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ΦBK Members Win 2023 Nobel Prize in Chemistry

For the “discovery and synthesis of quantum dots,” three laureates shared this year’s Nobel Prize in Chemistry, and two of them, Moungi G. Bawendi (ΦBK, Harvard College) and Louis E. Brus (ΦBK, Rice University) are Phi Beta Kappa members.

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Actor, Writer, and Phi Beta Kappa Member Genevieve Angelson

In early November at La Jolla Playhouse in San Diego, California, Angelson is set to star opposite Matthew Broderick in a new play, Babbitt.

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Human Writing, Thinking, and the Dangers of AI

Naomi S. Baron (ΦBK, Brandeis University) discusses her latest book, Who Wrote This?: How AI and the Lure of Efficiency Threaten Human Writing.

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Meet Key Reporter’s Writers for Fall 2023

The Society’s Writing Internship Program is for new ΦBK members who are looking for an opportunity to gain professional experience and support ΦBK’s mission. Next deadline to apply is Nov. 3!

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From the Secretary: Arts and Sciences Education for a Changing World

Liberal arts and sciences education fosters the sustained engagement of free individuals committed to our shared values of justice, liberty, human dignity, and the equality of persons

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Recommended Reading Fall 2023

Looking for you next great read? Try one of the titles on our 2023 ΦBK book awards short list.

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Finding Common Ground for Lifelong Learning

Education grounded in the liberal arts and sciences—including the education centered at the world’s great natural history museums—is essential for the strength of our workforce, the engagement of our citizenry, and the solution of the most vexing challenges to people and to the planet.

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Key Connections Events Link Inductees to Involvement

On September 13, the Society hosted Avenues to Advocacy and Nonprofit Careers, a national, virtual panel discussion that featured ΦΒΚ members who are engaged in mission-focused work addressing diverse issues via community programs, government affairs, messaging campaigns, and more.

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Arts and Sciences Education: Answering the What, So What, and Now What

With generous support from the Gray Foundation, Phi Beta Kappa’s Call to Serve networking reception was held June 22 on Capitol Hill as part of the 2023 Key into Public Service Conference.

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ΦBK Alumni Pursues a Run for Congress

“There’s something special about this moment and wanting to be involved in public service because the challenges are so big but the rewards are so promising.” — Gabe Amo (ΦBK, Wheaton College)

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ΦBK Author Focuses on Women Ranchers in the American West

Lisa Hendrickson’s (ΦBK, DePauw University) latest book, Burning the Breeze, is a WILLA Literary Award Finalist in Creative Nonfiction.

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Carl Albert, Phi Beta Kappa, Oklahoma Statesman

Carl Albert (ΦBK, University of Oklahoma), 46th Speaker of the House, represented Oklahoma’s 3rd congressional district from 1947 to 1977.