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6 hrs ago | Bellevue Reporter

Microsoft alumni groups merge

The Microsoft Alumni Foundation and the Microsoft Alumni Network have merged. The network consists of more than 10,000 former Microsoft employees around the world, with large concentrations in the greater Seattle metropolitan area around the technology company's Redmond.


Related Topix: Microsoft, Startups, Charitable Organizations

14 hrs ago | Free Republic

Whoa: Look who’s being paid by the Bill & Melinda ...

Wow. Here's a link to the Gates-subsidized article. There is no indication that it's an advertisement or advertorial.


Related Topix: Charitable Organizations

Sat Jul 12, 2014

The Daily Caller

Follow the Money: Microsoft's Plan To Cash In On Common Core

No great American philanthropist ever got to be a great American philanthropist without first becoming a great American business tycoon.


Related Topix: Microsoft, Startups, Bill Gates, The Washington Post Company, Charitable Organizations, Computers

Fri Jul 11, 2014


Cannes Chimera Initiative creative brief launched

Cannes Lions and Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation have launched the fourth Cannes Chimera Initiative creative brief, which closes for entries on 1 August 2014.


Related Topix: Charitable Organizations

Medical News Today

Polio eradication could be sped up by extra vaccine dose

The trial of the injection to deliver inactivated polio vaccine in children who had already been immunized with the oral poliovirus vaccine has been published in The Lancet and was funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in support of The Global Polio Eradication Initiative .


Related Topix: Charitable Organizations, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL, Health

Effingham Herald

A third of obese people live in developing countries

The obesity epidemic is becoming increasingly global, and even in developing countries where children are malnourished, obesity is on the rise.


Related Topix: Charitable Organizations

Thu Jul 10, 2014


UIC Selected to Help Transform Public Higher Education

The University of Illinois at Chicago is one of seven public, urban, research universities selected to participate in an innovative one-year project with a goal to transform higher education.


Related Topix: us Travel, North America Travel, Travel, Chicago Travel, University of Illinois Chicago, Charitable Organizations, Georgia State University, Florida International University, Portland State University

Business Journal

STC.UNM signs two new deals

STC.UNM has signed two new agreements that could bring several new technologies, from new biotech to new pesticides, to market.


Related Topix: Entomology, Science, Charitable Organizations


Bill Gates Could Change Birth Control Forever

The birth control of the future could be as easy as the click of a remote control.


Related Topix: Bill Gates, Charitable Organizations

Walta Information Centre

Gates Foundation looking to expand in Africa - Thursday, 10 July 2014 07:05

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is set to "modestly" expand its presence in Ethiopia and Nigeria this year and is looking into opening new offices in both East and West Africa.


Related Topix: Charitable Organizations

Wed Jul 09, 2014


Medical school dean selected to lead UCSF

UC President Janet Napolitano has selected Dr. Sam Hawgood , dean of the UCSF School of Medicine and interim chancellor, to be UCSF's 10th chancellor, the president's office announced Wednesday.


Related Topix: Charitable Organizations, UC San Francisco, San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA, San Mateo County, CA, Brisbane, CA

The Stranger

Building a Community Only to Watch It Fall Apart: Razing the Bar...

Ryan Worsley's documentary, which premiered at SIFF in May, is a celebration of the Funhouse , which closed two years ago, but it's also a celebration of the punk spirit .


Related Topix: Seattle, WA, Charitable Organizations

Crain's Cleveland Business

University of Akron receives funding to test ways to improve student success rates, cut costs

The University of Akron is one of seven universities across the country that will receive funding to test ways to increase access, improve student success rates and cut costs.


Related Topix: University of Akron, Charitable Organizations, Florida International University, Georgia State University, Portland State University, Temple University

World Magazine

Bill Gates' big bucks can't slow slipping support for Common Core

Oklahoma and South Carolina are pulling out through their state legislatures, and North Carolina is heading for the door as well.


Related Topix: Bill Gates, North Carolina, US Politics, US News, Bobby Jindal, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Governors, Charitable Organizations

Harvard Business School

How Business Leaders Can Strengthen American Schools

Business has long recognized the connection between an effective school system and a qualified workforce - by some estimates, the private sector invests $4 billion annually in efforts intended to improve public education.


Related Topix: Charitable Organizations, Education Etc., Business News

Tue Jul 08, 2014


Wireless Birth Control Could Hit the Market by 2018, Thanks to Bill Gates

The concept of implanting birth control that lasts for years is nothing new, but the idea of implanting remote-controlled birth control that can work for a decade and a half sure is.


Related Topix: Bill Gates, MicroCHIPS, Lexington, MA, Charitable Organizations

National Public Radio

Globe-Trotting GMO Bananas Arrive For Their First Test In Iowa

It's the first human trial of a banana that's been genetically engineered to contain higher levels of beta carotene, the nutrient that our body converts into vitamin A. Researchers want to confirm that eating the fruit does, in fact, lead to higher vitamin A levels in the volunteers' blood.


Related Topix: Vitamin A, Supplement, Life, Fruits, Food, Australia, World News, Charitable Organizations, Agriculture, Science


Implantable Remote Control Contraceptive Could...

Image Caption: The new, implantable device could last up to 16 years, much longer compared to traditional methods such as oral contraceptives.


Related Topix: Charitable Organizations

Mon Jul 07, 2014


Redesigned Female Condom Is A More Natural Fit For Women's Bodies

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation wants to see a next-gen condom - a revamped version of the traditional latex love glove that will encourage protected sex, and in turn, prevent unintended pregnancies and sexually transmitted diseases.


Related Topix: Charitable Organizations


The Gates Foundation is backing a remote-controlled contraceptive implant that lasts 16 years

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is backing a Massachusetts-based company called MicroCHIPS that specialize in controlled-release medical implants.


Related Topix: Charitable Organizations


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