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June 24 - July 22, 1996
Volume 24, Number 33
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Four Yale professors have been named as fellows of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. They are:

Spyridon Artavanis-Tsakonas, professor of cell biology and of biology, is also director of the Molecular and Developmental Neurobiology Program at the Boyer Center for Molecular Medicine. He joined the Yale faculty in 1981. Most of the research in his laboratory has focused on the development of multicellular organisms. The work in his laboratory has contributed to the analysis of intercellular communication. He and his colleagues have pioneered the use of powerful genetic model animal systems to solve basic biological problems and address important issues in molecular medicine.

Efim I. Zelmanov, professor of mathematics, won the Fields Medal, the highest medal awarded to a mathematician, in 1994. He taught at universities in the former Soviet Union and served on the faculties of the University of Wisconsin at Madison and the University of Chicago before coming to Yale in 1995. His research, which is supported by National Science Foundation grants, is in the areas of linear groups and Lie algebras.

Peter Charles Bonest Phillips, Sterling Professor of Economics and professor of statistics, joined the Yale faculty in 1979. He is an expert on topics in econometrics, including Bayesian models, multiple time series, nonstationary regression, unit roots, and more. He is also a published poet.

Ellen Rosand, professor of the history of music and chair of the Yale College department of music, joined the Yale faculty in 1992. A member of the editorial boards of numerous music-oriented publications, Professor Rosand was editor-in-chief of the Journal of the American Musicological Society. She edited the Grove Dictionary of Opera's section on Seventeenth Century Italian Opera, and has written two books on the history of Italian opera and approximately three dozen scholarly articles.

The American Academy of Arts and Sciences was founded in 1780 by John Adams and other leaders of the newly founded nation, who chartered the learned society "to cultivate every art and science which may tend to advance the interest, honor, dignity and happiness of a free, independent and virtuous people."

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