ok, different Academy … but you get the idea.

Unfamiliar with that particular acronym? O ye of little culture. ‘Tis none other than the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, to which exactly nine Berkeley professors were recently elected. Yeeeeahh boy.

Nearly as old as the nation we call home, the Academy’s official mish is to “cultivate every art and science which may tend to advance the interest, honour, dignity, and happiness of a free, independent, and virtuous people.” Kinda broad, but we dig it. And of the 4,000 American Fellows and 600 Foreign Honorary Members comprising the AAAS, 234 can currently be found at UC Berkeley.

The most recent nine inductees (of a total 229 that were announced this past Monday) are as follows: read more »