October 12, 2009

Four from JHU inducted into American Academy of A&S

President Ronald J. Daniels; Andrew Feinberg, the King Fahd Professor of Molecular Medicine; Jane Guyer, professor of anthropology; and Barbara Landau, the Dick and Lydia Todd Professor and chair of the Cognitive Science Department, were among those inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences on Oct. 10 at Sanders Theatre in Cambridge, Mass.

The 212 new fellows and 19 foreign honorary members are leaders in research, scholarship, business, the arts and public affairs. This year’s group includes Nobel laureates and recipients of the Pulitzer and Pritzker prizes; MacArthur Fellowships; Academy, Grammy and Tony awards; and the National Medal of Arts.

Among those addressing the inductees were new members Elizabeth Nabel, director of the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute; ballet dancer and choreographer Edward Villella; and former Northrop Grumman Corp. Chairman Kent Kresa. The ceremony also included a reading from the letters of John and Abigail Adams by actor James Earl Jones and singer-songwriter Emmylou Harris.