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URI marine explorer elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Graduate School of Oceanography Professor Robert Ballard, along with actor Al Pacino, Nobel Prize-winning chemist Dan Schechtman, and novelist John Irving, were among those elected this week to The American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

One of the oldest and most prestigious honorary societies in the country, the Academy recognizes men and women who are making leading contributions to every profession and scholarly discipline. Those inducted include some of the world’s most accomplished scholars, scientists, writers, artists, and civic, corporate and philanthropic leaders.

“It is a privilege to honor these men and…


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