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"Two Named MacArthur Fellows"

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Matthew Desmond, Beth Stevens, 2015 MacArthur Fellows
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"Un Premio por ‘Romper Barreras’

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Juan Salgado, 2015 MacArthur Fellow
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"Vermont Poet Wins $625,000 'Genius Grant'"

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Ellen Bryant Voigt, 2015 MacArthur Fellow
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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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