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Jul 30, 2015, 08:15 ET

American Academy Of Arts & Sciences To Conduct First National Study On Foreign Language Learning In More Than 30 Years

The American Academy of Arts and Sciences today announced the formation of the Commission on Language Learning, a national effort to examine the...

Jun 23, 2015, 09:00 ET

Ten Business Leaders, 252 Organizations Across The Country Issue Call To Action For American "Innovation Imperative"

Scores of leaders of American business, industry, higher education, science, and engineering today issued an urgent call to action for stronger...

Jun 09, 2015, 09:00 ET

American Academy of Arts & Sciences "The Lincoln Project" Looks at Challenges and Opportunities at American Public Research Universities

America's public research universities are facing myriad challenges that threaten their role as essential sources of innovation, economic vitality,...

May 19, 2015, 09:00 ET

American Academy Of Arts & Sciences Receives $5.6 Million, The Largest Single Donation In Its 235-year History, From The Mandel Foundation

The American Academy of Arts and Sciences has received its largest single donation since its founding in 1780. The Jack, Joseph, and Morton...

Apr 22, 2015, 10:15 ET

American Academy of Arts and Sciences Elects National and International Scholars, Artists, Philanthropists, and Business and Civic Leaders

The American Academy of Arts and Sciences today announced the election of 197 new members. They include some of the world's most accomplished...

Apr 13, 2015, 16:40 ET

New Academy Report Explores the State of the Humanities in Higher Education

Recent discussions about the state of the humanities in higher education have portrayed the field as beleaguered and declining. Today, the American...

Oct 11, 2014, 15:00 ET

American Academy of Arts and Sciences Inducts 234th Class of Members

The American Academy of Arts and Sciences today inducted 157 members, from leading scientists, authors, and business executives, to the heads of...

Sep 08, 2014, 08:00 ET

New Report: The Humanities Weathered the Recession, but Still Struggle with Digital and Workforce Issues

 How did humanities departments fare during the recent recession? How are departments coming to terms with fast-changing technologies, and...

Jun 19, 2014, 00:01 ET

New Website, Publication & Data Forum Debut on Anniversary of The Heart of the Matter

One year following the release of its seminal report and film The Heart of the Matter, the American Academy of Arts & Sciences today rolls out...

Apr 23, 2014, 10:01 ET

American Academy of Arts and Sciences Elects National and International Scholars, Artists, Philanthropists, Business and Civic Leaders

 The American Academy of Arts and Sciences today announced the election of 204 new members. They include some of the world's most accomplished...

Dec 18, 2013, 08:02 ET

Former American Academy of Art Student, Jason Seiler, illustrated cover for TIME Magazine's 2013 "Person of the Year" - Pope Francis

 The prestigious American Academy of Art is thrilled to announce that former student Jason Seiler has illustrated the cover for TIME Magazine's...

Oct 12, 2013, 14:30 ET

American Academy of Arts and Sciences Inducts 233rd Class of Members

 The American Academy of Arts and Sciences today inducted 166 members, from leading scientists, authors, and business executives, to the heads...

Jun 19, 2013, 06:04 ET
The Heart of the Matter.  (PRNewsFoto/American Academy of Arts & Sciences)

Democratic and Republican Senators and Representatives Commend Release of Report on Education, International Security, Competitiveness, and Culture

 Democratic and Republican lawmakers today turned a spotlight on the urgent need to re-focus the country on maintaining national excellence in...

May 02, 2013, 11:50 ET

American Academy Calls For Reorganization Of The U.S. Scientific Enterprise To Meet 21st Century Challenges

 A new report from the American Academy of Arts & Sciences offers recommendations for academia, government agencies, and the private sector...

Apr 26, 2013, 10:50 ET

Glenn Hutchins Elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences 2013 Class of Members

 Some of the world's most accomplished leaders from academia, business, public affairs, the humanities, and the arts have been elected...

Apr 24, 2013, 13:00 ET

American Academy of Arts and Sciences Elects National and International Scholars, Artists, Philanthropists, Business and Civic Leaders

 The American Academy of Arts and Sciences today announced the election of 198 new members. They include some of the world's most accomplished...

Jan 28, 2013, 10:00 ET

American Academy of Arts and Sciences Launches Initiative to Address Challenges to Public Higher Education

Robert J. Birgeneau to Lead American Academy Lincoln Project: Excellence and Access in Public Higher Education The American Academy of...

Jan 16, 2013, 08:00 ET

Societal Transition Needed to Address Climate Change

New Daedalus issue examines the Alternative Energy Future Limiting the effects of climate change will require a substantial transformation...

Jul 19, 2012, 09:00 ET

Science in the 21st Century: From studies of single-celled organisms to distant planets, Daedalus examines how science is changing our world

From the invention of new life forms to the discovery of life beyond Earth, science is reshaping our understanding of the universe in the...

Jun 11, 2012, 10:13 ET
American Academy of Arts and Sciences: Lessons Learned.  (PRNewsFoto/American Academy of Arts & Sciences)

Have Past Accidents Helped Make Today's Nuclear Plants Safer?

American Academy of Arts and Sciences Paper Assesses How Industry, Regulators Have Applied Lessons Learned Following each of the world's...