Monday, February 13, 2012
The Vilcek Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness of the contributions of immigrants to the American arts and sciences, has announced the winners of the 2012 Vilcek Prizes. Awarded annually, the prizes help celebrate and publicize the many foreign-born scholars and artists in the United States, without whom many advances in American society would not have been possible.
This year, the winner of the Vilcek Prize in the Arts (awarded in Dance) is Mikhail Baryshnikov, born to Russian parents in Latvia, for his body of distinguished work and his legacy of advancing the field of dance.
The winner of the Vilcek Prize in Biomedical Science is awarded to Carlos Bustamante, a Peruvian-born biomedical researcher whose work has galvanized the field of biophysics.
Each In addition, choreographer and performer Michel Kouakou, originally of Ivory Coast, and Taiwanese-born researcher Alice Ting, will receive the Vilcek Prizes for Creative Promise in Dance and in Biomedical Science, respectively.
For more details, see Download 2011 Vilcek Foundation Prizes.