Member Spotlight

ΦBK Doctor and Medical Reporter Joins NYU Health

After working at WABC-TV’s Eyewitness News for 30 years, Jay Ben Adlersberg (ΦBK, University of Pittsburgh) recently joined NY Health to continue to serve the community.

Michael Schur: Teaching the World Philosophy through Sitcom

“Any art form that millions of people are engaging with every day, that has the ability to do something. I think the show’s argument— and my personal argument—would be that, yes, it can make you a better person and that is the explicit goal of this show.” —Michael Schur   By Daniel Myers Phi Beta […]

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.

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.

Paging “Dr. Nnoka”

Tracking the decades-long career of Catherine Nnoka (ΦBK, Georgetown) emphasizes the power of critical thinking and the advantages of a liberal arts and sciences education.

Free to Dream: May-lee Chai

ΦBK member May-lee Chai’s work spans genres, eras, and languages. Her new collection of short stories, Useful Phrases for Immigrants, was published in October.

Seeing the Forest and the Trees of a Health Sciences University

Des Moines University President Angela Walker Franklin (ΦBK, Furman University, 1981) views health sciences with a liberal arts philosophy.

Burton Rocks

Burton Rocks, author, sports agent, and member of Phi Beta Kappa, proves that a liberal arts mindset in one’s career can drive innovation.

Siddhartha Mukherjee

“Three profoundly destabilizing scientific ideas ricochet through
the twentieth century, trisecting it into three unequal parts:
the atom, the byte, the gene.”
—Siddhartha Mukherjee

Tracy K. Smith

U.S. Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith is the author of three books of poetry, including Life on Mars (2011), Duende (2007), and The Body’s Question (2003). Smith is also the author of a memoir, Ordinary Light (2015).

Marian Wright Edelman

Marian Wright Edelman has been an advocate for disadvantaged Americans for her entire professional life. A graduate of Spelman College and Yale Law School, she began her career in the mid-1960s when she became the first black woman admitted to the Mississippi Bar…

Milton J. Little Jr.

“When I was going off into the world as an18 year old heading to college my mother said, ‘whatever you do in life, make sure you help somebody’. And that too has been a standard to which I have measured every professional opportunity and personal challenge, and so that is my why.”        […]