News and Features

  The March for Science

The Phi Beta Kappa Society is pleased to partner with the March for Science on April 22, 2017, to champion robustly funded and publicly communicated science.  

The Society’s decision to associate with the nonpartisan event reflects a shared commitment that science is a vital component of a healthy democracy, and that all scientists should have the freedom to pursue their research and communicate its results freely. 

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      Fox in the Big House

In this episode of Smarty Pants, the podcast of The American Scholar, Lee Alan Dugatkin talks about the world’s cutest science experiment, which transformed wild foxes into cuddlebugs; Ellen Lagemann makes the case for college in prisons; and host Stephanie Bastek explores an underground poetry reading promoting the March for Science.

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National Arts & Sciences Initiative


The Arts, Humanities and Sciences Need Your Voice Now

Now more than ever, we must make the case about the value of the liberal arts and sciences. Phi Beta Kappa has the tools you need to make the case for the arts and sciences with local, state, and national policymakers. Find out how you can help spread the word and take action today at

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Behind the Key

      The Members Behind The Key

Meet Ruby Au, a recent graduate of University of Southern California and Co-Founder of Lumen Labs, a market survey company that integrates data collection with digital learning to create a sustainable model for computer education in rural Kenya.

"I studied both business and environmental studies while I was in university; while business gave me a toolkit of useful hard skills, it was my liberal arts education that pushed me to travel, think critically about issues, and imagine the world as I would like it to be." 

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