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MacArthur Grants Support Efforts to Improve Governance of Global Migration

For five years, the MacArthur Foundation has been the largest non-governmental donor to the Global Forum on Migration and Development, helping to ensure broad participation by civil society groups at this annual gathering. Read More
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National Competition Selects 12 Libraries and Museums to Build Innovative Learning Labs for Teens

The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and the MacArthur Foundation announced the first 12 winners of a national competition to build 21st Century learning labs in museums and libraries around the country. Read More
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MacArthur Partners with Lady Gaga's Born This Way Foundation

MacArthur and Born This Way Foundation have partnered to raise the profile of issues related to digital media learning. Read More

Bipartisan Commission to Address Future of U.S. Housing Policy

A new Bipartisan Housing Commission, supported by MacArthur through a grant to the Bipartisan Policy Center, will address the long-term challenges facing a struggling housing sector. Read More

Wachovia NEXT Awards Honor Two Community Development Financial Institutions

Coastal Enterprises, Inc. in Wiscasset, ME and The Progress Fund in Greensburg, PA. are the recipients of the 2009 Wachovia NEXT $8.25 million Awards. Read More

Coral Collapse Preventable With Newly Identified Process

Using data from coral reef systems across the western Indian Ocean, MacArthur grantee Wildlife Conservation Society and others have identified how overfishing creates a series of big changes on reefs that precipitate a final collapse. Read More

Engaging the Public Domain

The International Journal of Learning and Media devoted an entire issue to the changing relationships between learning and media across a wide range of forms and settings. Read More
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MacArthur Awards Documentary Film Grants

Following an open call for applications, MacArthur awarded a total of $1.23 million to eight documentary film projects. Read More

22 New MacArthur Fellows Announced

Working across a broad spectrum of endeavors, the Fellows were selected for their creativity, originality, and potential to make important contributions in the future. Read More
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Digital Media & Learning Competition Provides $2 Million for Innovations in Digital Badges

Digital badges can be used to help people learn; demonstrate their skills and knowledge; unlock job, education and civic opportunities, and open new pipelines to talent. Read More