Sunday - February 26, 2017

News releases, reports, statements and associated documents from U.S. foundations.

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Speech Code of the Month: University of Missouri-Kansas City
PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 24 -- The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education issued the following news release:

FIRE announces our Speech Code of the Month for February 2017: the University of Missouri-Kansas City.

The university calls its demonstration policy the "Open Campus and Time, Place and Manner Policy," but in reality, the university's campus is far from open for students wishing to engage in expressive activities.

According to that policy, which applies to "all rallies, demonstrations or similar activities," "all events shall be registered through the Office of Student Involvement ... Show Full Article

CNYCF Staff Member 'Steps Up' for a Good Cause
SYRACUSE, N.Y., Feb. 24 -- The Community Foundation of Central New York issued the following news:

Do you ever wonder if there is something more that you should be doing, aside from the daily hustle and bustle of everyday life? The idea is there, but there's trepidation or fear, and you can't quite put your finger on it?

That's exactly how Geri Corradino, finance associate at the Central New York Community Foundation, was feeling. She knew deep down there was something more she should be doing to serve her community, but she didn't know exactly what it was. It wasn't until she met Kate Waltman, ... Show Full Article

Space Foundation to Launch Women's Global Gathering at the 33rd Space Symposium
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., Feb. 23 -- The Space Foundation issued the following news release:

A new event has been added to the Space Foundation's Space Symposium for 2017. The inaugural Women's Global Gathering will provide a unique opportunity to hear about the accomplishments and opportunities for women in the space industry, and is open to Space Symposium registrants and non-registrants.

Scheduled for the last day of the 33rd Space Symposium on Thursday, April 6, from 12:15 to 1:45 p.m., at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, the featured speaker will be Gen. Ellen M. Pawlikowski, USAF, ... Show Full Article

MacArthur Awards Journalism and Media Grants to Advance Accountability and Transparency in Nigeria
WASHINGTON, Feb. 23 -- The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation issued the following news release:

MacArthur announced today $5 million in journalism and media funding to advance anti-corruption efforts in Nigeria. The grants are part of the Foundation's On Nigeria grantmaking, which seeks to create a new atmosphere of accountability, transparency, and good governance in the country by strengthening Nigerian-led anti-corruption efforts and reducing retail or "petty" corruption in key sectors.

The nine grants announced today seek to strengthen investigative and data-driven journalism ... Show Full Article

How Does Medicaid Work, What's at Stake Under a Block Grant or Per Capita Cap? A Video Slideshow
WASHINGTON, Feb. 23 -- The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation issued the following news release:

A new video slideshow: from the Kaiser Family Foundation explains how Medicaid works now and what is at stake as policymakers in Washington consider converting program financing to a block grant or per capita cap.

The 3-minute video describes how Medicaid is financed under current law, whom it covers and how spending is distributed across various groups of enrollees, including children, adults, seniors, ... Show Full Article

ASHP Foundation Announces 2015-2016 New Investigator Research Grant Recipients
BETHESDA, Md., Feb. 23 -- The ASHP Research & Education Foundation issued the following news release:

The ASHP Research and Education Foundation awarded funding to two new investigators to study pharmacy practice model advances through the 2015-2016 New Investigator Research Grant Program.

This research grant program supports practice-based research conducted by pharmacist new investigators and related to advancing pharmacy practice. The program aims to support quality research to advance pharmacy practice, develop new investigators' research skills, and help grantees develop mentoring relationships ... Show Full Article

11 Year-Old Piano Prodigy Receives Life-Changing Grant from Carrie Lazarus Fund for Extraordinary Talent
SYRACUSE, N.Y., Feb. 23 -- The Community Foundation of Central New York issued the following news:

For Hee Jung Michel, watching the other young artists perform at Extraordinary Live was the easy part. When her son, 11-year-old Kaelem Michel, took his place at the piano onstage, she felt a rush of nerves.

It was the biggest concert Kaelem had ever played. Though he had rehearsed prior to the event, he was anxious as he waited to go on in front of the audience of more than 1,000 people at the John H. Mulroy Civic Center. There were many familiar faces in the crowd, including his piano teacher, ... Show Full Article