Graduate of Israel's Technion wins prestigious MacArthur fellowship 'genius' grant
Maria Chudnovsky, an Israeli-American graduate of the Haifa Technion was one of 23 recipients to receive the award, which comes with a check for $500,000.
It comes as a phone call out of the blue. You can't lobby or plan for it. All you can do is hope for it, and usually that's in vain. Each year only 20 citizens of the U.S. receive this call, in which they are informed that they have won MacArthur Foundation fellowships for extraordinary originality.