Volcanoes, great photos mark humble Hudson Valley 'geniuses'
Galleries2012 Valedictorians in the Hudson Valley
The two Hudson Valley professors who received MacArthur Foundation genius grants last week are a modest pair.
Columbia University geochemist and volcanologist Terry Plank called the $500,000 award "the MacArthur thing." She wasn't even sure why she'd received it.
"I'm not a genius and I haven't invented something incredibly special," said Plank, a Nyack resident who works at the university's...