From the Secretary

It Helps to Pay Attention
The advertisement on the television was touting the advantages of sedation dentistry. A  calm man was resting confidently in a dental chair, while a smiling, white-coated technician stood waiting to begin some reliably painless procedure. I turned to the fridge … Continue reading →

Something’s Broken Here
Patrick Leigh Fermor has been thrust before us repeatedly in the last few years. In 2005, New York Review Books brought out the two then-available volumes of his account of walking across Europe to Constantinople in 1933-34, A Time of … Continue reading →

National Arts & Sciences Initiative

Are You State of the Art (and Science too)? 

The newly launched State of the Arts and Sciences will provide Phi Beta Kappa members like you with the tools, resources, and opportunities that you can use to strengthen the liberal arts and sciences. 

In upcoming issues, you will also find inspiring stories from around the country. We look forward to partnering with you to ensure that American higher education is indeed state of the art (and science too).  

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The Visiting Scholar Program

The Committee on the Visiting Scholar Program is pleased to announce the 2014-2015 panel. The new panel includes scholars in a variety of fields including neurology, anthropology, art history, law, and computing science. 

The purpose of the program is to contribute to the intellectual life of the campus by making possible an exchange of ideas between the Visiting Scholars and the resident faculty and students.

Gregory Petsko, a 2014-2015 scholar and Professor of Neurology and Neuroscience at Weill Cornell Medical College in New York City, focuses his research on developing methods to treat age-related neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer’s.

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Behind the Key

The faces behind the key…

The faces behind the key…

“Behind the Key,” features a Phi Beta Kappa member whose life has been shaped by the liberal arts and sciences.

Phi Beta Kappa is proud to introduce medical student Emily Schehlein (left). Ms. Schehlein believes "there is no substitute for hard work. You will always be proud of yourself if you put 100% into a task."

Beyond her work as a physician, Ms. Schehlein would like to mentor other young women in science and medicine and credits her liberal arts education for teaching her to "go the extra step." She appreciates the simpler things in life as well - like sleep and Nutella.


Read Ms. Schehlein's full profile here.

Love of learning is the guide of life.