The following announcement is adapted from the press release from Rutgers University.

Nancy Yunhwa Rao, Distinguished Professor of Music Theory in the Mason Gross School of Arts at Rutgers-New Brunswick, is elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a distinguished honor that recognizes her work to preserve the history of Chinese operatic performers in America. The academy, one of the nation’s most prestigious honor societies, was created during the American Revolution in 1780 and its early members included Benjamin Franklin and Alexander Hamilton. Since then, there have been 14,600 members inducted including former Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia (2003), musician John Legend (2017) and author Salman Rushdie (2022). Congratulations, Professor Rao!