Category: Press Releases

New CEP Research Sheds Light on Nonprofits’ Diversity Efforts

A new research report out from the Center for Effective Philanthropy (CEP), titled Nonprofit Diversity Efforts: Current Practices and the Role of Foundations, shares nonprofit leaders’ views on their diversity pursuits — and how their foundation funders are interacting with or supporting them in this area. The report includes data on topics such as how diversity relates to the work of nonprofits, how foundations… Read more »

U.S. Research Institutions Received Over $2.3 Billion in Private Funding for Basic Science in 2017

Research institutions in the U.S. received more than $2.3 billion for basic science research in 2017 from foundations, philanthropists, corporations, and charities, according to the Private Funding of Basic Science Survey conducted by the Science Philanthropy Alliance. The top ten institutions received 65% of this amount. Basic science research seeks fundamental knowledge about nature and our universe that progress and innovation rely upon. The… Read more »

Laura Bush: Separating children from their parents at the border ‘breaks my heart’

On Sunday, a day we as a nation set aside to honor fathers and the bonds of family, I was among the millions of Americans who watched images of children who have been torn from their parents. In the six weeks between April 19 and May 31, the Department of Homeland Security has sent nearly 2,000 children to mass detention centers or foster care. More than 100 of these children are younger than 4 years old. The reason for these separations is a zero-tolerance policy for their parents, who are accused of illegally crossing our borders.

Board of Regents approve new civil engineeringprogram at Texas State From: Blaschke, Jayme Sent: Thu, May 24, 2018 at 8:21 pm To: Regents052418.doc (49.9 KB) Texas State University News from the Office of Media Relations Jayme Blaschke 601 University Drive jb71@txstate.edu San Marcos, TX 78666 05/24/18 (512) 245-2180 Board of Regents approve new civil engineering program at Texas State

The Texas State University System Board of Regents has authorized Texas State University to offer a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering degree program, the first in Texas with a holistic emphasis on technology-enhanced infrastructure (TEI).  The board approved the new degree during its quarterly meeting May 24 in Round Rock. Texas State will begin offering the civil engineering program through the Ingram School… Read more »

Study: University New Orleans Jesuit Social Research Institute Issues 2017 JustSouth Index and Texas ranks 49th in poverty, racial disparity and immigrant exclusion

New report shows Louisiana ranks 51st on measures of social justice for second year in a row; spotlights the three most challenging issues facing the Gulf South – poverty, racial disparity and immigrant exclusion The 2017 JustSouth Index report issued today by Loyola University New Orleans’ Jesuit Social Research Institute (JSRI) reveals that Louisiana falls last in the nation (51st in the U.S. including… Read more »

In San Antonio: Immersed: Local to Global Art Sensations presenting Yayoi Kusama

Organized in conjunction with the San Antonio Tricentennial celebrations and the 50th anniversary of HemisFair ’68, this exhibition focuses on San Antonio as a place of deep history, local values, and global thinking. Immersive, environmental installations by Yayoi Kusama and Philip Worthington, a film by Andy Warhol, and a new commission by San Antonio’s Chris Sauter transform the McNay’s Tobin Exhibition Galleries. Internationally celebrated Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama’s Aftermath of Obliteration… Read more »

April Public Programs + Core Exhibition Opening in Houston

Exhibition Opening     2018 Core Exhibition Thursday, April 19, 2018 6-8 PM On View through Saturday, May 12, 2018   2017-2018 Core Fellows The 2018 Core Exhibition features work by artists-in-residence Maria Bang Espersen, Shana Hoehn, Devin Kenny, Yue Nakayama, Felipe Steinberg, Elizabeth Webb, and Peng Zuqiang. Core critics-in-residence Kate Green, Ruslana Lichtzier, and Laura A. L. Wellen contribute essays based on their independent research to the publication Core 2018,… Read more »

U.S. News and Aetna Foundation Release Inaugural Healthiest Communities Rankings – and Texas isn’t on it. Texas is ranked #38 out of 50 states. Texas has poor access to decent healthcare that’s low quality in the first place.

