May 6, 2004
American Academy of Arts and Sciences
Elects Three UCSD Professors as Fellows
By Kim McDonald
at the University of California, San Diego have been elected fellows
of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, one of the highest
honors bestowed on individuals in academe, business, the arts and
J. Case, professor of biology; Scott David Emr, professor of cellular
and molecular medicine and Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator;
and Nolan R. Wallach, professor of mathematics, were among the 178
new fellows and 24 new foreign honorary members elected this spring
to the Cambridge, Mass. academy.
am honored to welcome these outstanding and influential individuals
to the nation's oldest and most illustrious learned society," said
Patricia Meyer Spacks, president of the academy. "These new members
have made extraordinary contributions to their fields and disciplines
through their commitment to the advancement of scholarly and creative
work in every field and profession."
The Academy was
founded in 1780 by John Adams, James Bowdoin, John Hancock and other
scholar-patriots "to cultivate every art and science which may tend
to advance the interest, honor, dignity, and happiness of a free,
independent, and virtuous people."
structure of the academy allows it to conduct interdisciplinary
studies on international security, social policy, education and
the humanities that draw on the range of academic and intellectual
disciplines of its members. Its current membership of over 4,500
includes more than 150 Nobel laureates and 50 Pulitzer Prize winners.
Former members include George Washington, Ben Franklin, Daniel Webster,
Ralph Waldo Emerson, Albert Einstein and Winston Churchill.
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