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Nobel Prize and MacArthur Fellowship Recipients

University of Kansas Graduates

Nobel Prize Recipients

Year Name KU Degree, Major, Year Nobel Prize Category
2002 Vernon L. Smith Master's, Economics, 1952 Economics
2016 Juan Manuel Santos Bachelor's, Business, 1973 Peace

 

 

 

 

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MacArthur Fellowship Recipients

Year Name KU Degree(s), Year Area of Focus
1990 Paul Ehrlich MA 1955, PhD 1957 Ecology and Evol/Environ. Biology
1990 Kent Whealy BS 1969 Food and Agriculture
1992 Wes Jackson MA 1960 Food and Agriculture
1993 Ann Hamilton BFA 1979 3-D Visual Art
1999 David Hillis MA 1983, MPh 1984, PhD 1985 Genetics and Molecular Biology
2010 Marla Spivak PhD 1989 Entomologist
2014 Sarah Deer BA 1995, JD 1999 Legal Scholar and Advocate

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

See more about the MacArthur Fellowship here.