Prof. Shimon Ullman elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences as Foreign Honorary Member

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May 3, 2016

Congratulations to Prof. Shimon Ullman (Weizmann Institute of Science, MIT, CBMM)  who was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (AAAS.)

Excerpt from AAAS press release, dated April 20, 2016:

"The American Academy of Arts and Sciences today announced the election of 213 new members. They include some of the world’s most accomplished scholars, scientists, writers, artists, as well as civic, business, and philanthropic leaders.

Founded in 1780, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences is one of the country’s oldest learned societies and independent policy research centers, convening leaders from the academic, business, and government sectors to respond to the challenges facing—and opportunities available to—the nation and the world. Members contribute to Academy publications and studies of science, engineering, and technology policy; global security and international affairs; the humanities, arts, and education; and American institutions and the public good.

Members of the 2016 class include winners of the Pulitzer Prize and the Wolf Prize; MacArthur and Guggenheim Fellowships; the Fields Medal; and the Grammy Award and National Book Award.


The Academy elected 37 Foreign Honorary Members from 17 countries, including Botswana, China, Cuba, Israel, Russia, and South Africa. Included among these Foreign Honorary Members are: art historian Horst Bredekamp; Edwin Cameron, Justice on the Constitutional Court of South Africa; Heinz Holliger, oboist, composer, and conductor; Nancy Ip, Dean, School of Science, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology; Israeli mathematician and Hebrew University of Jerusalem President Emeritus Menachem Magidor; Festus Mogae, former President of Botswana; Irish political scientist and vice-chancellor of Oxford University Louise Richardson; novelist, critic, and poet Colm Tóibín; computer scientist Shimon Ullman; and medical researcher Karen Vousden, known for her discovery of the regulatory role of a target for anti-cancer agents.

The new class will be inducted at a ceremony on October 8, 2016, in Cambridge, Massachusetts."

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