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2014-07-15 16:28:09

NASHVILLE, Tenn., July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Former U.S. Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, M.D., founder of Hope Through Healing Hands, and Melinda Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, today, led a community conversation on "The Mother & Child Project: Simple Steps to Saving Lives in the Developing World," on the campus of Belmont University. This was the first public event held by the Faith-Based Coalition for Healthy Mothers and Children Worldwide, a...

2014-06-26 23:04:48

Organizers Announce Plans for Expanded Global Reach and This Year’s Theme: #2030NOW: Connecting for Good, Connecting for All New York, NY, USA (PRWEB) June 26, 2014 The fifth annual Social Good Summit, a unique convening of world leaders, new media and technology experts, grassroots activists, and voices from around the world will take place to coincide with United Nations Week on September 21 and 22 at 92nd Street Y in New York City. The theme of this year’s Summit – Connecting for...

2014-06-04 08:31:15

ST LOUIS, June 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis announced today that it is a Grand Challenges Explorations winner, an initiative funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Phillip I. Tarr MD, director of the Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition at the School of Medicine and St. Louis Children's Hospital, in collaboration with MediBeacon LLC, will pursue an innovative global health and development...

2014-05-13 20:24:56

OAKLAND, Calif., May 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- NewSchools Venture Fund today announced that its Board of Directors has named Stacey Childress as Chief Executive Officer to lead the venture philanthropy's support of innovation in K-12 education. "Stacey brings to NewSchools a deep understanding of education entrepreneurship and innovation," said Dave Goldberg, NewSchools board member and CEO of SurveyMonkey. "But it is Stacey's track record as a bold investor in people and ideas with...

2014-04-08 08:31:28

Seattle Non-Profit Receives Major Challenge Grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation SEATTLE, April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Lifelong AIDS Alliance (Lifelong), a Seattle-based organization that delivers food, housing, and health services to people with chronic illnesses such as HIV, received news of a $500,000 challenge grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The grant will support capacity expansion of their food program, Chicken Soup Brigade. "As part of the...

2014-03-26 12:23:19

The off-the-grid toilet aims to provide safe sanitation to rural India KOHLER, Wis., March 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In conjunction with World Water Day, Kohler Co. and Caltech embrace the next milestone of a more than two-year collaborative journey in the development of a photovoltaic toilet as part of the Reinvent the Toilet Challenge, hosted by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. This next stage of the project takes the team and its two toilet units from Pasadena, California...

2014-03-25 08:29:42

gravitytank's human-centered design takes top honors in 'Records for Life Contest' sponsored by The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation CHICAGO, March 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In developing countries, widespread vaccination against disease is a major public health problem. According to The Bill & Melinda Gates foundation an estimated 1.5 million children die each year from vaccine-preventable diseases like diarrhea and pneumonia. The challenges facing immunization in the developing world are...

2014-03-24 12:29:41

Aeras releases TB Crisis Tracker on World TB Day ROCKVILLE, Md., March 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The tuberculosis epidemic continues to impact pockets of the U.S. population, according to a data visualization tool developed by the nonprofit biotech, Aeras. Launched on World TB Day, Aeras's TB Crisis Tracker illustrates how the TB epidemic continues to impact the U.S. "TB's impact in the U.S. is but a fraction of what it once was, but the Aeras TB Crisis Tracker starkly...

2014-03-24 08:28:06

Progress on New Drug Development Continues as World TB Day is Observed Today, March 24 SEATTLE, March 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- IDRI's drug discovery efforts continue to grow with a recently awarded grant extension of $3.4 million from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The additional funding was awarded to Tanya Parish, Ph.D., IDRI's Vice President of Drug Discovery, and supplements an earlier grant awarded in 2010, for a total of $7.8 million. The grant is focused...

2014-02-25 08:28:43

Teachers Want Their Voices Heard and Offer Direction on Student Success, Common Core Implementation, Teacher Evaluation and Parental Support NEW YORK, Feb. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Scholastic (NASDAQ: SCHL) and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation today released results from the comprehensive survey Primary Sources: America's Teachers on Teaching in an Era of Change. More than 20,000 teachers in all 50 states participated in this research, revealing teachers' views on the rewards...


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  • A 'bachelor seal'; a young male seal which is prevented from mating by its herd's older males (mated bulls defending their territory).
This comes from the Russian word for 'bachelors.'
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