Mark Rausher Elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Congratulations to Professor Mark Rausher, who has been elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.  The Academy was founded in 1780 with Benjamin Franklin and George Washington among its charter members.  The many purposes defined by its Charter include promoting knowledge of the natural history of the country and the use of its natural resources, medical discoveries, philosophical enquiries and experiments, improvements in agriculture; "and, in fine to cultivate every art and science which may tend to advance the interest, honor, dignity, and happiness of a free, independent, and virtuous people." 

Members of the Academy are "world leaders in the arts and sciences, business, philanthropy, and public affairs" who participate in multidsciplinary research projects seeking to "provide pragmatic solutions for complex challenges" and "advance the public good."  Congratulations, Mark!  Quite a lot to live up to there.