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Promoting Social Entrepreneur Ventures

New York, N.Y.  People often ask, “what is the difference between a social entrepreneur and a regular entrepreneur?”  The basic answer is what they do with their profit.  Traditional entrepreneurship is about providing goods or services and making a profit on the transactions.  A social entrepreneur uses part of their profit, such as the company [...]

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Yale Young Global Scholars Program: 2015 Applications Available

New Haven, CT.  When asked to describe her time participating in last summer’s Yale Young Global Scholars program (YYGS), high school junior Makiko Miyazaki chooses the word inspiring. “I learned so much from my peers and the faculty; they truly motivated me to take an active stance on issues I am passionate about,” she says. [...]

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On World Teachers’ Day, U.N. Agencies Urge Investing in Educators

New York, N.Y.  Investing in teachers is urgently needed to provide the best possible opportunities for millions of children, youth and adults worldwide, the heads of various United Nations agencies today said in a joint statement marking World Teachers’ Day. Photo: UNESCO. “An education system is only as good as its teachers,” the agency chiefs [...]

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Bloomberg Transfers 12 Acres of Roosevelt Island to Cornell Tech

New York, N.Y.  Mayor Bloomberg, Cornell University President David J. Skorton, and Technion-Israel Institute of Technology President Peretz Lavie today formally executed a 99-year lease between the City of New York and Cornell Tech, which will pave the way for construction of the Cornell Tech campus on Roosevelt Island, exactly two years after Cornell and [...]

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Empowering Youth Employment in Sri Lanka after Conflict

New York, N.Y.  After a conflict of almost three decades, everything is under slow recovery in the conflict-affected areas in Sri Lanka. With the joint efforts of International Sustainable Livelihood Foundation (ISLF/U.S.), the Sewalanka Foundation (Sri Lanka), and the James Jay Dudley Luce Foundation (U.S.)., a modern educational institution is proposed to be established in Trincomalee, [...]

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Yale Seeks Young Global Leaders for High School Summer Program

New Haven, CT.  Yale University is now accepting applications for the Yale Young Global Scholars Program, which will bring together talented rising high school juniors and seniors from the United States and around the world to live and study at Yale for two weeks in the summer of 2014.   Luce Leader 2013 Christopher Rim now [...]

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Spotlight on Young Scientists at “Summer Davos” in China

Dalian, P.R.C.  As part of the World Economic Forum’s New Champions community, 40 Young Scientists from 19 countries will participate in the Annual Meeting of the New Champions 2013, which will take place in Dalian from 11 to 13 September. The Meeting, held under the theme “Meeting the Innovation Imperative,” will welcome over 1,600 participants [...]

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J. Luce Foundation Supports the American University of Afghanistan

Kabul, Afghanistan.  The American University of Afghanistan (AUAF) is Afghanistan’s first private, not-for-profit institution of higher education. Chartered in 2004, AUAF offers an MBA program, four undergraduate degree programs, and an intensive English-language college preparatory courses and continuing education and professional development training.  In December 2012, The J. Luce Foundation announced its support to the university, continuing its theme of supporting [...]

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U.N. Chief Urges Greater Attention to ‘Precarious’ Situation of Migrants

Latin America Welcomes Obama’s Move to Restore US-Cuba Ties

Historic Dalai Lama Broadcast Resonates on Chinese Social Media

After CIA Torture Revelations, U.S. Must Recover Moral High Ground – U.N. Expert

Spotlighting Racism, Stigma, U.N. Launches Ambitious Project

In New York, Fountain Gallery Wows Crowd at “Mad About Art”