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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

New Survey Shatters Stereotypes About Teens and Video Games

A new national survey finds that virtually all American teens play computer, console, or mobile phone games and that the gaming experience is rich and varied, with significant social interaction and potential for civic engagement. The ... Read More

MacArthur's Julia Stasch Highlights the Importance of Affordable Housing

In a commentary in Illinois Issues, Stasch emphasizes the importance of preserving affordable rental housing in U.S. cities in the midst of a mortgage crisis. Read More

Group Moves to Prevent Unethical Recruitment of Foreign Educated Nurses

A Task Force representing unions, health care organizations, educational and licensure bodies, and recruiters today released the Voluntary Code of Ethical Conduct for the Recruitment of Foreign-Educated Nurses to the United States. Read More

“Find Your Place in Chicago” Program

Mayor Daley and private and public sector partners announced the package of financial incentives and initiatives aimed at helping buyers save money on the purchase of a home in which the city has invested. Read More

Remarks by Jonathan Fanton at the “Find Your Place in Chicago” Launch

MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton announces The Partnership for New Communities' $1 million commitment towards stimulating sales in mixed-income developments throughout Chicago. Read More

How Housing Matters to Families & Communities Initiative

How Housing Matters is an ongoing, five-year, $25 million research initiatives to deepen the literature on the effect that investments in affordable housing have on social and economic outcomes. Read More

Global Migration

MacArthur takes an explicitly global view on population movement, with an emphasis on international migration. Read More

Project Seeks to Cut Recidivism Among Former Prisoners

With two-thirds of former prisoners in Illinois convicted of another crime within three years of their release from prison, the state's comprehensive program seeks to cut this number dramatically. Read More

MacArthur's Jonathan Fanton Calls for Comprehensive Juvenile Justice Reform

In a letter to the New York Times editors, MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton argues that such reform must include the nation's mental health, child welfare, and education systems. Read More

Common Sense Media Receives Grant to Engage Parents in Kids’ Digital Media Lives

Common Sense Media, the nation's leading nonprofit organization working to improve kids' media lives, received a $500,000 grant from MacArthur. Read More

Online Archive Simplifies Access to Policy Research

With support from MacArthur, the Center for Governmental Studies has launched PolicyArchive, the nation’s first free comprehensive, online archive of public policy research. Read More

Second Annual Open-Call for Digital Media and Learning Competition

MacArthur, in collaboration with the University of California, Irvine, Duke University and the virtual network HASTAC, announced a second annual digital media and learning competition. Read More

Designing an Educational Framework for Games and Learning

The Situated Multimedia Art Learning Lab (SMALLab) program at Arizona State University recently received a nearly $600,000 grant to share with the New York City-based nonprofit, Institute of Play, from MacArthur. Read More