Summer 2017 Bulletin


Select Prizes and Awards to Members

Daron Acemoglu (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) was named a 2017 Andrew Carnegie Fellow.

James P. Allison (University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center) has been named one of TIME magazine’s 100 most influential people.

Kwame Anthony Appiah (New York University) has been named by Carnegie Corporation of New York as one of its 2017 “Great Immigrants.”

Margaret Atwood (Toronto, Canada) was awarded the Franz Kafka Prize.

Carolyn R. Bertozzi (Stanford University) was inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame.

David Bromwich (Yale University) was named a 2017 Andrew Carnegie Fellow.

Henry N. Cobb (Pei Cobb Freed & Partners) was awarded a 2017 Harvard Medal.

Rita Colwell (University of Maryland) is the recipient of the 2017 Vannevar Bush Award.

Philippe de Montebello (New York University) received the Edmund Burke Award for Service to Culture and Society, given by The New Criterion.

Rita Dove (University of Virginia) is among the recipients of the inaugural Roosevelt “Rosey” Thompson Awards, given by the U.S. Presidential Scholars Foundation.

Stephen J. Elledge (Harvard Medical School) was awarded the 2017 Gruber Prize in Genetics.

Louise Erdrich (Minneapolis, Minnesota) is the recipient of a 2017 Women’s National Book Association Award.

Sandra M. Faber (University of California, Santa Cruz) was awarded the 2017 Gruber Prize in Cosmology.

David Grossman (Jerusalem, Israel) was awarded the Man Booker International Prize for the novel A Horse Walks Into a Bar.

Naomi Halas (Rice University) is the recipient of the 2017 Weizmann Women and Science Award.

James Earl Jones (Pawling, New York) received a Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre.

Carl June (University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine) is the recipient of the 2017 David A. Karnofsky Memorial Award, given by the American Society of Clinical Oncology.

Matthew Karp (Princeton University; Visiting Scholar, 2012–2013) received the 2017 Stuart L. Bernath Book Prize from the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations and the 2017 Book Award from the North Jersey Civil War Round Table for This Vast Southern Empire: Slaveholders at the Helm of American Foreign Policy.

János Kollár (Princeton University) was awarded the 2017 Shaw Prize in Mathematical Sciences. He shares the prize with Claire Voisin (Collège de France).

Naomi Lamoreaux (Yale University) received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Business History Conference.

Charles Manski (Northwestern University) was named a Distinguished Fellow of the American Economic Association.

Bruce McEwen (The Rockefeller University) was awarded the Fondation IPSEN Endocrine Regulations Prize.

Russell A. Mittermeier (Conservation International) was awarded a Centennial Medal by Harvard University.

Diana C. Mutz (University of Pennsylvania) was named a 2017 Andrew Carnegie Fellow.

Peter Paret (Institute for Advanced Study) is the recipient of the 2017 Pritzker Military Museum & Library Literature Award for Lifetime Achievement in Military Writing.

Michele Parrinello (Università della Svizzera italiana; Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich) was awarded the 2017 Dreyfus Prize in the Chemical Sciences.

Alvin Plantinga (University of Notre Dame) was awarded the 2017 Templeton Prize.

Sean F. Reardon (Stanford University) was named a 2017 Andrew Carnegie Fellow.

Kenneth A. Ribet (University of California, Berkeley) was awarded the 2017 L.E.J. Brouwer Medal by the Royal Dutch Mathematical Society.

Dana L. Robert (Boston University) received the Lifetime Achievement Award of the American Society of Missiology.

Joshua Sanes (Harvard University) was awarded the 2017 Gruber Prize in Neuroscience.

Robert Schoelkopf (Yale University) was awarded the 2017 Connecticut Medal of Science.

Richard Schrock (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) is the recipient of the 2017–2018 James R. Killian Jr. Faculty Award, given by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Helmut Schwarz (Technische Universität Berlin) was elected an Honorary Fellow of the Accademia delle Scienze dell’Istituto di Bologna.

Laurence Senelick (Tufts University) was inducted into the College of Fellows of the American Theatre.

Richard Sennett (London School of Economics and Political Science) was awarded a Centennial Medal by Harvard University.

Charles Stewart III (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) was named a 2017 Andrew Car­negie Fellow.

Colm Tóibín (Columbia University) is the recipient of the 2017 Richard C. Holbrooke Distinguished Achievement Award.

Neil deGrasse Tyson (American Museum of Natural History) received the Stephen Hawking Medal for Science Communication.

