Fall 2019

From the Secretary: Shifting Perceptions of Higher Education

Phi Beta Kappa has an important role to play in affirming the benefits of education, especially liberal arts education, for all of society. Continue reading →

Member Spotlght

Member Spotlight: Dorothy Metcalf-Lindenburger

A former NASA astronaut and high school science teacher, Dorothy “Dottie” Metcalf-Lindenburger is an environmental geologist and consultant for Geosyntec. Continue reading →


Key into Public Service

To further ΦBK’s value of arts and sciences education, the Society is launching a new program called Key into Public Service. Continue reading →

Romanell-ΦBK Professorship in Philosophy

Naomi Zack (ΦBK, NYU) has been awarded the 2019-2020 Romanell-ΦBK Professorship in Philosophy. Continue reading →

ΦBK Visiting Scholar Fr. Columba Stewart

Fr. Columba Stewart (ΦBK, Harvard College), a professor of theology at Saint John’s University in Minnesota. Continue reading →

Lebowitz Prize Winners

Michael E. Bratman and Margaret P. Gilbert have won the 2019 Martin R. Lebowitz and Eve Lewellis Lebowitz Prize. Continue reading →

New from Robert Wilson, Barnum: An American Life

Barnum: An American Life, released by Simon & Schuster on August 6, is the first major biography of P.T. Barnum in a generation. Continue reading →

Book Reviews

Light of the Stars: Alien Worlds and the Fate of the Earth

Adam Frank. W. W. Norton & Co, 2018. 262 pages. $26.95. Continue reading →

Anne Frank’s Diary: The Graphic Adaptation

Anne Frank. Adapted by Ari Folman. Illustrations by David Polonsky. Pantheon Books, 2018. $24.95. Continue reading →

American Eden: David Hosack, Botany, and Medicine in the Garden of the Early Republic

Victoria Johnson. Liveright, 2018. 461 pages. $29.95. Continue reading →

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