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November 16, 1990 | CHRISTOPHER KNIGHT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Artists' colonies around the nation, including three in Northern California, are the latest recipients of the largess of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. In an unusual initiative announced Thursday, the Chicago-based foundation awarded a total of more than $2.5 million to 18 artists' retreats and residences in 10 states.
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November 16, 1990 | CHRISTOPHER KNIGHT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Artists' colonies around the nation, including three in Northern California, are the latest recipients of the largess of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. In an unusual initiative announced Thursday, the Chicago-based foundation awarded a total of more than $2.5 million to 18 artists' retreats and residences in 10 states.
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January 18, 1990
A UC Irvine molecular biology instructor received a $200,000 MacArthur Foundation grant to study insects that transmit diseases. Anthony James, an assistant professor of molecular biology and biochemistry, is scheduled to study genetic differences among disease-carrying insects. By understanding what genetic traits the insects have, James hopes to discover more about how they infect people. The money comes from the John D. and Katherine T. MacArthur Foundation.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 18, 1990
A UC Irvine molecular biology instructor received a $200,000 MacArthur Foundation grant to study insects that transmit diseases. Anthony James, an assistant professor of molecular biology and biochemistry, is scheduled to study genetic differences among disease-carrying insects. By understanding what genetic traits the insects have, James hopes to discover more about how they infect people. The money comes from the John D. and Katherine T. MacArthur Foundation.
BUSINESS
June 1, 1986
Thornton F. Bradshaw, chairman of RCA Corp., has been named chairman of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, based in Chicago.
NATIONAL
January 13, 2003 | From Times Wire Reports
A private foundation is giving $14 million to National Public Radio, $10 million of which will support news and public affairs programs at the network's 714 stations. The other $4 million from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation of Chicago will go to an endowment for NPR's long-term financial stability and innovations. The foundation is best known for no-strings-attached awards given to scholars and artists.
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July 3, 1989 | ALEENE MacMINN, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Journalist Bill Moyers will receive $5 million in funding for public television productions during the next three years through a grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. The funds will be divided evenly between public television stations WTTW (Chicago) and WNET (New York), which serve as co-presenters for Moyers' programs. Of the $5-million MacArthur grant, $3.75 million is a challenge grant in support of the weekly production of Moyers' "A World of Ideas," and $1.
NEWS
August 25, 1988
More than 200 hours of 20 classic Public Broadcasting Service television series are available on videotape at the Beverly Hills Public Library. The Friends of the Beverly Hills Public Library, a community support group, purchased the collection from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation of Chicago, which makes the collection available to public libraries at a 90% discount. The group paid $6,000 for the tapes.
NEWS
December 17, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Two leading education research centers announced they have received grants to devise better ways to measure the thinking skills students will need to become successful adults. The University of Pittsburgh's Learning Research and Development Center will receive $1.15 million from the Pew Charitable Trusts of Philadelphia. For a related study, the National Center on Education and the Economy in Rochester, N.Y., will get $1.3 million from the John D. and Catherine T.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 30, 1988 | From Associated Press
National Public Radio has received a $1.5 million grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, the largest single private sector grant in NPR's history. The grant will "enhance NPR's ability to create new services, search for better ways to do what we do, and serve better a national audience growing in numbers," said Douglas J. Bennet, president of the nonprofit radio network.
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