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Sidney Verba Elected to American Philosophical Society

Sidney Verba, Carl H. Pforzheimer University Professor and Director of the University Library, has been elected to the American Philosophical Society (APS). Verba is one of seven Harvard faculty members recently elected to APS: Christopher T. Walsh of the Faculty of Medicine and Barbara Grosz, Michael McCormick, Gloria Pinney, and Laurel Thatcher Ulrich of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences—as well as Columbia's Joseph Connors, the director designate of Harvard's Villa I Tatti—are newly elected APS members. Mary Maples Dunn, former Carl and Lily Pforzheimer Foundation Director of Radcliffe's Schlesinger Library, is the APS co-executive officer.

The American Philosophical Society is the oldest—and possibly the most prestigious—learned society in the nation. Benjamin Franklin was its founder and Thomas Jefferson was one of its early presidents. APS has played a part in many significant scientific and scholarly enterprises, including the Lewis and Clark Expedition. Today, APS supports research through a grant program, publishes scholarly books and journals, and maintains a library renowned for its holdings on the history of science and technology.

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