UM: MacArthur Fellows

The New York Times reports on the prestigious “genius awards” given each year by the MacArthur Foundation. The awards, announced Tuesday, come with a $500,000 no-strings-attached prize paid out over five years. From the article: “This year three fellows came from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. They are Tiya Miles, 41, a public historian and history professor who has researched the relationships between African and Cherokee people in colonial America; Melanie Sanford, 36, a professor of chemistry whose research on organometallic synthesis has implications for pharmaceuticals and other products; and Yukiko Yamashita, 39, a developmental biologist who studies the mechanisms that regulate stem cell division.” [Source]