MacArthur Foundation ‘Genius Grant’ recipients 2011


The following 22 fellows each will receive $500,000 over the next five years from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, the Associated Press reports:

-Jad Abumrad, 38, New York. Radio co-host and producer of the nationally syndicated WNYC program “Radiolab.”

-Marie-Therese Connolly, 54, Washington, D.C. Lawyer who works to combat physical and psychological elder abuse and mistreatment, and elder financial exploitation.

-Roland Fryer, 34, Cambridge, Mass. Harvard University economics professor who studies causes and consequences of economic disparity due to race and inequality…

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