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    In the more than 230 years since the Society was founded, Phi Beta Kappa and its signature gold key have become pop culture icons as American as apple pie and Mickey Mouse. The name “Phi Beta Kappa” is now a common expression for “excellence” in any profession or endeavor. References to Phi Beta Kappa appear daily in American newspapers and in other popular media. Here are some recent stories about us and our members from around the country…

  • Princeton's Phi Beta Kappa chapter presents teaching awards to Cunningham, …

    (Posted on 5/31/2018 )

    Princeton UniversityPrinceton's Phi Beta Kappa chapter presents teaching awards to Cunningham, TarnitaPrinceton UniversityThe Princeton University chapter of Phi Beta Kappa will present its annual awards for excellence in undergraduate teaching to Nijah Cunningham, lecturer in the Humanities Council, African American studies and English, and Cotsen Postdoctoral Fellow in ...

  • Middlebury Celebrates Sesquicentennial Phi Beta Kappa Induction - Middlebury …

    (Posted on 5/28/2018 )

    Middlebury College News and EventsMiddlebury Celebrates Sesquicentennial Phi Beta Kappa InductionMiddlebury College News and EventsMIDDLEBURY, Vt. – In a Commencement Weekend ceremony at Robison Concert Hall, 51 Middlebury College students participated in the 150th Middlebury Phi Beta Kappa induction. Phi Beta Kappa is the country's oldest honor society for the liberal arts, ...Phi Beta Kappa …

  • The poet and the paleontologist - Harvard Gazette

    (Posted on 5/21/2018 )

    Harvard GazetteThe poet and the paleontologistHarvard GazetteFounded in 1776, Phi Beta Kappa is a national honors society that recognizes the outstanding academic achievement of college undergraduates. Honorees are the “best of the best.” They must not only maintain excellent grades, but do so across a breadth ...

  • Phi Beta Kappa inductees told to open doors with new membership - GW Hatchet

    (Posted on 5/17/2018 )

    GW HatchetPhi Beta Kappa inductees told to open doors with new membershipGW HatchetThe Phi Beta Kappa society, which was founded at the College of William and Mary in 1776, celebrates students who demonstrate academic excellence in the liberal arts and sciences. Speakers at the ceremony encouraged inductees to be open to new ideas ...and more »

  • Four Columbia Student-Athletes Inducted into Phi Beta Kappa - Columbia …

    (Posted on 5/16/2018 )

    Columbia University AthleticsFour Columbia Student-Athletes Inducted into Phi Beta KappaColumbia University AthleticsNEW YORK—Four Columbia student-athletes—Colin Conroy, Chris Schroer, Abigail Sharkey and Mitchell Tuckerman—were initiated into the New York Delta Phi Beta Kappa National Honor Society on Tuesday evening at the Columbia University Faculty ...

  • UW's Skinner Becomes Phi Beta Kappa Honorary Member - University of Wyoming News

    (Posted on 5/6/2018 )

    University of Wyoming NewsUW's Skinner Becomes Phi Beta Kappa Honorary MemberUniversity of Wyoming NewsLongtime University of Wyoming faculty member Donal Skinner, the first dean of UW's new Honors College, has been inducted as an honorary member of Phi Beta Kappa, the nation's oldest and most prestigious academic honor society. It's only the eighth ...and more »

  • Martha Haynes tours the heavens in Phi Beta Kappa lecture - Cornell Chronicle

    (Posted on 4/29/2018 )

    Cornell ChronicleMartha Haynes tours the heavens in Phi Beta Kappa lectureCornell ChronicleIn her Phi Beta Kappa Distinguished Faculty Invitational Lecture Hayes discussed the evolution of the universe through the lens of the rapidly developing field of astronomy. An expert in observational cosmology, galaxy evolution and techniques of radio ...

  • Martha Haynes tours the heavens in Phi Beta Kappa lecture - Cornell Chronicle

    (Posted on 4/29/2018 )

    Cornell ChronicleMartha Haynes tours the heavens in Phi Beta Kappa lectureCornell ChronicleMartha Haynes, the Goldwin Smith Professor of Astronomy, led an audience of students and faculty on a “journey across space and time” April 25 in Philip Lewis Hall. In her Phi Beta Kappa Distinguished Faculty Invitational Lecture Hayes discussed the ...

  • Science historian and author to present 2018 Phi Beta Kappa ... - AL.com (blog)

    (Posted on 4/9/2018 )

    Cornell College NewsScience historian and author to present 2018 Phi Beta Kappa ...AL.com (blog)Birmingham-Southern College will host George Dyson, an author and historian whose publications explore the evolution of technology, for two days in April as part of this year's Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar Program. His talk, "Project Orion: A Path ...19 students elected to Phi Beta Kappa |Cornell …

  • A Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar Lecture by Paige West of Barnard/Columbia - …

    (Posted on 3/8/2018 )

    Public Radio TulsaA Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar Lecture by Paige West of Barnard/ColumbiaPublic Radio TulsaOur guest on StudioTulsa is Prof. Paige West of Barnard College in Columbia University. She's an anthropologist who's been researching the Pacific Island country of Papua New Guinea for more than two decades. On Monday the 12th, beginning at 7pm in TU ...

