Berkeley alumni who won 2012 MacArthur Fellowships

Two Berkeley alums win MacArthur Fellowships

Two UC Berkeley alumni, both national leaders in their fields — one in fighting poverty, the other in battling disease — are among the 23 Americans named as this year's recipients of coveted MacArthur Fellowships.

Emmanuel Saez, Economist

Two more “geniuses” for Berkeley

Thanks to two young faculty members — and, of course, the MacArthur Foundation — the already-sizeable total of active Berkeley campus MacArthur "genius" Fellows grew to 32 at the end of September.