14 elected to American Academy

first_imgSome of the world’s most accomplished leaders from academia, business, public affairs, the humanities, and the arts have been elected members of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.Those elected from Harvard this year:Emery Neal Brown, Warren M. Zapol Professor of AnaesthesiaAmbassador R. Nicholas Burns, Sultan of Oman Professor of the Practice of Diplomacy and International Politics; director, Future of Diplomacy Project, Harvard Kennedy SchoolLizabeth Cohen, dean, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study; Howard Mumford Jones Professor of American StudiesDaniel Kahne, professor of chemistry and chemical biology; professor of biological chemistry and molecular pharmacologyMitzi Irene Kuroda, professor of genetics and medicineAbraham Loeb, professor of astronomy; director, Institute for Theory and ComputationJonathan B. Losos, Monique and Philip Lehner Professor for the Study of Latin America; professor of organismic and evolutionary biology; curator, herpetoglogy, Museum of Comparative ZoologyDiane J. Mathis, professor of microbiology and immunologyKathleen McCartney, dean, Harvard Graduate School of Education; Gerald S. Lesser Professor in Early Childhood DevelopmentMichael McCormick, Francis Goelet Professor of Medieval HistoryJames A. Robinson, David Florence Professor of GovernmentDavid T. Scadden, chief, Centers for Hematological Malignancies, Harvard Medical SchoolAdrian Vermeule, John H. Watson Jr. Professor of Law, Harvard Law SchoolDavid Brian Wilkins, Lester Kissel Professor of Law; director, Program on the Legal ProfessionOne of the nation’s most prestigious honorary societies, the American Academy is also a leading center for independent policy research. Members contribute to academy publications and studies of science and technology policy, energy and global security, social policy and American institutions, the humanities and culture, and education.“Election to the academy is both an honor for extraordinary accomplishment and a call to serve,” said Academy President Leslie C. Berlowitz. “We look forward to drawing on the knowledge and expertise of these distinguished men and women to advance solutions to the pressing policy challenges of the day.”View an alphabetical list of the 220 new members.last_img read more

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Credit Union House works with local charity to end food waste

first_imgCredit Union House has long provided a “home away from home” for credit unions in the nation’s capital, but a recent partnership with a local food bank has deepened its connection with its community, while helping to provide hundreds of meals for those in need. Credit Union House serves as a venue for credit unions and other Washington, D.C. organizations, including Congress, to hold briefings, meetings, receptions and other functions, hosting 100 events on average per year.Credit Union House connected with Food Rescue, a nonprofit that connects food donors to food banks and other receiving agencies, earlier this year, resulting in hundreds of donated meals.“The credit union motto is ‘people helping people,’ and at Credit Union House, it’s only natural we would look for ways to help people in our community,” said Sue McCue, Credit Union House director. “We work with green-certified caterers that recycle, compost, and use locally-sourced, sustainable ingredients. Our work with Food Rescue ensures all surplus food from events at Credit Union House gets to those who need it the most.” 11SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading »last_img read more

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Mid Tipp SHC semis down for decision today

first_imgMeanwhile, there was action in the South Tipperary Senior Hurling Championship last night.Mullinahone defeated Ballingarry 0-17 to 1-12 and it finished Killenaule 2-19 Carrick Swans 1-18. Loughmore-Castleiney and Moycarkey-Borris clash at 2.The meeting of Drom-Inch and Holycross-Ballycahill gets underway at 3.30.Both matches will be played in Boherlahan – there’ll be updates throughout the afternoon on Tipp FM.last_img

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