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American Academy of Arts & Sciences Elects 11 Stanford Professors to 2014 Class

The academy is one of the country's oldest and most prestigious honorary learned societies, and a leading center for independent policy research.

American Academy of Arts & Sciences Elects 11 Stanford Professors to 2014 Class

Eleven Stanford professors recently have been elected as members of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

The academy is one of the country's oldest and most prestigious honorary learned societies, and a leading center for independent policy research. Among its more than 4,600 members and 600 foreign fellows are some of the world's most accomplished leaders from academia, business, social policy, energy, global security, the humanities and the arts. The current membership includes more than 250 Nobel laureates and more than 60 Pulitzer Prize winners.

"It is a privilege to honor these men and women for their extraordinary individual accomplishments," said Don Randel, chair of the academy's board of directors. "The knowledge and expertise of our members give the academy a unique capacity – and responsibility – to provide practical policy solutions to the pressing challenges of the day. We look forward to engaging our new members in this work."

Stanford's new members are:

Karol Berger, the Osgood Hooker Professor in Fine Arts

Emmanuel Jean Candès, the Barnum-Simons Professor in Mathematics and Statistics

William Damon, professor of education; director, Stanford Center on Adolescence; senior fellow, Hoover Institution

Linda Darling-Hammond, the Charles E. Ducommun Professor of Education

James Fishkin, the Janet M. Peck Professor in International Communication; director, Center for Deliberative Democracy

Shanto Iyengar, the Harry and Norman Chandler Professor of Communication and professor of political science; director, Political Communication Lab; senior fellow, Hoover Institution

Daphne Koller, the Rajeev Motwani Professor of Computer Science

Jonathan David Levin, the Holbrook Working Professor in Price Theory

Stephen R. Quake, the Lee Otterson Professor in the School of Engineering and professor of bioengineering and of applied physics; investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Mendel Rosenblum, professor of computer science and of electrical engineering

Londa L. Schiebinger, the John L. Hinds Professor in the History of Science

--Stanford News


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