  • Mixing hard science and humanities focus of visiting scholar's talk - …

    (Posted on 3/8/2018 )

    Vanderbilt University NewsMixing hard science and humanities focus of visiting scholar's talkVanderbilt University NewsAmy Cheng Vollmer, a Swarthmore University biology professor who is working to bridge the gap between science and humanities through a number of initiatives, will speak at Vanderbilt Law School March 15. Vollmer, who was named a national Phi Beta Kappa ...

  • Duke to honor 3 pillars of Durham life. Who are they and what have they done? - …

    (Posted on 3/8/2018 )

    Durham Herald SunDuke to honor 3 pillars of Durham life. Who are they and what have they done?Durham Herald SunHe transferred from Princeton to Duke, where he received a bachelor's degree, Phi Beta Kappa, in 1954. He received his law degree from Duke in 1956, where he was editor-in-chief of the Duke Law Journal. Adichie is the author of three novels – “Purple ...

  • Thirteen Seniors Nominated to Phi Beta Kappa | Bowdoin News - Bowdoin (press …

    (Posted on 2/26/2018 )

    Bowdoin (press release) (blog)Thirteen Seniors Nominated to Phi Beta Kappa | Bowdoin NewsBowdoin (press release) (blog)The members of Phi Beta Kappa, Alpha of Maine, have nominated thirteen seniors for membership in ΦΒΚ. The nominations are in recognition of the students' outstanding academic records at Bowdoin and any other college or university where they may have ...Mercer Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa …

  • 9 Shore athletes initiated into Phi Beta Kappa Society - My Eastern Shore

    (Posted on 2/26/2018 )

    9 Shore athletes initiated into Phi Beta Kappa SocietyMy Eastern ShoreCHESTERTOWN — Three basketball players and three soccer players are among the nine Washington College athletes who on Tuesday night were initiated into the Phi Beta Kappa Society, the nation's oldest and most widely known academic honor society for ...

  • Nine Varsity Student-Athletes to be Initiated into Phi Beta Kappa - …

    (Posted on 2/25/2018 )

    WashingtonCollegeSports.comNine Varsity Student-Athletes to be Initiated into Phi Beta KappaWashingtonCollegeSports.comCHESTERTOWN, Md. — Nine Washington College's varsity student-athletes will be initiated into the Phi Beta Kappa Society - the nation's oldest and most widely-known Academic Honor Society - tomorrow night. The nine WC varsity student-athletes to be ...

  • 18 Elected to Phi Beta Kappa - Hamilton College News

    (Posted on 2/14/2018 )

    Hamilton College News18 Elected to Phi Beta KappaHamilton College NewsThe Hamilton Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa is pleased to announce the election of the following 18 members of the class of 2018: Ian Baize, Rebekah Brown, Petra Elfstrom, Jingxian Hu, Joshua Kaufman, Noah Kramer, Elise LePage, Amanda Lodge, Kaia Miller ...

  • Phi Beta Kappa elects 34 new members - The Brown Daily Herald

    (Posted on 2/12/2018 )

    The Brown Daily HeraldPhi Beta Kappa elects 34 new membersThe Brown Daily HeraldThirty-four members of the class of 2019 were elected to the University's Phi Beta Kappa Society Feb. 6, wrote Chapter Administrator Mary Jo Foley in an email to The Herald. The University's Rhode Island Alpha Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa is the seventh ...

  • Phi Beta Kappa and School of Art to Host Visiting Scholar Osamu James Nakagawa …

    (Posted on 2/11/2018 )

    University of Arkansas NewswirePhi Beta Kappa and School of Art to Host Visiting Scholar Osamu James NakagawaUniversity of Arkansas NewswireFAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The Alpha of Arkansas Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa and the School of Art will host Osamu James Nakagawa, a 2017-18 Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar. His talk, titled "Fences, Maps, and Darkness: Visualizing Okinawa," will be at 5:30 p ...

  • Former ambassador to UK promotes humanities education at Phi Beta Kappa lecture …

    (Posted on 2/6/2018 )

    Louisville Cardinal OnlineFormer ambassador to UK promotes humanities education at Phi Beta Kappa lectureLouisville Cardinal OnlineFormer Ambassador to the U.K. and Sweden Matthew Barzun spoke to students about the advancement of humanities at the 13th annual Phi Beta Kappa lecture Feb. 6. “Our Separate Worlds: Where Do We Go From Here?” argued societal divisions can be mended by ...