APS Member News 2022

December 2022

Kamal Bawa (APS 2019) received the Global Lifetime Service Award from the Balipara Foundation

For ‘spirit of innovation,’ Vijay Kumar (APS 2018) among three from Penn named National Academy of Inventors Fellows

A rediscovery of the ancient world’: Anthony Grafton (APS 1993) discusses new book The Art of Discovery

President Ruth Simmons (APS 1997) completes 5 years of Dynamic Leadership at Prairie View A&M University

November 2022

Venki Ramakrishnan (APS 2020) receives Order of Merit

October 2022

Louise Glück (APS 2014) has published a new book, Marigold and Rose

Kathleen Hall Jamieson (APS 1997) will speak at the 2022 Stanfield Conversation, covering “Technology, Media Fragmentation, and the Crisis of Democracy in America

Orhan Pamuk (APS 2018) has published a new book, Nights of Plague

The Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences was awarded to Ben S. Bernanke (APS 2006), the former Federal Reserve chair

Carol Greider (APS 2016) to receive Award for Excellence in Molecular Diagnostics

Jianguo "Jack" Liu (APS 2015) has been elected to the prestigious Royal Norwegian Society of Sciences and Letters

Annette Gordon-Reed (APS 2019) will discuss her book “On Juneteenth” at The University of Scranton’s Values In Action Lecture

Richard A. Meserve (APS 2002) has been selected as the recipient of the Joseph A. Burton Forum Award by the American Physical Society

David Tatel (APS 2007) will give the Edward Levi Distinguished Visiting Jurist lecture at University of Chicago

The SJU Nardi Symposium on Law and Justice will include the talk Civil Rights Queen: A Conversation with Tomiko Brown-Nagin (APS 2021)

Barbara J. Grosz (APS 2003), Higgins Research Professor of Natural Sciences at Harvard University, will be giving the lecture "Fostering Responsible Computing Research"

David A. Tirrell (APS 2019) will be the featured School of Molecular Sciences’ Eyring Lecture Series speaker at Arizona State University

Frank Wilczek (APS 2005) has won the Templeton Prize

Villanova University is pleased to award the 2022 Mendel Medal to Dr. William Newsome (APS 2011) from Stanford University

Darren Walker (APS 2021) Preaches at Church of the Heavenly Rest

Jill Abramson (APS 2012), the first woman to direct the New York Times, spoke on The Legacy of Women

September 2022

Angus Deaton (APS 2014) explains how COVID-19, deaths of despair, and a slow in progress on cardiovascular diseases led to a drop in life expectancy.

The Mendel Medal will be awarded to Dr. William Thomas Newsome, III (APS 2011) from Stanford University, for his contributions toward improved understanding of systems and cognitive neuroscience

David Hollinger (APS 2017) has published a new book, Christianity's American Fate: How Religion Became More Conservative and Society More Secular

Kathryn Sikkink (APS 2013) will moderate "Explaining Public-Sector Union Mobilization: A Mixed-Methods Approach with Evidence from Argentina"

Rebecca Richards-Kortum (APS 2017) will deliver the lecture "Designing and Delivering Medical Devices to Help Every Newborn, Everywhere Survive and Thrive"

APS member John W. O'Malley (APS 1997) died on September 11, 2022, in Baltimore, MD, at the age of 95. Father O’Malley was known for his scholarly works on the Catholic Church’s last four ecumenical councils as well as his many writings interpreting the 20th-century history of the Society of Jesus. He was an incredibly active member (serving, among other ways, as Vice President from 2010-16) and won the Society's Jacques Barzun Prize in Cultural History in 1993 and Henry Allen Moe Prize in the Humanities in 2013.

APS member A. Bruce Mainwaring (APS 2004) died on September 6, 2022, in Bryn Mawr, PA, at the age of 95. A highly successful businessman and philanthropist, Mainwaring had a lifelong interest in the sciences and was able to maintain an active interest in scholarly institutions, especially the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology & Anthropology.

APS member Saul A. Kripke (APS 2004) died on September 15, 2022, in New York, NY, at the age of 81.  Kripke was well-known for his work in philosophy of language and logic, with his Naming and Necessity widely recognized as one of the most important works of 20th Century analytic philosophy.

APS member Maarten Schmidt (APS 2000) died on September 17, 2022, in Fresno, CA, at the age of 92.  Schmidt was well known for his 1963 discovery of quasars—extremely bright and distant cosmic objects powered by active supermassive black holes.

