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Induction 2016

The American Academy of Arts and Sciences inducted some of the world’s most distinguished scholars, artists, and institutional leaders on Saturday, October 8, 2016. The Induction Ceremony was part of a three-day series of events welcoming the 236th class of new Fellows and Foreign Honorary Members into the Academy.

2016 New Members

Academy Members 1780-present

Video highlights of the Induction 2016 activities are included below. For information and videos from past years, click here.

2042nd Stated Meeting
A Celebration of the Arts and Humanities
October 7, 2016
 
Welcome
Don M. Randel
Chair of the Board of the Academy
Introduction
Jonathan F. Fanton
President of the Academy
Reading
Yusef Komunyakaa
Poet; Global Distinguished Professor of English, New York University
At Work
Kim Kashkashian
Violist; Professor of Viola and Chamber Music, New England Conservatory
 
Reading
Diane Ackerman
Poet, Essayist, and Naturalist
At Work
Mikhail Piotrovskiy
Director, State Hermitage Museum; Dean, Faculty of Asian and African Studies and Professor of Museology and History of the Ancient Orient, St. Petersburg State University
At Work
Kongjian Yu
President and Principal Designer, Turenscape; Professor and Dean, College of Architecture and Landscape, Peking University
Reading
Eavan Boland
Poet; Bella Mabury and Eloise Mabury Knapp Professor in the Humanities; Melvin and Bill Lane Professor; Director of the Creative Writing Program, Stanford University
 
At Work
JoAnn Falletta
Conductor; Music Director, Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra and Virginia Symphony Orchestra
Adjournment
Jonathan F. Fanton
President of the Academy
2043rd Stated Meeting
Induction Ceremony
October 8, 2016
 
Call to Order


Don M. Randel
Chair of the Board of the Academy
Welcome


Jonathan F. Fanton
President of the Academy
Greeting to Foreign Honorary Members 
James Cuno
International Secretary of the Academy
Traditions of Membership

Louise H. Bryson
John F. Cogan Jr.
 
From the Letters of John and Abigail Adams
Mellody L. Hobson
Robert Millard
Performance


Boston Children’s Chorus
Anthony Trecek-King, Artistic Director
Class I Speaker


Terry A. Plank
Introduction by
Arthur Gelb
Class II Speaker


Jay D Keasling
Introduction by
Helen M. Blau
 
Class III Speaker

Andrea Louise Campbell
Introduction by
John Mark Hansen
Class IV Speaker

Theaster Gates, Jr.
Introduction by
Carol Gluck
Class V Speaker

Walter Isaacson
Introduction by
Linda Greenhouse
Closing Remarks & Adjournment
Jonathan F. Fanton
President of the Academy
2044th Stated Meeting
Educating Students Who Have
Different Kinds of Minds
October 9, 2016
 
Welcome &
Call to Order
Jonathan F. Fanton
President of the Academy
Presentation

Temple Grandin
Colorado State University
Closing Remarks & Adjournment
Don M. Randel
Chair of the Board of the Academy
 
Highlights from Past Years