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The Heising-Simons Foundation is proud to regularly see its grantee partners featured in media outlets across the country, providing an expert voice on a timely issue or being highlighted for their accomplishments and hard work. Here are some news items that have featured our grantees in April 2019.
Today, a group of foundations announced a new pooled fund designed to support university legal clinics that are strengthening and defending the First Amendment, media access, and transparency. Supported by the Democracy Fund, the Klarman Family Foundation, and the Heising-Simons Foundation, and hosted by the Miami Foundation, the Legal Clinics Fund was created with the… Continue Reading
With support from the Heising-Simons Foundation, the Division of Physical Sciences at UC San Diego has established the Margaret Burbidge Visiting Professorship, part of an effort to bring eminent female physicists to the university for collaborative research within its Department of Physics. Three visiting professors from Columbia University, ESPCI Paris, and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign will fill the inaugural role beginning in the fall.
At the Heising-Simons Foundation, we are proud of the grants and partnerships we develop to advance the issues we care about, and we believe in being transparent about our grantmaking with our partners and the public. As part of the content that is shared on this website, you can already search all of our grants… Continue Reading
The GRAVITY instrument on the European Southern Observatory’s Very Large Telescope Interferometer (VLTI) has made the first direct observation of an exoplanet using optical interferometry. The result was presented last month in the paper, “First Direct Detection of an Exoplanet by Optical Interferometry,” published in the scientific journalAstronomy and Astrophysics.One ofthe study’s co-authors is 51 Pegasi… Continue Reading
Every year, the National Institute for Early Education Research (NIEER) publishes a national report on state-funded preschool programs, tracking enrollment, spending, and policies that support quality learning. The 2018 State of Preschool Yearbook, released earlier this week and supported by the Foundation’s Education program, is the only report of its kind that helps educators, advocates, researchers, and policymakers understand how funding levels affect preschool access and program quality.
The Heising-Simons Foundation is proud to regularly see its grantee partners featured in media outlets across the country, providing an expert voice on a timely issue or being highlighted for their accomplishments and hard work. Here are some news items that have featured our grantees in March 2019.
In exactly one year from today, the U.S. Census Bureau will begin counting the number of people living in the United States. The data collected by the decennial census are used to determine the allocation of hundreds of billions of dollars in funding for federal, state, local, and tribal governments each year, establish a state’s number of congressional seats in the House of Representatives, and even influence where and how businesses run their organizations.