APS member George A. Kennedy (APS 1984) died on July 28,2022, in Spring, TX, at the age of 94. Kennedy was a scholar of classical rhetoric and literature.

August 2022

Lawrence Tribe (APS 2010) was recently interviewed about the Supreme Court by the Washington Post

APS member David McCullough (APS 2004) died on August 7, 2022, in Hingham, MA, at the age of 89.  He was known to millions as an award-winning, best-selling author and an appealing television host and narrator with a rare gift for recreating the great events and characters of America’s past.

July 2022

Barry Mazur (APS 2001) Awarded 2022 Chern Medal

Jonathan Lear has published "Imagining the End: Mourning and Ethical Life"

APS member Richard Taruskin (APS 1998) died on July 1, 2022, in Oakland, CA, at the age of 77.  He was a commanding musicologist and public intellectual whose polemical scholarship and criticism upended conventional classical music history.

APS member Hans Frauenfelder (APS 1981) died on July 10, 2022, in Tesuque, NM, at the age of 99. He was an American physicist and biophysicist notable for his discovery of perturbed angular correlation (PAC) in 1951.

APS member Ho-Wang Lee (APS 1998) died on July 5, 2022, in Seoul, South Korea, at the age of 94.  He was a virologist who isolated the pathogen behind a deadly form of haemorrhagic fever.

June 2022

Lessons Learned from the Life of Constance Baker Motley: A Conversation with Dean Tomiko Brown-Nagin (APS 2021) to Celebrate The Law Library of Congress’ 190th Anniversary on July 14

Johns Hopkins to host conversation with Donna Shalala (APS 2009), former HHS secretary and member of Congress on June 19

Laurie H. Glimcher (APS 2019) named to Modern Healthcare’s 50 Most Influential Clinical Executives Class of 2022

Frances H. Arnold (APS 2018) and Evelyn Higginbotham (APS 2009) will receive honorary degrees from Carnegie Mellon University.

Jane Carol Ginsburg (APS 2013) was appointed "Ambassador of the University of Salento"

Exo Therapeutics Appoints Laura Kiessling (APS 2017) to Scientific Advisory Board

APS member Dale W. Jorgenson (APS 1998) died on June 10, 2022, in Cambridge, MA, at the age of 89.  He conducted groundbreaking research on information technology and economic growth, energy and the environment, tax policy and investment behavior, and applied econometrics.

APS member Anne Cutler (APS 2007) died on June 7, 2022, in Nijmegen, the Netherlands, at the age of 77.  She was a world renowned pioneer whose contributions advanced the scientific understanding of spoken language processing, and shaped the field as it is known today.

APS member Roger Newland Shepard (APS 1999) died on May 30, 2022, in Tucson, Arizona, at the age of 93.  Awarded the National Medal of Science, Roger Shepard, professor emeritus of psychology at Stanford, introduced techniques for quantifying mental processes.

May 2022

The following members were elected to the National Academy of Sciences:

  • Kamaljit S. Bawa (APS 2019)
  • France A. Córdova (APS 2022)
  • Paul DiMaggio (APS 2016)

Tracy P. Palandjian (APS 2022) was elected to the American Academy of Arts & Sciences

Claudia Goldin (APS 2015) received an honorary degree from Dartmouth.

ProPublica announced Friday the appointment of Tomiko Brown-Nagin (APS 2021) and Carrie Lozano to its board of directors.

GSD names Danielle Allen (APS 2015) 2022 Class Day Speaker

TMT International Observatory names Robert P. Kirshner (APS 2005) new executive director

The Ecology Society of America honors Jianguo "Jack" Liu (APS 2015) as an "eminent ecologist."

Jeffrey Hamburger will give the talk "Flesh and Fabric: the Raiment of the Passion in a Crucifixion by Pietro Lorenzetti" on May 19

Mellon President Elizabeth Alexander (APS 2020) is one of the TIME 100 most influential people of 2022

Architect Billie Tsien (APS 2017) to Receive Honorary Doctorate at the Boston Architectural College’s 2022 Commencement

Linda Greenhouse (APS 2001) offers insight into a transformed court in "What’s Really Going On With the Supreme Court?"

Michael Bloomberg (APS 2015) Plans a $242 Million Investment in Clean Energy

Oxford University will be awarding honorary degrees to William Chester Jordan (APS 2000), Jane Lubchenco (APS 1998), Theda Skocpol (APS 2006), and Susan Solomon (APS 2008). 

