Articles

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From Biophysics to the Entertainment Industry, Inspiration for a Diverse Career Path

Neil Krishnan advises his fellow ΦBKs to be open to change, as he talks about his journey from a degree in the sciences to work in creative development for Picturestart.

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Live the Heck Out of Each Day

Author, attorney, and two-time heart transplant survivor Amy Silverstein (ΦBK, New York University) prepares to launch a new Apple TV+ series based her latest memoir, My Glory Was I Had Such Friends.

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Caveman with Eyes in the Back of Her Head

Grammy winner, performance artist, inventor, filmmaker, and artist-in-residence at NASA, Laurie Anderson (ΦBK, Barnard College) gains new notoriety for the re-release of her 1982 album Big Science.

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Entrepreneur and ΦBK-NY President Neil St. Clair Gives Capitalism a Conscience

Everything St. Clair does, from his professional endeavors to his personal life, is focused around one main idea: to remove fear from everyday life.

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Kathryn Morris Appointed President of St. Lawrence University

“All of my career has been focused on the value of the liberal arts in the holistic development of the student. It’s part of who I am.” — Kathryn Morris (ΦBK, Gettysburg College)

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Translation and the Impossibility of History

Elisabeth Jaquette’s (ΦBK, Swarthmore College) latest full-length translation, the Palestinian novel Minor Detail by Adania Shibli, was a finalist for the 2020 National Book Award for Translated Literature.

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ΦBK Visiting Scholar Peter Meineck Brings Antiquity to the Modern World

Meineck, a New York University professor of classics, virtually participated in his first Visiting Scholar event at the University of Arkansas on March 10 and 11.

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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.”