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"Illinois' Vanishing Bugs and Why it Matters to Earth"

Chicago Tribune
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"Meet the Museum's Only Field Biologist"

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Steven Goodman, 2005 MacArthur Fellow
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"Women of Vision, an Exhibition at the Field Museum"

Lawndale News
Lynsey Addario, 2009 MacArthur Fellow
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"Filipinos at the Field Museum"

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Peru Establishes New National Park, Protecting Large Area of Rainforest

Peru has designated 3.3 million acres of Amazonian rainforest as a new national park in the Sierra del Divisor mountain range, protecting unique wildlife habitats and uncontacted indigenous people who live there. Read More

"Field Museum Scientists Help Grow the Rainforest"

Chicago Tribune
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12 Chicago Arts Groups Receive MacArthur Grants for International Collaborations

Grants to 12 Chicago arts and culture organizations support artistic exchanges in 11 countries, including Brazil, China, Malaysia, and the Philippines. Read More
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MacArthur Announces Conservation and Sustainable Development Grants in the Tropical Andes

MacArthur announced 15 grants totaling more than $4.2 million in support of conservation and sustainable development in the southern Tropical Andes. Read More

Field Museum Shows Impact of Invasive Species Through Gaming

The Field Museum of Chicago and the Entertainment Technology Center, both MacArthur grantees, have partnered to create an educational game that lets players manage the Great Lakes to fight invasive species. Read More

MacArthur Island Opens in Virtual World of Second Life

MacArthur Island opened in the virtual world of Second Life. The island is a new laboratory for MacArthur’s two-year exploration of virtual worlds. Read More

A Leap for All Life: World's Leading Scientists Announce Creation of "Encyclopedia of Life"

Leading scientific institutions announced the launch of the Encyclopedia of Life, a global effort to document all 1.8 million named species of animals, plants, and other forms of life on earth. Read More

Field Museum Receives $5 Million Grant from MacArthur

MacArthur has granted The Field Museum $5 million to strengthen and broaden the Museum’s work in conservation. Read More

$1.15 Million to Support Chicago's New Mixed-Income Communities

MacArthur announced three grants totaling $1.15 million to promote the success of Chicago’s new mixed- income communities by providing services to residents.  These grants are part of the Foundation’s $50 million commitment to ... Read More

“The Importance of Institutions,” Remarks by Jonathan Fanton at the Chicago Donor’s Forum Luncheon

MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton details the Foundation's support of organizations around the world and its commitment to Chicago. Read More

MacArthur Awards 16 Grants for Biodiversity Conservation in the Lower Mekong

MacArthur announced 16 grants totaling nearly $4.5 million for efforts to protect the biodiversity of the Lower Mekong region, which stretches from central Vietnam, through Laos and Cambodia, to the Mekong river delta. Read More

Remarks by Jonathan Fanton at the City Club of Chicago on “Deep Roots, Deep Commitment: MacArthur Investments in Chicago”

MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton relates the Foundation's support for arts, housing, education, and economic development in Chicago. Read More

Nearly $4 Million for Biodiversity Conservation in Southern Andes

MacArthur announced 18 grants totaling nearly $4 million for efforts to preserve the biological diversity of the Southern Andes region of Peru and Bolivia. Read More

Keynote Address by Jonathan Fanton at the UNA-USA Model UN Conference

MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton acknowledges efforts to better the United Nations and calls on the audience to support its attempts to prevent human suffering. Read More

Remarks by Jonathan Fanton at the Independent Sector's 2004 Annual Conference, Chicago, Illinois, November 6, 2004

Noting civil society's importance to democracy, MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton argues that America's independent sector must increase its international activity, especially in support of civil society abroad. Read More

"Art, Civic Life, and Public Discourse," Keynote Address by Jonathan Fanton at the Annual Meeting of the Illinois Arts Alliance

MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton discusses the importance of arts to democratic society and notes some challenges in copyright rules. Read More

Protecting the Biodiversity of Madagascar

MacArthur has announced four grants totaling $1.6 million in support of conservation and sustainable development efforts in Madagascar. Read More

Grants for Conservation and Sustainable Development Work in Asia And Africa

MacArthur has announced 15 grants totaling nearly $4.5 million in support of conservation and sustainable development work in the Eastern Himalaya region in Southeast Asia and the Albertine Rift area of Central Africa. Support for ... Read More