Professor Emerita Darlene J. Sadlier has been elected into the Academia Brasileira de Letras as sócia-correspondente, which is the category for elected members who are not Brazilian. There are 20 lifetime chairs. She will occupy #10, which was held by Portuguese novelist Agustina Bessa-Luís, whose works were a regular part of the Portuguese curriculum at IU. Among other recently elected foreign members are Mario Vargas Llosa, Mozambican writer Mia Couto and French sociologist Alain Touraine. She is the only woman and the only US citizen in the 20-member group. A special session will be held at the Academia in Rio, where she will receive a diploma.