APS member Ben R. Mottelson (APS 2011) died on May 13, 2022, in Copenhagen, Denmark, at the age of 95. He shared the 1975 Nobel Prize in Physics for discoveries of forces that can distort the shape of an atomic nucleus, with implications for human-made nuclear fission.

APS member Michael Sela (APS 1995) died on May 27, 2022, in Rehovot, Israel, at the age of 98.  He was a renowned immunologist who served as the sixth president of the Weizmann Institute of Science.

APS member Richard Herr (APS 1993) died on May 29, 2022, in Berkeley, California, at the age of 100.  Dr. Herr was one of the historians who contributed decisively to the renewal of Spanish historiography.

April 2022

Frantz Grenet (APS 2017) has been elected to the Académie des Inscriptions et Belles-lettres.

Frans de Waal (APS 2005) appeared on Sean Carroll's (APS 2017) Mindscape podcast

Éva Tardos (APS 2020) was named ACM Athena Lecturer For Technical and Mentoring Contributions

Eikon Therapeutics Announces the Election of Kenneth C. Frazier (APS 2018) to Its Board of Directors

Joy Harjo to address University of Tennessee, Knoxville Class of 2022 and receive an honorary degree

Freeman A. Hrabowski, III, (APS 2003) Transformative Leader in Higher Education, to Speak at Drexel’s 2022 Commencement

Stephen Breyer (APS 2004) to be honored with the Thomas Jefferson Foundation Medal by Monticello and the University of Virginia

Mark Morris (APS 2008) - “L’Allegro” returned to the Brooklyn Academy of Music, where it had its United States premiere in 1990

Tony Hunter (APS 2006) Honored with 2022 AACR Award for Lifetime Achievement in Cancer Research

Patrick V. Kirch (APS 1998) will be one of three individuals honored at the 47th annual Living Treasures of Hawaiʻi virtual event on May 22. The award recognizes Kirch for his significant contributions to the field of Polynesian archaeology and its positive impact on the quality of life in the local community.

Glenn Loury (APS 2011), distinguished economist and scholar, selected as a 2022 Bradley Prize winner

The speech made by Peter Dervan (APS 2002) as he received the Priestly Medal is now available.

The 2022 Haueter Award is awarded to Dr. Martine Rothblatt (APS 2008), founder, and chair of the board of United Therapeutics. (Presentation on YouTube)

Lorraine Daston (APS 2017) will give the lecture “The Origins of International Governance in Science

Larry Bartels (APS 2019) honored with SEC Faculty Achievement Award

Frans de Waal’s (APS 2005) new book “Different” is a fascinating study of gender among monkeys and apes.

Jed Buchwald (APS 2011) will be giving the lecture “Isaac Newton and the Origin of Civilization” on May 13 

APS member Sidney Altman (APS 1990) died on April 5, 2022, in Rockleigh, NJ, at the age of 82. He shared a Nobel for finding that RNA was not just a carrier of genetic information but could also trigger life-changing chemical reactions in cells.

APS member Richard J. Franke (APS 2011) died on April 15, 2022, in New York City, at the age of 90.  Richard Franke served as the chief executive officer of John Nuveen & Company for 22 years.

March 2022

The 2022 Holberg Prize is awarded to Sheila Sen Jasanoff (APS 2021) for her pioneering research in the field of Science and Technology Studies.

Anthony S. Fauci (APS 2001) will speak at the May 7 “comeback ceremony,” at Michigan State University, for 2020 graduates who didn’t have an in-person commencement because of the COVID-19 pandemic. He and Thomas Holt (APS 2016) will receive honorary degrees.

Barnard College has received the largest gift in its more than 130-year history - a $55 million donation from former Merck CEO P. Roy Vagelos (APS 1993) and his wife Diana.

Join WHYY and PBS for a live, virtual discussion on Benjamin Franklin: A Film by Ken Burns (APS 2011), featuring clips from the two-part series.

As Joy Harjo (APS 2021) concludes her appointment as US Poet Laureate, she joins poet and Mellon Foundation President Elizabeth Alexander (APS 2020) in conversation about the role of poetry in our current moment, and how the discipline of writing poetry has shaped the lives of both women.

Andrew Delbanco (APS 2013), Alexander Hamilton Professor of American Studies at Columbia University and president of the Teagle Foundation, will present three lectures on the theme “What Do Our Colleges and Universities Owe to Black Americans?”