U.S. News & World Report, the global authority in rankings and civic journalism, in collaboration with the Aetna Foundation, the independent charitable and philanthropic arm of Aetna, today announced the inaugural Healthiest Communities rankings. The new report evaluated nearly 3,000 communities nationwide across 10 categories, from education and population health to infrastructure and economy. In addition to assessing which communities offer their citizens the greatest opportunity to live a productive, healthy life, the rankings offer insight into the best approaches for improving public health that can be shared and implemented across the country.

Join us at the exclusive multi-course No Kid Hungry Dinner in San Antonio on May 6th at Hotel Emma in the Pearl

Every year, the country’s best chefs join together with one goal in mind: end childhood hunger in America by supporting No Kid Hungry Dinners presented by Citi. In more than a dozen cities across the nation, guests enjoy a one-of-a-kind dining experience curated by each city’s premier culinary talent and participate in unique food, travel and lifestyle auctions – all while raising funds for No Kid Hungry, Share Our Strength’s campaign to end childhood hunger in America.

In San Antonio, we are proud to be hosted for the second time by Chef John Brand at Hotel Emma. In addition to delicious food and find

ChildSafe Distributes Cardboard Kids at Area Malls March 2 & 3 and 9 & 10 To Prepare for April, National Child Abuse Prevention Month

Momentum is building for ChildSafe’s Cardboard Kids campaign, a community-wide effort to heighten awareness of child abuse and neglect, an issue that continues to plague Bexar County. Cardboard Kids are memorable 2-foot high cardboard kid cutouts that citizens PICK-UP, DECORATE and DISPLAY on April 5.  ChildSafe is asking the entire community to be a part of this campaign to help them reach their goal… Read more »

President Trauth signs letter supporting Senate action on Dream Act

Texas State University President Denise M. Trauth has joined at least 10 other Texas university presidents/chancellors in co-signing a letter from the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) to U.S. Senator John Cornyn urging his support for bringing the Dream Act (S. 1615) to a floor vote before February 8. In joining the other signatories, Texas State supports normalizing the status of deserving… Read more »

Lawndale Art Center Openings

Exhibitions Opening: January 18, 2018 Opening Reception Thursday, January 18, 2018 6 – 8 PM Between Love & Madness: Mexican Comic Art from the 1970s Organized by Christopher Sperandio in collaboration with students from Practical Curation, Rice University January 18 – March 25, 2018 O’Quinn Gallery Entre el amor y la locura: Arte del cómic mejicano de los 1970 Organizado por Christopher Sperandio en… Read more »

Jeff and MacKenzie Bezos to Fund 1,000 College Scholarships for Dreamers $33 million donation the largest ever for TheDream.US

TheDream.US, the nation’s largest scholarship program for Dreamers, announced today a $33 million dollar scholarship grant from Jeff and MacKenzie Bezos. The grant, the largest in the organization’s history, will give 1,000 undocumented immigrant graduates of US high schools with DACA status the opportunity to go to college. “My dad came to the U.S. when he was 16 as part of Operation Pedro Pan,”… Read more »

Texas State clean energy coalition lands IN2 Channel Partner Award

Texas State University, along with research coalition partner institutions, has been recognized with the Innovation Incubator (IN2) Channel Partner Award from Wells Fargo to support clean energy innovation. Texas State will collaborate with Rice University, the Austin Technology Incubator at the University of Texas at Austin and the Texas A&M University Engineering Experiment Station Clean Energy Incubator on a series of programs and initiatives… Read more »

Announcing our Spring 2018 National Scholarship Competition for College Students with Disabilities

disABLEDperson, Inc. National Scholarship Competition for College Students with Disabilities begins 1.17.18 and ends 3.16.18 disABLEDperson, Inc announce our Spring 2018 National Scholarship Competition for College Students with Disabilities! This competition begins on January 17, 2018, and ends on March 16, 2018, for the award of $2000.00 (two thousand dollars)! Details at disABLEDperson.com. It is important to create a registration on our site disABLEDperson.com… Read more »

Communities Foundation of Texas Awards $150k in Grants to Support Racial Equity Work in Dallas Area

On this National Day of Racial Healing, Communities Foundation of Texas announces that a total of $150,000 will be distributed across 35 nonprofits in support of their racial equity work in Dallas. Individual grants range in size from $2,500 to $7,500. These grants are intended to help grant recipients facilitate storytelling that gives voice and understanding to marginalized experiences, engage others in looking at… Read more »