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Cecilia A. Conrad

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Myths and Misconceptions about 100&Change

Cecilia Conrad, Managing Director of 100&Change clarifies three misconceptions about the competition. Read More
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The Top 200 100&Change Proposals

It is our pleasure to unveil the Top 200 proposals, 100&Change submissions that received the highest scores from our evaluation panel. Read More
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Refining and Scaling Proposals

The eight semi-finalists will be asked to elaborate on their plans for reaching scale and for overcoming seven key issues they are likely to face along the way. Read More
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Why $100 Million?

"MacArthur 'Genius' Grant Creates 'Kind of Halo' Around Recipients"

USA Today
Jerry Mitchell, 2009 MacArthur Fellow
Jad Abumrad, 2011 MacArthur Fellow
Tara Zahra, 2014 MacArthur Fellow
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Inside MacArthur’s Creative Thinking Awards

Cecilia Conrad, managing director of the MacArthur Foundation, hosted a discussion at the Commonwealth Club of California with computer vision technologist Maneesh Agrawala and digital artist Camille Utterback, both MacArthur Fellows. Read More
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Inspiring Creativity: Celebrating 35 Years of MacArthur Fellows Discussion at City Club of Chicago

MacArthur's Cecilia Conrad discusses the MacArthur Fellows Program as it marks its 35th anniversary, and moderates a discussion at the City Club of Chicago with labor organizer Ai-Jen Poo and artist Inigo Manglano-Ovalle, both Fellows. Read More
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MacArthur Announces Performances, Discussion to Celebrate 35 Years of Iconic Fellowship Program

Most of the events will be open to the public for free or at low cost. Video of many events will be made available online. Read More

"Odds and Ends: Genius? No. Creativity? YES."

Council for Advancement and Support of Education
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Creativity: The Benefit of a Liberal Education

Data compiled for the first time reveal the diverse educational experiences of MacArthur Fellows; the 918 Fellows attended 315 postsecondary institutions. Read More

"Meet MacArthur VP Cecilia Conrad"

Ebony Magazine
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21 Extraordinarily Creative People Who Inspire Us All: Meet the 2014 MacArthur Fellows

“Those who think creativity is dying should examine the life’s work of these extraordinary innovators who work in diverse fields and in different ways to improve our lives...” Cecilia Conrad, Vice President, MacArthur Fellows Program. Read More
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Mobility Among Highly Creative People: What Data About MacArthur Fellows Reveal

Data compiled for the first time show that creativity blossoms everywhere; MacArthur Fellows were born in 64 countries, 47 states, and Washington, DC, and they are far more mobile than the general population. Read More
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"Geography of Genius: New Data About MacArthur Fellows Shows Creative People Move More"

TIME
A commentary by Cecilia Conrad, Vice President, MacArthur Fellows program
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"Inspiring Creativity" Keynote by Cecilia Conrad

In the following keynote delivered at the Association of American Colleges and Universities, Cecilia Conrad, Vice President of the MacArthur Fellows program, speaks about MacArthur Fellows and the value of creativity. Read More

"24 Recipients of MacArthur 'Genius' Awards Named"

The New York Times
Kyle Abraham, Vijay Iyer, Karen Russell, 2013 MacArthur Fellows
Cecilia Conrad, Vice President, MacArthur Fellows program
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"MacArthur Foundation Announces 24 Fellows"

USA Today
Cecilia Conrad, Vice President, MacArthur Fellows program
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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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"Our Society Discourages Risk"

The New York Times
Cecilia Conrad, Vice President, MacArthur Fellows program
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"The MacArthur Fellows Program"

WBEZ Afternoon Shift
Cecilia Conrad, Vice President, MacArthur Fellows program
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Cecilia Conrad to Direct MacArthur Fellows Program

Cecilia Conrad, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of Pomona College, has been selected to serve as the next Director of the MacArthur Fellows Program. An economist, Dr. Conrad conducts research on economic inequality. Read More