Joel Seligman, president and CEO of the University of Rochester, has been elected to membership to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, officials announced Thursday.
The academy, founded in 1780, is one of the country’s oldest and most highly regarded honorary learned societies, officials said. Members contribute to academy publications and various studies of fields such as science, technology policy and international affairs.
Seligman, a graduate of the University of California at Los Angeles and Harvard Law School, is noted for his expertise in U.S. securities law.
In addition to serving as UR president since 2005, he sits on the boards of the Greater Rochester Enterprise Inc. and the Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce, and is co-chairman of the Finger Lakes Regional Economic Development Council.
Seligman and the other 212 members of the academy’s 236th class are to be inducted at a ceremony on Oct. 8 in Cambridge, Mass.
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