News in “MacArthur Fellows”

Page 43 of 136. Return to the MacArthur Fellows program 

Thumbnail for "Prime Numbers Scholar Wins 2014 MacArthur 'Genius Grant'"

"Prime Numbers Scholar Wins 2014 MacArthur 'Genius Grant'"

Scientific American
Yitang Zhang, 2014 MacArthur Fellow
Read More
Thumbnail for 21 Extraordinarily Creative People Who Inspire Us All: Meet the 2014 MacArthur Fellows

21 Extraordinarily Creative People Who Inspire Us All: Meet the 2014 MacArthur Fellows

“Those who think creativity is dying should examine the life’s work of these extraordinary innovators who work in diverse fields and in different ways to improve our lives...” Cecilia Conrad, Vice President, MacArthur Fellows Program. Read More
Thumbnail for

Cartoonist and Graphic Memoirist Alison Bechdel, 2014 MacArthur Fellow

Cartoonist and Graphic Memoirist Alison Bechdel is expanding the expressive potential of the graphic form in intricate narratives that explore the complexities of familial relationships. Read More
Thumbnail for

Civil Rights Lawyer Mary L. Bonauto, 2014 MacArthur Fellow

Civil Rights Lawyer Mary L. Bonauto is breaking down legal barriers based on sexual orientation and gender identity to equal treatment under the law for all, and working to secure the freedom to marry for same-sex ... Read More
Thumbnail for

Computer Scientist Craig Gentry, 2014 MacArthur Fellow

Computer Scientist Craig Gentry is fueling a revolution in cryptography and theoretical computer science through his breakthroughs in fully homomorphic encryption, leading to the possibility of more secure cloud computing. Read More
Thumbnail for

Criminal Lawyer Jonathan Rapping, 2014 MacArthur Fellow

Criminal Lawyer Jonathan Rapping is safeguarding the essential democratic right of every American to high-quality legal representation by transforming the practice of indigent defense in the South through training, mentorship, and community. Read More
Thumbnail for

Documentary Filmmaker Joshua Oppenheimer, 2014 MacArthur Fellow

Documentary Filmmaker Joshua Oppenheimer is illuminating the social, psychological, and emotional dimensions of controversial subjects, such as state-sponsored violence, in works that challenge the modern aesthetic of contemporary documentary cinema in both intimacy of focus and ... Read More
Thumbnail for

Environmental Engineer Tami Bond, 2014 MacArthur Fellow

Environmental Engineer Tami Bond is unraveling the global effects of black carbon emissions, or soot, on climate and human health and playing a key role in understanding the complex relationship between energy and climate change. Read More
Thumbnail for

Historian of Modern Europe Tara Zahra, 2014 MacArthur Fellow

Historian of Modern Europe Tara Zahra combines extensive archival research with broad sociohistorical analysis of notions of nation, family, and ethnicity to construct an integrative, transnational understanding of events in twentieth-century Europe. Read More
Thumbnail for

Historian of Science and Technology Pamela O. Long, 2014 MacArthur Fellow

Historian of Science and Technology Pamela O. Long is challenging our understanding of the role of scholarship and craftsmanship in Renaissance societies and demonstrating how technologies are deeply enmeshed within the broader cultural fabric. Read More
Thumbnail for

Housing Advocate John Henneberger, 2014 MacArthur Fellow

Housing Advocate John Henneberger is building collaborations among elected officials, developers, and community residents to preserve and expand the supply of affordable housing and ensure that all Americans have equal access to housing and federal disaster ... Read More
Thumbnail for

Jazz Composer and Saxophonist Steve Coleman, 2014 MacArthur Fellow

Jazz Composer and Saxophonist Steve Coleman is infusing iconic spontaneous music idioms with the melodic, rhythmic, and structural components of an eclectic range of musical traditions to create a distinctive new sound. Read More
Thumbnail for

Labor Organizer Ai-jen Poo, 2014 MacArthur Fellow

Labor Organizer Ai-jen Poo is catalyzing a vibrant, worker-led movement for improved working conditions and labor standards for domestic or private-household workers. Read More
Review Affirms Impact and Inspiration of MacArthur Fellows Program thumbnail

Review Affirms Impact and Inspiration of MacArthur Fellows Program

“We are proud of the Fellows Program and its impact on the lives of not just those selected but people all over the world." Cecilia Conrad, Vice President, MacArthur Fellows program. Read More
"Five Myths About the MacArthur ‘Genius Grants’" thumbnail

"Five Myths About the MacArthur ‘Genius Grants’"

Commentary by Cecilia Conrad originally published in the Washington Post Read More

Staff

Portrait of Cecilia A. Conrad

Cecilia A. Conrad

Vice President, MacArthur Fellows Program

Melissa Flagg

Senior Program Officer

Marlies A. Carruth

Program Director

Christina Lovely

Program Officer

Don Meyer

Program Officer

Krista L. Pospisil

Program Officer

Laura E. Scholl

Program Officer

Maureen P. Atwell

Program Administrator

Eloise E. Daniels

Program Assistant

Diane Estes

Program Assistant

Jennifer Hazen

Program Assistant