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2022 Nobel Laureates

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

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ΦBK Visiting Scholar Kathryn Lofton at Albion College

“The students I met at Albion were inspired,” Lofton said. “I visited a class where they discussed Tolstoy on nonviolence and another where they examined the social construction of gender using the Kardashians. The conversations were so vital I have returned to them repeatedly, so glad I had the opportunity to learn with them.”

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Salamishah Tillet

Author, activist, and cultural critic Salamishah Tillet (ΦBK, University of Pennsylvania) received the 2022 Pulitzer Prize in criticism for her New York Times essays on race in arts and culture.

ΦBK Award Winners 2022

Read about ΦΒΚ winners for this year’s MacArthur Foundation Fellowships, Nobel and Pulitzer Prizes, Guggenheim Fellowships, and more.

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Creating Just Homes

In addition to her work at the Corporation for Supportive Housing, ΦBK member Shiri Yadlin contributes to Washington & Lee University as a member of the Shepherd Poverty Advisory Board.

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Breaking the Pattern

Pioneering Civil Rights activist and ΦBK member Jean Fairfax is honored by the University of Michigan for her life in academia and public service.

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Lessons Learned

“Well, I can tell you one thing, with a liberal arts education you really learn, or at least I did at Berkeley, how to write. And I think that writing is the most critical skill for whatever you end up doing with your life, or whatever path you pursue career wise.” —Betsy R. Rosenthal (ΦBK, University of California, Berkeley)

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Building and Connecting Life Science Innovation

Stephanie Hsieh (ΦBK, Wellesley College), executive director of Biocom California, reflects on the foundational skills she gained from a background in the liberal arts and sciences.

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Better Together: Growing with Community Giving and Teaching

Austin Deakins (ΦBK, Indiana University) began his professional journey as an Americorps teacher in Texas. He is the founding president of the Phi Beta Kappa Association of Oregon.

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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.