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National Gallery of Art: Acquisition - Ellsworth Kelly
WASHINGTON, June 1 -- The National Gallery of Art issued the following news release:

Associated with Color Field painting and minimalism, Ellsworth Kelly (1923-2015) had a lifelong interest in the interplay between painting, sculpture, and architecture. The National Gallery of Art has acquired three working drawings and one collage offered through the Ellsworth Kelly estate and specifically chosen by Jack Shear (Kelly's partner of 32 years) to complement other works by the artist in the collection. Representing a special gift in honor of the Ellsworth Kelly centennial in 2023, these works provide ... Show Full Article

NAM Welcomes New Councilors for 2023-2026
WASHINGTON, June 1 (TNSper) -- The National Academy of Medicine issued the following news:

The National Academy of Medicine is pleased to welcome two new members of the NAM Council, the Academy's governing and oversight body, for 3-year terms effective July 1, 2023, through June 30, 2026:

Eva L. Feldman, MD, PhD, James W. Albers Distinguished University Professor, Russell N. DeJong Professor of Neurology, Director, ALS Center of Excellence, University of Michigan

Cato T. Laurencin, MD, PhD, University Professor and Albert and Wilda Van Dusen Distinguished Endowed Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery; ... Show Full Article

Inter-American Foundation: 'I Haven't Migrated to the U.S. Because I Have Work Here'
WASHINGTON, June 1 -- The Inter-American Foundation issued the following story:

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By Rebecca Nelson

People make the decision to leave home to try to make a life elsewhere based on a variety of broad challenges that impact them at the local level. The IAF funds community organizations that understand their local context and work to create a viable way of life at home for people vulnerable to migration.

As the following example shows, IAF grants help community members become more rooted and committed to making positive change in their communities. They also strengthen resilience to manage ... Show Full Article

Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas: Post-LIBOR Cessation Collateral Eligibility
DALLAS, Texas, June 1 -- The Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas, a district bank in the Federal Home Loan Bank System, issued the following member bulletin (No. 2023-12):

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On June 30, 2023, LIBOR (London Interbank Offered Rate) will cease to be published for all remaining U.S. dollar (USD) tenors.

The Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas (Bank) has previously published bulletins alerting members to the cessation of LIBOR and encouraging them to prepare for an orderly transition away from LIBOR by modifying, or working with issuers to modify, loans and/or securities that are pledged to the Bank ... Show Full Article

EPA: St. Louis Chemical Company Agrees to Pay Penalty for Failure to Report Toxic Chemical Releases
LENEXA, Kansas, June 1 -- The Environmental Protection Agency issued the following news release:

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will collect a $49,953 penalty from TransChemical Inc., which owns and operates a chemical distribution facility in St. Louis, Missouri, to resolve alleged violations of the federal Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA). According to EPA, the company failed to submit required annual reports listing toxic chemicals at the facility.

"Communities, particularly those that are already overburdened by pollution, have a right to know about ... Show Full Article

EPA: Biden-Harris Administration Announces $500K Cleanup Grant for Polluted Brownfields Site in Rhode Island
BOSTON, Massachusetts, June 1 -- The Environmental Protection Agency issued the following news release on May 31 2023:

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced $500,000 from President Biden's Investing in America Agenda to expedite the cleanup of a brownfields site in Rhode Island while advancing environmental justice.

EPA selected one community in Rhode Island to receive one grant totaling $500,000 in competitive EPA Brownfields funding through the Multipurpose, Assessment, Revolving Loan Fund, and Cleanup (MARC) Grant programs. Thanks to the historic boost from the Bipartisan ... Show Full Article

EPA Announces Stronger Standards to Improve Oil Spill Responses
WASHINGTON, June 1 -- The Environmental Protection Agency issued the following news release:

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency finalized stronger standards to improve response efforts to oil spills and hazardous substance releases into waters of the United States and adjoining shorelines under the federal government's National Contingency Plan (NCP). The new standards encourage the development of safer and more effective oil spill mitigating products like chemical and biological agents, provide emergency responders more information to better target the use of these agents, and require more ... Show Full Article