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New Milwaukee Initiative Modeled on New Communities Program

Philanthropist Joseph Zilber announced a new 10-year, $50 million initiative in Milwaukee that is explicitly modeled on the New Communities Program (NCP) in Chicago, which is supported by the Foundation through LISC. The new initiative will ... 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

Remarks by Julia Stasch at the Digital Media and Learning Regional Forum: “From Hip-Hop to MySpace”

MacArthur Vice President of U.S. Programs Julia Stasch discusses the Foundation's digital media and learning grantmaking and explains its interest in the subject. Read More

New International Journal of Learning and Media to be Published by Monterey Institute of Technology & MIT Press

The Monterey Institute for Technology and Education (MITE) has received a $2 million grant from MacArthur to support the development and publication of a new quarterly journal. Read More

"Rights and Responsibilities Online: A Paradox for Our Times," Remarks by Jonathan F. Fanton at the Institute of Museum and Library Services Webwise Conference

MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton discusses how to keep institutions—schools, museums, libraries—central to the task of providing information people need. Read More

MacArthur Grant to Bolster Public Interest, Advocacy in Digital Copyright

The American Library Association's Office for Information Technology Policy (OITP) announces that its major digital copyright programs and initiatives to strengthen the public access to information, especially in libraries, will be supported by a generous ... Read More

"Scaling Up Access to Cheaper Bandwidth in Nigeria," Remarks by Kole Shettima at a Workshop on ICT Development and Access to more Affordable Bandwidth for Universities, Research and Higher Educational Institutions

MacArthur's Africa Office Director Kole Shettima discusses the Partnership for Higher Education in Africa's efforts to secure access to cheaper bandwidth. Read More

17 Innovative Projects to Share $2 Million in Inaugural Digital Media and Learning Competition

A mixed reality game allows high school students in Los Angeles and Cairo to learn about the real-time impact of air pollution in their neighborhoods. 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

New PETLab Initiative Will Prototype Digital Games for Addressing Social Issues

Parsons The New School for Design, in collaboration with the non-profit organization Games For Change, has announced the launch of PETLab, the first public-interest game design and research laboratory for interactive media. Read More

Pathbreaking Series on Digital Media and Learning Released

The MIT Press today announced the publication of a new series on digital media and learning supported by MacArthur. Read More
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Digital Youth, Innovation, and the Unexpected

Young people’s use of digital media may result in various innovations and unexpected outcomes, from the use of videogame technologies to create films to the effect of home digital media on family life. Read More
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How Digital Media Can Engage Youth

Young people today have grown up living substantial portions of their lives online, seeking entertainment, social relationships, and a place to express themselves. Read More
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Race and Ethnicity in the Digital Media Landscape

It may have been true once that "Nobody knows you're a dog on the Internet," and that on the Internet there is no race, gender, or infirmity, but today, this notion seems quaintly idealistic. Read More