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Five faculty members are among the 196 new fellows recently elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Fellows are selected through a highly competitive process that recognizes individuals who have made preeminent contributions to their disciplines and to society at large. They are nominated and elected to the academy by current members.
"Throughout its history, the academy has convened the leading thinkers of the day, from diverse perspectives, to participate in projects and studies that advance the public good," said Academy Executive Officer Leslie Berlowitz.
The academy will welcome this year's new fellows at its annual induction ceremony in October at its Cambridge, Mass., headquarters.
The new MIT fellows are:
Edward DeLong, a professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.
John Guttag, a professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.
Daniel Nocera, professor of chemistry and the W. M. Keck Professor of Energy.
Harriet Ritvo, the Arthur J. Conner Professor of History and Writing.
Richard Samuels, the Ford Foundation International Professor of Political Science.