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New Exhibit Highlights Architecture, History of Chicago's Marquette Building

A new exhibit on the history and architecture of the Marquette Building, a Chicago landmark and one of the city’s earliest skyscrapers, opens on October 16 in the building’s arcade.    The free exhibit is ...

Fact Sheet: About the Law & Neuroscience Project

What is The Law and Neuroscience Project? The Law and Neuroscience Project is the first systematic effort to bring together the worlds of law and science on questions of how courts should deal with recent breakthroughs ...

New $10 Million MacArthur Project Integrates Law and Neuroscience

MacArthur is bringing together a distinguished group of scientists, legal scholars, jurists, and philosophers from across the country to help integrate new developments in neuroscience into the U.S. legal system.

Announcement of Law and Neuroscience Project by Jonathan Fanton

MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton announces the Foundation’s investment of $10 million to establish the Law and Neuroscience Project.

11 New Species Found in Vietnam

Eleven new plant and animal species were discovered by scientists of the World Wildlife Fund, a MacArthur grantee, in a remote area of central Vietnam. The new discoveries include a snake, five orchids and two butteries ...

Community Revitalization Efforts in 10 Cities

MacArthur is awarding $4 million for comprehensive community revitalization efforts in ten U.S. cities based on the principles of Chicago's New Communities Program.

Remarks by Jonathan Fanton at the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) National Leadership Conference

MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton discusses the Foundation's partnership with LISC in Chicago and identifies core principles of that partnership that may prove useful to other cities' community development efforts.

Drop in Number of Illinois Youth Sent to Prison

Chicago’s Cook County juvenile court sent nearly 400 fewer youths to state prisons between 1997 and 2004 because they were referred instead to community-based support services, according to a new report by the Annie E ...

Grantees Receive Emmy Awards

MacArthur grantees P.O.V. and Frontline received awards at this year's News and Documentary Emmy Awards presentation. Frontline and Frontline/World also received four competitive awards, including one for "Outstanding Investigative Journalism―Long Form ...

Letter to the Editor by Jonathan Fanton: International Justice

In a letter to the New York Times editor, MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton says the United Nations Security Council should take the lead in enforcing arrest warrants issued by the International Criminal Court.

24 MacArthur Fellows Announced Today

MacArthur today named 24 new MacArthur Fellows for 2007. The new Fellows work across a broad spectrum of endeavors.

Study Shows Teacher Copyright Confusion Causes Students to Lose Out

A new study by Temple University and American University released today find that teachers from grade school to college are being stymied in their efforts to teach critical thinking and media literacy, because ignorance about copyright ...

The Cost of Copyright Confusion for Media Literacy

A new study by Temple University and American University finds that teachers from grade school to college are being stymied in their efforts to teach critical thinking and media literacy, because ignorance about copyright laws and ...

New Area Added to Colombia’s National Parks System

In August, Churumbelos Auka Wasi was added to Colombia’s premier national parks system thanks to the technical assistance of two MacArthur grantees, World Wildlife Fund and the Amazon Conservation Team.
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