Latest MacArthur Fellows Program Stories

2011-06-29 09:07:00

NASHVILLE, Tenn., June 29, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Olive Branch Fund: A Thisbe and Noah Scott Legacy, an organization dedicated to combating pediatric motor neuron diseases, today announced its first funding award to Kevin Eggan, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology at Harvard University. The award will support Dr. Eggan's ongoing research investigating the neuromuscular system and the diseases that affect it. Dr. Eggan is a leading researcher in...

2010-09-27 23:01:00

Out of the blue - $500,000 - No strings CHICAGO, Sept. 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation today named 23 new MacArthur Fellows for 2010. Working across a broad spectrum of endeavors, the Fellows include a stone carver, a quantum astrophysicist, a jazz pianist, a high school physics teacher, a marine biologist, a theater director, an American historian, a fiction writer, an economist, and a computer security scientist. All were selected for...

2009-05-04 08:00:00

WASHINGTON, May 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Foundation for Art and Preservation in Embassies (FAPE), the leading non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing the United States image abroad through American art, announced today that Vija Celmins, acclaimed American artist, has contributed Untitled (Web 5) to its Lee Kimche McGrath Original Print Collection. Each year, an American artist contributes a print for display in U.S. embassies through the Lee Kimche McGrath Original Print...

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