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Duke University Renames Building to Honor Wilhelmina Reuben-Cooke

Among Duke’s most noteworthy ΦBK alumni, Reuben-Cooke enrolled 1963 as one of the school’s first five Black undergraduates and later returned as a trustee for the university.

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2020 Nobel Prize Winners

The Phi Beta Kappa Society is pleased to recognize three of its members among this year’s Nobel Prize winners.

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Elizabeth Cullen Dunn’s Virtual Visit to Centre College

ΦBK Visiting Scholar Elizabeth Cullen Dunn is a professor of geography at Indiana University Bloomington.

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2020 Book Awards

​The ΦBK Book Awards are given annually to outstanding scholarly books published in the United States. See this year’s winners!

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ΦΒΚ Award Winners 2020

Read about ΦΒΚ winners and finalists for this year’s MacArthur Foundation Fellowships, ΦΒΚ Book Awards, National Book Awards, Nobel and Pulitzer Prizes.

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Playwright Explores Whiteness and Privilege in a Time of Pandemic

Eliza Bent (ΦBK, Boston College) discusses her latest play in which she assumes the roles of three different women named Karen, a take on the popular meme.

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A ΦBK Graduate with a Head for the Law and a Heart for Charity

Evan Berquist (ΦBK Colorado College), a Stanford Law School graduate and member of Cozen O’Connor’s Corporate Practice, is recognized for his pro bono work.

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ΦBK Author Wins 2020 National Poetry Series

Teresa K. Miller (ΦBK, Barnard College) has been selected as a winner of the 2020 National Poetry Series for her book Borderline Fortune (Penguin, 2021).

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Visiting Scholar Joan Waugh

UCLA Professor of History Joan Waugh discusses her teaching, the politicization of history today, and the vital role that the unfolding of American history continues to play in our education system.

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Psychologist Geraldine K. Piorkowski Shares Insights on Love, Luck, and Narcissism

Piorkowski (ΦBK, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) has just released her third collection of essays, Beyond Pipe Dreams and Platitudes. She is a board member of the ΦBK Association of the Chicago Area.

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Weezer’s Rivers Cuomo

Rivers Cuomo is best known for the music he has written, performed, and produced with Weezer; however, he also graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Harvard with a B.A. in English.

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ΦΒΚ Member Launches New Social Networking Platform for Women

Charlotte Keesler (ΦΒΚ, Washington and Lee University) launches Per the work edit in October to provide resources for young women entering the workforce.