Tom Gunning, the Edwin A. and Betty L. Bergman Distinguished Service Professor, Department of Art History, Department of Cinema & Media Studies, and the College, has been elected to join the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Gunning joins nine other University of Chicago faculty members who were selected this year to join one of the world’s most prestigious honorary societies.
From the Academy of Arts and Sciences:
Established in 1780 by John Adams and other founders of the nation, the Academy undertakes studies of complex and emerging problems. Its membership of scholars and practitioners from many disciplines and professions gives it a unique capacity to conduct a wide range of interdisciplinary, long-term policy research. Current projects focus on science and technology; global security; social policy and American institutions; the humanities and culture; and education.
“We are pleased to welcome these distinguished individuals into the Academy,” said Leslie Berlowitz, Chief Executive Officer and William T. Golden Chair. “We look forward to drawing on their knowledge and expertise to provide practical policy solutions to the pressing issues of the day.”
To read more about the Academy and the biographies of this year’s University of Chicago affiliated honorees please click here.
Congratulations to Tom Gunning and his fellow University of Chicago colleagues on their selection!