American Academy of Arts and Sciences

“This is one of the top academic honors in the country,” said Provost Jim Dean. “And so to have two of our own honored and recognized is not only a recognition of merit and accomplishments, but a reflection of how our University attracts and retains the best and the brightest. We are so proud of their distinguished work and scholarship, which shape some of the most important health and environmental issues of our time.”

In May 2016, two scientists from UNC-Chapel Hill were elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, one of the nation’s most prestigious honorary societies. It includes some of the world’s most accomplished scholars, scientists, writers, artists, as well as civic, business and philanthropic leaders.

The addition of Joel Kingsolver, Kenan Distinguished Professor of Biology, and Keith Burridge, Kenan Distinguished Professor of Cell Biology and Physiology, brings the number of current faculty who have been elected to the academy to 38.

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