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Four Brown Faculty Elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences
Poet C.D. Wright, anthropologist David Kertzer, engineer Rodney Clifton and historian Omer Bartov have been elected fellows of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a distinction of excellence in science, scholarship, business, public affairs and the arts.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Members of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences have elected four Brown University professors into the honorary society, which includes the world’s leading thinkers in scholarship and science, public affairs and business, and the arts and humanities.
The Academy announced this week that 213 men and women from around the world received the honor. The Academy’s 4,680 members nominate and elect new fellows and foreign honorary members known for intellectual achievement, leadership and creativity.
Brown faculty in the 225th Class of Fellows:
“Election to fellowship in the AAAS is a singular honor for these distinguished members of our faculty and a source of great pride for the University,” said Rajiv Vohra, dean of the faculty. “The range of their achievements – from scientific research to social and historical scholarship to literature – illustrates the breadth and excellence of intellectual life at Brown.”
Other fellows elected this year include Supreme Court Chief Justice William Rehnquist; Nobel Prize-winning physicist Eric Cornell; sculptor and painter Jeff Koons; journalist Tom Brokaw; and Google co-founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page.