Winter 2019-2020

From the Secretary: The Relevance and Vitality of the Liberal Arts and Sciences

I am inspired by the way in which new members understand how liberal education prepares them for their future, and how they reject the false dichotomy of being prepared for either a meaningful life or a productive life. Continue reading →

Member Spotlght

Who’s Back in the Neighborhood

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood starring Tom Hanks as Fred Rogers will be in theaters starting November 22. Continue reading →


To the Three Friends of Winter in the Arts & Sciences

How can those who champion liberal arts and sciences education remain steadfast, persevere, and become more resilient as we approach a new year of advocacy in uncertain times? Continue reading →

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ΦBK Award Winners 2019

Read about ΦΒΚ winners and finalists for this year’s MacArthur Foundation Fellowships, Root 100, Carnegie Medals, Nobel and Pulitzer Prizes. Continue reading →

Linda Gregerson at the University of Iowa

ΦBK Visiting Scholar Linda Gregerson, Caroline Walker Bynum Distinguished University Professor of English and Creative Writing at the University of Michigan. Continue reading →

Meet Phi Beta Kappa’s Member Relations Team

Jayne Ross joined ΦBK’s staff earlier this fall. Ann McCulloch has been at Phi Beta Kappa’s headquarters since 2014. Continue reading →

Book Reviews

Alive Still: Nell Blaine American Painter

Cathy Curtis. Oxford University Press, 2019. 304 pages. $34.95. Continue reading →

Spying on Whales: The Past, Present, and Future of Earth’s Most Awesome Creatures

Nick Pyenon. Viking Press, 2018. 336 pages. $27.00. Continue reading →

ΦBK Authors