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CHAMPAIGN, Ill. The
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has joined the University
Affiliates program instituted by the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
The program involves 40 U.S. academic institutions whose purpose is
to help support and develop the academys research, particularly
through its new Visiting Scholars Center.
The center will support the research of promising young scholars and
practitioners in three areas: science, technology and global security;
social policy and education; and humanities and culture. The center
not only will establish stronger ties between an emerging generation
of scholars and academy fellows, but it also will help establish a national
network among younger academics. The center will open in fall 2002 at
academy headquarters in Cambridge, Mass. Interested researchers and
practitioners can download an application from the academy Web site.
The American Academy has conducted innovative, non-partisan studies
since its inception in 1780 by John Adams and other scholar-patriots.
The academy has more than 3,700 Fellows and 600 foreign honorary members,
which includes more than 150 Nobel laureates and 50 Pulitzer Prize winners.
The academy focuses its research on international security, social policy,
education and the humanities.