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October 1, 2012
Don Feria photo

In this Sept. 22, 2012 photo provided by the Chicago-based John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, Maurice Lim Miller, 66, a social services innovator who designs projects that reward and track self-sufficiency among residents of low-income neighborhoods in Oakland, San Francisco and Boston, is seen at his home in Oakland, Calif. Miller is among 23 recipients of this year’s MacArthur Foundation “genius grants.”

Stephanie Diani photo

In this Sept. 22, 2012 photo provided by the Chicago-based John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, Dr. Elissa Hallem, 34, a neurobiologist at the University of California, Los Angeles, who explores the physiology and behavioral consequences of odor detection in invertebrates and identifies interventions that may eventually reduce the scourge of parasitic infections in humans. is seen at her office in Los Angeles. Hallem is among 23 recipients of this year’s MacArthur Foundation “genius grants.”

Stephanie Diani photo

In this Sept. 22, 2012 photo provided by the Chicago-based John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, Dr. Elissa Hallem, 34, a neurobiologist at the University of California, Los Angeles, who explores the physiology and behavioral consequences of odor detection in invertebrates and identifies interventions that may eventually reduce the scourge of parasitic infections in humans. is seen at her office in Los Angeles. Hallem is among 23 recipients of this year’s MacArthur Foundation “genius grants.”

Don Feria photo

In this Sept. 22, 2012 photo provided by the Chicago-based John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, Maurice Lim Miller, 66, a social services innovator who designs projects that reward and track self-sufficiency among residents of low-income neighborhoods in Oakland, San Francisco and Boston, is seen at his home in Oakland, Calif. Miller is among 23 recipients of this year’s MacArthur Foundation “genius grants.”