The 2014 list of fellows has been released.
To my graduate students and young faculty, I hope you will look at these individuals and get inspired by genius. Also look at the scholars and scientists that get the opportunity to work at the Institute for Advanced Study (Princeton) and the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences (Stanford), and also be inspired by the vision of academic excellence. Or for that matter the Fellows at All Souls College, Oxford and its long tradition of scholarly excellence.
I consider being a teacher a calling, but I am also very romantic about the idea of excellence in scholarship and science. I aspire to be better than what I am in my capacity as a teacher, as a scholar/scientist, and as a communicator to a broader public. My aspiration often times takes inspiration from the individuals who have in the past, are currently, or will in the future occupy the chairs and walk the halls in these places.