Poet Kay Ryan, Featured at UMass Lowell Last Spring, and Three Harvard Scholars Among MacArthur Fellows

Poet Kay Ryan, who read her poems to an overflow crowd at UMass Lowell last spring, and three members of the Harvard University faculty are among the 22 recipients of the 2011 “genius grants” from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. The Harvard professors are economist Roland Fryer, physicist Markus Greiner, and clinical psyschologist Matthew Nock. Poet A. E. Stallings of Greece also made the list. In recognition of their accomplishments, recipients receive $500,000.

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