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2014-04-23 12:22:32

The 2014 class includes Nobel Prize-winning chemist Dan Shechtman, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Ann Marie Lipinski, atmospheric scientist Inez Fung, novelist and screenwriter John Irving, actor and director Al Pacino, musician Ralph Stanley, and artist Kerry James Marshall CAMBRIDGE, Mass., April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Academy of Arts and Sciences today announced the election of 204 new members. They include some of the world's most accomplished scholars,...

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...


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'