The American Academy of Arts and Sciences (AAAS) on Monday (April 30) announced the election of 203 new fellows and 24 new foreign honorary members. Included among this new field of fellows and honorary members are 14 Harvard faculty members.
The academy will welcome this year’s new class at its annual induction ceremony in October at the academy’s headquarters in Cambridge, Mass.
Fellows and foreign honorary members are nominated and elected to the academy by current members. A broad-based membership, composed of scholars and practitioners from mathematics, physics, biological sciences, social sciences, humanities and the arts, public affairs, and business, gives the academy a unique capacity to conduct a wide range of interdisciplinary studies and public policy research.
“It gives me great pleasure to welcome these outstanding leaders in their fields to the academy,” said Academy President Emilio Bizzi. “Fellows are selected through a highly competitive process that recognizes individuals who have made pre-eminent contributions to their disciplines and to society at large.”
Harvard’s new AAAS inductees include Nancy C. Andrews, dean for Basic Sciences and Graduate Studies, Leland Fikes Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School /Howard Hughes Medical Institute; David Gordon Blackbourn, Archibald Carey Coolidge Professor of History; David Cutler, dean for the social sciences, Otto Eckstein Professor of Applied Economics; Leopold Damrosch Jr., Ernest Bernbaum Professor of English Literature; Lars Hernquist, professor of astronomy; Thomas W. Lentz, Elizabeth and John Moors Cabot Director; N. Gregory Mankiw, Robert M. Beren Professor of Economics; Venkatesh Narayanamurti, dean of engineering and applied sciences, John A. and Elizabeth S. Armstrong Professor of Engineering and Applied Sciences, professor of physics; Richard John O’Connell, professor of geophysics; E. Roger Owen, A.J. Meyer Professor of Middle Eastern History; Joshua Richard Sanes, professor of molecular and cellular biology, director of the Center for Brain Science; James H. Sidanius, professor of psychology and of African and African-American studies; Junying Yuan, professor of cell biology; and foreign honorary member Rem Koolhaas, professor in practice of architecture and urban design.