Sunday - January 19, 2020

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

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United Nations Foundation: Mark Malloch-Brown Appointed Co-Chair of the UN Foundation Board
WASHINGTON, Jan. 18 -- The United Nations Foundation issued the following news release on Jan. 17:

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- Former senior UN official brings deep multisector experience at critical time for global peace and progress

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The United Nations Foundation announced the appointment of Lord Mark Malloch-Brown as Co-Chair of its Board of Directors. With a uniquely distinguished career in diplomacy, the private and public sectors, including as UN Deputy Secretary General, Lord Malloch-Brown will bring unparalleled breadth and depth of expertise to help guide the Foundation in its work as a strategic ... Show Full Article

Three NFF National Scholar-Athletes to Play on NFL Championship Sunday
IRVING, Texas, Jan. 18 -- The National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame issued the following news release:

The NFL Playoffs are entering Championship Sunday, and three past NFF National Scholar-Athletes appear on rosters for this weekend's stellar matchups.

After leading the Tennessee Titans to huge wins over New England and Baltimore, quarterback Ryan Tannehill (Texas A&M - 2011) hopes to extend the team's remarkable postseason run against the Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC Championship.

Meanwhile, the Chiefs and offensive lineman Stefen Wisniewski (Penn State - 2010) hope to ride ... Show Full Article

Hearst Journalism Awards Program: 2019-2020 Hearst Multimedia I Winners Named
SAN FRANCISCO, California, Jan. 18 -- The Hearst Journalism Awards Program issued the following news:

Winners have been announced in the Multimedia I/Narrative Video Storytelling Competition of the 2019-2020 Hearst Journalism Awards Program.

There were 88 entries from 54 schools submitted in the first multimedia competition of the year.

First Place has been awarded to Jiakai Lou, a senior from University of Montana. Jiakai will receive a $3,000 scholarship for the winning multimedia piece titled 32 Below from The Montana Kaimin. Jiakai also qualifies to participate in the National Multimedia ... Show Full Article

Getty Research Institute Acquires 52 Lebbeus Woods Drawings and a Los Angeles Sketchbook
LOS ANGELES, California, Jan. 18 -- The Getty Research Institute, a program of the J. Paul Getty Trust, issued the following news release:

The Getty Research Institute announced today that it has acquired a two-part collection of drawings and sketches by renowned architect Lebbeus Woods (American, 1940-2012).

"The Getty Research Institute's architectural holdings are especially strong in 20th-century avant-garde architects such as Lebbeus Woods. These distinctive examples of Woods' unique vision will no doubt be inspiring to researchers working in our collections," said Mary Miller, director ... Show Full Article

Electronic Frontier Foundation Argues in New Jersey Supreme Court That Defendant Can't Be Forced to Turn Over Password to Encrypted IPhone
TRENTON, New Jersey, Jan. 18 -- The Electronic Frontier Foundation issued the following news release:

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- U.S. Constitution Protects Rights Against Self-Incrimination

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On Tuesday, January 21, at 1 pm, EFF Senior Staff Attorney Andrew Crocker will ask the New Jersey Supreme Court to rule that the state can't force a defendant to turn over the passcode for his encrypted iPhone under the Fifth Amendment, which protects American's rights against self-incrimination.

The Fifth Amendment states that people cannot be forced to incriminate themselves, and it's well settled that this privilege ... Show Full Article

Conrad N. Hilton Foundation Awarded More Than $32 Million in Grants in the Fourth Quarter of 2019
WESTLAKE VILLAGE, California, Jan. 18 -- The Conrad N. Hilton Foundation issued the following news release:

The board of directors of the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation announced that 15 grants were approved, totaling more than $32 million during the fourth quarter of 2019. These grants were awarded to 15 organizations spanning across the Hilton Foundation's program areas, both in the U.S. and internationally.

"As we embark on our 75th year while entering into a new decade, we continue to use our founder's intent as a guidepost for our work," said Peter Laugharn, president and CEO of the Conrad ... Show Full Article

California Improvement Network Announces New Partner Organizations
OAKLAND, California, Jan. 18 -- The California Health Care Foundation issued the following news release:

Twenty health care organizations have been selected as partners for the California Improvement Network (CIN) in 2020-2021. Collectively, these organizations serve or support more than 25 million patients across the state -- more than half the population of California.

This diverse group of health care delivery systems, plans, payers, and quality improvement (QI) organizations were selected as QI thought leaders in California. They will help drive the CIN activities that lead to action. CIN ... Show Full Article