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Jan 29, 2014, 12:19 ET

Diseñador colombiano obtiene un Premio Vilcek a la Promesa Creativa

The Vilcek Foundation tiene el placer de nominar a Quilian Riano como uno de los tres ganadores de los Premios Vilcek 2014 a la Promesa...

Jan 29, 2014, 11:00 ET
Designer Neri Oxman is named winner of the 2014 Vilcek Prize for Design, recognizing immigrant contributions to the field. Also being honored are game designer Yasaman Hashemian, product designer Mansour Ourasanah, and social designer Quilian Riano -- winners of the 2014 Vilcek Prizes for Creative Promise in Design.  (PRNewsFoto/The Vilcek Foundation)

Vilcek Foundation Announces Winners of 2014 Vilcek Prizes for Design

Neri Oxman Selected as Winner of Vilcek Prize for Design Yasaman Hashemian, Mansour Ourasanah, and Quilian Riano receive the Vilcek Prizes for...

Jan 29, 2014, 11:00 ET

Colombian Designer Awarded Vilcek Prize for Creative Promise

Quilian Riano wins $35,000 award for notable immigrants in the United States The Vilcek Foundation is pleased to name Quilian Riano as one of...

Jan 29, 2014, 11:00 ET
Neuroscientist Thomas Jessell (Columbia University) is named winner of the 2014 Vilcek Prize for Biomedical Science, recognizing immigrant contributions to the field. Also, being honored are Antonio Giraldez (Yale University), Stavros Lomvardas (University of California, San Francisco), and Pardis Sabeti (Harvard University) -- winners of the 2014 Vilcek Prizes for Creative Promise in Biomedical Science.  (PRNewsFoto/The Vilcek Foundation)

Vilcek Foundation Honors Renowned Neuroscientist and Young Researchers with Creative Promise

Thomas M. Jessell receives $100,000 prize Antonio Giraldez, Stavros Lomvardas, and Pardis Sabeti win $35,000 Vilcek Prizes for Creative...

Apr 02, 2013, 15:13 ET
Jan Vilcek (third from left), President of the Vilcek Foundation, with 2013 Vilcek Prizewinners Yo-Yo Ma, Ruslan Medzhitov, and Richard Flavell at the awards gala.  Clint Spaulding/Patrick McMullan.com.  (PRNewsFoto/The Vilcek Foundation, Clint Spaulding/Patrick McMullan.com)

Vilcek Prizes Awarded to Notable Immigrants in Contemporary Music and Biomedical Science

Yo-Yo Ma, Richard A. Flavell and Ruslan Medzhitov receive $100,000 prizes  Representatives of the musical and scientific communities...

Feb 07, 2013, 10:35 ET
Cellist Yo-Yo Ma is awarded the 2013 Vilcek Prize for Contemporary Music, recognizing immigrant contributions to the field.  Also being honored are James "JHart" Abrahart, Blitz the Ambassador, and Tigran, winners of the 2013 Vilcek Prizes for Creative Promise in Contemporary Music. The Vilcek Foundation, (C) Todd Rosenberg Photography.  (PRNewsFoto/The Vilcek Foundation)

Classical Music Legend Claims Contemporary Music Prize

Yo-Yo Ma awarded $100,000 Vilcek Prize for career achievements Songwriter James "JHart" Abrahart, hip-hop artist Blitz the Ambassador, and pianist...

Feb 07, 2013, 09:00 ET

Vilcek Prize for Biomedical Science Split Between Two Giants of Immunology

Richard A. Flavell and Ruslan Medzhitov named co-winners of $100,000 prize Hashim Al-Hashimi, Michael Rape, and Joanna Wysocka win $35,000 Vilcek...

Feb 15, 2012, 05:00 ET
Carlos Bustamante, PhD, is the recipient of the 2012 Vilcek Prize for Biomedical Science.  (PRNewsFoto/The Vilcek Foundation)

Renowned Biophysicist Dr. Carlos Bustamante Wins Top Prize for Immigrants in Science

Peruvian-born Biomedical Scientist Awarded $100,000 Vilcek Prize Dr. Carlos Bustamante, Professor at the University of California,...

Feb 15, 2012, 05:00 ET
Carlos Bustamante, PhD, is the recipient of the 2012 Vilcek Prize for Biomedical Science.  (PRNewsFoto/The Vilcek Foundation)

El Doctor Bustamante, reconocido científico en el área de la biofísica, ganó el máximo galardón para los inmigrantes en la ciencia

El doctor Carlos Bustamante, profesor de la Universidad de California, Berkeley, fue galardonado con el Premio Vilcek 2012 en Ciencias...

Feb 15, 2012, 05:00 ET

Pioneers of Molecular Research Take 2012 Vilcek Prizes in Biomedical Science

Carlos Bustamante awarded $100,000 for studies of cellular processes at the level of single molecules Alice Ting receives Creative Promise...

Feb 15, 2012, 05:00 ET
Russian-born Mikhail Baryshnikov (left) is the recipient of the Vilcek Prize for the Arts for his body of distinguished work and contributions to the field of dance. Michel Kouakou (right), a dancer and choreographer from the Ivory Coast, has been awarded the Vilcek Prize for Creative Promise for his globally influenced performances and choreography. The awards, given by the Vilcek Foundation, honor the contributions of foreign-born artists in the United States.  (PRNewsFoto/The Vilcek Foundation)

Vilcek Foundation Names 2012 Immigrant Prize Recipients in the Arts - Spotlight on Dance

Mikhail Baryshnikov awarded $100,000 for lifetime achievement Daara Dance troupe founder Michel Kouakou awarded $25,000 for creative promise...

Feb 24, 2011, 05:00 ET

Vilcek Foundation Names 2011 Vilcek Prize Recipients

Rockefeller University biomedical researcher Titia de Lange and distinguished poet Charles Simic to receive $100,000 prizes for outstanding...

Mar 08, 2010, 13:59 ET

Vilcek Foundation Names Recipients of 2010 Annual Prizes Celebrating Immigrant Achievement in Biomedical Science and Arts

Biomedical Pioneer Alexander Varshavsky and Culinary Innovator Jose Andres Honored for Lifetime Achievement; Harmit Malik and Varin Keokitvon...

Feb 02, 2006, 00:00 ET

Christo and Jeanne-Claude Are First Winners of New National Award Honoring Immigrants to U.S.

NEW YORK, Feb. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, a year to the day after Christo and Jeanne-Claude began installing The Gates, Central Park, New York...