Sunday - December 3, 2023

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

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Science History Institute: Institute's Rare Earth Elements Project Wins Royal Society of Chemistry Award
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, Dec. 1 (TNSres) -- The Science History Institute issued the following news release:

The Science History Institute's Rare Earth Elements Project has been awarded a 2023 Horizon Prize for Education from the U.K.'s Royal Society of Chemistry. This prestigious award recognizes individuals, collaborations, and teams for their exceptional achievements in advancing the chemical sciences. The Institute shares the prize with the former National Science Foundation Center for the Sustainable Separation of Metals.

Combining historical perspective with contemporary scientific research, ... Show Full Article

Pseudo-Copyright Rules That Block Fair Uses and Other Speech Violate the First Amendment, EFF Argues in Appellate Brief
WASHINGTON, Dec. 1 -- The Electronic Frontier Foundation issued the following news release on Nov. 29, 2023:

A 1998 federal law that criminalizes access to digital works for lawful purposes--chilling free expression and impeding scientific research--is unenforceable because it's too broad and violates the First Amendment, the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and co-counsel Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati argued in an appeals court brief filed today.

The brief, filed in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit in the case of Green v. Department of Justice, argued Section ... Show Full Article

Global Announces Authors for New Edition of 1st Evidence-Based GLOBAL Medical Care Guidelines or Adults With Down Syndrome
DENVER, Colorado, Dec. 1 -- The Global Down Syndrome Foundation issued the following news release on Nov. 30, 2023:

Today, Global Down Syndrome Foundation announced the roster of authors for the second edition of the first evidence-based GLOBAL Medical Care Guidelines for Adults with Down Syndrome ("GLOBAL Adult Guideline"). The first edition was published in JAMA, the Journal of American Medical Association, in October 2020, and is comprised of free checklists/toolkits, a family-friendly version, and translations into Spanish and Japanese. The fourteen authors include Down syndrome experts and ... Show Full Article

German Marshall Fund: Launch of Whistlestops for Ukraine 2023-24-Why a Free and Sovereign Ukraine Matters to America
MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota, Dec. 1 -- The German Marshall Fund of the United States issued the following news release on Nov. 30, 2023:

The German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF) and the Howard G. Buffett Foundation (HGBF) today launched "Whistlestops for Ukraine", a multi-state public diplomacy initiative to support Ukraine's victory, recovery, and reconstruction. Since Russia's full-scale invasion in February 2022, the United States and its allies have stood shoulder to shoulder with Ukrainians as they defend themselves and their country from an unjust war. As another tough winter and the ... Show Full Article

GMF Statement on the Passing of Henry Kissinger
WASHINGTON, Dec. 1 -- The German Marshall Fund of the United States issued the following agency statement on Nov. 30, 2023:

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The German Marshall Fund of the United States mourns the passing of Dr. Henry Kissinger, one of the most influential American statesmen of the 20th century. Print Article

Dr. Kissinger was a close friend of Guido Goldman, a GMF founder. Both men were German-Jewish refugees and emigrated to escape Nazism, building their lives in the United States. Dr. Kissinger acted as Goldman's mentor when both men were at Harvard University, and the two often discussed the importance ... Show Full Article

Freedom of the Press Foundation: Journalists Must Be Allowed to Cover Protests and Their Aftermath
SAN FRANCISCO, California, Dec. 1 (TNSres) -- The Freedom of the Press Foundation issued the following news:

By Seth Stern, Director of Advocacy

Protests are newsworthy. Police arresting and assaulting protesters is newsworthy. Journalists should be able to safely report on both protests and their aftermath.

None of that seems particularly controversial, especially when police departments nationwide are forced to pay large sums to settle claims arising from their illegal treatment of journalists covering protests after George Floyd's murder. You'd think cops would learn their lesson.

Yet, law ... Show Full Article

Foundation for Economic Education: This TikTok Video Shows How the Right is Scaring Young People Away From Capitalism
DETROIT, Michigan, Dec. 1 -- The Foundation for Economic Education issued the following news:

Recently, a TikTok video of a zoomer in tears about her nine-to-five job went viral. In the video, she complains that she has to take a long commute to work since she can't afford to live in the city. With an early rise and a late return, she explains that she doesn't have time to do anything else.

With millions of views, the video received a mixed bag of responses. On TikTok, the video received a mostly positive reception. Some commenters said they could relate, others blamed capitalism for having their ... Show Full Article