Two UNC professors were elected Wednesday to join the ranks of artists, musicians and world leaders in the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
The American Academy of Arts and Sciences, which is one of the oldest honorary societies in the country, selects those who are outstanding in their field. For Professors Joel Kingsolver and Keith Burridge, that field was science.
With the addition of Kingsolver and Burridge, there are currently 38 UNC faculty members who have been elected into the academy according to a UNC news release.
“This is one of the top academic honors in the country,” said UNC-Chapel Hill Provost Jim Dean in a press release. “And so to have two of our own honored and recognized is not only a recognition of merit and accomplishments, but a reflection of how our University attracts and retains the best and the brightest.”
“We are so proud of their distinguished work and scholarship, which shape some of the most important health and environmental issues of our time.”