Articles

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From the Secretary: Collaboration with Chapters and Campus Leadership

We are reaching out to engage at the campus level as more institutions confront hard choices and as those choices threaten to undermine the possibilities for a robust arts and sciences experience.

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ΦBK Visiting Scholars 2021-2022

Since 1956, the Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar Program has been offering undergraduates the opportunity to spend time with some of America’s most distinguished scholars. Meet our visiting scholars for the upcoming academic year.

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Application Cycle for New Chapters Now Open

This August, the Triennial Council will vote on granting new charters to institutions considered during the 2018-2021 cycle.

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Spring to It

Liberal arts and sciences graduates like you can provide crucial advocacy roles as legislatures adopt state budgets from early spring to early summer.

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From the Lab to the Law

In January of this year, H. Annita Zhong (ΦBK, MIT) was named one of 95 lawyers in the Los Angeles Business Journal’s list of “Minority Leaders of Influence.”

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The Social Media of the Renaissance: Books

ΦBK author Blaine Greteman discusses his forthcoming book and his journey to becoming a member at Oklahoma State University.

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Lessons in Fellowship from the Age of Enlightenment

Historian Leo Damrosch (ΦBK, Yale University) discusses his book, The Club: Johnson, Boswell and the Friends Who Shaped an Age, shortlisted for the Christian Gauss Award.

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Translating Human History

Translator Elizabeth Manton (ΦBK, Syracuse University) discusses her most recent project and the importance of her background in the liberal arts.

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For ΦBK London, a Lockdown Renaissance

ΦBK member Lydia Dye-Stonebridge discusses her experience with the Society’s London association during the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Protecting the Wilderness in Print

In 2020, Jill Burcum (ΦBK, University of Washington) became a second-time finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Writing.

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ΦBK Baltimore’s Virtual Event Sheds Light on Racial Discrepancies in Healthcare

Johns Hopkins Professor of Medical History Graham Mooney discusses “Healthcare and Hypersegregation: Racial Inequities in Medicine.”

Phi Beta Kappa Writing Internships

Intern with a nationally recognized organization in Washington, DC, while working remotely! The Phi Beta Kappa Society is seeking writing interns to help publicize the work of the Society and write stories about our alumni members. Applicants must be new members of Phi Beta Kappa within their first or second year to be considered for this position.