Ronald D. Vale (University of California, San Francisco) was awarded the 2017 Shaw Prize in Life Science and Medicine. He shares the award with Ian R. Gibbons (University of California, Berkeley).

Douglas Wallace (Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia) received the 2017 Dr. Paul Janssen Award for Biomedical Research.

Malcolm H. Wiener (The Institute for Aegean Prehistory) was awarded the Athens Prize by the American School of Classical Studies at Athens.

James Wolfensohn (Wolfensohn & Company) received a 2017 Carnegie Medal of Philanthropy.

Judy Woodruff (PBS NewsHour) was awarded the 2017 Radcliffe Medal. She shares the award with the late Gwen Ifill (WETA).

New Appointments

Manjul Bhargava (Princeton University) has been appointed to the Board of Trustees of the Institute for Advanced Study.

Michael Botchan (University of California, Berkeley) has been appointed Dean of the Division of Biological Sciences in the College of Letters and Science at the University of California, Berkeley.

Alan M. Garber (Harvard University) has been elected as an independent member of the Board of Directors of Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc.

Laurie Glimcher (Dana-Farber Cancer Institute) has been appointed to the Board of GlaxoSmithKline.

David J. Lipman (National Institutes of Health) was appointed Chief Science Officer of Impossible Foods.

John F. Manning (Harvard Law School) was named Dean of Harvard Law School.

Todd J. Martinez (Stanford University) has been appointed to the Scientific Advisory Board of Silicon Therapeutics.

Jerry Melillo (Marine Biological Laboratory) has been named Chairman of the Advisory Board of the Gulf Research Program.

Ernest Moniz (Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Nuclear Threat Initiative) has been elected to the Board of Directors of Tri Alpha Energy.

Jeffrey Moore (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) was named Director of the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology.

David Scadden (Harvard University; Massachusetts General Hospital) has been appointed to the Board of Directors of Agios Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Ralph Snyderman (Duke University) has been appointed to the Board of Directors of iRhythm Technologies, Inc.

Subra Suresh (Carnegie Mellon University) has been named President of Nanyang Technological University in Singapore.

John Fabian Witt (Yale University) was named Head of Davenport College.

Select Publications


Susan Howe (State University of New York at Buffalo). Debths. New Directions, June 2017

Charles Simic (University of New Hampshire). Scribbled in the Dark: Poems. Ecco, June 2017


Ann Beattie (University of Virginia). The Accomplished Guest: Stories. Scribner, June 2017

Roz Chast (The New Yorker). Going Into Town: A Love Letter to New York. Bloomsbury USA, October 2017

Orhan Pamuk (Istanbul, Turkey). The Red-Haired Woman: A Novel. Knopf, August 2017

Joanna Scott (University of Rochester). Careers for Women: A Novel. Little, Brown and Company, July 2017


Kwame Anthony Appiah (New York University). As If: Idealization and Ideals. Harvard University Press, August 2017

Sarah Binder (George Washington University; Brookings Institution) and Mark Spindel (Potomac River Capital). The Myth of Independence: How Congress Governs the Federal Reserve. Princeton University Press, September 2017

Francis Ford Coppola (American Zoetrope; Francis Ford Coppola Presents, LLC). Live Cinema and Its Techniques. Liveright, September 2017

Robbert Dijkgraaf (Institute for Advanced Study). The Usefulness of Useless Knowledge. Princeton University Press, February 2017

Joel L. Fleishman (Duke University). Putting Wealth to Work: Philanthropy for Today or Investing for Tomorrow? PublicAffairs, September 2017

Stephen Greenblatt (Harvard University). The Rise and Fall of Adam and Eve. W.W. Norton & Company, September 2017

Linda Greenhouse (Yale Law School). Just a Journalist: On the Press, Life, and the Spaces Between. Harvard University Press, October 2017

Jonathan B. Losos (Harvard University). Improbable Destinies: Fate, Chance, and the Future of Evolution. Riverhead, August 2017

Daniel Mendelsohn (New York, New York). An Odyssey: A Father, a Son, and an Epic. Knopf, September 2017

Toni Morrison (Princeton University). The Origin of Others. Harvard University Press, September 2017

Richard A. Posner (U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit). The Federal Judiciary: Strengths and Weaknesses. Harvard University Press, August 2017

Robert I. Rotberg (Harvard Kennedy School; World Peace Foundation). The Corruption Cure: How Citizens and Leaders Can Combat Graft. Princeton University Press, May 2017

Alice Waters (Chez Panisse Foundation; Chez Panisse). Coming to My Senses: The Making of a Counterculture Cook. Clarkson Potter, September 2017

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