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MacArthur Foundation names 23 fellows

Sept. 28, 2010 at 8:16 AM   |   Comments

CHICAGO, Sept. 28 (UPI) -- Scientists, educators and members of the arts community are among the 23 MacArthur Fellows named Tuesday by the foundation based in Chicago.

Recipients each receive $500,000 in a no-strings-attached, five-year grant to pursue a chance to "reflect, create and explore" in their fields, the foundation said in a release.

"This group of fellows, along with the more than 800 who have come before, reflects the tremendous breadth of creativity among us," MacArthur President Robert Gallucci said. "They are explorers and risk takers, contributing to their fields and to society in innovative, impactful ways. They provide us all with inspiration and hope for the future."

The 2010 recipients are:

-- Matthew Carter, type designer.

-- Drew Berry, biomedical animator.

-- Carol Padden, sign-language linguist.

-- Carlos D. Bustamante, a population geneticist.

-- Elizabeth Turk, sculptor.

-- Amir Abo-Shaeer, high school physics teacher.

-- Annette Gordon-Reed, American historian.

-- Yiyun Li, fiction writer.

-- Dawn Song, computer security scientist.

-- Marla Spivak, entomologist.

-- Jessie Little Doe Baird, indigenous language preservationist.

-- Kelly Benoit-Bird, marine biologist.

-- Nicholas Benson, stone carver.

-- David Cromer, theater director.

-- John Dabiri, biophysicist.

-- Shannon Lee Dawdy, anthropologist.

-- Michal Lipson, optical physicist.

-- Mergis Mavalvala, quantum astrophysicist.

-- Jason Moran, jazz pianist and composer.

-- Jorge Pardo, installation artist.

-- Sebastian Ruth, violist, violinist and music educator.

-- Emmanuel Saez, economist.

-- David Simon, author, screenwriter and producer.

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