical Professor of Education Claremont Graduate University Mitchell E Daniels Jr President Purdue University John J DeGioia President Georgetown University Jonathan F Fanton President American Academy of Arts and Sciences Robert Hormats Vice Chairman Kissinger Associates and former Under Secretary of State for Economic Growth Energy and the Environment Freeman A Hrabowski III President University

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    Diane Wood United States Court of Appeals Seventh Circuit will serve as the discussants at this public event The Distinguished Morton L Mandel Annual Public Lecture is made possible by the support and leadership of the Jack Joseph and Morton Mandel Foundation based in Cleveland Ohio In May 2015 the foundation made a gift of 5 6 million to establish the Morton L Mandel Program for Civic Discourse and Membership Engagement at the American Academy of Arts and Sciences The Distinguished Morton L Mandel Annual Public Lecture significantly enhances the Academy s ability to promote discourse between our members and the public on the challenges that our society confronts said Jonathan F Fanton President of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences Beginning with this inaugural Mandel Lecture and in the lectures that follow we will engage experts and the public in defining the issues before us facilitating new understanding and identifying opportunities to further the common good Fanton adds At the conclusion of the discussion by Associate Justice Liu Judge Tatel and Chief Judge Wood in Cambridge legal experts will facilitate discussions as follows Diane Wood Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit and a Senior Lecturer at the University of Chicago Law School Cambridge David Oppenheimer Clinical Professor of Law and Co Director of the Student Initiated Legal Services Program at the University of California Berkeley School of Law California Diana White Executive Director of the LAF formerly Legal Assistance Foundation of Metropolitan Chicago Chicago David Zornow global head of Skadden Arps s Litigation Controversy practice and a member of the firm s Policy Committee New York and Jane H Aiken Vice Dean Associate Dean for Experiential Education Professor of Law and Director of The Community Justice Project Georgetown University Law Center

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