MacArthur Fellows Program

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Bill Thies, Computer Scientist

Class of 2016

MacArthur Fellows Discuss Their Work on reddit

In an ongoing series of online question-and-answer sessions, MacArthur Fellows have discussed their work via “ask me anything” (AMAs) sessions on reddit. Read More

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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

"Don’t Know Much About Tibetan History"

The New York Times
Elliot Sperling , 1984 MacArthur Fellow
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"Scientists' Nightstand: David Mumford"

American Scientist
David Mumford , 1987 MacArthur Fellow
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"Allan Bérubé Is Dead at 61; Historian of Gays in Military"

The New York Times
Allan Bérubé, 1996 MacArthur Fellow
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"Robert Moses Lectures on Access to Quality Education"

Cornell University
Robert Parris Moses , 1982 MacArthur Fellow
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Marlies A. Carruth

Program Director

Jay Goodwin

Senior Program Officer

Laura E. Scholl

Senior Program Officer

Christina Lovely

Senior Program Officer

Don Meyer

Program Officer

Krista L. Pospisil

Senior Program Officer

Maureen P. Atwell

Program Administrator

Eloise E. Daniels

Program Assistant

Diane Mitchell

Program Assistant

Kelsey Ganser

Research Associate

Jennifer Hazen

Program Assistant

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Andrew Solomon

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