MacArthur Award http://michiganradio.org en University of Michigan professor awarded MacArthur Genius Grant http://michiganradio.org/post/university-michigan-professor-awarded-macarthur-genius-grant <p>The MacArthur Foundation has announced its “<a href="http://www.macfound.org/fellows/class/2013/">genius grants</a>.” Twenty-four people who the Foundation want to recognize as exceptionally creative individuals who already have a track record of achievement and the potential for even more significant contributions in the future.</p><p>One of those 24 is Susan Murphy, a Professor of Statistics at the University of Michigan.</p><p>She joined us today to talk about her work and how she plans on using the money.</p><p><em>Listen to the full interview above.</em></p><p> Wed, 25 Sep 2013 21:15:15 +0000 Stateside Staff 14584 at http://michiganradio.org University of Michigan professor awarded MacArthur Genius Grant Stateside for Wednesday, September 25th, 2013 http://michiganradio.org/post/stateside-wednesday-september-25th-2013 <p>So, whatever happened to moderates in politics? It seems everyone is an ideologue and "compromise" is a dirty word. On today's show, we talked to a former Republican leader who says the disappearance of the moderate is becoming a real problem in his party.</p><p>And, we talked with a "genius."</p><p>The MacArther Foundation has announced this year's "genius grants," and one of the 24 who has been recognized as an exceptionally creative individual is from the University of Michigan.</p><p style="padding: 0px; border: 0px currentColor; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); line-height: 22px; font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; margin-bottom: 15px; vertical-align: baseline;">And, the new Common Core Curriculum does not require that kids learn cursive, but is that really what is best?</p><p style="padding: 0px; border: 0px currentColor; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); line-height: 22px; font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; margin-bottom: 15px; vertical-align: baseline;">Also, shoplifting is now a felony in Michigan. What does this mean for consumers and shop owners?</p><p style="padding: 0px; border: 0px currentColor; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); line-height: 22px; font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; margin-bottom: 15px; vertical-align: baseline;">And, a music student at the University of Michigan will have his work performed by the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra. We talked to him about his piece.</p><p>First on the show, t<span style="line-height: 1.5;">he Michigan Legislature is considering bills that would overhaul auto insurance in the state.</span></p><p>There are several aspects to this. Jake Neher&nbsp;with Michigan Public Radio Network joined us today to help us wade through what has been proposed.&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 25 Sep 2013 20:29:27 +0000 Stateside Staff 14589 at http://michiganradio.org Stateside for Wednesday, September 25th, 2013 MacArthur "Genius" Awards given out to 3 U of M researchers http://michiganradio.org/post/macarthur-genius-awards-given-out-3-u-m-researchers <p>The MacArthur Fellowship was given to 22 people this year, including three who teach at the University of Michigan. The <a href="http://www.macfound.org/site/c.lkLXJ8MQKrH/b.7728991/k.12E8/Meet_the_2011_Fellows.htm">2011 Fellows</a> run the gamut - from science to journalism to the arts.</p><p>Here&#39;s a list of the U of M winners:</p> Tue, 20 Sep 2011 18:54:03 +0000 Jennifer Guerra 4228 at http://michiganradio.org MacArthur "Genius" Awards given out to 3 U of M researchers