Kunkel signs in at the American Academy of Arts and Sciences ceremony
By Eddy Ball
After signing the American Academy of Arts and Sciences membership book Oct. 11 during the academy’s induction ceremony in Cambridge, Massachusetts, NIEHS lead researcher Thomas Kunkel, Ph.D., found himself in good company.
Signing the book is a tradition for newly inducted members that dates back to 1780, when the academy was founded by John Adams, James Bowdoin, John Hancock, and other scholar-patriots to recognize the best and brightest men and women at the cutting edge of the arts and sciences.
The current membership includes more than 300 Nobel laureates, some 100 Pulitzer Prize winners, and many of the world’s most celebrated artists and performers.
The Environmental Factor ran a feature story about Kunkel’s election to the academy when he was officially notified in May.