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American Academy Announces 2004 Fellows and Foreign Honorary Members

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Cambridge, MA, April 30, 2004 – The American Academy of Arts and Sciences today announced the election of 178 new Fellows and 24 new Foreign Honorary Members to Academy membership. The 202 men and women are world-renowned leaders in scholarship, business, the arts, and public affairs. "I am honored to welcome these outstanding and influential individuals to the nation's oldest and most illustrious learned society," said Academy President Patricia Meyer Spacks. "These new members have made extraordinary contributions to their fields and disciplines through their commitment to the advancement of scholarly and creative work in every field and profession."

Election to the Academy has always been one of the highest honors in the United States. The Academy has elected as Fellows and Foreign Honorary Members the finest minds and most influential leaders from each generation, including George Washington and Ben Franklin in the eighteenth century, Daniel Webster and Ralph Waldo Emerson in the nineteenth, and Albert Einstein and Winston Churchill in the twentieth. "The American Academy is unique among academies for its breadth and scope," said Leslie C. Berlowitz, the Academy's Executive Officer. "Throughout its history, the Academy has gathered individuals with diverse perspectives to participate in studies and projects focusing on advancing intellectual thought and constructive action. We know that this year's members will continue the Academy's tradition of cherishing knowledge in service to society."

The Academy was founded in 1780 by John Adams, James Bowdoin, John Hancock, and other scholar-patriots "to cultivate every art and science which may tend to advance the interest, honor, dignity, and happiness of a free, independent, and virtuous people." The unique structure of the American Academy allows the Academy to conduct interdisciplinary studies on international security, social policy, education, and the humanities that draw on the range of academic and intellectual disciplines of its members. The current membership of over 4,500 includes more than 150 Nobel laureates and 50 Pulitzer Prize winners.

The Academy will welcome this year's new Fellows and Foreign Honorary Members at its annual Induction Ceremony in October at the Academy's headquarters in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Newly elected members and their affiliations at the time of election are:

Abron, Lilia A.; President and Chief Executive Officer, Peer Consultants

Ahlers, Guenter; Professor of Physics, University of California, Santa Barbara

Akil, Huda; Gardner C. Quarton Professor of Neurosciences, University of Michigan

Aldous, David; Professor of Statistics, University of California, Berkeley

Alivisatos, A. Paul; Professor of Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley

Alt, James E.; Frank G. Thompson Professor of Government, Harvard University

Annenberg, Leonore; President and Chairman, Annenberg Foundation

Arnhold, Henry H.; Co-Chairman and Director, Arnhold & S. Bleichroeder Advisors, Inc.

Axtell, James L.; William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Humanities, College of William & Mary

Baker, Tania Ann; Whitehead Professor of Biology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology/Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Baldessari, John; Professor of Art, University of California, Los Angeles

Banerjee, Abhijit Vinayak; Professor of Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Bawendi, Moungi Gabriel; Professor of Chemistry, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Beak, Peter; James R. Eiszner Endowed Chair in Chemistry, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Bear, Mark Firman; Picower Professor of Neuroscience, Massachusetts Institute of Technology/Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Beattie, Ann; Novelist; Edgar Allen Poe Professor of Creative Writing, University of Virginia

Beckwith, Steven V. W.; Director, Space Telescope Science Institute

Bement, Jr., Arden L.; Director, National Institute of Standards and Technology

Bendor, Jonathan; Walter and Elise Haase Professor of Political Economics and Organizations, Stanford University

Bennett, Charles L.; Senior Scientist for Experimental Cosmology, NASA

Benz, Jr., Edward J.; President and CEO, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Berlin, Ira; Distinguished University Professor, University of Maryland

Berliner, Paul F.; Professor of Ethnomusicology, Northwestern University

Block, Ned; Professor of Philosophy and Psychology, New York University

Bobbitt, Philip Chase; A. W. Walker Centennial Chair in Law, University of Texas at Austin

Bogle, John C.; Founder, Vanguard Group

Borisy, Gary G.; Leslie B. Arey Professor of Cell and Molecular Biology, Northwestern University

Boyce, Mary Cunningham; Distinguished Alumnae Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Bresnan, Joan W.; Professor of Linguistics, Stanford University

Brewer, Marilynn B.; Professor of Psychology, Ohio State University

Brodhead, Richard H.; Dean; A. Bartlett Giamatti Professor of English and American Studies, Yale University

Bulow, Jeremy Israel; Richard Stepp Professor of Economics, Stanford University

Canizares, Claude R.; Bruno Rossi Professor of Physics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Carew, Thomas James; Bren Professor & Chair of Neurobiology and Behavior, University of California, Irvine

Carlson, Marian B.; Professor of Genetics & Development and Microbiology, Columbia University

Case, Ted J.; Professor of Biology, University of California, San Diego

Chakrabarty, Dipesh; Lawrence A. Klimpton Distinguished Service Professor of History, University of Chicago

Chan, Moses H. W.; Professor of Physics, Pennsylvania State University

Chazelle, Bernard; Professor of Computer Science, Princeton University

Chisholm, Malcolm H.; Distinguished Professor of Mathematical and Physical Sciences, Ohio State University

Christ, Carol T.; President, Smith College

Clark, James H.; Co-founder, Silicon Graphics, Inc.

