Two Chicagoans among this year's MacArthur 'genius grant' winners

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MacArthur 'Genius' Grants

- npr.org
11 Oct 2017
The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation has announced the winners of this year's fellowship -- often better known as the "genius" grant -- and the list includes a characteristically wide array of disciplines: There's painter Njideka Akunyili Crosby, for instance, and mathematician Emmanuel Candès and immunologist Gabriel Victora, among many others.

Rhiannon Giddens Receives 625,000 MacArthur Foundation 'Genius Grant

11 Oct 2017
Rhiannon Giddens is among the 24 recipients of this year's MacArthur Foundation "Genius Grants." The 40 year-old Greensboro, North Carolina, singer/songwriter and co-founder of the Grammy-winning string band Carolina Chocolate Drops will receive a five-year grant of $625,000, which is intended to allow the recipient to pursue his or her work without financial concern.
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Njideka Akunyili Crosby, Dawoud Bey, and Trevor Paglen Among This Year's MacArthur 'Genius' Grantees ? Epeak

- epeak.in
11 Oct 2017
Njideka Akunyili Crosby, Dawoud Bey, and Trevor Paglen are among the 24 individuals chosen as 2017 fellows of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, which announced the names today. The fellowship, more commonly known as the "genius" grant, recognizes individuals who have "shown extraordinary originality and dedication in their creative pursuits and a marked ...

Greensboro musician among 24 'genius grants' recipients from MacArthur Foundation

11 Oct 2017
CHICAGO -- A Greensboro musician, a director who has taken opera from the concert hall to thE Streets of Los Angeles and an organizer who helped put a human face on the plight of young undocumented immigrants are among this year's MacArthur fellows and recipients of the so-called genius grants.
- wral.com

B1G names among 2017 MacArthur Fellows

- btn.com
11 Oct 2017
Since 1981, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation has given out hundreds of "Genius Grants", inducting individuals such as playwright and educator Anna Deavere Smith, composer and drummer Max Roach and graphic novelist Alison Bechdel into the MacArthur Fellows Program, as it is more formally known.

Author, Immigration Advocate Among 2017 MacArthur Fellows

11 Oct 2017
Awarded by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, MacArthur fellows are chosen after demonstrating "extraordinary originality and dedication in their creative pursuits and a marked capacity for self-direction ." Each recipient receives a "no strings attached" grant, according to the foundation's website . The $625,000 award is paid out over the course of five years.
- nbcnews.com

The 2017 MacArthur "Genius" Grant Winners in Literature

- lithub.com
11 Oct 2017
The MacArthur Foundation has announced its 2017 Fellows: 24 artists, writers, scientists, musicians, and leaders who have "shown extraordinary originality and dedication in their creative pursuits and a marked capacity for self-direction." Oh, and according to general consensus, they're now officially geniuses--though the term "genius grant" is not one that the MacArthur ...

Regina Barzilay wins MacArthur "genius grant

11 Oct 2017
Regina Barzilay, a professor in MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) who does research in natural language processing and machine learning, is a recipient of a 2017 MacArthur Fellowship, sometimes referred to as a "genius grant."
- news.mit.edu

UC San Diego computer science professor among 2017 MacArthur 'ge San Diego, CA

- kusi.com
11 Oct 2017
LA JOLLA (KUSI) -- UC San Diego computer science professor Stefan Savage is among the 24 2017 MacArthur Fellows announced Wednesday, with each slated to receive $625,000 over the next five years to allow them to pursue their own creative, intellectual and professional objectives.
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