Articles

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Creating Just Homes

In addition to her work at the Corporation for Supportive Housing, ΦBK member Shiri Yadlin contributes to Washington & Lee University as a member of the Shepherd Poverty Advisory Board.

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Breaking the Pattern

Pioneering Civil Rights activist and ΦBK member Jean Fairfax is honored by the University of Michigan for her life in academia and public service.

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Lessons Learned

“Well, I can tell you one thing, with a liberal arts education you really learn, or at least I did at Berkeley, how to write. And I think that writing is the most critical skill for whatever you end up doing with your life, or whatever path you pursue career wise.” —Betsy R. Rosenthal (ΦBK, University of California, Berkeley)

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Building and Connecting Life Science Innovation

Stephanie Hsieh (ΦBK, Wellesley College), executive director of Biocom California, reflects on the foundational skills she gained from a background in the liberal arts and sciences.

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Better Together: Growing with Community Giving and Teaching

Austin Deakins (ΦBK, Indiana University) began his professional journey as an Americorps teacher in Texas. He is the founding president of the Phi Beta Kappa Association of Oregon.

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From the Secretary: The Importance of Mentoring

The mentoring that takes place on each of our campuses every day has never been more crucial. After several years of education challenged by the Covid pandemic, the need for mentors to help fill resulting gaps will be greater than ever.

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Visiting Scholar Maya Jasanoff 

The X.D. and Nancy Yang Professor and Coolidge Professor of History at Harvard University, Maya Jasanoff is one of 13 preeminent professors in the liberal arts and sciences selected to serve as a ΦBK Visiting Scholar during the 2022-2023 academic year. 

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Fall into Inspiration: New Resources from the National Arts & Sciences Initiative

Smithsonian Secretary Lonnie G. Bunch III was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa as an alumni member during the Key into Public Service Conference at American University.

2022 Book Awards Short List

The Society is pleased to announce the finalists for its 2022 Book Awards:  Shortlisted for the Ralph Waldo Emerson Award • All That She Carried: The Journey of Ashley’s Sack, a Black Family Keepsake by Tiya Miles • Covered with Night: A Story of Murder and Indigenous Justice in Early America by Nicole Eustace • Looking for the […]

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Key Connections Fall 2022

Key Connections, an event series that offers opportunities for recent Phi Beta Kappa inductees to network with fellow members virtually and in their local communities.

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Member Spotlight: David McCullough

McCullough was a two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize, the first in 1993 for Truman, his biography of the 33rd president of the United States. He won his second Pulitzer in 2002 for John Adams.

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A Local Journalist’s Inspiration

When Thomas Mangloña II (ΦBK, University of California at Berkeley) returned home to work in the Northern Mariana Islands, he brought this experience and education back with him.