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World’s Largest Science Festival Begins This Week in Chicago

The world’s largest science celebration kicked off today with an experiment involving city and civic leaders riding a fleet of more than 20 stationary bicycles to power a press conference. Read More

Remarks by Jonathan Fanton at the Launch of Science Chicago

MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton discusses Science Chicago, which will educate, inspire, and change lives, reaching out to four million people – 700,000 of them children and teenagers – with thousands of inter-related activities and events. Read More

Civic Leaders Announce Unprecedented Year-Long Initiative: World’s Largest Science Celebration

Chicago’s leading scientific, academic, corporate and non-profit institutions gathered to announce plans for the world’s largest science celebration, scheduled to launch this fall. Read More

Remarks by Jonathan Fanton at the Press Announcement of Science Chicago

MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton announces the Foundation's support for Science Chicago. Read More

White House Needs Science and Tech Expertise

The White House lacks the science and technology expertise necessary to adequately address key policy issues, from energy and the environment to national security, according to a new report from the Woodrow Wilson Center for International ... Read More

Carnegie Institution for Science Receives Grant for Rainforest Monitoring

The Carnegie Institution for Science today announced a $1.8 million grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation to create a database of plant chemical and remote sensing signatures for tropical forest species. Read More

Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund Receives Support for Conserving Biodiversity Hotspots

MacArthur recently committed $12 million in new funds for the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) to help conserve biodiversity hotspots, the most threatened and biologically rich areas on Earth. Read More

New Map Identifies Conservation Priorities in Madagascar

Two MacArthur Fellows have created a new map of conservation priorities in Madagascar, among the world’s most significant biodiversity hotspots and a focus of MacArthur’s conservation grantmaking. With funding from the Foundation, Patricia Wright ... Read More

“Science, Education, and International Cooperation,” Remarks by Jonathan Fanton at the Moscow Engineering Physics Institute

MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton discusses how science can catalyze partnerships between nations, particularly in civil society and higher education. Read More

Consortium on the Biology of Parasitic Diseases and the Biology of Parasite Vectors

To fight parasitic diseases like malaria, the Foundation supported the science underlying prevention by applying the tools of molecular biology and genetics. Read More

Fact Sheet: About the Law & Neuroscience Project

What is The Law and Neuroscience Project? The Law and Neuroscience Project is the first systematic effort to bring together the worlds of law and science on questions of how courts should deal with recent breakthroughs ... Read More

New $10 Million MacArthur Project Integrates Law and Neuroscience

MacArthur is bringing together a distinguished group of scientists, legal scholars, jurists, and philosophers from across the country to help integrate new developments in neuroscience into the U.S. legal system. Read More

Announcement of Law and Neuroscience Project by Jonathan Fanton

MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton announces the Foundation’s investment of $10 million to establish the Law and Neuroscience Project. Read More

Remarks by Jonathan Fanton at MacArthur’s Science, Technology and Security Policy Meeting

MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton reflects on the recent successes in deepening scholarship on international security issues. Read More

Remarks by Jonathan Fanton, Encyclopedia of Life Launch Event, National Press Club, Washington, DC, May 9, 2007

MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton announced a $20 million grant to create the Encyclopedia of Life, which aims to catalogue every living species of animal. Read More