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Every House Has a Door: “The Three Matadors”

Poet and playwright Jay Wright’s "The Presentable Art of Reading Absence" will be performed by Chicago-based collective Every House Has a Door. Read More
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Distinguished Artist Interviews

As part of the College Art Association annual conference, interviews will feature photographer and video artist LaToya Ruby Frazier and public artist Rick Lowe. Read More
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Redefining Art in the Social Context

A reception and lecture with public artist Rick Lowe in Stanford, California. Read More

Inspiring Creativity: 35 Years of the MacArthur Fellows Program

MacArthur's Cecilia Conrad will discuss the MacArthur Fellows Program, as it marks its 35th anniversary, and moderate a discussion with labor organizer Ai-Jen Poo and artist Inigo Manglano-Ovalle, both Fellows. Read More
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Tap Dancer and Choreographer Michelle Dorrance, 2015 MacArthur Fellow

Michelle Dorrance is a tap dancer and choreographer reinvigorating a uniquely American dance form in works that combine the musicality of tap with the choreographic intricacies of contemporary dance. Read More
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Adaptive Designer and Fabricator Alex Truesdell, 2015 MacArthur Fellow

Alex Truesdell is an adaptive designer and fabricator constructing low-tech, affordable, and customized tools and furniture that enable children with disabilities to participate actively in their homes, schools, and communities. Read More
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Chemist William Dichtel, 2015 MacArthur Fellow

William Dichtel is a chemist pioneering the assembly of molecules into stable, high surface-area networks with potential applications in electronic, optical, and energy storage devices. Read More
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Classicist Dimitri Nakassis, 2015 MacArthur Fellow

Dimitri Nakassis is a classicist challenging long-held assumptions about modes of economic exchange and political authority in prehistoric Greek societies and revealing their connections to the origins of modern civilization. Read More
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Community Leader Juan Salgado, 2015 MacArthur Fellow

Juan Salgado is a community leader creating a model for workforce development and training among immigrant communities through a holistic approach that addresses language skills, education, and other barriers to entering the workforce. Read More
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Computational Biologist John Novembre, 2015 MacArthur Fellow

John Novembre is a computational biologist shedding new light on the links between geography and genomic diversity and producing a more finely grained picture of human evolutionary history. Read More
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Computer Scientist Christopher Ré, 2015 MacArthur Fellow

Christopher Ré is a computer scientist democratizing big data analytics through open source data-processing products that have the power of machine learning algorithms but can be integrated into existing and applied database systems. Read More
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Economist Heidi Williams, 2015 MacArthur Fellow

Heidi Williams is an economist unraveling the forces that hinder or spur medical innovation through empirically based studies that are informing public policy. Read More
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Education Entrepreneur Patrick Awuah, 2015 MacArthur Fellow

Patrick Awuah is an education entrepreneur creating a new model for higher education in Africa that combines training in ethical leadership, a liberal arts tradition, and skills for contemporary African needs and opportunities. Read More
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Environmental Engineer Kartik Chandran, 2015 MacArthur Fellow

Kartik Chandran is an environmental engineer transforming wastewater from a pollutant requiring disposal to a resource for useful products, such as commodity chemicals, energy sources, and fertilizers. Read More
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Environmental Health Advocate Gary Cohen, 2015 MacArthur Fellow

Gary Cohen is spurring environmental responsibility among health care providers and repositioning health care institutional practice around the broader challenges of sustainability, climate change, and community health Read More


Portrait of Cecilia A. Conrad

Cecilia A. Conrad

Managing Director

Marlies A. Carruth

Program Director

Jay Goodwin

Senior Program Officer

Laura E. Scholl

Senior Program Officer

Christina Lovely

Program Officer

Don Meyer

Program Officer

Krista L. Pospisil

Program Officer

Maureen P. Atwell

Program Administrator

Eloise E. Daniels

Program Assistant

Diane Estes

Program Assistant

Mariela Evans


Kelsey Ganser

Research Associate

Jennifer Hazen

Program Assistant

Media Contact

Portrait of Andrew Solomon

Andrew Solomon

Managing Director, Communications