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Advancing Field of Internet Studies

Harvard University's Berkman Center for Internet and Society announced today in a press release a $4 million grant from MacArthur for its endowment campaign. The Berkman Center work on projects that span a broad range ... Read More

Remarks by Julia Stasch at the Digital Media and Learning Forum

MacArthur Vice President of U.S. Programs Julia Stasch discusses the Foundation's interest in learning how youth learn and interact in virtual worlds like Second Life. Read More

The MacArthur Foundation in Russia: Report on Activities

Message From The President The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation is a private foundation, headquartered in Chicago, which provides approximately $260 million in grants annually to universities, charitable and non-governmental organizations, and talented individuals ... Read More

Applicants for European Humanities University Up Despite Increased Harassment

The 2007-2008 academic year began on October 1st for the European Humanities University, the MacArthur-funded Belarusian university-in-exile located in Vilnius, Lithuania.  An incoming class of 216 joins EHU, bringing the total number of residential and distance-learning ... Read More

Study Shows Teacher Copyright Confusion Causes Students to Lose Out

A new study by Temple University and American University released today find that teachers from grade school to college are being stymied in their efforts to teach critical thinking and media literacy, because ignorance about copyright ... Read More

The Cost of Copyright Confusion for Media Literacy

A new study by Temple University and American University finds that teachers from grade school to college are being stymied in their efforts to teach critical thinking and media literacy, because ignorance about copyright laws and ... Read More

MacArthur Announces $2 Million New Digital Media and Learning Competition

The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation announced today a public competition that will award $2 million in funding to emerging leaders, communicators, and innovators shaping the field of digital media and learning. Read More

Virtual World Residents to Gather in Chicago

The Second Life Community Convention on August 24-26 will feature a series of events examining the increasing presence of social justice organizations with support from MacArthur. Read More

Russian Government Grants Competition Funds to MacArthur-Supported Universities

MacArthur-funded universities in Russia have been very successful in obtaining substantial additional funding through a major new Russian government grants competition in support of innovative educational programs.  In the first two rounds of this competition (2006 ... Read More

Commentary by Kole Shettima: Higher Education Needs Urgent Attention

In this commentary published in Federations Magazine, MacArthur's Africa Office Director Kole Shettima describes how issues of accreditation and free tuition create the need for reform in Nigerian post-secondary education. Read More

MacArthur to Explore the Role of Philanthropy in Virtual Worlds

The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, which last year launched a $50 million initiative to build the field of digital media and learning, will explore the role of philanthropy in virtual worlds. Read More

“Philanthropy in Virtual Worlds,” Remarks by Jonathan Fanton in Second Life

MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton urges foundations to assist and invest in organizations that address social issues within virutal worlds and to encourage in-world philathropy discussions in places like Second Life. Read More

New 6th-12th Grade School Will Use Games as Pathways to Creativity and Learning

Gamelab Institute of Play and New Visions for Public Schools announced the creation of new public school with MacArthur support that will use game design and game-inspired methods. Read More

Op-Ed by Jonathan Fanton: New Generations, New Media Challenges

In this Op-Ed published in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton outlines how digital environments are changing the way young people learn. Read More

Building Economic Sustainability for Russian Universities

In a recent speech promoting Russia’s new Law on Endowments, Russian First Deputy Prime Minister Dmitri Medvedev praised the first seven institutions to register endowments in Russia.  The seven include three MacArthur grantees – the European ... Read More