The 24 MacArthur Grant Winners

Associated Press
Tuesday, September 25, 2007

The list of 24 fellows announced by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation; each will receive $500,000 over the next five years:

¿ Deborah Bial, 42, founder and president, Posse Foundation, New York. Bial's organization helps colleges identify promising high-schoolers through means other than the traditional methods of grade point average and exam scores. Students then join a small group, or "posse," giving them a supportive social network once they reach campus.

¿ Peter Cole, 50, co-founder and co-editor, Ibis Editions, Jerusalem. Cole is a poet, publisher and translator who specializes in translating works from medieval Spain and the modern Middle East into English.

¿ Lisa Cooper, 44, professor, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore. Cooper is a physician who has studied the role race, sex and ethnicity play in the doctor-patient relationship.

¿ Ruth DeFries, 50, professor, University of Maryland, College Park. DeFries is an environmental geographer who uses remotely sensed satellite imagery to study how human society transforms the landscape and how that interacts with the life support system of the Earth.

¿ Mercedes Doretti, 48, co-founder, Argentine Forensic Anthropology Team, Brooklyn, N.Y., and Buenos Aires. Doretti is a forensic anthropologist, and her group applies forensic sciences to the investigation of human rights violations.

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