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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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Photo of the Day: Akansha Foundation – Education in India

Mumbai, India.  The Akanksha Foundation is a non-profit organization with a mission to provide children from low-income communities with a high-quality education, enabling them to maximize their potential and transform their lives. Akanksha works in the field of education, initiating school reform through The School Project, and providing a supplemental education through the Akanksha centers. [...]

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Photo of the Day – Sept. 8, 2012

Classes Start Again for Young Palestinians at UNRWA School A close-up of a Palestinian girl during one of the first classes of the new academic year, at a school in Gaza supported by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA).  05 September 2011. Gaza. Photo: United Nations. [...]

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Rebuilding Haiti thru Partnership: UPenn & Haitian Ministry

Philadelphia, PA. In July of 2010, six months after the 7.0 magnitude earthquake in Haiti that killed an estimated 200,000 – 300,000 people and left two million people homeless, a team from the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education (PennGSE), headed by Dr. Sharon Ravitch, an expert in international educational development in post-crisis contexts, [...]

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U.N. Urges Greater Protections for People with Dementia

MSF: Children Play in Debris of Northern Gaza

Ban-ki Moon Designates Leonardo DiCaprio U.N. Messenger of Peace

U.N.: Nearly $1 Billion Needed to Combat Ebola Outbreak

Ban: Hiroshima Atomic Bombing Must Inspire Nuke-Free Future

Helping the Voiceless Victims of Animal Hoarding