Posts Tagged “MacArthur Foundation”

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,…

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MacArthur Foundation ‘Genius Grants’ Announced

Why isn’t the annual announcement of the MacArthur Foundation “genius grants” for extraordinary creativity in the sciences, arts, engineering, and other disciplines televised nationally like baseball’s All-Star Game? The awardees are the “stars” of intellect, creativity, and insight. The NYTimes today reports on the latest MacArthur Foundation “Genius Grants.” At least three of…

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