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“13 Academics Are Among 23 Winners of 2012 MacArthur Fellowships”

From The Chronicle of Higher Education
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“Meet the 23 MacArthur Fellows”

From The Washington Post
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23 MacArthur Fellows Announced

MacArthur named 23 new MacArthur Fellows for 2012. Working across a broad spectrum of endeavors, the Fellows include a pediatric neurosurgeon, a marine ecologist, a journalist, a photographer, an optical physicist and astronomer, a stringed-instrument bow ... Read More
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Arts Entrepreneur Claire Chase, 2012 MacArthur Fellow

Arts Entrepreneur Claire Chase was named a MacArthur Fellow in 2012. The Fellowship is a $500,000, no-strings-attached grant for individuals who have shown exceptional creativity in their work and the promise to do more. Learn ... Read More
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Bioengineer Melodie Swartz, 2012 MacArthur Fellow

Bioengineer Melodie Swartz was named a MacArthur Fellow in 2012. The Fellowship is a $500,000, no-strings-attached grant for individuals who have shown exceptional creativity in their work and the promise to do more. Learn more ... Read More
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Computer Scientist Daniel Spielman, 2012 MacArthur Fellow

Computer Scientist Daniel Spielman was named a MacArthur Fellow in 2012. The Fellowship is a $500,000, no-strings-attached grant for individuals who have shown exceptional creativity in their work and the promise to do more. Learn ... Read More
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Conceptual Photographer Uta Barth, 2012 MacArthur Fellow

Conceptual Photographer Uta Barth was named a MacArthur Fellow in 2012. The Fellowship is a $500,000, no-strings-attached grant for individuals who have shown exceptional creativity in their work and the promise to do more. Learn ... Read More
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Documentary Filmmaker Laura Poitras, 2012 MacArthur Fellow

Documentary Filmmaker Laura Poitras was named a MacArthur Fellow in 2012. The Fellowship is a $500,000, no-strings-attached grant for individuals who have shown exceptional creativity in their work and the promise to do more. Learn ... Read More
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Documentary Filmmaker Natalia Almada, 2012 MacArthur Fellow

Documentary Filmmaker Natalia Almada was named a MacArthur Fellow in 2012. The Fellowship is a $500,000, no-strings-attached grant for individuals who have shown exceptional creativity in their work and the promise to do more. Learn ... Read More
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Fiction Writer Junot Díaz, 2012 MacArthur Fellow

Fiction Writer Junot Díaz was named a MacArthur Fellow in 2012. The Fellowship is a $500,000, no-strings-attached grant for individuals who have shown exceptional creativity in their work and the promise to do more. Learn ... Read More
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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

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Cecilia A. Conrad

Vice President, MacArthur Fellows Program

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