Collier, David; Professor of Political Science, University of California, Berkeley

Conquest, G. Robert A.; Senior Research Fellow, Stanford University

Cook, Michael A.; Cleveland E. Dodge Professor of Near Eastern Studies, Princeton University

Corigliano, John; Professor of Composition, Juilliard School

Davidovsky, Mario; Fanny P. Mason Professor of Music, Harvard University

Daw, Murray S.; R. A. Bowen Professor of Physics, Clemson University

De Montebello, Philippe; Director, Metropolitan Museum of Art

Dean, Mark E.; Vice President; IBM Fellow, International Business Machines Corporation

Dreyfoos, Jr., Alexander W.; Retired Chairman; Chief Researcher, Dreyfoos Group

Dulac, Catherine; Professor of Molecular and Cellular Biology, Harvard University/Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Edwards, R. Lawrence; Distinguished McKnight University Professor, University of Minnesota

Emr, Scott David; Professor of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, University of California, San Diego/Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Engelman, Donald Max; Eugene Higgins Professor of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry, Yale University

Epstein, Charles J.; Professor of Pediatrics; Chief of Genetics, University of California, San Francisco

Fire, Andrew Z.; Professor of Pathology and Genetics, Stanford University

Fletcher, George Philip; Cardozo Professor of Jurisprudence, Columbia University

Fleury, Paul A.; Dean of Engineering; Frederick William Beinecke Professor of Engineering, Yale University

Frieden, Carl; Wittcoff Professor of Biochemistry & Molecular Biophysics, Washington University in St. Louis

Galston, William Arthur; Saul I. Stern Professor of Civic Engagement, University of Maryland

Ganem, Donald Emil; Professor of Microbiology and Immunology, University of California, San Francisco/Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Gentner, Dedre; Professor of Psychology and of Education and Social Policy, Northwestern University

Ghez, Andrea; Professor of Astronomy, University of California, Los Angeles

Ghiglione, Loren F.; Dean, Medill School of Journalism, Northwestern University

Girvin, Steven M.; Professor of Physics and Applied Physics, Yale University

Goldman, Alvin I.; Professor of Philosophy, Rutgers University

Gordon, Jeffrey Ivan; Dr. Robert J. Glaser Distinguished University Professor, Washington University in St. Louis

Graetz, Michael J.; Justus S. Hotchkiss Professor of Law, Yale University

Gray, Francine du Plessix; Writer; Biographer, New York, New York

Greif, Avner; Bowman Family Professor in the Humanities and Sciences, Stanford University

Gross, Leonard; Professor of Mathematics, Cornell University

Grosz, Barbara J.; Higgins Professor of Natural Sciences, Harvard University

Grove, David C.; Professor of Anthropology, University of Florida

Guarente, Leonard P.; Novartis Professor of Biology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Gundersheimer, Werner L.; Director Emeritus, Folger Shakespeare Library

Gurnett, Donald A.; Roy J. Carver/James A. Van Allen Professor of Physics, University of Iowa

Handler, Joel F.; Professor of Law, University of California, Los Angeles

Harvey, Jeffrey A.; Chair, Department of Physics; Enrico Fermi Distinguished Service Professor, University of Chicago

Hechter, Michael; Professor of Sociology, University of Washington

Heinrich, Bernd; Professor of Biology, University of Vermont

Hockfield, Susan; Provost; William Edward Gilbert Professor of Neurobiology, Yale University

Holbrooke, Richard C.; Vice Chairman, Perseus LLC; Former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations

Horowitz, Frances Degen; President, Graduate School and University Center, City University of New York

Hyman, Steven E.; University Provost, Harvard University

Jacobsen, Eric N.; Sheldon Emory Professor of Chemistry, Harvard University

Jameson, James Larry; C. F. Kettering Professor and Chair of Medicine, Northwestern University

Joseph, Brian D.; Kenneth E. Naylor Professor of South Slavic Languages, Ohio State University

Kanade, Takeo; U. A. and Helen Whitaker University Professor of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University

Kasperson, Roger E.; Geographer; Executive Director, Stockholm Environment Institute, Sweden

Katok, Anatole; Raymond N. Shibley Professor of Mathematics, Pennsylvania State University

