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Educators Come Together to Support European Humanities University

Leading educators from the United States, Canada and Europe are forming an international committee to support the European Humanities University (EHU).

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.

The MacArthur Foundation in Russia: Report on Activities

Message From The President The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation is a private foundation, headquartered in Chicago, that provides approximately $200 million in grants annually to universities, charitable and non-governmental organizations and talented individuals ...
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Report: War-Affected Children and Youth in Northern Uganda: An Assessment Report

Foreword Northern Uganda’s brutal war, now in its twentieth year, has gained world attention in the wake of indictments by the International Criminal Court against Joseph Kony and four of his commanders in the Lord ...

Commentary by Kole Shettima on International Safe Motherhood Day

On May 8, International Safe Motherhood Day, MacArthur's Africa Office Director Kole Shettima calls attention to the preventable deaths of mothers.

SmartPhones and GIS Mapping Aid Community Development

With support from MacArthur, the Northeastern Illinois Planning Commission is providing interactive web-based tools, such as SmartPhones and GIS mapping technology, to help communities and regions plan for growth and investment. Community organizations in the 16 ...

Fiscal Architecture of Juvenile Justice System Is Detrmental to Youth

It is sometimes less expensive for local governments to send juvenile offenders to state institutions than it is for communities to develop services to treat youth close to home, according to a report by the Justice ...

Minority Populations Spread Out Across U.S.

Asians, blacks, and Hispanics make up make up the majority of population gains in fast-growing metro areas like Phoenix, Las Vegas, and Orlando, according to a report from the Brookings Metropolitan Policy Program. The report also ...

No Child Left Behind Act Narrows Curriculum, Report Says

The No Child Left Behind Act has led to the “narrowing of curriculum,” especially in urban schools, according to a recent study by the Center on Education Policy, a MacArthur grantee. The report said that more ...

The New Digital Divide: Media Literacy

The new digital divide is not about access to technology, but rather “a lag in competence and confidence in the fast-paced variegated digital universe…” says Jonathan Fanton in a recent op-ed in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch ...

200,000 Affordable Rental Units Lost Each Year to Demolition

Nearly 200,000 rental housing units are lost from the nation’s housing supply each year due to demolition, according to a MacArthur-funded report by Harvard University’s Joint Center for Housing Studies. The new annual ...

MacArthur Invests $5.3 Million to Help Reduce Nuclear and Biological Weapons Dangers

MacArthur announced 12 grants totaling nearly $5.3 million to reduce the dangers posed by nuclear and biological weapons and materials.

Caravan Project Makes Non-Fiction Available in a Range of Print and Digital Formats

A partnership between six non-profit publishers, the nation's largest book wholesaler, and a group of chain and independent bookstores announced the MacArthur-supported Caravan Project.
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“In Conversation with...Michael Cohen, RPh, MS, ScD”

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Michael Cohen , 2005 MacArthur Fellow

New Natural Forest Areas Certified in Laos

With technical support from MacArthur Foundation grantees Tropical Forest Trust and World Wildlife Fund, two natural forest areas covering 125,000 acres in Laos have been certified by the Forest Stewardship Council. This is the first ...
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