Prof. Wendy Freedman (APS 2007) named speaker for UChicago’s 2022 Convocation celebration

Walter Isaacson (APS 2005), author, professor, executive, and television host (among other roles) will receive Research!America’s Isadore Rosenfeld Award for Impact on Public Opinion for his commitment to bringing public attention to revolutionary figures in science and technology.

Johns Hopkins University President Ron Daniels (APS 2018) Named Chair of IDI’s International Advisory Council

The Department of Chinese Language and Literature organized an academic conversation entitled “Cultural Memory and Early Chinese Civilization” with Professor Martin Kern (APS 2015) and Professor Zhang Yue.

Dr. Roger Myerson (APS 2019), an internationally-recognized economist and 2007 Nobel Memorial Prize recipient in Economic Sciences, offered an informal guest lecture with Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) students and faculty in the Defense Analysis (DA) department, Feb. 28.

Physicist S. James Gates (APS 2012) to present virtual talk as part of J. Mark Sowers Distinguished Lecture Series

The Marine Biological Laboratory announced the decision to name the directorship of the Semester in Environmental Science program the Jerry M. Melillo (APS 2005) Directorship in Environmental Science.

During the 2022 Ted Belytschko Lecture, Harvard professor Joanna Aizenberg (APS 2016) spoke about HAIRS. No, not the hair on top of your head, but Hydrogel-Actuated Integrated Responsive Structures.

Harold Hongju Koh (APS 2007) will speak at the Nelson Mandela Auditorium in the FedEx Global Education Center on Thursday, March 24th at 5:30 PM ET: “Suing Russia for Ukraine at the World Court.”

APS member Howard C. Berg (APS 2002) died on December 30, 2021, in Cambridge, MA, at the age of 87.  Berg, through five decades of study of bacterial motile behavior, helped establish foundations for modern quantitative biology.

February 2022

Jacqueline K. Barton (APS 1999) has been named the recipient of this year’s Theodore William Richards Medal Award by the Northeastern Section of the American Chemical Society (ACS).

Danielle Allen (APS 2015) will be giving the talk Democracy in the Time of Coronavirus on March 16.

Anthony Fauci (APS 2001) will be the keynote speaker at the University of Maryland, Baltimore Commencement Ceremony.

Alondra Nelson (APS 2020) will perform the duties of director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP)

Carol Greider (APS 2016), recipient of the 2009 Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine, will deliver the next Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC’s Maury Strauss Distinguished Public Lecture on Feb. 24.

Annette Gordon-Reed (APS 2019) of Harvard University will deliver the 2021-22 Rutman Distinguished Lecture on the American Presidency on Thursday, April 7, 2022. She also spoke on Feb. 10 at James Branch Cabell Library.

Howard Gardner (APS 2006) and Wendy Fischman will give the talk The Real World of College: What Higher Education Is and What It Can Be in March.

Mary Beard (APS 2012) will give a talk on her book Twelve Caesars: Images of Power from the Ancient World to the Modern in March.

John P. Holdren (APS 2015) to Receive Public Welfare Medal – National Academy's Most Prestigious Award

Andrew Knoll (APS 1997) awarded the 2022 Crafoord Prize in Geosciences by the Royal Swedish Academy

University of Pennsylvania doctors, including Carl June (APS 2020), say cancer patients cured a decade after gene therapy.

Michael Dine, in conversation with Lisa Randall (APS 2010), will present the Harvard Science Book Talk: "This Way to the Universe: A Theoretical Physicist's Journey to the Edge of Reality"

Patricia and Stephen Benkovic (APS 2002) have created The Patricia and Stephen Benkovic Research Initiative as a funding mechanism designed to directly support fresh, bold research projects at the interface of chemistry and the life sciences.

Lonnie G. Bunch III (APS 2020) will be recognized with the NMHS Distinguished Service Award for his outstanding contributions to the public understanding of the maritime experience of enslaved Africans taken to America and the subsequent relationship of African Americans with the sea.

APS member Sir David Cox (APS 1990) died on January 18, 2022, in Oxford, UK, at the age of 97. Sir David was an internationally renowned statistician who made outstanding contributions to research in the fields of statistics and applied probability, including the development of the Cox Model, which is widely used in medicine when analysing patients’ chances of survival.

