Sarbanes is among honorees by arts and sciences academy

October 09, 2004|By David Schoetz | David Schoetz,SUN NATIONAL STAFF

WASHINGTON - Sen. Paul S. Sarbanes, a Maryland Democrat, will be inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences today at Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass.

Sarbanes will join more than 200 honorees from the United States and abroad and will be one of five featured speakers at the ceremony.

"This is quite an honor," said Sarbanes, who will be recognized in the public affairs, business and administration discipline. "You're with some people that have made outstanding contributions in both the past and present."

The five-term senator, a graduate of Harvard Law School, will speak about the need to reform corporate governance, a primary focus of his recent senatorial work.

University of Maryland President C.D. "Dan" Mote Jr. will also be honored this year, as will University of Maryland professors Ira Berlin, an expert on slavery, and William Galston, a professor of public policy.

The honorary society, founded in 1780 by John Adams and John Hancock, includes more than 160 Nobel laureates and more than 50 Pulitzer Prize winners. Fellows are made lifetime academy members and select new inductees in fields including mathematics, science, and arts and humanities.

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