Chancellor Linda Katehi: Recognizing the Provost and Three Faculty Members Elected into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
Earlier this week, our Provost and three faculty members from the University of California Davis were elected into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. They join 209 other scientists, artists, writers and leaders from across the nation to be selected this year. Including the new members, 31 current or emeritus faculty from UC Davis are members of the Academy. Founded in 1780, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences is one of the nation’s oldest learned societies, “convening leaders from the academics, business, and government sectors to address critical challenges facing our global society [in order to] provide authoritative and nonpartisan policy advise to decision-makers in government, academia, and the private sector”.
I am delighted to welcome these new members from UC Davis. Their achievements and range of interests – from Renaissance music to the beginnings of the Universe – reflect the extraordinary depth and breadth of scholarship on our campus. Let me introduce you to the newly members elected from UC Davis.
|Name||Category||Areas of Interest|
and Executive Vice Chancellor
|Class 5 – Public Affairs, Business, and AdministrationSection 3 – Educational, Scientific, Cultural, and Philanthropic Administration||– No. 2 person within the UC Davis administration.
– Plays a central role in supporting faculty and enabling student success at UC Davis.
– Has an appointment as a distinguished professor of classics and comparative literature, focusing on Greek and Roman classical literature and its reception.
Professor and Chair of the Physics Department
|Class I – Mathematical and Physical Sciences Section 4 – Astronomy and Earth Sciences||– Leading expert in theoretical physics and cosmology.
-Known for his work describing the first stages of the Big Bang, and the formation of galaxies.
in the Department of Music
|Class IV – Humanities and Arts Section 5 – Visual and Performing Arts – Criticism and Practice||– Research areas include music from 19th century Germany and the Renaissance.
– Collected nearly 6,200 pieces of sheet music by women composers.
Professor of English
|Class IV – Humanities and Arts Section 3 – Literary Criticism Including Philology||– Areas of research and teaching include Romanticism and literary theory.
– Received fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the American Council of Learned Societies.
Please join me in congratulating the newly elected members on their extraordinary work and contributions to the arts and sciences. Go Ags!