The Heising-Simons Foundation in partnership with Amanda Phingbodhipakkiya is proud to present the Art & Science Lecture Series, “Shape of Science” born out of the project FINDINGS, a public art series, that celebrates women and science and reimagines science through vibrant large-scale murals.
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In the wake of the insurrection at the United States Capitol on January 6, 2021, several leaders in the education field have put together resources for educators who wish to guide discussions and make space for reflection with their students. Please see a list below. We may add to this list as more resources become available.
Dear Colleagues, I can’t even begin with “On days like this,” because there has been no day like yesterday, no events like this in our Capitol, in our living memory. It is a time that stirs anger, sadness, and deep distress. What we saw yesterday was a threat to our country and our democracy, propelled… Continue Reading
As this year comes to a close, it marks the end of a chapter for the U.S. – with a presidential transition underway – and the beginning of the crucial ten years to fight climate change.
Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees (GCIR), the country’s only immigrant-focused philanthropy-supporting organization, has named Heising-Simons Foundation’s Human Rights Program Director Angie Junck as its new co-chair. Angie has been serving on GCIR’s board since January 2020.
In an opinion piece published in EdSource today, Heising-Simons Foundation Board Chair Liz Simons shares her perspective on California’s Master Plan for Early Learning and Care, announced earlier this month. The piece commends California’s template to build a comprehensive early learning and care system over the next decade, and also recognizes the tremendous strain providers are facing amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
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 November 2020.
When Dr. Andrea Ghez first proposed conducting research on a supermassive compact object at the center of our galaxy, she says, “people didn’t think it would work.” Earlier this year, and decades in the making, that work led Dr. Ghez to be awarded the 2020 Novel Prize in physics.
In this holiday week, I wanted to write a note of reflection and thanks to you, our colleagues and friends. We are nearing the end of a tumultuous year. It has been a hard year – a year marked by anger, grief, illness, and loss. It has been a year filled with events that have… Continue Reading