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"Meet Claire Van Vliet: A Paper Pioneer in the Northeast Kingdom"

From the Burlington Free Press
Claire Van Vliet, MacArthur Fellow, 1989
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Video: "Wouldn't It Be Cool If . . ."

From CNN
Saul Griffith, MacArthur Fellow, 2007
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"A Virtuoso, at Least in His Spare Time"

From The New York Times
Stephen Hough, MacArthur Fellow, 2001
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"Confronting Artist Kara Walker"

From the Chicago Tribune
Kara Walker, MacArthur Fellow, 1997
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"The Colbert Report: George Saunders"

From The Colbert Report
George Saunders, MacArthur Fellow, 2006 Read More
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MacArthur Fellow Lures Giant Squid into Spotlight

Edith Widder, a Florida-based biologist, deep-sea explorer, and 2006 MacArthur Fellow has helped to catch the elusive giant squid on camera in the wild. A specialist in bioluminescence, a chemically-produced light characteristic of some ocean-dwelling creatures ... Read More
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"Giant Squid Video Resulted From Biologist's Invented Lure"

From Los Angeles Times
Edith Widder, MacArthur Fellow, 2006
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"Caregifted: Free Vacations For Exhausted Caregivers"

From MYNorthwest.com
Heather McHugh, MacArthur Fellow, 2009
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"Death of a Prisoner"

From The New York Times
Laura Poitras, MacArthur Fellow, 2012
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"Cellist Found Her Own Path to Performing Concerto"

From The Philadelphia Inquirer
Alisa Weilerstein, MacAthur Fellow, 2011
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"Miguel Zenón and Dafnis Prieto At Newport"

From NPR Music
MacArthur Fellows: Dafnis Prieto (2011), Miguel Zenón (2008)
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"'Genius Grant' Recipient Studying Gulf Dead Zones Traces Career Path From Coastal Bend"

From caller.com
Nancy Rabalais, MacArthur Fellow, 2012
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"Prodigy Cellist Arrives in O.C. on Success Wave"

From the Orange County Register
Elisa Weilerstein, MacArthur Fellow, 2011
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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
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"Five Myths About the MacArthur ‘Genius Grants’"

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

Staff

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Cecilia A. Conrad

Vice President, MacArthur Fellows Program

Melissa Flagg

Senior Program Officer

Marlies A. Carruth

Senior Program Officer

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

Department Assistant

Diane Estes

Department Assistant

Jennifer Hazen

Program Assistant