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Chicago Expands YOUmedia to Six More Libraries

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced a new $500,000 investment to expand YOUmedia, the MacArthur-supported youth learning space that opened at the Chicago Public Library’s downtown Harold Washington Library Center in 2009 Read More
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National Competition Selects 12 Libraries and Museums to Build Innovative Learning Labs for Teens

The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and the MacArthur Foundation announced the first 12 winners of a national competition to build 21st Century learning labs in museums and libraries around the country. Read More

Teens Help Create Model Digital Library

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The Urban Libraries Council and the Association of Science-Technology Centers Selected for Teen Learning Labs Project

MacArthur and the Institute of Museum and Library Services committed $4 million to help the two organizations support a network that will engage youth in 21st century skills and STEM education. Read More

Opening Remarks by MacArthur Vice President Elspeth Revere at the MacArthur Fellows Science Lecture Featuring U.S. Surgeon General Regina Benjamin

MacArthur Vice President of Media, Culture and Special Initiatives Elspeth Revere discusses the Foundation's commitment to learning before introducing Benjamin. Read More
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30 New Learning Labs at Libraries and Museums Across the Nation

MacArthur and the Institute of Museum and Library Services announced plans to create 30 new youth learning labs in libraries and museums across the country. Read More

Chicago Public Library Offer Teens a Digital Media Space

Mayor Richard M. Daley joined the Chicago Public Library at the opening of YOUmedia, an innovative new 21st Century learning space for high school students. Read More

Opening Remarks by MacArthur President Robert Gallucci, MacArthur Fellows Science Series Lecture with Dr. Olufunmilayo Olopade

MacArthur President Robert Gallucci discusses the Foundation's focus on science, especially in Chicago, and introduces Dr. Olopade, a 2005 MacArthur Fellow. Read More

New Digital Library Space Opened for Teens in Chicago

YouMedia, a new digital library space for teens, opened this month at the Chicago Public Library. Supported by MacArthur, the new space is designed to engage young adults with library resources and connect them to Chicago ... Read More

Remarks by Jonathan Fanton at the 2009 Digital Media & Learning Competition Award Luncheon

In congratulating the winners of the 2009 DML Competition, MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton notes how the emerging field of digital media and learning requires innovative research and knowledge-sharing. Read More

Remarks by MacArthur Vice President Julia Stasch about the Mayor’s Advisory Council on Closing the Digital Divide

MacArthur Vice President of U.S. Programs Julia Stasch discusses a new report by the Task Force outlining ways to harness and accelerate ongoing efforts to bridge the digital divide in Chicago. Read More