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Fall 2023

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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 Continue reading →

Member Spotlght

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Exploring Genome Research with Adam Phillippy

Adam Phillippy (ΦBK, Loyola University Maryland) discusses the genesis of his career and his thoughts about the importance of Phi Beta Kappa. Continue reading →


Key into Public Service

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. Continue reading →

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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. Continue reading →

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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. Continue reading →

Book Awards 2023

Recommended Reading Fall 2023

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

Book Reviews

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