Tiya Miles, the new Chair of DAAS and a professor in DAAS and American Culture, is among the 22 new MacArthur Fellows chosen by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. Each Fellow will receive $500,000 in “no strings attached” support over the next five years from the MacArthur Foundation. Miles is among 24 U-M faculty members who have won the prestigious MacArthur award — often called the genius grant — since 1981. The university's last winners were in 2005. Click here for the full story.