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Winter 2023-2024

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From the Secretary: A Well-Rounded Education Is Not Limited to an Undergraduate Timespan

An arts and sciences education is not a luxury for simple times—it is a necessity for challenging times.  Continue reading →

Member Spotlght

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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. Continue reading →


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Humanities at the Crossroads: Reflections, Intersections, and New Directions

Read about ΦBK’s role in the National Humanities Conference, co-hosted by the State Federation of Humanities Councils, the National Humanities Alliance, and Indiana Humanities in Indianapolis. Continue reading →

2023 Book Awards

ΦBK is pleased to announce the winners of our three annual book awards. These $10,000 prizes are given to outstanding works of non-fiction that engage a wide audience with important ideas in science, history, and literature.  Continue reading →

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Meet Amanda Holmes, Reader of Poems

Amanda Holmes has been hosting The American Scholar’s popular Read Me a Poem podcast for five years and winning the hearts of listeners as far afield as the Philippines and Brazil. Continue reading →

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Recommended Reading: Selections for First-Year College Students

Looking for your next great read? Curious to know what books other ΦBK members find interesting? Browse our selection of 2023’s first-year common reading choices from the Society’s 290+ chapters. Continue reading →

Book Reviews

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The Secret Life of Literature

Lisa Zunshine. MIT Press, 2022. 318 pages. $40.00. Continue reading →

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Henry III: Reform, Rebellion, Civil War, Settlement, 1259-1272

David Carpenter. Yale University Press, 2023. 728 pages. $40.00. Continue reading →

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