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2013-10-12 16:22:21

Highlights Include Readings by Academy Award-winning Actor Sally Field and Emmy Award-winning Filmmaker Ken Burns, Performance by Internationally Renowned Jazz Musician Herbie Hancock CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Oct. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Academy of Arts and Sciences today inducted 166 members, from leading scientists, authors, and business executives, to the heads of academic, philanthropic, and cultural institutions in the United States and abroad. Academy Award-winning actor Sally...

2013-04-24 12:28:15

The 2013 class includes neuroscientist and President of Rockefeller University Marc Tessier-Lavigne, chemist Xiaowei Zhuang, mathematical physicist and Director of the Institute for Advanced Study Robbert Dijkgraaf, educator Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot, astronaut and former Senator John Glenn, actor and director Robert De Niro, musicians Bruce Springsteen and Pete Seeger, U.S. Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey, and operatic soprano Renee Fleming CAMBRIDGE, Mass., April 24, 2013...

2012-06-11 06:21:22

American Academy of Arts and Sciences Paper Assesses How Industry, Regulators Have Applied Lessons Learned CAMBRIDGE, Mass., June 11, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following each of the world's worst nuclear accidents--Three Mile Island, Chernobyl, and Fukushima--governments and plant operators adopted safety and security measures to help prevent future disasters. Most recently, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission has designed a new set of rules to harden American reactors against...

2008-06-27 06:02:50

By Anonymous The American Academy of Arts and Sciences, one of the nation's oldest and most prestigious honorary societies and independent policy research centers, has announced its class of new members for 2008. Among the 212 new Fellows and Foreign Honorary Members are a Nobel laureate, a Pulitzer Prize winner. Academy Award and Grammy Award winners, a Supreme Court Justice, and three members of AIChE. Pablo G. Debenedetti is the Class of 1950 Professor of Engineering and Applied Science...