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The MacArthur Foundation Announces 2011 "Genius Grant" Fellows

Ethnicity & Race / African American : blackgivesback

The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation announced yesterday the 2011 MacArthur Fellows, also known as "genius grants" to a group of 22 individuals selected for their creativity, originality, and potential to make important...

Bacteria have sculpted the world we live in, and that's why MacArthur winner Dianne Newman studies them

Academics : LA Times: Science

Newly minted MacArthur fellow Dianne Newman is a huge fan of tiny microbes.  Sit down with her in her homey office at the Caltech campus in Pasadena, and the 44-year-old microbiologist will dazzle you with amazing tales of these min...

Meet The 2015 MacArthur Fellows

Ethnicity & Race / African American : Huffington Post Voices News

Once a year, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation announces its roster of MacArthur Fellows, a designation frequently referred to as the "Genius Grant." The fellowship bestows upon its recipients a $625,000 prize, along...

Biologists Receive 2016 MacArthur 'Genius Grants'

Academics / General Science : Live Science

The MacArthur Foundation included two biologists in its 2016 list of MacArthur Fellows, the foundation announced on its website today (Sept. 22).

MacArthur winner Victoria Orphan showed how deep-sea microbes keep greenhouse gas out of the atmosphere

Academics : LA Times: Science

Victoria Orphan was on a boat off the Southern California coast in 1993 when she asked a graduate student sampling seawater about his research. He stained a sample with fluorescent dye and put it under a microscope. Orphan, then a U...


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