Leebron inducted into American Academy of Arts and Sciences


David Leebron

David Leebron

Since its founding in 1780, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences has been collecting the acceptance letters of those elected to one of the oldest and most prestigious honorary societies in the country. Among the letters in the archive are ones from George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Alexander Hamilton, Albert Einstein and now, Rice President David Leebron.

Leebron was inducted into the academy at a ceremony in Cambridge, Mass., Oct. 8. He was among 213 new members, including noted autism rights activist Temple Grandin, jazz artist Wayne Shorter, former Time magazine editor Walter Isaacson, as well as winners of the Pulitzer Prize, the Wolf Prize, MacArthur and Guggenheim fellowships, the Fields Medal, the Grammy Award and National Book Award.



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