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Induction 2015

The American Academy of Arts and Sciences inducted some of the world's most distinguished scholars, artists, and institutional leaders on Saturday, October 10, 2015. The Induction Ceremony was part of a three-day series of events welcoming the 235th class of new Fellows and Foreign Honorary Members into the Academy.

2015 New Members [PDF]

Academy Members 1780-present

Video highlights of the Induction 2015 activities are included below. For information and videos from past years, click here.

 
2023rd Stated Meeting
A Celebration of the Arts and Humanities
October 9, 2015
 
Welcome
Don M. Randel
Chair of the Board,
American Academy
of Arts & Sciences
Introduction
Jonathan F. Fanton
President,
American Academy
of Arts & Sciences
Reading
Anne Fadiman
David Woods Kemper ’41, Essayist and Reporter,
Francis Writer in Residence,
Yale College
Performance
George Lewis
Composer and Musicologist,
Edwin H. Case Professor of American Music,
Columbia University
At Work
Holland Cotter
Co-Chief Art Critic,
The New York Times
At Work
Jay Xu
Director,
Asian Art Museum
of San Francisco
Reading
Françoise Meltzer
Edward Carson Waller Distinguished Service Professor in the Humanities, Professor in the Divinity School and the College, and Chair of Comparative Literature, University of Chicago
Reading
Edward Mendelson
Lionel Trilling Professor in the Humanities and Professor of English and Comparative Literature, Columbia University
At Work
Thomas Cummins
Artistic Director,
Dumbarton Oaks Professor of the History of Pre-Columbian and Colonial Art, Harvard University
Reading
Annie Proulx
Short Story Writer and Novelist
Adjournment
Jonathan F. Fanton
President,
American Academy
of Arts & Sciences
 
2024th Stated Meeting
Induction Ceremony
October 10, 2015
 
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

Jerrold Meinwald
Secretary of the Academy
From the Letters of John and Abigail Adams
Roger W. Sant
Vicki Sant
Performance


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


Phil S. Baran
Introduction by
Arthur Gelb
Class II Speaker


Patricia Churchland
Introduction by
Emery N. Brown
Class III Speaker

Roland G. Fryer, Jr.
Introduction by
Frances McCall Rosenbluth
Class IV Speaker

Sally Haslanger
Introduction by
Pauline Yu
Class V Speaker

Darren Walker
Introduction by Kenneth L. Wallach
Closing Remarks & Adjournment
Jonathan F. Fanton
President of the Academy
 
2025th Stated Meeting
Exploding Stars and the Accelerating Universe
October 11, 2015
 
Welcome &
Call to Order
Jonathan F. Fanton President of the Academy
Presentation

Alexei V. Filippenko
University of California, Berkeley
Closing Remarks & Adjournment
Don M. Randel
Chair of the Board
of the Academy
 
Highlights from Past Years