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Chancellor, faculty members to be inducted into Connecticut Academy of Arts and Sciences (Released: 4/10/96)

by Luis Mocete, Office of University Communications.

STORRS, Conn. -- University of Connecticut Chancellor Mark Emmert and four faculty members will be inducted into the Connecticut Academy of Arts and Sciences during its 1,287th meeting April 18.

The academy, based at Yale University, is the third-oldest scholarly association in the United States.

The new members will be inducted at 8 p.m. at the Doris and Simon Konover Auditorium in the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center.

"I am honored by my induction into such a prestigious and venerable scholarly association as is the Connecticut Academy of Arts and Sciences," Emmert said.

"I am pleased to join with scholars in the arts and sciences from throughout Connecticut in membership and in colloquy. Further, I must say that being inducted at the 1,287th meeting of the third-oldest scholarly association in the nation gives one a deep sense of history and academic tradition as well as respect for the endurance and durability of scholarly discourse," said Emmert

Joining Emmert as new members will be Arnold Dashefsky, professor of sociology and director of the Center for Judaic Studies and Contemporary Jewish Life; Judith Kelly, associate professor and department head of molecular and cell biology; Altina Waller, professor and department head of history; and Karen Spalding, professor of history.

Following the inductions, Everett Ladd, professor of political science and director of the Institute for Social Inquiry, will discuss changes in the strengths of the Democratic and Republican parties over the last 15 years.

Ladd's talk is open to the public.

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