APS member Richard S. Dunn (APS 1998) died on January 24, 2022, in Winston-Salem, NC, at the age of 93. He was an early Americanist, founder and first director of the what is now the McNeil Center for Early American Studies, and served as Co-Executive Officer, with Mary Maples Dunn, of the American Philosophical Society

APS member Mireille Delmas-Marty (APS 2021) died on February 12, 2022, in Saint-Germain-Laval, Loire, France, at the age of 80. She was Professor at the College de France and member of the Academy of Moral and Political Sciences.

APS member Paul Farmer (APS 2018) died on February 21, 2022, in Butaro, Rwanda, at the age of 62.  He was a physician, anthropologist and humanitarian who gained global acclaim for his work delivering high-quality health care to some of the world’s poorest people.

APS member Charles G. Dempsey (APS 1998) died on February 22, 2022, in Washington, DC, at the age of 84.  Specializing in Renaissance and Baroque art, Dempsey was a rigorous and exacting scholar and mentor to several generations of students. He is survived by his wife, APS Vice President Elizabeth Cropper.

January 2022

Shirley Tilghman (APS 2000) wins award for ‘exemplary contributions to the genetics community and society

Olufunmilayo Olopade (APS 2011) received the prestigious William L. McGuire Award for transformative breast cancer research.

Nicholas Canny (APS 2007) has published "Imagining Ireland's Pasts: Early Modern Ireland Through the Centuries."

Opera Colorado and The Stanley Hotel Present an Immersive Weekend Exploring composer Paul Moravec (APS 2010) and librettist Mark Campbell's Operatic Adaptation of The Shining in February.

Justice Rosalie Silberman Abella (APS 2018) of Canada’s Supreme Court Named Mulligan Distinguished Visiting Professor at Fordham Law

The University of Chicago's Marine Biological Laboratory proudly announces the decision to name the directorship of the Semester in Environmental Science program the Jerry M. Melillo (APS 2005) Directorship in Environmental Science, an endowed fund.

APS member Jonathan M. Brown (APS 1988) died on January 17, 2022, in Princeton, NJ, at the age of 83.  Jonathan Brown was a pioneering art historian who brought the study of both Spanish and Viceregal Mexican art to wide public and academic attention with his teaching, voluminous writing and exhibition curating, from the 1960s until the present decade.

APS member Beatrice Mintz (APS 1982) died on January 3, 2022, in Philadelphia, PA, at the age of 100.  She was an American embryologist who contributed to the understanding of genetic modification, cellular differentiation and cancer, particularly melanoma. Mintz was a pioneer of genetic engineering techniques, and was among the first scientists to generate both chimeric and transgenic mammals.

APS member Edward O. Wilson (APS 1976) died on December 26, 2021, in Burlington, MA, at the age of 92. A Harvard professor for 46 years, he was an expert on insects and explored how natural selection and other forces could influence animal behavior. He then applied his research to humans.

APS member Franklin A. Thomas (APS 2006) died on December 22, 2021, in New York, NY, at the age of 87.  He rose from working-class Brooklyn to become the first Black person to run a major American philanthropy, and he revitalized it, shifting its focus to poverty and education.

APS member Sara McLanahan (APS 2016) died on December 31, 2021, in Princeton, NJ, at the age of 81. She was an American sociologist. She is known for her work on the family as a major institution in the American stratification system.

APS member Jonathan Dermot Spence (APS 1992) died on December 25, 2021, in West Haven, CT, at the age of 85.  His classes at Yale and well-regarded books explored China’s vast history through details that illuminated bigger pictures and themes.

APS member Thomas E. Lovejoy (APS 1999) died on December 25, 2021, in McLean, VA, at the age of 80.  His ambitious, long-running project in Brazil explored the impact of deforestation on animals and plants — and how to deal with it.

APS member Joan Didion (APS 2006) died on December 23, 2021, in New York, NY, at the age of 87.  She established a distinctive voice in American fiction before turning to political reporting and screenplay writing.

The following Members were found to have passed at an earlier date in our annual membership check:

APS member Jean-Michel Dubernard (APS 2010) died on July 10, 2021, in France, at the age of 80.  Jean-Michel Dubernard was a medical doctor specializing in transplant surgery who served as a Deputy in the French National Assembly.

APS member Chie Nakane (APS 1977) died on October 12, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan, at the age of 94. Chie Nakane was a Japanese anthropologist and Professor Emerita of Social Anthropology at the University of Tokyo.