CPHG Affiliate Faculty Member, Eric Turkheimer, Elected to the American Academy of Arts & Sciences

April 23, 2021 by jmd9fe@virginia.edu   |   Leave a Comment

The dean of the University of Virginia’s College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences and an acclaimed UVA psychology professor have been elected to the prestigious American Academy of Arts & Sciences.

Ian Baucom, UVA’s Buckner W. Clay Dean of Arts & Sciences, and Eric Turkheimer, Hugh Scott Hamilton Professor of Psychology, are among the 252 new members in the 241st class announced by the academy Thursday afternoon. Founded in 1780 by John Adams, John Hancock and others who believed the new republic should honor exceptionally accomplished individuals and engage them in advancing the public good, the American Academy of Arts & recognizes distinguished honorees from increasingly diverse fields within the arts, democracy, education, global affairs and science.

UVA’s two new members are part of a class that includes CNN medical correspondent and neurosurgeon Dr. Sanjay Gupta, NPR journalist Maria Hinojosa and television luminary Oprah Winfrey.

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