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Negishi elected member of American Academy of Arts & Sciences


Nobel laureate Ei-ichi Negishi, the Herbert C. Brown Distinguished Professor of Chemistry, has been elected member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, one of the nation's oldest and most prestigious honorary societies.

He will be inducted into the 2011 class at a ceremony on Oct. 1 at the academy's headquarters in Cambridge, Mass.

Dr. Negishi joins chemistry faculty members R. Graham Cooks, the Henry Bohn Hass Distinguished Professor of Chemistry, and Joseph Francisco, the William E. Moore Distinguished Professor of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences and Chemistry, who were both elected to the academy in 2010.

Founded in 1780, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences is an independent research center that conducts multidisciplinary studies of complex and emerging problems. Current academy research focuses on science and technology; global security; social policy and American institutions; the humanities and culture; and education. With headquarters in Cambridge, Mass., the academy's work is advanced by its 4,600 elected members worldwide who are leaders in the academic disciplines, the arts, business and public affairs. Among its fellows are more than 250 Nobel Prize winners and more than 60 Pulitzer Prize winners.

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Ei-ichi Negishi
2010 Nobel Laureate
Professor Organic Chemistry