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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. 

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Alexander Meiklejohn

An advocate of free speech, ΦBK member Alexander Meiklejohn (1872–1964) dedicated his life to learning and innovation. The Meiklejohn Peer Advising Program at Brown University is a lasting testament to his vision for higher education.

Phi Beta Kappa Writing Internships

Intern with a nationally recognized organization in Washington, D.C., 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.

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The Spirit of Perpetual Scientific Inquiry 

Jacques Ohayon’s company, Visual Intelligence, is developing an app to help doctors diagnose patients just by looking at their eyes.

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From Passion to Devotion: The Lifelong Journey of a Geologist 

Janet Bauder Thornburg (ΦBK, Stanford University) discusses her passion for learning and her work with the Detroit association of Phi Beta Kappa.

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From the Secretary: New Chapter Installations

This spring we welcomed our three newest chapters located at Providence College, Rollins College, and the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.