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Upcoming Events

Young Professionals

Happy Hour (with optional Game Night) Events:

Jan. 28; 7:00pm - YOUNG PROFESSIONALS VIRTUAL HAPPY HOUR (casual + optional game night)  EVENTJoin via Zoom for rotating, peer-moderated breakout rooms, to meet, converse, share and connect with fellow PBK Young Professionals, followed by optional game night event.  Bring your favorite beverage & snacks. No charge event.  Register here.

Feb. 25; 7:00pm- YOUNG PROFESSIONALS VIRTUAL HAPPY HOUR (casual + optional game night)  EVENT.  Join via Zoom for rotating, peer-moderated breakout rooms, to meet, converse, share and connect with fellow PBK Young Professionals.  Bring your favorite beverage & snacks, followed by optional game night event. No charge event. Register here.

Lecture Presentations:

Mar. 2, 2021; 7:00pm NEW DATE - Rachel Valletta, PhD, Franklin Institute. Virtual presentation.  "COVID, Climate Change, and Communication: How Can We Learn from One Crisis to Address Another?"  Read more.  $10 members/$12 non-members.  Register here.

Book & Movie Club:

Dec. 3; 7:00 PM - VIRTUAL BOOK CLUB. Interactive discussion of the 2020 Pulitzer Prize finalist novel, "The Dutch House", by Ann PatchettRead more. No charge event.  Register here.

PBK Member Named 2021 Rhodes Scholar

Mackenzie Fierceton, PBK 2020 U. Penn, was named

on Nov. 21, 2020 as one of the 32 Americans to receive

a full scholarship for up to four years of graduate study at

Oxford University starting in 2021.  Ms. Fierceton is currently

in a clinical Masters degree program at Penn in social work,

and plans to pursue a PhD in social sciences at Oxford, to

study how welfare policies in the US, United Kingdom, and

Norway impact the number of teens who go from foster care

to the criminal justice system, and how to reverse that trend,

particularly for young people of color.  Read the Penn news 


PBK Delaware Valley Holds Annual Meeting

The Phi Beta Kappa Assn. of the Delaware Valley Annual Meeting was held virtually on Oct. 13, 2020, when elections were held for 2020-2021 Officers and Council members, listed in About Us.  

Click to download the PDF of the Annual Meeting slides: 

Temple PBK Chapter

Co-Sponsors Economics

Nobel Lecture

The PBK Rho of Pennsylvania Chapter at Temple University

co-sponsored the Third Annual Nobel Prize Lecture in

Economics at Temple on 10/23/20, given by Associate 

Professor of Economics Dimitrios Diamantaras,

devoted to the two 2020 Nobel laureates and their

contributions to Economics.

Grateful Thanks and Acknowledgement

The Phi Beta Kappa Association of the Delaware Valley recently received two very appreciated donations.  One was gratefully received In Memory of Evy Udell, who was a past secretary of our organization and very involved in our success some years back, generously given to support the charitable activities of our organization.  The second recent donation was received with appreciation from current member William Thomas, to support virtual programs, which are especially being enjoyed by our members at this time.

Young Professionals Start GroupMe Communications

Jamey Harman and Stephen Cupschalk have initiated a GroupMe communications platform for Young Professionals within Phi Beta Kappa of the Delaware         Valley and the surrounding areas of PA, NJ, and DE.  Join the group "PBK Delaware Valley Young Members" on GroupMe by clicking HERE, to participate with others who are building their careers in the wider Delaware Valley.


If you are a Phi Beta Kappa Member, we look forward to interacting with you as a member of the Phi Beta Kappa Association of the Delaware Valley. Peruse our website and contact us for

any questions.  You can conveniently join or renew online.


Learn more about Young Professional Events, our annual High School Book Award, and PBK Visiting Scholars in our region.  

Highlight from the Nov. National Office Newsletter

Book Awards Event Goes Virtual

PBK members are cordially invited to join the Phi Beta Kappa Society in celebrating the 2020 Book Award winners at a free virtual event on December 3, 2020, at 7:00 pm. RSVP for the virtual event here.


Phi Beta Kappa Secretary and CEO, Frederick M. Lawrence, will lead the three 2020 Book Award-winning authors in a panel discussion following the presentation of the awards in three non-fiction categories. In addition to participating in the nationally streamed virtual award ceremony, each of the authors will receive a $10,000 prize.    

Leah Price (PBK Harvard), author of "What We Talk About When We Talk About Books: The History and Future of Reading", will be awarded The Christian Gauss Award, which celebrates outstanding books in the field of literary scholarship or criticism.

Sarah Parcak, author of "Archaeology from Space: How the Future Shapes the Past", will be awarded The Phi Beta Kappa Award for Science, which recognizes superior books by scientists, written to illuminate aspects of science for a broad readership.

Sarah A. Seo (PBK Princeton), author of "Policing the OPen Road:  How Cars Transformed American Freedom", will be awarded The Ralph Waldo Emerson Award, which honors scholarly studies that contribute significantly to interpretations of the intellectual and cultural condition of humanity.


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