Lazowska, Edward D.; Bill and Melinda Gates Chair, University of Washington

Lepper, Mark R.; Professor and Chair of Psychology, Stanford University

Levin, Bruce R.; Samuel Chandler Dobbs Professor of Biology, Emory University

Levy, Jay A.; Professor of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco

LeWitt, Sol; Visual Artist, New York, New York

Lin, Fang-Hua; Silver Professor of Mathematics, New York University Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences

Manin, Yuri I.; Board of Trustees Professor of Mathematics, Northwestern University

Marden, Brice; Visual Artist, New York, New York

Martin, Donald A.; Professor of Mathematics and Philosophy, University of California, Los Angeles

Massey, James L.; Adjunct Professor of Information Technology, Lund University

McDonnell, John F.; Retired Chairman of the Board, McDonnell Douglas Corp.

Meadows, Curtis; Executive Director, RGK Center for Philanthropy and Community Service, University of Texas at Austin

Meeks, Wayne; Woolsey Professor of Biblical Studies, Emeritus, Yale University

Meltzer, Daniel J.; Story Professor of Law and Vice Dean for Physical Planning, Harvard Law School

Merrill, Thomas Wendell; Charles Keller Beekman Professor, Columbia University

Modrich, Paul Lawrence; James B. Duke Professor of Biochemistry, Duke University/Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Mote, Jr., C. Dan; President, University of Maryland

Mueller, Alfred H.; Professor of Physics, Columbia University

Nevins, Joseph R.; James B. Duke Professor of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, Duke University/Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Noll, Mark A.; Carolyn and Fred McManis Professor of Christian Thought, Wheaton College

Novacek, Michael John; Senior Vice President; Provost of Science and Curator of Paleontology, American Museum of Natural History

Obstfeld, Maurice; Class of 1958 Professor of Economics, University of California, Berkeley

Olds, Sharon; Poet; Professor of English, New York University

Ornstein, Norman J.; Resident Scholar, American Enterprise Institute

O'Shea, Erin K.; Professor of Biochemistry & Biophysics, University of California, San Francisco/Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Page, Jr., Lyman Alexander; Professor of Physics, Princeton University

Papayannopoulou, Thalia; Professor of Medicine, University of Washington

Pérez-Firmat, Gustavo; David Feinson Professor of Humanities, Columbia University

Phillips, Carl; Poet; Professor of African and Afro-American Studies, Professor of English, Washington University in St. Louis

Pierrehumbert, Janet Breckenridge; Professor of Linguistics, Northwestern University

Pimm, Stuart L.; Doris Duke Chair of Conservation Ecology, Duke University

Pritchard, William H.; Henry Clay Folger Professor of English, Amherst College

Quandt, William B.; Provost and Edward R. Stettinius Professor of Politics, University of Virginia

Railton, Peter A.; John Stephenson Perrin Professor of Philosophy, University of Michigan

Randall, Lisa; Professor of Physics, Harvard University

Randall, Linda Lea; Wurdack Chair of Biochemistry, University of Missouri, Columbia

Rieseberg, Loren H.; Class of '54 Professor of Biology, Indiana University

Robinson, Gene Ezia; Director, Neuroscience Program & Professor of Entomology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Romer, Christina; Class of 1957 Professor of Economics, University of California, Berkeley

Rosenblum, Nancy Lipton; Senator Joseph Clark Professor of Ethics in Politics and Government, Harvard University

Rosenfeld, Gerald; Chief Executive Officer, Rothschild North America

Rossky, Peter Jacob; Marvin K. Collie-Welch Regents Chair in Chemistry, University of Texas at Austin

Ruscha, Ed; Visual Artist, Los Angeles, California

Saari, Donald G.; Distinguished Professor of Economics and Professor of Mathematics, University of California, Irvine

Samueli, Henry; Co-Founder, Chairman & CTO, Broadcom Corporation

Sancar, Aziz; Sarah Graham Kenan Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Sarbanes, Paul S.; United States Senator, United States Senate

Sastry, Sosale Shankara; NEC Distinguished Professor and Chair, University of California, Berkeley

Satterthwaite, Mark A.; Earl Dean Howard Professor of Managerial Economics, Northwestern University

Schaefer III, Henry F.; Graham Perdue Professor, University of Georgia

Scheffler, Samuel; Professor of Philosophy and Law, University of California, Berkeley

Schoenfeld, Gerald; Chairman of the Board, Shubert Organization, Inc.

