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Phi Beta Kappa

Phi Beta Kappa

Phi Beta Kappa noun phrase

ZWEMER, Samuel Marinus (1867 - 1952), Hon. Phi Beta Kappa; Editor-Emeritus The Moslem World; Professor-Emeritus of Missions and the History of Religion at the Theological Seminary, Princeton, New Jersey

PARROCK, Richard Arthur (1869 - 1938), Phi Beta Kappa; Professor of the Greek Language and Literature, and Lecturer in Art, Colgate University, since 1920; Head of Department of Classics; Principal and Vice-Chancellor University of Bishop’s College, Lennoxville, Quebec, 1907–19

CANNON, Annie Jump (1863 - 1941), Oxford, 1925; Oglethorpe University, 1935; Mt Holyoke College, 1937; Doctor Astronomy, Groningen University, 1921; Fellow AAAS; Hon. Member R Astronomical Society, 1914; Member of American Philosophical Society, of Wellesley Chapter Phi Beta Kappa and Harvard Chapter of Sigma Xi; Recipient of the Draper Gold Medal for Discoveries in Astronomical Physics from the National Academy of Sciences, 1931; and of the Ellen Richards Research Prize, 1932; Curator of Astronomical Photographs at Harvard College Observatory since 1911; William Cranch Bond Astronomer, 1938

CONSTABLE, William George (1887 - 1976), Curator of Paintings, Boston Museum of Fine Arts, 1938–57; late Director, Courtauld Institute of Art, London University; Barrister-at-law; Chevalier, Legion of Honour; Commendatore of Crown of Italy; Corresponding Member, Academy of Fine Arts, Brussels; Officier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres; Hon. Phi Beta Kappa; Fellow: American Academy of Arts and Sciences; International Institute for Conservation of Museum Objects (President 1958); Hon. Fellow, St John’s College, Cambridge, 1956


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(in the US) an honorary society of undergraduates and some graduates to which members are elected on the basis of high academic achievement. The name comes from the initial letters of a Greek motto philosophia biou kubernētēs ‘philosophy is the guide to life’.

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