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Lyceum Society


Established in 1993, The Lyceum Society is intended for the Academy’s retired and semi-retired members. We are from diverse backgrounds and professions, having different areas of scientific interest and expertise. Our disciplines include biological and biomedical sciences, chemical and physical sciences, mathematics and information sciences, social sciences, engineering, medicine, dentistry, law, public policy, and more.

The Society hosts convivial monthly meetings at the Academy or online. They feature lectures and discussions with scientists from around the world, and also provide our members with the opportunity to give presentations and seminars based on their own specialties or research interests. Past programs have included topics as diverse as climate change, the history of microscopy, cancer therapies, chemical engineering, science policy, Earth’s magnetism, artificial intelligence, drug development, and more. The Society also conducts occasional social events, excursions, and celebrations.

Our activities are organized by volunteers led by president Ralph S. Kaslick with Herb Klitzner, Uldis Blukis, Bill Rosser, and Mark Edelman. We invite Academy members and those in the broader scientific community who are interested in learning more about the Lyceum Society to contact Ralph S. Kaslick at or (212) 472-2075.

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