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MacArthur Fellows Speaker Series

Submitted on January 20, 2015

The University of Arizona's MacArthur Fellows exemplify exceptional creativity, significant accomplishment, and boundless potential. From neuroscience and astronomy to linguistics, ethnobotany, and anthropology, these scholars are changing the world for the better. This speaker series explores and celebrates the innovation and impact of our MacArthur Fellows' work.

The MacArthur Fellows Program, an initiative of the MacArthur Foundation, awards unrestricted fellowships of $500,000 to talented individuals who have shown extraordinary originality and dedication in their creative pursuits and a marked capacity for self-direction. There are three criteria for selection of Fellows: exceptional creativity, promise for important future advances based on a track record of significant accomplishment, and potential for the fellowship to facilitate subsequent creative work.

Location: Cesar E. Chavez Building, Room 111, 1110 E James E Rogers Way

Time: 5:30 - 6:30 PM

Dates and Speakers:

    January 29: Dr. Nicholas Strausfeld, Neuroscience and Entomology
    February 26: Dr. Olivier Guyon, Astronomy and Optical Science
    March 12: Dr. Gary Nabhan, Ethnobotany and Nature Writing
    March 26: Dr. Ofelia Zepeda, Linguistics and American Indian Studies
    April 30: Dr. Brackette Williams, Cultural Anthropology

Free and open to the public. Light refreshments and hors d'oeuvres will be served.