Dr. Gregor Thuswaldner, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, was recently invited to become a Fellow of the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA).
Founded in 1754 by William Shipley, the RSA has included leading intellectuals such as Benjamin Franklin, Charles Dickens, Nelson Mandela, and Stephen Hawking. Fellows come from a wide range of fields, including literature, business, science, art, education, and journalism. Today, the RSA has over 29,000 Fellows in Britain and all over the world. The mission of the RSA is “to enrich society through ideas and action. Fellows have access to the brightest new ideas, innovative projects, a diverse network of like-minded people and a platform for social change.”