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U.S. Census Bureau executives Robert Groves and Roderick Little will be among the world's most distinguished scholars, artists and institutional leaders honored at Harvard University by the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in Cambridge, Mass., Saturday, Oct. 9.
Groves, director of the Census Bureau, and Little, associate director for research and methodology, will be inducted along with 178 others into the academy's notable list of 4,000 fellows and 600 foreign honorary members.
The induction ceremony is part of a three-day series of events to officially welcome the newest leaders in the sciences, social sciences, the humanities, the arts, business and public affairs. This marks the academy's 230th anniversary.
Founded in 1780, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences is one of the nation's oldest and most prestigious honorary societies. The academy serves as an independent policy research center that conducts multidisciplinary studies of complex and emerging problems.
Today, the academy is an international learned society with a dual function: to elect to membership men and women of exceptional achievement, drawn from science, scholarship, business, public affairs, and the arts, and to conduct a varied program of projects and studies responsive to the needs and problems of society.
The scholars, scientists, jurists, writers, artists, civic, corporate, and philanthropic leaders include winners of the Nobel, Pulitzer and Shaw prizes; MacArthur and Guggenheim fellows; and Grammy, Tony and Oscar award winners.