Schwarz, Norbert; Professor of Psychology; Research Professor, Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan

Scott, Anne Firor; W. K. Boyd Professor of History, Emerita, Duke University

Sewell, William; Max Pelevsky Professor of History and Political Science, University of Chicago

Sharer, Robert James; Shoemaker Professor of Anthropology, University of Pennsylvania

Skowronek, Stephen; Pelatiah Perit Professor of Political and Social Science, Yale University

Smith, Rogers M.; Christopher H. Browne Distinguished Professor of Political Science, University of Pennsylvania

Stamatoyannopoulos, George; Professor of Genome Sciences and Medicine, University of Washington

Stone, Jr., Robert G.; Chairman Emeritus, Kirby Corporation

Stonesifer, Patty; Co-Chair and President, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Strick, Peter L.; Professor of Neurobiology and Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh

Strouse, Jean; Writer; Historian, New York Public Library

Suresh, Subra; Ford Professor of Engineering and Department Head, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Tatlock, Anne M.; Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Fiduciary Trust International

Tian, Gang; Professor of Mathematics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Tick, Judith; Matthews Distinguished University Professor, Northeastern University

Tisch, Preston R.; Chairman and Co-Chief Executive Officer, Loews Corporation

Tower, Joan; Asher Edelman Professor of Music, Bard College

Turrell, James; Visual Artist, Flagstaff, Arizona

Ueberroth, Peter V.; Managing Director, Contrarian Group

Van Duyne, Richard Palmer; Charles E. and Emma H. Morrison Professor of Chemistry, Northwestern University

Walker, Graham C.; Professor of Biology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Wallace, Douglas C.; Donald Brem Professor of Biological Sciences & Molecular Medicine, University of California, Irvine

Wallach, Nolan R.; Professor of Mathematics, University of California, San Diego

Ward, Bess B.; Professor of Oceanography, Princeton University

Waterston, Robert Hugh; William H. Gates III Endowed Chair in Biomedical Sciences and Chairman of the Department of Genome Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle

Watson, Rubie S.; William and Muriel Seabury Howells Director, Harvard University

Wirth, Timothy E.; President, United Nations Foundation

Wood, Diane P.; Circuit Court Judge, 7th Circuit Court of Appeals, Chicago, IL

Woodford, Michael; Harold H. Helm '20 Professor of Economics and Banking, Princeton University

Xie, Yu; Frederick G. L. Huetwell Professor of Sociology, University of Michigan

Yancopoulos, George D.; Executive Vice President, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Young, Lai-Sang; Professor of Mathematics, New York University Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences

Zimmerman, Mary Alice; Professor of Performance Studies, Northwestern University

Zuber, Maria T.; E. A. Griswold Professor of Geophysics and Planetary Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Zwilich, Ellen Taaffe; Francis Epps Professor of Music, Florida State University


FOREIGN HONORARY MEMBERS

Blondel, Jean F. P.; Professor Emeritus, European University Institute, Italy

Braginsky, Vladimir Borisovich; Professor of Physics, Moscow State University, Russia

Carr, Raymond; Former Warden, St. Antony's College, University of Oxford, U.K.

Clarke, Bryan C.; Professor of Genetics; Leverhulme Emeritus Research Fellow, University of Nottingham, U.K.

Colin de Verdiere, Yves; Professor of Mathematics, Université de Grenoble, France

Dirzo, Rodolfo; Professor of Ecology, Universidad Nacional Aut¢noma de M‚xico

Feringa, Bernard Lucas; Professor of Chemistry, University of Groningen, The Netherlands

Freud, Lucian; Visual Artist, London, U.K.

Gabba, Emilio; Professor Emeritus, Università degli Studi di Pavia, Italy

Gleiter, Herbert; Director, Institute of Nanotechnology, Germany

Grillner, Sten; Professor of Neurophysiology and Behavior, Karolinska Institute, Sweden

Jaim Etcheverry, Guillermo; President, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina

Kiefer, Anselm; Visual Artist, Barjac, France

Kocka, Jürgen; President, Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin, Germany

Laroque, Guy; Director, Microeconomics Laboratory, INSEE-CREST, France

Lee, Ho-Wang; President, National Academy of Sciences, Republic of Korea

Luzzatto, Lucio; Scientific Director, Instituto Nazionale per la Ricerca sul Cancro, Italy

Martínez-Maldonado, Manuel; President and Dean, Ponce School of Medicine, Puerto Rico

Morris, Richard G. M.; Professor of Neuroscience, University of Edinburgh, U.K.

Pawson, Anthony James; University Professor of Medical Genetics and Microbiology, Samuel Lunenfeld Research Institute

Richter, Gerhard; Visual Artist, Staatliche Kunstakademie, Germany

Spencer, Anthony James Merrill; Emeritus Professor of Theoretical Mechanics, University of Nottingham, U.K.

Takeichi, Masatoshi; Professor and Director, RIKEN Center for Developmental Biology, Japan

Zuckerman, Paul; Chairman, Zuckerman & Associates, LLC, U.K.


For more information about this year's new class, please call Phyllis S. Bendell at 617-576-5085.

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